15 years. Fifteen years. A decade and a half. However I write it, it still does not seem real. This issue marks 15 years that Emerging Manager Monthly has been covering the emerging and diverse manager space since our launch in February 2006.
Today we take another step toward offering a solution to a problem by launching the Diverse Manager Directory.
In the 15 years I’ve spent focused on emerging and diverse asset firms, the biggest issue managers have always told me is finding enough entry-level positions.
Robert Raben is the executive director of the Diverse Asset Managers Initiative and the founder and president of The Raben Group. More information on DAMI can be found on the organization’s website.
The death of George Floyd has awoken the voice inside many of us that has remained silent for too long. The actions of Amy Cooper, head of insurance investment at Franklin Templeton Investments before her firing, are a symptom of the problem at hand and serve as an example of the racism and bias that continues to exist in our country and within our industry.