Why social inclusion matters?

Friday 3 July 2020

Inclusion and diversity recruitment in the investment industry, Rachael Ferguson and Ben Elvidge

In this episode of the CFA UK I&D Podcast, the CFA UK Socio-economic Inclusion Working Group, talks to Rachael Ferguson, Managing Director and Founder of Leverton Investment Management Recruitment, as she explains why social inclusion and diversity are crucial to the investment industry

 

Hosted by Ben Elvidge, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, the podcast explores the challenges to increasing social inclusion in the industry and the practical approaches that need to be taken to improve diversity in recruitment.

In the show, Ferguson highlights diverse teams lead to better results and that the investment sector is behind other industries in this area. As a recruiter, she has found the industry lacks female representation and has developed her own female network, called IMPACT, to help generate more females applicants in finance.

The podcast also discusses the barriers that people face from social-economic disadvantaged backgrounds in the industry as well as the challenges of attracting and retaining them. Ferguson says: “Asset managers might have to think about how they advertise job opportunities and reach the right people.” 

Rachael Ferguson, is Managing Director and Founder of Founder of Leverton Investment Management Recruitment. She has worked in investment management recruitment for more than 15 years and is experienced at recruiting across all divisions and levels. Rachael graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2002 with a degree in Social and Economic History.

Rachael Ferguson, Managing Director and Founder of Leverton Investment Management

Rachael Ferguson, is Managing Director and Founder of Leverton Investment Management Recruitment. She has worked in investment management recruitment for more than 15 years and is experienced at recruiting across all divisions and levels. Rachael graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2002 with a degree in Social and Economic History.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Elvidge, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Ben Elvidge, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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