Women In Finance Charter
"Working together to build a balanced and fair industry"
At London Stock Exchange Group, we believe that having a diverse workforce is critical for our continued success. We recognise that diversity and leveraging the power of our global workforce is a key driver for development and innovation, delivering benefits for our customers, our people and our investors alike.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Europe and Asia, the Group employs approximately 4500 people. Today, our colleague base reflects 55 different nationalities, testament to both the international scale of our business, and the diversity of our customer base. Four nationalities are represented on our Executive Committee.
Our commitment to the UK Treasury Women in Finance Charter
“At LSEG, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment where colleagues can be their true selves and we celebrate difference. We seek to emphasise this belief, not only within the Group, but across the sectors and communities in which we operate. We recognise that progress has been made increasing female representation in the financial services sector, but we still have some distance to go. We signed the charter in 2016 to signal our ongoing commitment to equality in the work place and to actively challenge ourselves and others in the financial services sector to focus on these issues. Partnering with HM Treasury to be completely transparent in our efforts to increase female representation is a vital move to ensure the UK financial services sector makes real progress.” David Schwimmer, CEO
We have set ourselves a stretch target of 40% female representation for senior management and our overall population by 2020. Our Group overall female representation in September 2016 stood at 30%. Similarly, 30% of our senior management team at the same time were female. We expect progress to be shown towards 2020 reflecting the outcome of significant support and focus on this agenda.
September 2018 update
We are pleased to report that overall female representation has increased from 30%, when we signed the charter, to 34%. Our senior management population -as defined by our Executive Committee, their reports and their reports (ExCo-2) - was 30% female when we signed the Charter in 2016 and it is now 31%, [down 1% from our 2017 report due to organisational changes]. We recognise we have some way to go to achieve 40% in both categories and we are committed to continuing to work towards our targets.