IMPACT Newsletter – February 2020

February has been an exciting month for Leverton!

After a trip to New York and LA, we have expanded our business to the USA! We are enjoying working on new roles, with clients on the East and West Coast. Our aim is to expand our IMPACT network there in time too.

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, I am looking forward to speaking at a number of events next week, kicking off with the Women in Investment Festival on Tuesday 3rd March, followed by ‘100 Women in Finance – Using Your Alpha to Advance Your Career’, hosted by BlackRock later in the week.

I hope you enjoy our top headlines for this month…


Wage war: Asset managers must do more to tackle inequality

Asset managers are not doing enough to challenge inequality even though they have the means to help address the ongoing issue. Inequality in pay packages is evidence of this current concern.

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There are more funds run by ‘Daves’ than by women

Research carried out by Morningstar has revealed only 105 out of 1,496 open ended funds are led by females. Diversity can only improve decision making for investors but Asset managers are failing to understand this.

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Young Women in Investment: Business skillset boot camp for 100 in Hyderabad

The CFA institute’s new 2020 programme aims to help empower young female graduates to pursue a career within the finance industry. They will be offering boot camps to aid and expand their knowledge in the industry and broaden their skillset for a long-term profession.

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Financial services returnship program aims to train ‘tomorrow’s leaders’

Finance companies are partnering with the Financial Women’s Association of New York to relaunch their return-to-work program. This aims to ensure employees are supported upon their return to work after life events such as childbirth. The ongoing stigma surrounding this topic is coming to an end!

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