Virgin Money

Virgin moneyVirgin Money is passionate about fairness, equality and inclusion.  It’s CEO, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, led a review on the progress of women in senior managerial roles in financial services on behalf of HM Treasury, leading to the launch of the Women in Finance Charter in March 2016, which over 120 financial services companies have now signed up to.  Virgin Money has committed to achieving a 50:50 gender balance throughout the business by 2020, and has led the way by being an early adopter of gender pay disclosure.



Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg is focused on attracting, retaining and developing the best people around the world to help us succeed in all we do. Our mission is to establish an inclusive work environment where all of our employees feel respected for their diversity and empowered to impact the business globally. For more information, visit bloomberg.com/company.



finnCap is an entrepreneurial leading independent broker to ambitious companies, the top adviser on AIM and the largest adviser on the LSE. The team has a strong track record in advising and raising capital, providing research and dedicated aftermarket care. finnCap has 121 corporate clients and has raised over £2bn of capital for its clients since inception and advised on c.£1bn of M&A. finnCap is the No.1 AIM broker and the largest adviser on the LSE. Its team has a strong track record in advising and raising capital, providing research and aftermarket care for ambitious growth companies. It has a partnership culture, encouraging long-term relationships with its clients. As specialists in the growth area of the market, finnCap has raised over  £2bn of capital for its clients since inception  and advised on c.£1bn of M&A.

GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading European technology investment bank with a passion for entrepreneurship. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. The firm’s advisory team has completed over 240 M&A and Capital transactions to date, working with category leaders including Essence, Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King Digital Entertainment, Pingdom, Innogames, Spotify and many more. Through its principal investment team, GP Bullhound provides institutions, family offices and entrepreneurs with access to some of the most ambitious privately-held technology and media companies in Europe. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com


We’re LV=, the UK’s largest friendly society. From insurance to investments to retirement products, we enable people to live confident knowing we are there to help them look after the things they love most in life.

We’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture and diverse workforce which values individual difference, where everyone can feel comfortable being their best selves. We believe this is an integral enabler to commercial success – creating a wider talent pool, more creativity and innovation built on diverse perspectives to better access new markets and respond to the ever-changing needs of our customers and members.

We believe gender balance is vital to our success. We are proud sponsors of the Women in Finance Awards and were excited to be amongst the first signatories of the Women in Finance Charter, joining a movement to drive permanent sustainable change across the financial services to build a more fair and balanced industry.

M&G Investments

M&G has been helping people to prosper by putting their investments to work for more than 85 years. Today we manage the long-term savings of millions of people across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Our customers include private investors, members of pension schemes and life insurance policyholders.

We think of ourselves as active allocators of capital for people who care where their money goes. Our approach is long-term and we encourage our team of more than 400 investment professionals to think creatively, to act with conviction and to work collaboratively on investment strategies to meet our customers’ changing needs.

It’s an approach which has helped M&G to grow its customers’ assets under management to £275 billion (as of 31 March 2017). Our range of investment strategies has also grown: alongside cash, international bonds and shares, we also put our customers’ money to work in global real estate and alternative investments such as infrastructure.

Headquartered in London, we have offices in 16 countries and distribute our funds in 23 territories.  We employ more than 2,000 people, mostly in the UK.


Prudential plc is an international financial services group with significant operations in Asia, the US and the UK, serving around 24 million insurance customers and with £599 billion of assets under management. We are listed on stock exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. 

We provide protection and savings opportunities to our customers, social and economic benefits to the communities in which we operate, jobs and opportunities to our employees and long-term value for our investors. By offering security, pooling savings and making investments, we help to drive the cycle of growth


All Kinds of People create all kinds of success

Rolls-Royce delivers excellence in the air, on land and at sea. We’re a leading name in engineering, and we enable and encourage all of our people to realise their ambitions and pursue their passions. Together we’ve set land-speed records, developed the world’s most efficient aero-engine, designed industry-leading eco-friendly ships and powered advanced nuclear submarines.

We think about diversity the way we think about innovation – they’re both essential to our business. An inclusive culture and diverse workforce is vital for the future of our company, creating competitive advantage by attracting, retaining and developing the best and brightest people.  Women are well represented in the Rolls-Royce global Finance: 52% of our global Finance team is female.

As a business committed to equality and diversity, we’re proud to sponsor the Women in Finance awards.

To learn more about Rolls-Royce, visit www.rolls-royce.com.


As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £416.3 billion (€486.7 billion/$520.6 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,100 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests.

Further information about Schroders can be found at www.schroders.com


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Doug Roberts 
Tel. 020 7250 7051
Email: doug.roberts@vitessemedia.co.uk