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The Diversity Project supports an inclusive culture for broader perspectives

The Cardano Group joined the Diversity Project in 2020. The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the investment and savings profession. An inclusive culture at all levels produces better teamwork, broader perspectives, better investment decisions, better results for our clients and ultimately more sustainable businesses.

The members of the Diversity Project believe that recognisable and measurable progress can be achieved over the Project’s five year time frame. The aim is to achieve diversity across all dimensions, including gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, LGBTI+, age and disability.

Joined-up efforts yield greater results

The project spans the whole range of the profession: asset owners, fund managers, fund selectors, pension consultants, actuaries, trustees, wealth managers and the professional standards and trade bodies. It is holistic, collaborative and open source. The project is complementary to individual firms’ initiatives – working on the assumption that joined-up efforts can yield greater results. It seeks to deepen the understanding and image of what the investment industry actually does and the varied roles within it, to encourage a broader range of new entrants and to develop and retain existing diverse talent.

Mickey de Lathauwer

A truly diverse investment industry

Cardano’s Group CEO Mickey de Lathauwer represents Cardano at the Advisory Council of the project. The vision of the Diversity Project is one of a truly diverse and inclusive UK investment and savings industry with the right talent to deliver the best possible results for our clients and to reflect the society we serve. As Emma Buckhorn, the representor of Cardano on the Steering Committee summarizes: “Here at Cardano, we strive to broaden the diversity of our workforce for better teamwork, better results for our clients and more sustainable business.”