What an unusual month March has been for us all. Our thoughts are with you during this unsettling time.
Like the majority of the population, the Leverton team are now working from home but it hasn’t made us any less collaborative or proactive; on Wednesday morning we began the day with a team Pilates session online which was great fun and a good way to get pumped for the day ahead!
This got us wondering how we can keep our network connected while keeping socially distant; so we have been in discussions with Ninety One (formerly Investec Asset Management) and Capital Group and are planning our next IMPACT events virtually.
In partnership with Capital Group, our first topic will be: ‘COVID-19: what positives can we can draw from the outbreak?’
- How has it changed our work and lifestyle for the better?
- How do we implement this for the future?
- What has the impact been on men?
- How have you adapted to flexible working?
- How has it affected two-parent working families?
*We would like to hear your thoughts on the above questions; how are you getting on? What positives can you take away from this situation?*
Once we have gathered feedback we will keep you updated as to when the event will take place.
We are also starting up a Leverton Learning blog on our website and LinkedIn in an effort to rally everyone together, keep morale high and communication flowing. Our first blog will cover ‘working from home’.
Below are the headlines from March.
Investment Week launches Women in Investment Awards 2020
Nominations are now open for the Women in Investment Awards 2020, featuring two new categories ‘Wealth Manager of the Year’ and ‘Distribution Woman of the Year’. Leverton were finalists for the contribution to Gender Diversity last year and hope that 2020 could be our year! The deadline is 24th April; time to get nominating one another.
Women in Investment Festival: Are men doing enough to drive change?
Speakers from the panel debate at the Women in Investment Festival give their views on how men can do more to help women at their firms and improve diversity and inclusion.
Today’s female trailblazers in business and finance
Men aren’t the only ones who have made names for themselves as investors. Here are six modern all-star women investors!
Women’s domestic burden just got heavier with the coronavirus
The bulk of household chores in heterosexual couples is already borne by women – a situation exacerbated by the huge dislocations of the pandemic.