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D&I Panel Discussion with Diversity Broker Dealers and Investment Firms
June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
About this meeting
The NeuGroup Diversity and Inclusion Working Group has discussed the use of diversity firms across several capabilities including bond issuances, bank deposits, affordable housing initiatives, investments, and other transactions.
This session offers an opportunity for members to meet directly with leading D&I Broker/Dealers and Investment Firms including:
- Annie Seelaus Chief Executive Officer Seelaus www.rseelaus.com
- Chance Mims, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Academy Securities www.academysecurities.com
- Samuel A. Ramirez Jr, President and CEO Ramirez & Co, https://www.ramirezco.com/
- Chris Williams President and CEO Chairman of the Board of Directors, Siebert Williams Shank https://siebertwilliams.com/
This open-ended discussion will take the form of a panel discussion, with Q&A interlaced with topics including how corporations can identify appropriate firms to engage with, what they should consider in evaluating these firms, the services available, feedback on what support D&I firms would most benefit from and suggested best practices for corporations to engage with these firms for the maximum benefit.
About this Working Group
NeuGroup formed the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Working Group in 2020 as a result of requests from members and the multiple D&I discussions appearing in individual peer group meetings. These informal working sessions provide an opportunity for interested members to share experiences on common topics, document best practices, and welcome outside experts to speak on current trends – including companies that are not yet NeuGroup members.
Working Group sessions are meant for interested participants from across the NeuGroup network and approved non-NeuGroup members. They are ad hoc cohorts that NeuGroup organizes when a critical “hot topic” has captured a wide range of members’ attention. Working Groups can meet just once, a handful of times, or become ongoing venues to discuss these cross-peer group issues. Recent examples include LIBOR transition, ESG, D&I, Treasury Technology, and others. These groups often include both subject matter experts and members just wishing to learn, with the possibility of splitting the groups for more detailed discussions.