In the first of our Founder series podcasts, one of our newest Trustees Paula Volent (CIO of Rockefeller University) is joined by our Deputy Chair Luke Ellis (CEO of Man Group – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, where to find alpha, diversity and more.
Mario Therrien, CDPQ and Dame Amelia Fawcett, Lead Independent Director, State Street Corporation, discuss diversity from the perspectives of a board member and an institutional allocator. The discussion focuses on why culture and diversity are important and the role of board members and allocators in helping to improve culture and diversity in the alternative investment industry.
Smaller asset managers face unique challenges when being assessed by allocators on culture and diversity but they also have unique opportunities. This toolbox memo looks at how allocators can assess smaller managers and provides practical tips for smaller managers looking to contribute to increased diversity within the industry.
Barbara Bernstein, Chief Human Resources Officer, Magnetar Capital and Amanda Cherry, Director of HR, Aspect Capital discuss measuring and evidencing the culture of a firm - a difficult concept that many alternative investment firms are currently grappling with. Also covered is the shifting cultural focuses due to the pandemic, and some practical tips on forming an inclusive culture in the workplace.