Attended a great event yesterday evening of #InterInvest, the LGBT network for the Investment Management Industry. An insightful panel discussion on trans inclusion in the workplace. No surprise that there is still some way to go. The personal stories of the panel members spoke for itself and are equally an eye opener. The main action to take away for me was to be an ally (hence writing this) and stand up for their rights be it in the workplace or in normal life.
It was for me the first time attending a panel discussion on trans inclusion and the personal stories showed the daily exposure to the biases and prejudice in the workplace. Testimony to Rachel and Emma for having become successful in their own right in their companies and for me they are definitely a role model for other transsexual people or anyone else that has to overcome bias and prejudice for the person they are or want to become. So I hope to read on the AlgoMe Community more personal stories of creating inclusion and diversity so that we can all learn and be guided to create this in our own workplace.
Stonewall has recently published its top 100 most LGBT inclusive employers in the UK. It is absolutely amazing to see that a total of 445 companies representing 20 sectors submitted their file, representing a total of 3.7 million employees. Not a small feat and a testimony to the importance of this report. Pinsent Mason has this year taken the top spot after being number 2 in 2017 and 2018.
An observation from my side is that the public sector is dominating here and looking at the Investment Management industry, there is only one company featured in the ranking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on spot 50. It seems that non of the other 200 plus companies have even filed for the ranking. So some work to be done there.
My personal experience is that if investment management companies would file, they could score reasonable well. So it would be a great opportunity for the investment management companies to profile themselves as a diverse and inclusive employer. They might say this today within their company profile description but being mentioned in this list would give some evidence of it. Equally it would be an opportunity to better understand where they could get better.
So I can only hope that in next years report, more than 1 investment management company will be listed.
Top 100 Employers 2019
Read our Chief Executive's Introduction The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019, now in its fifteenth year, has been the largest yet. We’re immensely delighted by this year’s Top 100 Employers – and of all the...
I posted in interesting report from EY that's worth taking a look at.
It refers to a new approach to automation, "Robo-Advisor 2.0" which refers to "human advisors equipped with robust automated capabilities like analytics and digital tools".
@Paul Smillie@Andy Milner
I've read that Robo-advisory services are providing automated advisory to increasing numbers of retail investors; where do you see the most significant opportunities; asset allocation, portfolio optimisation, trade execution, rebalancing etc?