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Women in Investment Awards 2020

Investment Week is delighted to launch our Women in Investment Awards 2020, in partnership with HSBC Global Asset Management.

We had a phenomenal response to last year’s awards, with over 1,000 nominations received, but we believe 2020’s ceremony can be even bigger and better. A big step forward has been taken over the last few years in pushing for greater diversity in the investment industry but the consensus is there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to narrowing the gender pay gap, pushing for more flexible working arrangements, and increasing the number of women in senior positions.

These awards are vital in helping accelerate the pace of change towards a more diverse and inclusive investment industry. Our awards not only honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the investment industry, they also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as we highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives in this area.

Investment Week is championing improving diversity within the investment sector and we believe these awards have a valuable part to play in drawing attention to this issue and demonstrating real change is starting to happen. We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these awards and we look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.

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The awards are open to firms operating in the UK's investment industry. Nominees can be involved in roles including but not limited to fund management, wealth management, investment research, financial advice, investment analysis, marketing, sales, human resources, compliance, middle, front or back office within the investment sector. The nominees must work in the UK (the International Woman of the Year and European Distribution categories are exceptions). Please note a person can only be nominated in a maximum of 2 categories. Women currently on maternity leave can also be nominated.

Investment Analyst of the Year

Fund Selector of the Year

Fund Manager of the Year (small to medium firms)

Fund Manager of the Year (large firms)

Wealth Manager of the Year - NEW

Investment Woman of the Year (small to medium firms)

Investment Woman of the Year (large firms)

Mentor of the Year

Role Model of the Year

Rising Star of the Year Award (small to medium firms)

Rising Star of the Year Award (large firms)

Change Excellence Award

Team Leader of the Year

Most Inspiring Returner

Unsung Hero Award

Fund Saleswoman of the Year

Distribution Woman of the Year - NEW

Marketing Influencer of the Year

International Investment Woman of the Year

Contribution to Gender Diversity Award

Contribution to Diversity Award

Outstanding Achievement Award 

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Judges 2020

Managing Director Private Markets
Ninety One
Head of Sales - UK & Ireland
Pictet Asset Management
Associate Director - UK Distribution
Communications Director
Association of Investment Companies (AIC)
Managing Director
LGBT Great
Head of Inclusion & Culture
Legal & General Investment Management
Marketing Consultant
Chief Executive
Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA)
Global Head of Client Management
Ninety One
Chief Executive
CFA Society UK
Group Corporate Affairs Director
Quilter plc
Associate Director, Investment & Intermediary PR
Head of International Communications
BNY Mellon
Chief Strategist and Co-founder
City Hive
Partner and Head of Alternatives
LGT Vestra
Investment Week
Acting editor
Investment Week
Fund Manager and Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Marketing Lead
Diversity Project
Founder & CEO
City Hive – Women in Asset and Investment Management
Head of Communications
Chelsea Financial Services
BNY Mellon Investment Management
Managing Director
Head of Fund Research
Investec Wealth & Investment
Content director
Incisive Media
Head of UK Wholesale
Mirabaud Asset Management
Global Head of Client Propositions & Client Experience
HSBC Global Asset Management
Diversity Project
Global Head of Strategy and Chief Executive Officer, UK & International
HSBC Global Asset Management


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