Diversity and inclusion in the asset management industry will be a key focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Asset Management Advisory Committee meeting on July 16.
“AMAC set diversity and inclusion as a top priority at its inaugural meeting,” said Chairman Ed Bernard, in a statement, referring to the committee’s first meeting in January.
“The committee will hear from six thought leaders who will provide understanding and insights to serve as the foundation of the committee’s work on this important issue,” added Bernard, who is the former vice chairman of T. Rowe Price.
They are Robert Raben from the Raben Group, a public affairs and communications firm that works with corporations, nonprofits and philanthropies; Juan Martinez of the Knight Foundation, which invests in journalism, the arts, and in cities where Knight newspapers once published; Solange Brooks of the New America Alliance, dedicated to building on American Latino success; Brenda Chia of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers; and Ron Parker of the National Association of Securities Professionals and Bob Greene of the National Association of Investment Companies — two affiliated organizations that assist people of color and women achieve inclusion in the financial services industry.
Gilbert Garcia, a managing director at Garcia, Hamilton & Associates, a Houston-based fixed income asset manager, will moderate the panel, which will focus on improving diversity and inclusion in the asset management industry.