Gender diversity in securities finance

Gender diversity in securities finance

Organizations in the financial sector have been intensifying their efforts to build a more balanced and inclusive industry.

This ranges from awareness campaigns such as State Street’s Fearless Girl and employer commitment to diversity promotion and reporting initiatives such as the UK’s Women in Finance Charter, through to the launch of women’s groups such as Women in Securities Finance as well as dedicated networking sessions at industry conferences.

However, there is still significant work to be carried out to accelerate the pace of change and achieve full inclusivity and diversity in the financial sector. With this in mind, Global Investor asked senior leaders in the securities finance industry to share their views on what more can be done to encourage gender diversity.

Click the image below to download the feature in full. This article appears in Global Investor's 2019 Americas Securities Finance Guide


  • Elaina Kim Benfield, senior counsel, Vanguard, and tri-chair and founder of Women in Securities Finance
  • Arianne Collette, executive director, Morgan Stanley, and tri-chair and founder of Women in Securities Finance
  • Jill Rathgeber, director, BNY Mellon, and tri-chair and founder of Women in Securities Finance
  • Monique Boucher, senior legal counsel, Fidelity Investments
  • Lynn Blake, chief investment officer of global equity beta solutions, State Street Global Advisors
  • Nancy Allen, global product owner, DataLend
  • Marney McCabe, senior vice president - global securities lending, investor services, Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Lori Paris, head of client management for securities lending in North America, Northern Trust






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