eVestment, a global leader in institutional investment data and analytics, has signed on as a sponsor of Collaborative Women in Investment Management (WIM), a global initiative focused on the advancement and development of female leaders of all backgrounds in the investment and financial services business.
Diversity & Equality
StoneX Group Inc (StoneX) has announced that Tigress Financial Partners (Tigress), a firm it holds a minority stake in, has become the first disabled and woman-owned floor broker to achieve membership on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), effective July 1, 2021. Earlier this year, StoneX made a strategic investment in Tigress and provided access to its infrastructure and global product offering.
Equileap, a provider of gender equality data & insights globally, partnering with Nasdaq to support the launch of its ESG Data Hub.
eVestment, a Nasdaq company and a global leader in institutional investment data and analytics, is to make its asset manager diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data available for investors free of charge in an effort to improve transparency and standardisation across the industry.
Jensen Partners: Best Recruitment Consultant — The past year has seen alternative asset management firms sharpening their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As many firms look to launch new strategies and build new teams, finding diverse candidates to fill these positions is becoming a significant priority. Jensen Partners, winner of Best Recruitment Consultant, is ahead of the curve in its offering to clients looking to improve DEI within their firms.
By Jacolene Otto, Maitland’s head of Private Equity & Real Estate, based in Luxembourg.
CIFC Asset Management LLC (CIFC), an alternative credit specialist serving institutional investors globally with more than USD30 billion in assets under management, has launched the CLO Initiative for Change, a philanthropic program in connection with collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) issued by the firm, dedicated to supporting organisations driving social, economic or environmental change.
MSCI Inc, a provider of mission critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has appointed Tia Counts to the role of Chief Diversity Officer, effective May 17, 2021.
Aegon Asset Management’s UK Stewardship Code 2020 has revealed encouraging progress in companies striving to engage and improve on diversity issues.
Xponance and Investcorp to launch strategic partnership in support of diverse and woman-owned managers
Xponance, a USD12 billion multi-strategy investment firm, and Investcorp, a USD35 billion leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on General Partnership (GP) staking and seeding interests in diverse and woman-owned alternative asset managers. This venture will build on the strengths of both Investcorp’s extensive alternatives expertise and Xponance’s long-lived and pioneering efforts in the seeding and funding of strategies offered by diverse and woman-owned managers.