Role Models

A role model is a person who serves as an example by influencing and inspiring others. Our LGBT Great Role Models are LGBT+ and, or Ally individuals who are working in, or with the investments industry. Our aim is to develop visibility of LGBT+ and Allies who are already there!

Alan Mason

Alan Mason, Managing Director, is Head of Americas Portfolio Engineering for the ETF and Index Investments business. Mr. Mason's investment team is responsible for Index Equity, iShares Equity, Alternative Beta and Asset Allocation portfolios. Mr.…

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Tim Davies

Originally from Canada, Tim Davies, Wealth Manager at AAG has spent the last ten years helping families and medical professionals plan for their financial futures. Tim’s earlier career saw him managing government and indigenous community affairs…

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Catherine Drummond

Cat is qualified actuary and a partner in LCP’s insurance practice.  She has over a decade of consulting experience and helps her clients understand and manage their insurance risks better.  Her particular fields of expertise are Solvency…

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Daniel Jacobson

Daniel has been in the pension industry for the whole of his career and joined LCP as a Senior Consultant in 2015.  He works closely with Trustee boards helping them to make effective and informed decisions and helping them ensure that they adopt…

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Francesca Bailey

Fran is a Chartered Accountant and joined Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP), as a Covenant Services Consultant in 2017. Alongside her day to day advisory role, she is also the Co-Chair and Founder of LCP’s LGBT+ network, which was set up in early…

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Silas Spencer

Silas Spencer has been working in the Fintech sector since moving to London in 1996. With degrees in Languages and Political Economy, he put his background to work as a Sales and Account Manager at Bloomberg, and now as a Client Relationship Manager at…

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Deon Pillay

Alongside his role as Head of Fund Reporting and Regulatory change at Legal and General Investment Management, Deon is chair of the LGBT+ Allies network which represent and brings together their LGBT community and allies. Arriving in London via South…

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Donald Amstad

Donald is based in Singapore and is the APAC Chief Operating Officer for Distribution & Investment Specialists at Standard Life Aberdeen. He has over 30 years’ experience in fixed income markets and has lived in Asia for almost 20 years. Donald…

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Darren Humphreys

Darren is an experienced strategic and creative marketing professional with extensive expertise within the investment industry. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is proud to say that he did not go to university! Darren has worked…

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Mark McNulty

Mark moved to London from his hometown of Dublin in 2013.  When Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote Mark was delighted to marry his partner of 14 years in 2016.     During…

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Anders Jacobsen

Anders Jacobsen is a founder of LGBT Capital, the first specialist Investment firm focused on the LGBT sector, and pioneer of a ground-breaking investment based methodology for screening and rating companies from an LGBT friendliness and effective inclusion…

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Alex Midha

Alex Midha is a Private Banker Coutts Alex joined Coutts in 2011, after graduating with both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in French from the University of Oxford. As a Private Banker, Alex now specialises in meeting the financial needs of some…

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Scott Harris

BlackRock, EMEA Retail Business Manager Scott Harris, Vice President, leads the EMEA Retail Sales Management function and is Chief of Staff to the Head of EMEA Retail. Scott is responsible for driving connectivity and effectiveness across the EMEA Retail…

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Martin Parkes

BlackRock, Managing Director Global Public Policy Group Martin Parkes, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Global Public Policy Group based in London. Martin is responsible for engaging with policy makers and BlackRock’s clients on…

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Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson is the founder of LGBT Capital, the first specialist Investment firm focused on the LGBT sector. Paul is also Chairman of Equality Wealth, the first International Wealth management specialist serving the LGBT Community. Paul has a career…

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Colette Comerford

Along with her role as Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Colette is Chair of co-founder of M&G Pride, an inclusive and open employee network to M&G’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and allies’ community. The network supports…

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Lesley Martin

Lesley is a Diversity and Inclusion professional with experience in both the manufacturing, telecoms and financial services sector. Lesley recently worked with LGBT Great to launch L&G's LGBT network L&GBT. Initially a talent specialist Lesley…

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Rafael Campos Valdez

Rafael is a Diversity and Inclusion professional with experience in both the charity and financial services sector. He was listed in the Economists’ Top 50 Diversity Professionals, has been shortlisted in the British LGBT Awards for the Corporate…

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Pierre-Yves S. Rahari

Pierre-Yves S. Rahari is the co-Founder of AlgoMe Consulting, a London-based consultancy firm specializing in the asset management sector. AlgoMe Consulting helps asset management firms and service providers navigate the key challenges related to strategic…

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Emma Cusdin

Emma Cusdin has over 20 years experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organizations. She is currently a People Director with Aviva and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Emma is an…

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Julian Washington

Julian is Head of Client Insight for RBC’s international wealth management business. Starting his career after reading law at Cambridge, Julian qualified as a solicitor in 1993. He practised law, first with Charles Russell and latterly with Forsters…

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Karol Zuchowski

Karol is an Assistant Fund Manager at Legal & General Investment Management. He is a co-founder of L&GBT – the LGBT network at Legal & General. Previously Karol worked at Fidelity International and Amazon.com. Karol is interested in…

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Jonathan McClelland

Jonathan is General Counsel at M&G Investments, the UK and European investment arm of Prudential PLC where, as a member of its Executive Committee, has global management responsibility for its Legal and Company Secretariat function. In 2014, Jonathan…

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Latest Events

Hermes & LGBT Great Pride Event

Hermes Investment Management & LGBT Great invite you to an evening to celebrate London Pride and…

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AuthentiCity - LGBT Careers Event for students

LGBT Great is proud to be supporting the below event;   AuthentiCity - a careers event for Lesbian,…

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

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

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The Power of Blockchain in Pursuit of LGBT Rights – 15th February 2018

Location: The Office Group, Henry Wood House, 2 Riding House St, Marylebone, London W1W 7FA.   Speakers:…

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Exploring the true nature of LGBT inclusion at work: Panel Debate - 7 February 2018

On Wednesday 8th February LGBT Great sat on an exciting panel debate which looked back at LGBT History.…

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Latest Blog

An LGBT Great thumbs up: ‘Bringing our whole selves to work’ – The Investment Association.

LGBT Great is proud to endorse The Investment Association’s ‘Bringing our whole selves to…

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Role models show the way for LGBT-friendly workplaces - Ignites Europe

“Role models authenticate how inclusive an organisational culture is and provides a beacon of inspiration…

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Investment industry, open for business

A note from LGBT Great’s project director, Peter Hall “The number of lesbian, gay and bisexual…

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LGBT Great launches first ever LGBT+ employee survey in Investment Industry - Media Release

LGBT Great, created by Matt Cameron of The Ocean Partnership, today announced the launch of the first…

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LGBT people bring something unique to the table.

Can the investment sector learn from investors and embrace cognitive diversity? It should because LGBT…

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