Chronicles: Issue 16, June 2021

Dear Investment Professional,

It’s been widely acknowledged throughout the investment industry that increased diversity leads not only to better business outcomes1 but also to better investment outcomes too. Nevertheless, the rate of change in diversifying the racial and gender make up of our industry and our portfolios continues to be slow. Several organizations, like CAIA Association2, have recently issued statements and taken initial steps to build diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), yet the question remains: how can our industry’s leaders build the processes and encourage the long-term cultural changes required for genuine transformation in these areas?

This issue of Chronicles features articles and webcasts that explore the state of DEI in asset management and the ways that the industry can better welcome and advance new, more diverse voices and talents.

The CAIA Content Team

John L. Bowman, CFA, Senior Managing Director, TwitterLinkedIn

Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Director Content Strategy, TwitterLinkedIn

Guowei Jack Wu, CFA, CAIA, Content Director, APAC, TwitterLinkedIn

Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM, FDP, Director, Global Content Development, TwitterLinkedIn