May 17, 2019

Fund Manager Chat: Diversity in Asset Management, Bev Shah – CEO, CityHive

by Jake Moeller.

In this #FundManagerChat podcast, Bev Shah, founder and CEO of CityHive, discusses the current state of diversity and inclusion in the asset management industry.

Bev explains how she came about to found the CityHive initiative and outlines how asset management firms can benefit from increasing workplace levels of diversity and inclusion.

Bev considers the types and levels of meaningful change that the industry needs to adopt in order to improve their corporate scorecards. She also explains the importance of the role of education in encouraging a more diverse pool of potential asset management employees.

Running Order

Run Time Topic
00:20 What is the objective of CityHive? What are you trying to achieve?
02:23 How is the asset management industry lacking in diversity?
05:35 What are the benefits of improving diversity?
07:45 What constitutes “meaningful change”? How do firms avoid lip service?
09:28 Which firms are supporting your initiatives?
11:15 How does CityHive fit in with other diversity and inclusion initiatives?
12:16 How does education about the role of asset management fit your agenda?
14:00 How important is our use of language around diversity and inclusion?
16:00 Why should individuals consider joining the CityHive network?


Bev is chatting with Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper UK and Ireland Research at Refinitiv, in London on April 26, 2019.

About Bev Shah

Bev Shah

Bev Shah, CityHive

Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah is Founder and CEO of City Hive – A Network for Change.

Prior to founding City Hive in 2016, Bev gained more than 15 years’ investment experience in the City of London at some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

As a British/Indian dyslexic woman (and married mother of two), Bev is passionate about empowering the investment and asset management sector to forge a more equitable and inclusive culture.

Bev believes in the value of diverse thought and experience in rebuilding trust in financial services and enhancing investment performance.  Bev is a media commentator on topics of gender equality and all aspects of diversity in the investment sector.”


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