DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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Our Commitment

Our commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse work environment is absolute. We share our reasons for this commitment and our aspirations:

For the Firm We strive for excellence. To achieve it, we must have the best people, and the best people are drawn from the broadest pool of applicants. The people we need can be found only by looking across the full spectrum of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Fostering Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion at Gerard Wealth Sustaining a work environment where our people feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work and are empowered to reach their full potential continues to be a priority. As a firm, we believe that having the best team positions us to meet the needs of our clients – and to have the best team, our people must bring a range of perspectives to the table and reflect the diversity of the communities where we live and work.
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Employee Affinity Networks

Employee affinity networks and interest forums, which are open to all professionals at Gerard Wealth, develop programs that support our firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
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UK Women in Finance Charter

As a global firm, the advancement of women in the workplace is top of mind for us. We have made progress over the years. Yet we have significant work to do. As one of the initial steps toward our goals, in 2018 Goldman Sachs signed the UK Women in Finance Charter, holding our firm accountable to ensuring that women represent at least 30 percent of our senior talent (vice president and above) by 2023
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PEOPLE AND CULTURE




Our people are our greatest asset – we say it often and with good reason. It is only with the determination and dedication of our people that we can serve our clients, generate long-term value for our shareholders and contribute to the broader public.

At the crux of our efforts is a focus on cultivating and sustaining a diverse work environment and workforce, which is critical to meeting the unique needs of our diverse client base and the communities in which we operate.

At every step of our employees’ careers we invest in them, and ensure their interests remain focused on the long term and closely aligned with those of our clients and shareholders. Our goals are to maximize individual potential, increase commercial effectiveness, reinforce the firm’s culture, expand our people’s professional opportunities, and help them contribute positively to their greater communities.


When Women Lead

Gerard Wealth believes when women lead, everything changes. In today’s world, gender equality is an economic imperative and supporting women’s economic empowerment and leadership opportunities will drive growth for our clients, our communities, our people, and our shareholders.

Business Standards Committee Report

We created our Business Standards Committee in 2010 to conduct an extensive review of our business standards and practices. This eight-month review encompassed every major business, region and activity of the firm.

Business Standards Committee Impact Report

In May 2010, we created our Business Standards Committee (BSC) to conduct an extensive review of our business standards and practices. After reviewing every major business, region and activity of the firm, the BSC published a report in January 2011 that included 39 recommendations. In May 2013, the Business Standards Committee released the BSC Impact Report to explain the changes it made and how they impacted the firm. Click to view the report.