Diversity progress ‘slow’ for hedge fund + PE houses

Funds Europe ( September 3, 2018):  Alternative investment houses are accused of slow progress in diversity, after research shows that 14% of partners at hedge funds, private equity firms and other financial services partnerships are women – up one per cent in five years. Partnership law specialists Fox & Partners undertook the analysis of figures from…

Read more…

Are post-termination restrictive covenants still justified in a technology driven world?

By Catriona Watt This article first appeared on the website of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © 2018 International Bar Association. Striking the balance Striking the right balance between an…

Read more…

Fewer than one in seven partners are women

The Guardian (September 3, 2018): Fewer than one in seven partners at hedge funds and private equity firms are women and progress towards equality is slow. According to a report based on Financial Conduct Authority data, out of 9,957 partners at private equity firms, hedge funds and other financial services companies, 1,381 (14%) are women. Read the…

Read more…

Homophobia at work claims nearly double over past year

The Times, September 15, 2018: the number of gay people claiming to have suffered homophobic discrimination at work has almost doubled in the past year. Caroline Field of Fox & Partners explains the causes of this increase in this article (subscription needed).

Financial services failing to promote women

Economia (September 3, 2018): Progress in increasing the number of female partners in financial services has remained slow with women making up 14% of partners at hedge funds, private equity firms and other financial services partnerships. Read the complete article on the Economia website.