Webinar: Building diversity in the wealth industry

All wealth management firms now consider diversity & inclusion (D&I) as a core part of their people strategy and in turn are thinking about how it applies to their overall recruitment & retention strategy. However, the industry needs to accelerate the pace at which they respond to the country’s diversity and this will become increasingly important as firms consider their future client base.

Individuals, particularly Millennials, want to work in an environment that promotes D&I and clients will expect to deal with more diverse wealth managers in the future. The industry cannot risk being left behind.

In light of this, Parkwell Management Consultants will be hosting a webinar on the topic where we will be looking at the key aspects to consider in your employment strategies. We will hear from senior employment executives and include a panel discussion with industry leaders. With D&I also increasingly becoming a focus for the regulatory bodies, all wealth management firms must now take these issues seriously. Join us on 9th December where we will address these issues and explore how you can have D&I at the centre of your employment engagement and talent management strategies.

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16:00 – 16:10           Dan Macey & Prash Arora, Parkwell – “Welcome & Introduction”

16:10 – 16:20           Gareth Wadley, Bristows

16:20 – 16:30           Zandile Nkhata, Investec

16:30 – 17:00           Panel Discussion

Gillian King (HSBC), Gareth Wadley (Bristows), Zandile Nkhata (Investec)

Dan Macey – Senior Recruiter – Parkwell

Dan has a wealth of experience in private banking search and selection. He has recruited for many of the world’s leading banks as well as smaller institutions and family offices in the UK, Europe and emerging markets. Dan heads up Suffolk Lane Search and is responsible for developing new business while maintaining existing relationships with key clients.

Prash Arora – Senior Consultant – Parkwell

Prash is a senior consultant at Parkwell with over 10 years search experience focusing on mid to senior level appointments within wealth and asset management, including Private Banks and Hedge Funds. Prash is CFA qualified and began his career in asset management in Edinburgh before moving to the City as a Fund Manager covering European equities and structured products for institutional clients.

Zandile Nkhata – Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Lead – Investec

Zandile Nkhata is currently the Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Lead at Investec Group responsible for driving a vision and strategy where it’s easy to be me! A Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (UK) with an Executive MBA she is currently a Doctoral student at Middlesex University exploring how to create organisational cultural shifts in building an inclusive work environment.  She has over 20 years work experience across two continents. She has worked with both Senior and Executive Management including CEOs, Cabinet Ministers, Vice Chancellors and Executive Television Producers. She is married, lives in Blackheath and, in lockdown, has taken up (very slow) running!

Gareth Wadley – Partner – Bristows

Gareth’s practice covers all aspects of employment law, including Tribunal and High Court litigation.  The primary focus of Gareth’s work is on non-contentious employment matters: employment contracts and bonus arrangements; senior executive appointments and terminations; international assignments; complex investigations; reorganisations and redundancies; the people issues arising from outsourcing arrangements and corporate transactions; and international HR projects.

Gillian King, Global Head of Cybersecurity Programme – HSBC Bank plc

Gillian is a chartered accountant, a chartered banker and a member of the CISI with MBAs in both Banking and Finance and degrees in Economics and Law. She started off in audit with Price Waterhouse before moving into industry post-qualification. Gillian spent several years working for various financial institutions as well as working for a number years as a senior management consultant.

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