About the “Hiding in Plain Sight” Series
Recently, Beeck Center Fellow Erika Seth Davies wrote a provocative piece shining a light on the dismal record the asset management industry has in fostering diversity. Less than 1.5% of nearly $70 trillion overseen by asset managers is handled by Black, Indiginous, or People of Color (BIPOC) or women.
In this two-part series, Erika and her guests will explore the roots of the problem, the ecosystem of asset management, and why it’s so important to see where and how the money moves, and offer potential strategies for change.
The series is produced in partnership with Common Future, and is open to all.
About Part 1: Where Racism Exists in the Asset Management Industry
The asset management world is a complex one, and the forces that have allowed it to remain white for so long are many. Poor hiring and recruiting practices, lack of media attention, dismissing performance of minority-managed funds all contribute to maintaining the status quo.
This panel will dive into how this has been allowed to occur for so long, based on their years of experience in and around the industry.
Our panelists have a wealth of experience in the industry, with diversity management, and the media, and includes:
Patrick Briaud - Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Brandi Colander - The Raben Group
Jason Lamin - Lenox Park Solutions
Matthew McCue, Emerging Manager Monthly
Please join us for an engaging and important conversation.
For more on the topic, read Erika's piece: https://beeckcenter.georgetown.edu/hiding-in-plain-sight-racism-in-the-room-made-visible-by-covid-19-and-how-to-create-new-pathways/