Diversity and inclusion
At Smith & Williamson we believe that diversity of talent and ideas are vital to creating a positive work environment and delivering excellent client service.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a wide range of talented people regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, beliefs or any other characteristic.
Women in Finance Charter
As part of our diversity and inclusion commitment, Smith & Williamson is proud to be a signatory of HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, which seeks to improve gender balance within the financial services sector.
Signatories to the Charter pledge to support the progression of women into senior roles, set measurable targets and to report publicly on delivery against the targets each year.
In striving for greater gender balance across our business the firm has set a target to increase the percentage of women in senior management roles to 30% by 2022.
When we signed up to the Charter on 31 July 2017 we reported that 24.94% of senior management roles at Smith & Williamson were held by women. By the end of August 2018 we had increased that number to 26.96% and, as of 31 August 2019, we have further increased the number to 27.90%. Based on our progress to date we believe that we are on track to meet our Charter objective to increase the percentage of women in senior management to 30% by our deadline of 31 July 2022.