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Diversity, equity and inclusion

At Artemis, we embrace difference. Different backgrounds, ideas, opinions, experience and approaches create our advantage. This applies to the way fund managers operate our investment franchises but also to our own business.

Diversity, equity and inclusion encompasses three
key areas for us.

Artemis as an employer

Diversity, equity and inclusion is integrated into our business through:

  • Our corporate values
  • Policies to attract, retain, reward and progress our people
  • How we train and communicate with our people

Artemis as an investor

We encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in the companies we invest in through:

  • Engagement with the boards of investee companies
  • How we vote at company AGMs and meetings
  • Reporting on investee company activities

Artemis in the wider world

A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is integrated into our charitable activities through:

  • The Artemis Charitable Foundation
  • Financial support we provide to charities
  • Volunteering opportunities for our people


Artemis as an employer

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace, where people of different ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities and sexual orientations, and with differences in education, personalities, skillsets, experiences and knowledge can succeed.

Our partners and associations include:

Diversity, equity and inclusion in the investment industry

  • The Diversity Project: an initiative championing an inclusive culture within the savings and investment profession
  • #includedAWM: smaller asset and wealth managers working together to tackle diversity in the industry, feeding into the Diversity Project
  • LGBT Great: raising awareness and visibility and developing standards for LGBTQ+ members of the financial services community, working closely with the Diversity Project

Supporting women in business

  • Women in Finance Charter: Artemis is a signatory to the UK government’s charter aimed at achieving gender balance at all levels across financial services businesses. We set a target of 30% of women in senior management positions by 31 December 2022. When we signed up to the Charter in March 2019, we had 28% female representation in senior management. As of March 2022, we had 23%. This decrease is a result of structural changes within teams. Because our population is relatively small (39 individuals in total), individual changes impact the resulting percentages greatly. We are not on track to meet our target of 30% of women in senior management positions by 31 December 2022. Although disappointing, we believe the actions set out in our DEI strategy will help us make sustainable progress against our diversity, equity and inclusion objectives. We maintain our focus and commitment to diversity and inclusion, both at Artemis and in our industry.

Providing opportunity for young people

  • Investment 2020: a careers service focused on bringing more diverse talent into school leaver and graduate trainee programmes across the investment industry
  • The Lord Mayor of the City of London’s ‘She Can Be’: a campaign aiming to open-up untapped talent amongst secondary-school London-based girls and encourage them to consider careers in the City
  • Future Asset Ambassadors: a careers initiative for S5 girls across Scotland to increase awareness of the investment industry. Artemis sponsored its annual conferences in 2018 and 2019
  • Arrival Education: an organisation working with business leaders and thousands of socially- and ethnically-diverse young people from schools across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Read our 2019 Artemis Profit Hunter programme report (PDF opens in a new window)

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Artemis as an investor

As an investor in hundreds of companies around the world, we act in our clients’ interests to invest in companies which can create, preserve and enhance value.  This involves the assessment of a broad range of factors which do, or could, have an impact on value, including those related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. And of these ESG matters, a company’s approach to how it manages its people and its corporate culture, including diversity, equity and inclusion, is considered in our investment assessment. We discuss these matters with the executives of the companies we invest in and exercise our rights through voting at annual general meetings.

Read more about our stewardship and voting policies

Artemis in the wider world

A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is integrated into our charitable activities, both through the Artemis Charitable Foundation which manages our charitable activities and to which Artemis gives a proportion of its revenues each year, and through the involvement of our people in fundraising, volunteering and sponsored charitable events.

Read more about our charitable involvement and the Artemis Charitable Foundation