A New Frontier - Racial Equity in the Asset Management Industry Today

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Virtual Meeting - Register by 6/22
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Over the course of the past year, American society has seen an upswell of public discussion about racial injustice. All sectors of American economic, political, and social life have been touched by what commentators have referred to as a “racial reckoning.”

While many industries and institutions have taken strides to address entrenched racism and inequity in their functions, the asset management industry, sadly, lags far behind. Despite numerous studies showing that black-owned asset management firms perform on par with, or better than, white-owned firms, black asset managers continue to face inequitable barriers to accessing capital from institutional investors. A reckoning on this score, and a way forward toward a more equitable future, is long overdue.

Please join us for a conversation on how anti-blackness and structural barriers in the financial services industry prevent black asset managers from accessing equal opportunity, and what institutional investors, large and small, can do about it.

  • How the asset management industry compares to other economic sectors on diversity and inclusion, and what the data really say about black-owned asset management firms
  • How anti-black bias and structural barriers harm black asset managers
  • How institutional investors large and small can help break down barriers to equal opportunity for black talent in the asset management industry


Designed for

All interested funders, regardless of role within your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by breakout discussions.


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Program 

Registration is required by June 22nd. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee).

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.