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Diversity in its broadest form is an essential part of building a more sustainable business – and of changing culture and rebuilding trust in capital markets.

Diversity breakfast: creating a culture of self-reporting – with Simon Fillery, Bank of England

March 2017 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

The Bank of England has been working hard to encourage staff to share information on diversity characteristics, including sexuality, disability, gender, ethnicity, carer status and religion. According to the Bank’s 2016 annual report, more than 80% of staff are comfortable about sharing their diversity data, LGBT disclosure has increased to 2.5% from 2%, disability disclosure […]

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Diversity & culture: the Financial Reportng Council report on corporate culture

March 2017 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

Upcoming breakfast event to discuss the Financial Reporting Council’s research into corporate culture. We are very pleased to have Anna Colban, one of the authors of the FRC’s report, as our guest speaker. Last year, the FRC undertook an extensive consultation to better understand how companies address culture, to encourage debate and identify good practice […]

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The challenges of diversity data disclosure – diversity breakfast with the SRA

February 2017 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

With initiatives such as the HMT Women in Finance Charter and New Financial’s own diversity disclosure research there is ever-growing pressure on financial services companies to disclose more data on diversity. While there are many firms who see the benefits of being open and transparent, there are many common arguments made against disclosure, such as: ‘legal says […]

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Report on ‘Leading the way: the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter’

December 2016 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala

The HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, launched in March this year, is a call to action for better gender diversity in financial services. New Financial’s latest report, produced in collaboration with HM Treasury, analyses the submissions from the first wave of Charter signatories to establish the starting point for levels of women in senior management today, the targets signatories are aiming for – and how they plan to achieve them.

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Thinking allowed: a selection of some recent academic papers & speeches

December 2016 • Driving diversityby Panos Asimakopoulos

Here is a selection of recent academic papers and speeches on pay and diversity that we have read, sifted and translated so that you don’t have to. This selection includes research on why the problem with executive pay could be worse than you think; a history of executive pay since the 1930s; how stock awards reduce systemic risk in banking; the limitations of ‘say on pay’; how social networks between analysts and fund managers affect their investment decisions (and why female board members in Singapore play golf); and why the financial services industry needs to address diversity.

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Diversity breakfast: a discussion with Simon Fillery, head of inclusion at the Bank of England

July 2016 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

The Gadhia Review and HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter have pushed gender diversity in the financial services industry back up the agenda. The latest workshop in our diversity breakfast series will focus on how some of the principles outlined in Jayne-Anne Gadhia’s report can be applied to to other areas of diversity beyond gender. Simon Fillery, […]

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Report on ‘Women in UK financial services’

June 2016 • Driving diversityby editTeam

Gender balance in UK financial services has leapt up the agenda since the government asked Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money, to lead a review of women in senior management, and launched HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter. New Financial’s latest report looks at the context of the Gadhia Review and the Charter and discusses how the industry can engage with these initiatives as an important stepping stone towards permanent, sustainable change.

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Women in financial services: beyond the Gadhia Review (take 2)

May 2016 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

Due to overwhelming demand we are re-running this diversity breakfast to discuss implementing the recommendations of the Gadhia review into women in financial services, and what it means to be a Women in Finance charter signatory. It will include discussion of the following themes: Signing the charter – How have the Gadhia recommendations been received […]

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Women in financial services: beyond the Gadhia Review

May 2016 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

This latest event in our diversity breakfast series is to discuss implementing the recommendations of the Gadhia review into women in financial services, and what it means to be a Women in Finance charter signatory. It will include discussion of the following themes: Signing the charter – How have the Gadhia recommendations been received in […]

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Report: ‘Counting every woman 2016 – gender diversity in the capital markets’

January 2016 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala

When it comes to gender diversity, we all know that the capital markets industry is starting from a low base. But the latest report by New Financial on female representation on boards and executive committees at 220 organisations across 11 sectors in European capital markets shows that the numbers are beginning to move in the right direction.

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Diversity breakfast series – Counting Every Woman 2015

November 2015 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

This workshop will focus on the second annual study published by New Financial of gender diversity at a senior level in the European capital markets industry: Counting Every Woman 2015. This year the research covers diversity on boards and executive committees on boards and executive committees at more than 200 organisations across 11 different sectors of […]

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Diversity breakfast series – the Gadhia review of gender diversity in financial services

November 2015 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

In summer 2015, the UK government commissioned Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money, to conduct a review of gender diversity in financial services (full details of the review can be found here). In November, she presented her initial three proposals: –  Setting and disclosing targets for diversity –  Setting a strategic plan for improving […]

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Diversity breakfast series – diversity disclosure

September 2015 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

Diversity disclosure is an important statement of intent – a recognition that the capital markets industry is starting from a difficult position on diversity but wants to change, and is capable of change. It could be an important step towards improving diversity in European capital markets, which in turn could play an important role in driving […]

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A signal of intent: report on diversity disclosure in European capital markets

July 2015 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala

Diversity disclosure is an opportunity for the European capital markets industry to get ahead of regulation, signal that it is serious about cultural change and inform the debate with facts rather than anecdotal evidence. The latest report from New Financial analyses what the biggest companies and organisations across the financial markets tell us about their approach to diversity on more than 50 criteria.

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How to build an inclusive workplace: diversity breakfast series

May 2015 • Event • Driving diversityby editTeam

The last workshop in New Financial’s diversity breakfast series looks at the issue of inclusion and how market participants need to ensure they have the right balance between ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’. The discussion will focus on: – What is ‘inclusion’ and why is it important? – How does inclusion fit with diversity? – What are […]

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Report: ‘Counting every woman: gender diversity in the capital markets’

November 2014 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala

The European capital markets industry risks losing its competitive edge if it doesn’t embrace the importance of gender diversity. The latest report from New Financial takes a snapshot of female representation on boards and executive committees at 220 organisations across 11 sectors in the financial markets – with some predictably depressing results.

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