IMPACT Newsletter – September 2020

It is with great pleasure we announce the arrival of Atticus Philip James Ferguson, born on Wednesday 23rd September weighing in at 7lbs 13 oz. Both Rachael and Atticus are doing really well!

Natalie Hood will be taking the reins while Rachael is away on Maternity Leave, so do reach out if you have any questions or would like any market updates.

Please see below for the top articles from September;


Time to take real action this Diversity and Inclusion Week

“Improving diversity, be it gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, education, socioeconomic, neurodiversity and so forth, should be embedded as a key business objective, not a nice-to-have once a year on International Women’s Day or when there has been a gross injustice. Diversity and inclusion matter 365 days of the year and should be ingrained in every company’s prudent, sustainable management.”

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Female-managed US funds outperform all-male rivals
All-women and mixed-gender US fund teams outperformed all-male portfolio management teams so far this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis that raises fresh questions about the investment industry’s progress in addressing its gender diversity problems.

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Is there greater pressure on female CEOs to push diversity?

With several major asset managers announcing female leaders, as part of Alpha Female 2020, Citywire Selector looked into whether the new role brings with it new demands.

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Women lag behind men ‘by 200 years’ in fund management

Female fund managers will not achieve equal status with male colleagues for two centuries at the present rate of promoting women to senior roles, research has suggested.

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