IMPACT Newsletter June 2019

Can you believe that we are half way through the year already? As of this month Leverton is at its busiest since the start of 2019 with plenty of interesting roles, so do get in touch if you are considering your next move!

We would like to wish everyone a happy Pride Month and have enjoyed seeing the actions taken by various companies to support the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly like the rainbow walkway through the Bloomberg arcade;

Here are the top articles this month, enjoy!

Wealth Managers adapt to appeal to female clients

By 2025, 53% of the world’s millionaires will be women, but the world of investing is currently out of date with its approach to them. It is said many houses are still making their female clients feel alienated. This article highlights the flaws that some wealth managers have identified and are in the process of rectifying to build a relationship with its female clients. These include building networks between the HNW women and recognising the different wants and requirements of them as individuals rather than lumping them together due to gender.

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This Investment Fund actually allows Female Entrepreneurs to be themselves

This article highlights the achievements of Vicki Saunders throughout her career which has brought her to SheEO – an initiative that funds, supports and mentors female-led philanthropic start-ups. This Q&A highlights the importance of comradery amongst women and the ability we have to make substantial changes to the world around us.

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U.K. Women are closing the Gender Gap in working hours

Bloomberg have produced a useful depiction of the steps forward that have been made in the last 20 years, displaying figures from 1993 to 2019 showing the gap closing between men and women.

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Asset Management ‘several years behind’ on LGBT+ diversity

This article highlights the struggles still being faced by the LGBTQ+ community within the Asset Management workplace. Although organisations are bringing these issues to light and are making great strides forward, the reality is it is still not enough and more time and funding should be given to these important projects.

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