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External - Breaking Barriers: Diversity & Inclusion 2019

Wednesday, December 4th 2019
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Toronto, ON

AIMA Canada & WCM are proud to present our 3rd annual Breaking Barriers on Diversity & Inclusion event. 

Inspired by AIMA’s newly-released Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) paper, produced with support from EY, the event will discuss the heightened focus on D&I within the global hedge fund industry. The paper provides firms with actions they can take to improve the diversity and inclusion of their workforces, while competing with other industries for talent. Actions ranging from cultural foundations, recruitment, retention, promotion and external relationships are all considered.

Increasingly, institutional allocators are including D&I in their due diligence process, and the soon-to-be-launched AIMA D&I due diligence questionnaire in partnership with Albourne Partners will also be discussed.


  • Leila Rafi, Partner, McMillan


  • Lisa Becker, COO & CCO, University of Toronto Asset Management
  • Jinal Patel, ODD, Albourne Partners
  • Caryn Maxwell-Smith, Director, BD & IR, Polar Asset Management Partners
  • More may be announced

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