Challenger and Macquarie join Future IM/Pact campaign as industry rallies to boost diversity

Wednesday 27th March 2019 Rachel Alembakis

Yolanda Beattie

Future IM/Pact, an industry-sponsored initiative aimed at increasing the diversity of talent coming into the investment management industry, has signed two new partners and recently launched student networking events in Sydney and Melbourne.

Challenger Limited and Macquarie Securities are the latest organisations to join the campaign aimed at attracting more diverse talent into investment management with an initial focus on women. They join 12 other super funds, fund managers and industry participants who are providing a pathway for students and early career aspirants to build their career prospects in this high growth and hugely influential sector.

“The industry is really recognising that it will only improve diversity if it starts working at the grassroots level,” said Yolanda Beattie, co-founder of Future IM/Pact. “It’s so much easier and impactful if we can do that on a coordinated basis at the industry level.”

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