Women in Finance Charter

AIMA is proud to be a signatory to the UK Government's Women in Finance Charter. The Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.  The Charter:

  • commits firms to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level;
  • recognises the diversity of the sector and that firms will have different starting points - each firm should therefore set its own targets and implement the right strategy for their organisation; and 
  • requires firms to publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change. 

We encourage our members to sign up to this initiative. More information can be found here.

A HM Treasury announcement of March 2018 confirming AIMA's participation is here.

AIMA's commitment to the Charter

Jack Inglis, CEO, is responsible for gender diversity and inclusion at AIMA.  

As a signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, AIMA is committed to implementing the recommendations of the Charter regarding improvements to AIMA's gender diversity and inclusion. 

AIMA currently has 37% female representation in our senior management team. As a signatory to the Charter, AIMA has set internal targets to increase the proportion of women in our senior management team to 40% by 2020, and to 45% by 2023. As of December 2019, we are on track to meet these targets.

In support of these goals, AIMA plans to:

  • Review our recruitment policies and practices, including ensuring we achieve gender-balanced candidate lists, particularly for senior management roles
  • Develop a global diversity and inclusion policy
  • Provide training on diversity and inclusion for all employees

Beyond our Charter obligations, AIMA has also voluntarily committed to lead on improving diversity and inclusion in the alternative investment management industry. As a first step, AIMA is establishing a Diversity Steering Group to direct our work in promoting greater diversity in the industry. The initiatives of the Steering Group and AIMA will be reported on this webpage.