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" The truth is we spend as much time with our colleagues as we do with our friends and families, and therefore it is as important for me as an Ally to support my colleagues in being their true selves as much as I support my family to be their true selves. Similarly, as we serve our clients, it is important for them to know that we support not only their financial needs, but who they are as people. When we are our true selves, we perform better, and grow stronger as a firm and as a society."

Derek Young, President Japan

Committed to LGBT+

We embrace our LGBT+ communities, clients and employees globally. We recognise our people perform and collaborate better when they can be their true selves which frees them to help design and deliver LGBT+ inclusive products, services and customer journeys.

What we're doing about it

  • We’re delivering improvements across our customer offering and servicing - including Environment, Social and Governance funds and investing.
  • We’re supporting the procurement function with establishing sustainable supply chain code of conduct.
  • We’re a signatory of the UN LGBT+ Standards of Conduct for Business.
  • We encourage our people to participate in Pride events all around the world.
  • We have a Global Allies programme to engage everyone in ensuring LGBT+ inclusion.
  • We ensure people policies, processes, benefits and training are inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • We promote visible LGBT+ role models and allies internally and externally.

Our people

Meet Ember Overal, Service Specialist in Client Services

"So, let’s start things off. We’ve changed our name. I’m Ember.

There’ll be a lot of changes for you in the pipeline. And honestly, most of those aren’t changes so much as recognising things about yourself. We’re trans, and we don’t realise it until we’re getting into our late 20s."

Read Ember Overal's letter to her younger self, where she talks about her journey so far - including how she realised she was trans.

Read the full letter here


Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index

Gold Award

LGBT Great - Gold Standard award 2023

For LGBT+ Equality within Financial Services.