City targets a wider talent pool

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) university students from across Europe will be invited to attend Out in the City – an inter-bank careers event aimed specifically at these students.

The event, being held at Canary Wharf, is sponsored by nine investment banks and is supported by lesbian and gay rights organisation Stonewall.

According to graduate career publishers GTI, the event will “widen the appeal of a career in the City to a more diverse audience and show that investment banking is open to all talented people, whatever their sexual orientation”.

Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall said: “We are delighted to see the investment banking sector actively challenging the perception that the City is not open to LGBT people. Talented, bright and hard-working people deserve success in rewarding careers, whatever their sexuality.

Manny Roman, managing director and joint head of global securities services at Goldman Sachs said: “With new legislation banning discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sexual orientation, the initiative is particularly timely.”


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