The Time is Now: Real Change, Real Impact, Seize the Moment
This year’s “Women in Alternative Investments Report” (WAI Report) is about evolution and the potential for transformation.
It has been five years since the WAI Report launched, and, in many ways, it seems like there has not been much progress in terms of women’s advancement in alternatives. Yet, there are reasons to be hopeful.
The report incorporates insights from an online survey of 791 alternative investment professionals globally and from interviews with industry leaders. From our survey responses, key themes emerged:
While last year’s Report was about “The Path Forward” for women in alternatives, this year’s Report is about seizing the moment.
Change is upon us. It is up to investors to join the call and consider diversity of investment teams and underlying investments. It is up to firms to embark upon bold new initiatives that seek transformation. And it is up to women to seize this moment of opportunity.
The time is now.
“In order to grow and innovate in today’s fast-changing marketplace, alternative investment organizations – and businesses across every industry – must draw from a diverse range of experiences, thinking and perspectives. That’s why KPMG is committed to the advancement, development and empowerment of women within our organization and the broader marketplace.”
- Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP
© 2017 KPMG LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership and the U.S. member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.