Diversity Project Europe – DEI beyond borders

We will initially focus on Europe’s key asset management markets and three themes – gender equality, social mobility and inclusive culture – seeking to facilitate change through voluntary collaboration and knowledge sharing.

We believe we have an extraordinary opportunity to press the reset button in our industry.

If we are successful:

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Our businesses will better reflect both society at large, and the individuals who trust us with their money
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Our people will create better financial outcomes to benefit our diverse savers and investors
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We will attract more interest in the industry, with a pipeline of diverse talent

The Diversity Project Europe exists to achieve the following:

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Facilitate change through cross-border co-operation
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Improve transparency within the industry around DEI data
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Build a pipeline of talent and help make asset management more representative of society
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Improve the reputation of the European asset management industry

DPE's mission revolves around sharing knowledge through voluntary co-operation & actions, as well as cross-border collaboration to help promote a diverse and inclusive European asset management industry.

Our initial focus themes/goals include:

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Gender Equality
How to achieve a more gender balanced workforce at all levels
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Social Mobility
How to recruit, retain and promote a more socially diverse talent pool
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Inclusive Culture
How to create an environment which appeals to a more broadly representative workforce
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About us

The Diversity Project Europe is a cross-border and cross-company initiative championing a truly diverse and inclusive European asset management industry with the right talent to deliver the best possible financial outcomes for our clients, to reflect the society we serve and ultimately build more sustainable businesses.

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How we operate

Governance Structure

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Advisory Council (AC)

Appointed during the AGM, and appoints/instructs The Board in turn.
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Every founding member is entitled to appoint a representative on the AC, going forward every member is entitled to nominate a representative on the AC
All competencies (for which the AGM is not competent) which benefit the DPE (incl. responsible for defining and setting out the strategy of the DPE)
Appoints the members of the Board
Advisory Council Members
Bas NieuweWeme
Isabelle Bourcier
AM France
Marion Le Morhedec
AXA Investment Managers
Quoniam AM
Kasper Elmgreen
Nordea AM
Raymond Sagayam
Pictet AM
T Rowe Price
Ric van Weelden

The Board

Appointed by and reports to the Advisory Council.
Responsible for the implementation of the strategy set by the AC, and all communications including PR, website and social media.
Supervises and coordinates all Workstreams and the Steering Committee. It can do so directly or through the use of a pro bono or paid for resource identified by the Board.
Appoints the SC and the Workstreams upon  recommendation of members
Board Members
Camilla Udd
Quoniam AM
Natixis IM
Isabelle Brancart
Zahra Sheikh
Pictet Group

Steering Committee

Appointed and supervised by the Board.

The people for these groups will be appointed shortly.
Consists of representatives of all members and head of all Workstreams
The SC can be a member of one or more Work Streams, while all members are entitled to be represented on all WorkStreams
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Appointed, supervised and co-ordinated by the Board. Workstream members can be part of the Steering Committee.
The people for these groups will be appointed shortly.
Workstreams comprise employees of member firms who are passionate about a specific aspect of diversity or inclusion.
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