Pride and progress: How advisers are supporting LGBTQ+ employees

Professional Adviser talks to five advice firms about the support in place

Sahar Nazir
clock • 7 min read

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusivity (D&I) in the workplace and financial services is not immune to the shift. As Pride month continues, Sahar Nazir delves into the initiatives and practices put in place by financial advisory firms to support their LGBTQ+ employees...

Recognising the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals,  PA spoke to five  advice firms that are taking proactive steps to support their LGBTQ+ employees - particularly during Pride month which celebrates marginalised communities. Providing support Offering support to employees allows for satisfaction and retention, as well as creating an enhanced brand image and reputation. St. James's Place (SJP) divisional director for responsible business Vicki Foster tells Professional Adviser that SJP's vision is to "create a vibrant place to work where difference is recognised as a streng...

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