The SBAI, a global alliance of alternative investment managers and allocators and custodian of the Alternative Investments Standards, has created a forum of alternative investment industry organisations committed to addressing diversity in the alternatives industry.
The forum is chaired by the SBAI and its members include 100 Women in Finance, The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), The Asset Owner Charter UK, CFA Institute, The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), The Diversity Project, The European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Investor Leadership Network (ILN), and The Value Reporting Foundation (VRF).
Diversity is a widely discussed topic in the alternative investment industry and, along with inclusive cultures, is required to maintain a thriving and dynamic industry. As focus increases from asset managers, allocators, and regulators alike, there is an increase in guidance being published along with due diligence questionnaires and metrics templates. SBAI and its fellow collaborators in this initiative believe that the best results can be achieved by working together globally across the industry.