Building on LGBT+ inclusion in the investments industry - 15 May 2018

Tue, May 15, 2018

Last night LGBT Great supported a fantastic Diversity Project Event hosted at M&G Investments

This was a special event to exploring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) inclusion in the investment and savings industry, and mark support for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT - 17th May) a worldwide celebration to raise awareness of the advancement of LGBT rights.

The evening will begen with a welcome from Helena Morrissey (Chair of the Diversity Project and Head of Personal Investing at LGIM), followed by a panel discussion moderated by Anne Richards (Chief Executive of M&G Investments and member of the Diversity Project Advisory Council). During this the panellists shared experiences of working in the industry, attracting LGBT+ talent, the global landscape and the power of allies.

The panel was composed of;

  • Martin Parkes, Managing Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy - BlackRock
  • Jenny Whiteman, Director - Legal Services - Hermes Investment Management
  • Matt Cameron, Director - Ocean Partnership and Founder of LGBT Great
  • Benjamin Brust, Senior Legal Counsel - Standard Life Aberdeen
  • Colette Comerford, Diversity and Inclusion Manager - M&G Investments
  • Owen Frances, Head of Research - Harvey Nash and Director of trans*formation





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