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For professionals in asset management who believe in the Collective’s mission and want to join our call for change, we invite you to sign up to become an Ambassador. Ambassadors receive access to a special toolkit and updates that will enable you to join us in the call for more diverse voices to be heard at asset allocation tables.


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The Diverse Investing Collective is organizing a transparency sign-on letter for asset owners and allocators to call on the top 20 largest asset management firms to be more transparent about the gender and racial make-up of their fund teams. Specifically, the Collective found that 14 out of the 20 largest asset management firms by AUM are not currently completing the Nasdaq eVestment Diversity & Inclusion survey at the fund level. Completing this survey at the fund level is important for two reasons: 

  • Seeing the gender and racial make-up of portfolio decision-makers at the fund level (rather than at the firm level) allows us to see how much money is being managed by diverse teams. The evidence shows diverse teams, leveraging cognitive diversity and avoiding groupthink, can deliver outperformance
  • While some investors are beginning to send their own diversity surveys, the challenge with these is that only the investor sending the survey can see the results and fund managers suffer from survey fatigue, receiving hundreds of individual diversity surveys.

We invite all asset owners and allocators to read and sign this important letter calling on the largest, and most powerful, asset management firms to complete the Nasdaq eVestment D&I survey to ensure easy access to the make-up of their fund teams so investors can make informed decisions about with whom to invest their vital assets. 

Please click the buttons below to request a copy of the Transparency Sign-on Letter and accompanying FAQ and to sign the letter. 

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