Future IM/Pact is an industry initiative aimed at attracting more diverse talent into the investment teams of Australia’s leading super funds and fund managers.
We know that our ability to build high performing teams depends on attracting and valuing diverse talent who bring different perspectives. Our challenge is the majority of our teams remain very Anglo-Celtic and male dominated. When we look to hire people for junior analyst positions - our entry level jobs – the vast majority of candidates are men.
We’re determined to change that reality.
How? We want to help Australia’s best and brightest problem solvers from diverse backgrounds consider how they can impact the world as an investor. Insights and opportunities to get a foot in the door will also be provided.
Our initial focus is on reaching women because their perspectives are most under-represented in our teams.
Building working environments where everyone thrives is also a priority. That’s why we’re running an industry sponsorship program aimed at promoting and retaining women in the industry.
Mercer is leading this initiative in collaboration with foundation partners:
A growing number of growth partners are joining these organisations to give us much needed scale and reach:
How to become a partner
If you’re a super fund or fund manager and are also interested in building our industry’s future talent pipeline, then download our partner brochure to find out how you can help us make an impact.
Achieving our goal depends on growing our reach and amplifying our voice. We’re grateful for the support of the following industry bodies, universities and professional networks who are supporting our vision.
In the media
We’re grateful for the media interest in our ambition to build diverse investment teams. You can read our coverage below.