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Diversity & Equality

IQ-EQ Launchpad to support first-time female fund managers

A new initiative from IQ-EQ will support women to launch and grow their first funds. IQ-EQ Launchpad aims to expand inclusivity for the wider asset management industry and foster a self-sustaining network of women in senior leadership roles. Funds with over 50 per cent women ownership or a woman founder

New report reveals how VC firms can level the playing field for Black women

Astia, a twenty year old organisation dedicated to levelling the investment playing field through intentional investment in women-led companies, has released the findings from a three-year pilot, which was launched when Astia first uncovered a racial bias within its investment decision-making process. Astia Edge, Our Failure to Invest in Black

Future VC launches 2022 cohort

Future VC, which runs internship and development programmes, has opened applications for all of its global cohorts in 2022.  Future VC was established to support talented individuals from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in venture capital, to help them learn about and work in VC, and in doing so improve

EIB-supported gender lens investment fund Alitheia IDF holds final close at USD100m

Alitheia IDF (AIF), Africa’s first women-led and women-focused private equity fund, has he’d it’s final close at USD100 million with European Investment Bank (EIB) joining as the closing investor with USD24.6 million.  With this final close, Alitheia IDF becomes the largest gender-lens private equity fund by value in Africa. Led

SBAI publishes report on culture and diversity for smaller asset managers

The SBAI, a global alliance of alternative investment managers and allocators and custodian of the Alternative Investments Standards, has released the second in a series of reports on culture and diversity – Beyond the Metrics: Demonstrating and Assessing Diversity in Smaller Asset Managers.  Allocator due diligence increasingly focuses on aspects

Alternative and multi-asset managers behind the curve on diversity engagement

Credit and equity managers are leading the charge in regard to the consideration of diversity metrics when researching potential investments, Redington research has found. Almost all asset managers across all asset classes appear to be recognising the importance of diversity within their own investment teams. Yet despite this, Redington’s Sustainable

ILPA releases updated DDQ and Diversity Metrics Template

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has released an updated Due Diligence Questionnaire and Diversity Metrics Template.  The documents are intended to standardise the key areas of inquiry posed by investors during their diligence of managers and to provide a framework for ongoing monitoring of progress related to DEI. Each

Shushma Kaushik, Aavishkaar Capital

Inclusion & integration of gender lens investing

By Sushma Kaushik, Partner at Aavishkaar Capital – Globally, Gender Lens Investing (or GLI) is gaining interest as more investors and financial institutions are adopting this as part of their investment strategy. Gender Lens Investing is very simply, an investment strategy that factors in gender analysis to advance equality and

The SBAI Continues to Focus on Culture and Diversity in the alts industry

The SBAI, a global alliance of alternative investment managers and allocators and custodian of the Alternative Investments Standards, has released the first publication as part of its Culture and Diversity Initiative – Principles of Culture and Diversity Strategies. There is general acknowledgement in the alternatives industry that diversity can help


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