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Year in Review: Diversity’s growing momentum

The #MeToo movement gave a new urgency to diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace, fuelling a conversation that grew increasingly louder in 2018. With much still to be done, do not expect a change of topic in the coming year.

VIDEO: Private equity diversity pressure rising – AllianzGI, DWS, Alinda, AMP Capital women

Investors are pushing for more evidence of diversity, say female fund managers.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

VIDEO: ‘UK private sector to be more involved in refinancing’

Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, offers thoughts on the future of private finance in the UK, Brexit and gender diversity.

Carlyle makes diversity a priority with new hire

The private funds manager hired Kara Helander from BlackRock to lead the effort for a more diverse and inclusionary workplace.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

WATCH: ‘It’s not nice being the single, token female’ on a board

QIC Global Infrastructure co-founder Matina Papathanasiou argues diversity goes beyond gender, but meaningful representation in line roles is key.

Diversity a factor in Chicago Teachers’ decision to pass on Blackstone, Brookfield

But CIO Angela Miller-May stressed it wasn’t the clincher in its recent decision to allocate $50m with IFM Investors and Ullico Investment Advisors.

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