27 Sep 2021

Principles of Culture and Diversity Strategies

Five guiding principles that act as a framework for defining a culture and diversity strategy

We believe that most participants in the alternatives industry are genuinely supportive of improving culture and diversity. It can be challenging to know where to begin as the topic is wide, can be sensitive, and publications on the “best” ways to achieve this are numerous.

This report contains five principles which can act as a framework to help guide the thought processes of both asset managers and allocators when defining their culture and diversity strategy. The principles are not prescriptive as there is no one size fits all approach to diversity, strategies need to be tailored to suit individual firms and jurisdictions. It also includes case studies and links to additional resources.


The five principles covered are:

  • Leadership,
  • Strategy,
  • Communication,
  • Policies, and
  • Inclusion.