Women In Finance Summit 2022
As part of its well-established portfolio of high-level diversity events, many of which have enjoyed government support, City & Financial Global was delighted to organise the 6th edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit held in partnership with 20-First on the 5th of July 2022.
This summit built on the success of the previous five editions of the Women in Finance conference and the other five diversity portfolio events that City & Financial Global and its partners have held in the past.
Ethnic Diversity and inclusion in the Financial Services Industry Summit 2022
Ethnic diversity and inclusion is at the top of boardroom agendas across the financial services industry.
Recent initiatives launched by HM Treasury, FCA and the Bank of England to promote ethnic diversity and inclusion represent significant progress, as do the public statements of leading City figures in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, much remains to be done.
According to a recent industry survey by reboot., a network of senior, non-white professionals drawn from some of the City’s big firms, nearly half of the respondents felt that their career progression was slower than for white colleagues. Only half thought their leadership team believed diversity to be crucial to the future success of the business. Only 13 of the 100 UK listed employees currently report their ethnicity pay gaps and, despite progress in recent years, fewer than one in ten management senior roles were held by black, Asian or other ethnic minority staff, according to a Discussion Paper, published jointly by FCA, PRA and BoE earlier this year.
Women In Finance Summit 2021
As part of its well-established portfolio of high-level diversity events, many of which have enjoyed government support, City & Financial Global was delighted to be organising the 5th edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit, which is being held in partnership with Women in Banking and Finance and 20-First, on the 8th of July 2021.
Ethnic diversity in the city and corporate uk Summit 2021
The Black Lives Matter movement has heightened awareness of the stark lack of racial diversity in the City and across Corporate UK. The FCA’s policy to encourage firms to hire more ethnic minority candidates in senior roles is just a part of wider efforts to tackle a widespread problem.
In the City, Financial News recently revealed that out of 650 top dealmakers in London, only three were black. In a separate investigation by the paper, not a single top investment bank disclosed details of ethnic diversity in their ranks when asked, and only a handful of top fund managers were able to do the same. That said, many financial institutions have embarked on initiatives to increase racial diversity among their employees, but there is a long way to go.
Women In Finance Summit 2020
As part of its well-established portfolio of high-level diversity events, many of which have enjoyed government support, City & Financial Global was delighted to be organising the 4th edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit organised in partnership with Women in Banking and Finance and was held in central London on the 12th of February 2020.
Women In Finance Summit 2019
This high-profile forum built on the success of the first Women in Finance Summit held at Bloomberg’s headquarters in January 2017, the second edition of the same event held in March 2018 and the Vote 100 Women Summit, held in London last April, at which a member of the British Royal Family, HRH the Countess of Wessex, was a keynote speaker and participant. Each of these three events attracted 250+ senior delegates.
Women In Finance Summit 2018
In October 2017 The Treasury Committee launched a new inquiry into Women in Finance focusing on HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter and the progress it has made. The Committee will seek to identify the barriers to women entering and progressing in the financial services industry and will examine the value to financial firms of having greater gender balance. It will also scrutinize the impact of Government and financial regulators as role models for good gender diversity practices.
Women In Finance Summit 2017
On 8 November, HM Treasury announced that 93 firms across the financial services sector had now signed the Women in Finance Charter, which reflects the UK government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. These firms have committed to promote gender diversity by implementing key industry actions as recommended in THE REVIEW into the representation of women in senior managerial positions in financial services by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money, published on 22 March.