DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Diversity is at the forefront of everything we do and we continuously challenge ourselves to think differently

 

Over the last 7 years, we have built an established network of the top female Sales professionals across key financial services markets in Europe, with the support of a dedicated in-house research function. This ensures that we are able to identify, engage, attract and introduce to our clients the requisite calibre of Sales professionals, whilst supporting their diversity objectives.

 

Ludgate Search's diversity and inclusion services also include workshops and training, coaching and mentoring and our team is represented on a number of steering committees for industry initiatives such as the Diversity Project.

 

In addition to this, we are able to provide bespoke analytics and reporting on gender and remuneration, we hold regular events on diversity topics, and conduct surveys on industry trends within the investment industry. 

The Diversity Project

The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings and Investment profession, designed to complement the existing programmes of individual firms and national schemes, to achieve diversity in the industry over a five year timeframe. The group is chaired by Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing at Legal and General Investment Management, Founder of the 30% Club and Investment Association Chair.

Ludgate Search is closely involved with the Diversity Project across a number of workstreams, including representation on the Steering Committee for the SMART Working workstream, which seeks to promote agile working practices across the savings and investments industry to; encourage both the best and most diverse talent to join the industry, support individuals who want to return after a period of absence and encourage senior, experienced executives to remain within the industry.

For more information please contact us

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The Flock

Returning Professionals

If you are returning to Distribution

after a career break, we would like to hear from you

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INSIGHTS

Ludgate Search recently conducted a survey of female Sales professionals based in the UK and continental Europe, who had returned from the industry following a career break for maternity. Our aim was to understand women’s drivers to return to asset management Sales, the challenges they faced in doing so, and the role of SMART working practices in supporting their career progression.

OUR PARTNERS

WORKING TOGETHER TO COLLECTIVELY CREATE CHANGE

Ludgate Search partners with a number of organisations who are leading the way in

D & I, and share our vision of a more diverse and inclusive investment industry. 

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diversity project

Diversity Project is an industry led initiative to increase diversity in Asset Management. The Project spans the whole range of the profession: asset owners, fund managers, fund selectors, pension consultants, actuaries, trustees, wealth managers and the professional standards and trade bodies.

diversio

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Diversio is the people intelligence platform that measures, tracks, and improves diversity, equity, & inclusion. By connecting AI technology, sophisticated data analytics, and knowledgeable subject matter experts, Diversio is able to accurately diagnose your pain points, benchmark you against peers, and create a robust action plan that will meet your DEI goals. 

how do
you do it

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How Do You Do It is a specialist coaching company that helps organisations retain and progress diverse talent through award-winning group coaching programmes. Working to drive lasting behavioural and culture change to support inclusive modern work places.

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Women on Boards (WOB) 

provides information, encouragement and connections to help women get to the top within their own company or to take on a board or committee role as a non-executive director (NED), trustee or governor. WOB are increasing the transparency of the board recruitment process through their NED Vacancy Board and are supporting individuals apply for board and trustee roles. 

timewise

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Timewise is an award winning social business and leading change agent, working to unlock the flexible jobs market in the UK. They share market insights, deliver training and consultancy, and conduct research such as their annual Flexible Jobs Index. The team are well-known as thought leaders and innovators, called upon by policymakers and businesses to shape flexible working policy and practice.

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black women
in asset management

Black Women in Asset Management is an organisation of professionals in the asset management industry aligned around a common goal to advance and retain black women leaders across all investment strategies. Their Mission is to champion the positive impact of the talented black women who work in asset management and provide the tools that will enable them to thrive.

 

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30% club

The 30% Club is a global campaign led by Chairs and CEOs taking action to increase gender diversity at board and executive-committee levels. The campaign aims to boost the number of women in board seats and executive leadership of companies all over the world. 

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executive coaching consultancy

The Executive Coaching Consultancy (ECC) work with organisations to build equitable and inclusive workplaces through coaching as a catalyst for change. The ECC provides executive coaching, leadership development and coach training programmes to help organisations improve retention, develop diversity strategies and support female talent.