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Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Turning our values of mutual respect within an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment into actions to celebrate and value each of our unique backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our firm, in our industry, and in our communities, and we understand the importance of embracing our many differences to work successfully in today’s global marketplace. We recognize that ensuring our long-term success means creating an environment where everyone is welcome, where everyone’s strengths are valued and where everyone can perform at their best. We are committed to identifying, recruiting, and developing the talents of individuals from varied backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.

Values

We appreciate every employee’s unique attributes and how those attributes may provide them with a different, useful perspective. We seek to create an environment where everyone feels accepted and can bring their full self to work.

To create a dynamic and fulfilling professional environment, we embrace and celebrate diversity of:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socio-economic status
  • Physical & mental ability
  • Background
  • Expression
  • Culture

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Ongoing Recruitment

Foreside is committed to attracting, retaining, and advancing a diverse population of professionals. Fostering a diverse workforce requires action and commitment. We seek to ensure fair hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers.  We take seriously our commitment to identify, recruit, and develop the talents of a wide variety of individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and cultures – helping us learn from each other’s ideas and perspectives.

University engagement is also a part of Foreside’s approach to diversity and inclusion. In 2020, Foreside enhanced our internship program to advance our commitment to this area by expanding our outreach to include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) for internship candidates.

Looking ahead

Foreside has recently partnered with a Diversity Consultant to expand the firm’s D&I initiatives and specifically focus on:

  • Expanding dialogue and understanding within our firm,
  • Outlining actionable goals and objectives, and
  • Identifying and executing on sustainable and impactful activities that can become a lasting part of our culture and our communities

Industry D&I Organization Membership

  • Women in ETFs
  • NSCP Diversity Committee
  • Foreside encourages our employees to attend D&I events for the industry