Shining bright: Celebrating Pride Month with our LGBTQ+ network
Cazenove Capital and its parent company Schroders want everyone to feel they truly belong and for our people to reflect the diversity of the communities we live and work in.
We are committed to creating an environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and thrive. Why? Because our people are central to the ongoing success of the business and the culture which has made us an employer of choice. By embracing, celebrating and understanding differences, we can achieve more together and better serve our clients.
We are determined to play our part in accelerating change in the financial services sector, to make it more inclusive and representative of the communities we operate in. We recognise there’s still more work to do, but we are proud of the progress being made. We are long-term signatories of the Diversity Project and also achieved the silver standard in LGBT Great’s Inclusion Index. Both initiatives are backed by the UK’s leading financial services companies and aim to build a more inclusive investment industry.
Schroders’ employee-led LGBTQ+ inclusion network, SchOUT, provides a safe and supportive network for LGBTQ+ employees and their allies to come together. Pride Month celebrations may have kicked off this June, but SchOUT celebrates LGBTQ+ with pride throughout the year.
We are actively committed to understanding and addressing regional advancements and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ communities. This enables us to create tailored initiatives and support systems that meet the specific needs of our employees and their communities.
Our people share why Pride Month and an inclusive workplace matters to them
Clare Anderson, Head of Schroders Family Office Service, UK:
“Fostering work place inclusion doesn’t just happen and we should be proud of the culture that exists at Schroders where people are defined by behaviours and actions without a necessity to label. At a course I attended years ago at the London Business School, our cohort were encouraged to “be yourself, more, with skill” - a great mantra for all.”
Richard Dyson, Head of Content, Schroders, UK:
“Being open about your sexual orientation at work gives colleagues the chance to accept you. In my experience, they want to.”
Scott McKay, Head of Marketing and Communications, Schroders, Americas:
“I’ve learned a few things in my 25+ years in this industry. One of the most important is that there is real value and freedom in bringing ones’ whole self to work.”
Nicola Kay, BA Analyst, Schroders, UK adds:
"Pride to me is about leading by example and celebrating our community, so that other young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or identity, have a safe and supportive environment to achieve their full potential."
How our local offices are celebrating Pride Month
Our people are marching with pride at London Pride, Luxembourg Equality March, and Luxembourg Pride Run for those that want to pick up the pace.
We’re hosting drag bingo events in our London and New York offices, with drag queen Crayola and drag talent Pixie Aventura respectively.
In our Tokyo office, colleagues will join Nikuyo-san to hear her personal story, discuss the struggles of the transgender community and share how to support the LGBTQ+ community. And in Taiwan, SchOUT is hosting LGBT Family Rights Advocacy for a lunch and learn session on LGBTQ+ family rights and the progress made to support LGBTQ+ families in adopting and raising children.
Notes to editors
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Private individuals, family offices, trusts, institutions and charities all rely on us to provide them with bespoke wealth management services. Skilled in investment management, wealth planning and banking services – we also offer discretionary fund management to external advisers and their clients, and we are the largest charity fund manager by assets under management in the UK.
For two centuries we have helped clients look forward to a successful future. With each client, we plan for the long term and invest the time to gain a detailed understanding of their unique circumstances, goals and ambitions. The majority of our clients, and many of our own people, work with us for years, decades and even generations. This creates relationships of unusual depth.
Our experience of navigating complex markets and adapting to change helps us balance risk and reward. The investment expertise we call upon as part of Schroders, a truly global asset manager, combined with our long-standing experience of advising clients, is what sets us apart.
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Cazenove Capital: UK and Channel Islands. Schroders Wealth Management: Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
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