Special report — April 2013
Diversity in Financial Services
We’re looking at the topic of diversity in financial services, notably the continued obstacles faced by women in the industry. In places like Asia and the Middle East, meanwhile, diversity is more focused on moving away from a reliance on foreign talent and empowering locals into senior roles in the financial sector.
A new generation of intelligent, ambitious young women is aspiring to careers in investment banking. Despite the obvious facts. If you’re a young woman preparing for a career in banking, there’s plenty to put you off. One of the most telling figures reflecting the paucity of women in investment banks is the fact that only […]
Attracting more women into the financial sector isn’t just about getting them in the door, but ensuring that they break into areas where testosterone has typically been the hormone of choice. Figures from the eFinancialCareers’ UK resume database (outlined in the charts below) suggest that there are sectors where women are still woefully under-represented. Investor […]
Louise Brett, head of FSI Analytics at Deloitte in London, has been a partner at the firm for over 12 years, having started out in the City at Lloyds Bank during the male-dominated 1980s. She reached partner at the firm despite being on maternity leave at the time, and believes it is possible to juggle […]
Women account for roughly half of the total workforce in the U.S. and the U.K., but at financial companies, they’re in short supply. Partner and managing director ranks are still dominated by men. Goldman Sachs’ newest partner class is 14% women, for example, which is the highest percentage since at least 2006. The latest class […]
If you’re hiring people in Asia or the Middle East, you might want to think twice before you recruit an expatriate. In the United Arab Emirates and Singapore in particular, recruiting local talent is becoming a requirement of the government. As rapidly developing financial centres with comparatively small local populations, both countries have traditionally relied […]