We are committed to working collaboratively to tackle systemic barriers to diversity within the financial services industry.
We are founding members of the Diversity Project which is a collaborative initiative that brings investment and savings firms together to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture in the investment profession. The Project shares best practice and identifies ways to help create a more diverse industry at all levels, from intake to senior leadership and the board.
HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter
Quilter is proud to be a signatory of the Charter which requires firms to work together to create more gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. It is a voluntary initiative, led by HM Treasury, aimed at promoting best practice. We signed the Charter to help us realise our commitment to creating an inclusive culture and accelerate our efforts to build a more diverse organisation. Like other financial service firms, despite roughly equal proportions of male and female employees overall, we have fewer women than men in senior management positions. tour target is to achieve 35% - 40% of senior management being female by the end of 2020. When we signed up to the Charter in 2018 33% of senior management was female. When we submitted our gender statistics to HMT in September 2020, we had reached the lower end of our target range with 35% of our senior management being female. Whilst we have seen improvement in our gender diversity we recognise more needs to be done to reach the upper end of our target range. We look forward to reporting our progress against our targets over time.