Allianz Global Investors & Natixis are among the latest to sign the Women in Finance Charter

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Allianz Global Investors and Natixis are among the latest organisations to sign the Women in Finance Charter.

Also amongst the 21 new signatories are business-banking tech company Tide, Parker Fitzgerald and Seedrs.

Over 350 financial services organisations have now signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, with today’s signatories bringing the total coverage of the Charter to over 800,000 people.

The Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter asks financial firms to commit to taking action to support the progression of women into senior roles, including setting their own gender targets.

Alongside this, new research from New Financial finds that the Women in Finance Charter is leading to greater engagement on gender diversity at the highest levels in those organisations which have signed up to it.

Women in Finance Champion, Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, said, “I’m delighted to see the Charter continue to grow.”

“It’s the businesses that address their culture and understand the power of diversity that really succeed.”

“The top quarter of businesses on gender diversity are 21 per cent more likely to have above-average profits than the bottom quarter.”

“So this is not just the right thing to do socially, it’s the right thing to do for business.”

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, added, “It’s great to see so many financial organisations signed up to the Charter, but we can’t be complacent.”

“We need to make sure this is translated into meaningful change across the sector.”

“So it’s reassuring that people are already seeing the Charter as a driver for change in their companies, including on wider diversity issues too.”

“Signing the Charter is just the first step, and I encourage all signatories to continue this work so we can create a fairer, more equal industry.”

Alison Simpson
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