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Asset management’s new purpose

CEO of Franklin Templeton, Jenny Johnson, said asset managers need to do more, particularly in boosting diversity and inclusion in the underlying companies they own. She said the industry needed to do more to ensure capital is available to black-run and female-run businesses.
Asset Allocation

Minnesota to expand private markets

A strategic and long-term focus sees the Minnesota State Board of Investment CIO, Mansco Perry, adopt a patient and encouraging approach when it comes to climate change and diversity. The $104 billion fund is also looking to expand its allocation to private markets, and double its internal team.
Sustainability

Gender bias starts at home

The gender gap in modern day companies begins in the preferences of CEOs developed during their own seminal years and produces significant real effects including reduced productivity and company performance according to a new academic study. It gives institutional investors another lever for managing bias, and monitoring company performance.
Sustainability

Foundation puts diversity first

Bert Feuss, senior vice president, investments at the $13.5 billion Silicon Valley Community Foundation, SVCF, explains why diversity is so important, the steps the impact investor has taken to address the institutionalised lack of diversity, and the impact on performance.
RFK Compass

Investors’ role in disability inclusion

Four US state treasurers are among 11 investors to sign a joint investor statement on corporate disability inclusion, and are urging others to get behind the cause. The investors, worth $1 trillion, believe companies must to do more to include people with disabilities in the workforce and are urging their portfolio companies to adopt best practice.
Organisational Design

Industry inflection point on diversity

On International Women’s Day we spoke to Mass PRIM CIO, Michael Trotsky about diversity and inclusion. He was part of the CFA Institute’s diversity and inclusion project and believes the industry is at a perfect inflection point to make inroads into improving its score on diversity.
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