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Diversity in the Asset Management Sector

AREF hosted
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Harnessing the Power of Diversity in the Asset Management Sector – 7th March 2017
Professor Richard Crisp will be delivering a keynote speech on 'Harnessing the Power of Diversity'.
There’s a well-established ethical case for promoting engagement with diversity, but there’s also a business case. The latest behavioural research is showing us that diversity experiences can have much broader benefits than previously thought – such as enhancing creativity and problem-solving skills. Richard will introduce the intriguing and enlightening new science of diversity, and demonstrate the very real benefits of using it to "exercise" the brain’s "innovation muscle". This research is providing the basis for a whole new generation of diversity training techniques, ones that can not only meet corporate social responsibility goals, but also significantly enhance co-operation, innovation, and decision-making skills at individual, group and organisational levels.
Following Richard's speech there will be a panel session where we will discuss the relevance of the issues in asset management, and how the sector is performing in embracing diversity.
08:30 Registration and breakfast
09:00 Welcome and introduction - John Cartwright, Chief Executive, AREF
09:05 Harnessing the Power of Diversity - Richard Crisp, Professor of Psychology, Aston Business School
09:50 Panel discussion and Q&A: Diversity in the Asset Management Sector
Panellists include:
Ray Berg, Managing Partner, Osborne Clarke
Anamica Broetz, Director Private Equity, Deutsche Asset Management
Saira Choudhry, Director, PwC
Lisa Jones, Women On Boards
Geoffrey Shaw, Director, BlackRock Real Assets
10:15 Closing comments - Tim Simmonds, Partner, Osborne Clarke
10:20 Close and networking
This event is ideal for:
Fund managers 
Fund investors 
Fund administrators 
Those involved in the fund and asset industries 

As promised during the seminar, included below is a link to a new report, 'The power of real balance: how diversity can transform your real estate business’ from Real Estate Balance and PwC. The report explores gender equality in the real estate industry and introduces a 10 point project plan which outlines some of the priorities that companies can chart their progress against.

Click here to access the report >

Venue: Osborne Clarke
One London Wall
London EC2Y 5EB