Diversity & Inclusion

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How firm leaders can rejuvenate DEI efforts

The panelist referenced the popular musical 'Hamilton' by Lin-Manuel Miranda, saying that diversity needs to be in 'the room where it happens.'

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‘Everyone has something to teach.’ Shundrawn Thomas among leaders celebrated for DEI efforts

The InvestmentNews event held Tuesday in New York City highlighted top firms and individuals consistently working toward a more equitable and inclusive profession.

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Top ESG metrics to boost profitability

Asset managers need to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as a core ingredient of a sustainable business model, experts say.

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Financial advisers hone their focus on ESG strategies

As investor demand grows, advisers are realizing they need to step up their ESG game.

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As Covid cancels industry events, advisers weigh attending what’s left

FPA is cancelled, but Morningstar is still on track. The industry is on edge over how to proceed in the most responsible fashion possible.

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Lincoln Financial settles age discrimination claim with former recruiter

When Louis Hanna was fired in 2017, he was 50 years old, had early-stage prostate cancer and was seeking medical leave, according to the complaint.

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Prudential commits $200 million to diversity in private equity

The company's investments will focus on women- and minority-owned PE firms.

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FPA to use inclusion program developed by Latino group

Financial Planning Association members who complete the nine-hour course will receive an electronic badge to add to their LinkedIn profiles.

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An Atlanta adviser takes pride in serving polyamorous clients overlooked by traditional planners

Michelle Waymire, founder of Atlanta-based advisory firm Young & Scrappy, says her polyamorous niche grew out of a broader focus on the LGBTQ community.

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Advisers can learn from Eileen Cure and her practice management fiasco

The Texas adviser, shunned for alleged racist comments, missed the memo on diversity benefits but exposed a broader conundrum facing advisers.

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Helping women advisers gain a seat at the table

While there's some good news about women attaining corporate board seats, progress is still slow. Here are some suggestions on how women advisers can attain leadership roles.

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Driving diversity and inclusion in the independent financial services industry

To fulfill our mission of expanding access to financial advice to all corners of the country, our membership and our profession must reflect the makeup of our overall society.

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A chance meeting leads an adviser to a bountiful niche practice

As a rookie adviser, Vidal Peoples met a doctor in need of comprehensive financial planning. He taps into the kind of professionals whose incomes can skyrocket but are also saddled with mountains of student loan debt.

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Merrill Lynch veteran Michelle Avan dies

Avan recently became SVP and head of global women's and under-represented talent strategy, global human resources for Bank of America.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2021 Lifetime Achievement Winner: Shundrawn Thomas

The efforts of Shundrawn Thomas might seem almost subtle, but they are not. In fact, little about Thomas, the president of Northern Trust Asset Management, is subdued, although his demeanor and general presentation suggest otherwise.

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Nasdaq wins SEC support for plan to diversify boards

The exchange will direct its listed companies to pursue board diversity — by having at least one female board member and at least one who identifies as a member of an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ — or explain why they don’t.

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LPL cuts ties with adviser accused of racism in TikTok video

Eileen Cure is accused of refusing to hire Black job candidates in viral TikTok. Cure called the accusations 'false and defamatory.'

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From reactive to proactive: Ramp up your diversity and inclusion efforts

Given the looming shortage of advisers, the industry must improve its diversity and inclusion efforts so it can attract and retain employees from diverse groups.

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Finalists for Women in Asset Management Awards announced

More than 100 individuals were named on the short list for awards in 16 categories; the winners will be announced on Sept. 9.

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By casting a wide net, Finra hinders diversity

Should something that happened when applicants were teenagers still be held against them?