According to recent data from the Investment Association, less than 1% of investment managers are Black. To help raise awareness of this under-representation in the industry the CFA UK Black Professionals Working Group have launched a new social media campaign #WHATIKNOWIS.
One of the main reasons for under-representation is the lack of knowledge and information about joining our profession and the opportunities that it can deliver. The #WHATIKNOWIS campaign seeks to deliver bite-sized pieces of advice from positive industry role models to raise awareness and demonstrate mentorship.
Over the next few weeks you can hear from a range of respected voices within the industry who will share their own experiences and pass on advice to those just starting out or considering a career in investment management.
Show your support
Please engage with our posts by liking, sharing and commenting your support using the hashtag #WHATIKNOWIS
- Please join in and submit your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org showing your allyship and share your advice or perspective to keep the conversation going
If you would like to get more involved with the CFA UK Black Professionals Working Group as they explore the issues faced by the black community and to look at ways to influence positive change, please sign up for the CFA UK Black Professionals Network and be the first to find out about upcoming events and initiatives.