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The Diversity Project’s Top Tips for Returners

Published in the first issue of The Diversity Project’s e-newsletter, Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club gives top tips for returning professionals to showcase their CVs to investment industry employers.

The Big Recalibration: How Can Investment Pros Stay Viable?

Published in CFA Institute blog and written by Maha Khan Phillips with contributions from Sarah Dudney and Emma Wallis of The Buy-Side Club

A different view

Published in Portfolio Institutional and written by Mark Dunne with contributions from Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club

Fund firms open up to returning women… and men

Published in IGNITES EUROPE and written by Anna Devine with contributions from Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club

Benchmark study from the Diversity Project

Published in Portfolio Adviser and written by Kristen McGachey with coverage of the Returners Database (developed in association with the Diversity Project, and powered by The Buy-Side Club)

Diversity Project launches database to support individuals returning to industry after career break

Published in Investment Week and written by Laura Dew with coverage of the launch of the Returners Database (developed in association with the Diversity Project, and powered by The Buy-Side Club)

‘Restart’ scheme launches to help more women return to the investment industry

Published in Investment Week and written by Lawrence Gosling with coverage of the launch of the Returners Database (developed in association with the Diversity Project, and powered by The Buy-Side Club)

Gender diversity in fund management is about to come of age

Published in CFA Society UK – Professional Investor, Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club interviews women across the fund management industry about their experiences and the initiatives that are being undertaken by their organisations, and reaches the conclusion that progress is being made.

Weekly news digest

Our weekly digest is a summary of the industry’s major news stories and people moves

Janus Henderson picks Weil as sole CEO; Fidelity launches zero-fee funds – 3rd August 2018

Headlines
Janus Henderson picks Weil as sole CEO
Industry first: Fidelity launches zero-fee funds
BlackRock opens Budapest tech hub
UBP buys ACPI to expand in London
Results round up: Managers brave “challenging” Q2
Moves: Redington co-founder joins St James’s Place

State Street bans salary Qs; Aviva pulls team from Standard Life – 13th July 2018

Headlines
State Street bans salary history questions
Aviva pulls equity team from Standard Life
Bell tolls for mid-sized managers as profits shrink
Martin Currie announces leadership changes
Natixis takes stake in global equity boutique
Marshall Wace joins hedge fund race in China
Moves: Lazard, Northern Trust name EMEA chiefs

Bridgewater to become a partnership; CalPERS sweetens CIO pay – 29th June 2018

Headlines
Bridgewater unveils partnership structure
CalPERS sweetens CIO, CFO pay
Goldman commits $500m to women’s businesses
Quilter shares jump in first day of trading
Natixis acquires MV Credit
Moves: CalSTRS names Deputy CIO, AP4 adds alts head​

AXA IM, Aviva restructure investment arms – 22nd June 2018

Headlines
AXA IM streamlines business
Aviva carves out credit, multi-asset units
Winton’s Hivemind selects crack team for growth
P/E veteran starts next-generation boutique
Willis Towers Watson offers one-stop-shop outsourcing
Moves: BlueBay hires structured credit chief to launch funds

GPIF revamps fees, accuses managers of asset gathering; Consolidation and change prompt Speirs & Jeffrey’s sale to Rathbones – 15th June 2018

Headlines
Japan’s GPIF fights underperformance with fee overhaul
Rathbones snaps up Speirs & Jeffrey
Moves: LGIM names APAC Chief; CTI appoints High Yield Head

New product innovations
Heath insurer starts investment arm
Ex-GSAM star lists trust, forgoes management fees
BlackRock combines human & machine intelligence
Goldman debuts ESG ETF
Mubadala, SoftBank partner for European tech fund

Lloyds sells Standard Life Aberdeen holding; Managers back G7 internships to attract women from developing markets – 8th June 2018

Headlines
Lloyds sells Standard Life Aberdeen holding
Investment internships for women in developing markets
Buffett & Dimon: short-termism damages economy
PwC bans all-male shortlists
Invesco acquires Intelliflo
Schroders, Algebris protect clients from crashes
Moves: JPMAM builds out GFICC, ETF teams

Aviva sells real estate multi-manager unit; Deutsche Börse earmarks €270m for fintech – 1st June 2018

Headlines
LaSalle to buy Aviva’s real estate multi-manager unit
Deutsche Börse earmarks €270m for fintech
Poacher-turned-gamekeeper gets seat at the table
Schroders targets millennials with MoneyLens
Moves: Amundi, SEB add ESG leaders; Wells Fargo hires Schroders trio

What BlackRock’s traders prize in new recruits… – 25th May 2018

Headlines
What BlackRock’s traders prize in new recruits…
CalPERS sets up direct P/E arm
Managers design Qs to ascertain companies’ purpose
FIS doubles AUM with Piedmont acquisition
J.P. Morgan’s tripartite strategy in China
Operations chiefs cut costs via automation, consolidation
Moves: Artemis & LGIM America hire distribution heads

PIMCO partners with fintech for quant models; Pay gap reporting could intensify  – 18th May 2018

Headlines
PIMCO partners with fintech for quant models
Santander pioneers blockchain for shareholder voting
Jupiter shareholders approve CEO’s pay
7IM to acquire TCAM
LGIM develops gender diversity fund, index
Pay gap reporting could intensify
Why bankers aspire to join Google
Moves: Chancellor appoints regional fintech envoys

FRR throws Brexit lifeline to UK boutiques; Reposition or retreat, BCG tells managers  – 11th May 2018

Headlines
FRR throws post-Brexit lifeline to UK boutiques
Reposition or retreat, BCG tells managers
BlackRock, Schroders back fintechs
Managers step up Brexit preparations
RobecoSAM creates trends group, changes management
Moves: BlackRock analysts launch blockchain VC

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