We are committed to working collaboratively to tackle systemic barriers to diversity within the financial services industry and as such are members of Investment 2020 and the ABI's Talent and Diversity Network. We are also part of the Diversity Network and are signatories of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter.
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 the 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. Signing the Charter will help address this imbalance. We are aiming towards a minimum of 35%, but will ideally strive for 40%, of senior management to be female by the end of 2020. Our current baseline is 33% female. We look forward to reporting our progress against our targets over time.