What this report is about
Financial services firms are under ever-increasing pressure from government,
regulators and clients to recognise the importance of a diverse workforce and
strive to improve the diversity of their staff, and quickly. Yet there are some
sectors of the industry including asset management
responding to this pressure as urgently as they could.
This research aims to understand in tangible terms what it is about the asset
management industry and portfolio management specifically that makes
building a diverse workforce so challenging. It provides an overview of the
concrete steps some firms are already taking to improve diversity, and a practical
guide to what needs to happen in order to accelerate the pace of change.