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Camilla Ayling

Fund Manager at Legal & General


Bio: Camilla works at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) as a Fund Manager within the Active Strategies department. She conducts fundamental research into companies across the UK and is responsible for running two UK equity funds. Camilla joined LGIM in 2019 from Rathbones and prior to that she worked at Barclays. Camilla is a CFA charterholder and holds the Investment Management Certificate, the PRI’s Foundations in Responsible Investments qualification and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing. She was featured in Citywire’s 2019 ‘Top 30 under 30’ list, was awarded Investment Analyst of the Year at the 2020 Women in Investment Awards, and was a finalist at these awards in different categories on numerous other years. Camilla graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics.

Camilla is passionate about making our industry a more diverse, inclusive and progressive environment and regularly devotes time to various initiatives to support this drive. As well as being a LGBT Great Project 1000 Role Model, Camilla is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider, applying her skills to drive awareness of this important aspect of employee wellness and support colleagues in need. At LGIM, Camilla currently chairs a Women’s Circle, previously chaired the Health & Wellbeing Network and previously contributed to the Investment Diversity Working Group – all of which focus on driving inclusivity and wellness across the company. Recognising the power of collaboration, Camilla previously contributed to the cross-company diversity working group, #includedAWM, comprised of representatives from leading wealth and asset managers all aiming to enhance diversity and inclusion within financial services. To inspire the next generation, she also mentors a number of individuals across the industry, acts as a graduate interview assessor, and is involved in schemes such as the Pathway Programme for female fund managers. As a full-time working mother, Camilla is also keen to ensure that parents are well supported in their transition back to work and that appropriate parental leave policies for all mothers, fathers and carers are in place to ensure employees are empowered to take the time they need.

Camilla says “I can’t stand non-inclusive behaviour. It can be so damaging, most importantly to people’s self-confidence and happiness, but also for the culture which that mentality breeds. A toxic environment where people do not feel comfortable or are disadvantaged because of being different is not one which is fair nor one that will thrive. It is vital that everyone feels like they belong, regardless of other factors. I believe that someone with the suitable skills for a job should not only be given the opportunity to do it, but also be given the same support, encouragement and progression possibilities as anyone else. We need to support and empower one another, as an equal world is an enabled world and there is no shortage of problems to solve. Collectively we can make change happen faster and reassuringly there are so many LGBT+ allies already present across all levels within the investment industry - I am proud to be one of them. This campaign from LGBT Great is an excellent idea to shine a light on these allies and encourage more to step forward.”