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Event Date Thu Nov 25 GMT (7 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Thu Nov 25 1:30pm - Thu Nov 25 5:30pm
Location The Brewery
52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD, UK
Region EMEA

We had a phenomenal response to last year’s awards, with over 1,000 nominations received, but we believe 2021’s ceremony can be even bigger and better.

These awards are vital in helping accelerate the pace of change towards a more diverse and inclusive investment industry. Our awards not only honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the investment industry, they also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity & inclusion within the sector and make a real impact.

This mission has never been more important as the industry starts to rebuild following the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe it is vital to make diversity & inclusion central to these plans.

Investment Week is championing improving diversity & inclusion within the investment sector and we believe these awards have a valuable part to play in drawing attention to this issue and demonstrating real change is starting to happen. We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these awards and we look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.

What's new for the 2021 awards?
We know women holding senior leadership roles are key to driving change in this area so we are pleased to announce a new category this year for Investment Industry Leader of the Year. This will be open to women holding senior roles within the UK investment industry at C-suite level who can demonstrate exceptional leadership and influence at their own company and broader industry level. In particular, they will have to show how they have encouraged women to progress and championed diversity & inclusion at their own company and industry-wide and the impact they have had in the past 12 months.

We are also delighted to announce a new category for Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year. In the past, a lot of women entering the awards across categories have been recognized for their great work in this important area. However, at a time of huge transformation for sustainable & ESG investing as it moves mainstream and in response to industry feedback, we felt this year was the right time to add this new category.

This year for the first time we are also requiring nominees to include a short testimonial at the questionnaire stage from a senior colleague at their firm or someone who has benefited from their help to support their entry and demonstrate the impact they have made. This will not be required at the nomination stage.

• Investment Analyst of the Year
• Fund Selector of the Year
• Fund Manager of the Year (small to medium firms)
• Fund Manager of the Year (large firms)
• Wealth Manager of the Year
• Investment Woman of the Year (small to medium firms)
• Investment Woman of the Year (large firms)
• Mentor of the Year
• Role Model of the Year
• Rising Star of the Year Award (small to medium firms)
• Rising Star of the Year Award (large firms)
• Change Excellence Award
• Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year- NEW
• Team Leader of the Year (large firms)
• Team Leader of the Year (small to medium firms)
• Most Inspiring Returner
• Unsung Hero Award
• Fund Saleswoman of the Year
• Distribution Woman of the Year
• Marketing Influencer of the Year
• International Investment Woman of the Year
• Investment Industry Leader of the Year (NEW)
• Contribution to Gender Diversity & Inclusion Award
• Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award
• Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award


2021 Speakers


Abbie Llewellyn-Waters
Head of Sustainable Investing, Fund Manager, Jupiter Asset Management

Annabel Brodie-Smith
Communications Director, AIC

Apiramy Jeyarajah
Head of UK Wholesale, Aviva Investors

Asmita Kapadia

Audrey Ryan
Investment Manager, Aegon Asset Management

Bev Shah
Founder and CEO, City Hive

Charlotte Gibson
Global head of client management, Investec

David Aird
Managing Director Private Markets, Ninety One

Dr Vian Sharif
Head of Sustainability, FNZ

Georgina Hamilton
Fund Manager, Polar Capital

Hardeep Tawakley
Content Account Director, Incisive Media

Harriet Steel
Head of Business Development International, Federated Hermes

Jemma Arnold
Director- UK Distribution, Wisdomtree

Joanna Munro
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Alternatives, HSBC Asset Management

Justin Onuekwusi
Fund Manager, Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds, LGIM

Karis Stander
Managing Director, Investment 2020

Kathleen Gallagher

Katrina Lloyd
Editor- in-chief of Investment Week, Professional Adviser and cover at Incisive Media, Investment Week

Lauren Mason
Editor, Investment Week

Linda Russheim
Board Member, Diversity Project

Liz Field
Chief Executive Officer, PIMFA

Louise Dolan
Partner, Camarco

Madhu Kalia
Associate Director- Investment & Intermediary PR, Rathbones

Mandy Kirby
Chief Strategist and Co-founder, City Hive

Matt Cameron
Global Managing Director, LGBT Great

Meena Lakshmanan
Partner, LGT Vestra

Mona Patel
Head of External Communication (maternity cover), Metro Bank

Nambia Ferguson
Campaign Manager, EMEA, PIMCO

Natasha Buckle
Commercial Director, Investment Week

Olivia Maguire
Portfolio manager, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Ozge Usta
Head of Sustainability Delivery, HSBC Asset Management

Rob Thorpe
Managing Director | Head of Distribution | Intermediary | UK and Europe, BMO Global Asset Management

Robyn Grew
COO & GC, Man Group Plc

Ruby Paramanathan
Director, Wealth and Asset Management Consulting, KPMG

Sam Slator
Head of Communications, Chelsea Financial Services

Sarah Soar
CEO, Hawksmoor Investment Management

Selina Tyler
Head of UK Wholesale at Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Stuart White
Chief Executive Officer, UK & International & Global Head of Strategy, HSBC Asset Management

Veronique Morel
Head of Client Management & branch principal, Raymond James

Wendy Appleton
Head of Sales- UK Wholesale & Retail, Pictet Asset Management

Will Goodhart
Chief Executive, CFA UK

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partner


• Abrdn
• GAM Investments

• Fidelity International
• Franklin Templeton
• Twenty Four