OPEN Finance’s Ashley Oerth featured in Bloomberg

Ashley Oerth (pictured), OPEN Finance’s co-chair of best practices and an investment strategy analyst at OppenheimerFunds Inc., was interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek for a feature piece on trans co-workers; the article appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Equality Issue. Check out Bloomberg’s article to hear what Ashley had to say about coming out at work, health plan benefits, Read more about OPEN Finance’s Ashley Oerth featured in Bloomberg[…]

LGBTI programming at last week’s World Economic Forum

Last week’s World Economic Forum had more LGBTI programming than ever, and included the first ever LGBTI panel in the Congress Center. As we highlighted in our prior newsletter, the WEF officially launched its Accelerating LGBTI Inclusion Globally project in conjunction with the newly formed Partnership for LGBTI Equality, which includes OPEN Finance member firms Accenture, Deutsche Bank Read more about LGBTI programming at last week’s World Economic Forum[…]

Watch replay of World Economic Forum press conference launching Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

The World Economic Forum (WEF), in partnership with seven strategic partner companies, today launched a global initiative to advance progress towards equality and economic inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The WEF press conference – which is available to watch here – featured senior personnel from WEF, the United Nations, Deutsche Bank and Accenture. The Read more about Watch replay of World Economic Forum press conference launching Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality[…]

Message from OPEN Finance leadership about the New York Times’ report of a Department of Health and Human Services memo regarding transgender protections

Over the past few days, many of our members have contacted us regarding the October 21 New York Times article relating to a Health and Human Services (HHS) memo which proposed a narrow definition of gender. We stand in solidarity with the trans community, and will continue to advocate for dignity, inclusion and equality within our Read more about Message from OPEN Finance leadership about the New York Times’ report of a Department of Health and Human Services memo regarding transgender protections[…]

The UN’s Fabrice Houdart talks with OPEN Finance about the Standards of Conduct for Business

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we sat down at Barclays with Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the United Nations, to talk about the UN’s Standards of Conduct for Business. The Standards were a hot topic at this year’s OPEN Finance Forum, and at our recent Roundtable – our member Read more about The UN’s Fabrice Houdart talks with OPEN Finance about the Standards of Conduct for Business[…]

Semi-annual ERG Roundtable unites 80 leaders in financial services

OPEN Finance’s semi-annual ERG/BRG Roundtable brought together 80 leaders from across financial services to share ideas on LGBT inclusiveness and representation. Our discussion ranged from self-ID and amicus briefs to intersectionality and the United Nations’ Standards of Conduct for Business. The attendees shared tons of great ideas that we are looking forward to putting into Read more about Semi-annual ERG Roundtable unites 80 leaders in financial services[…]

Networking brunch at Lotus Blue, April 21

Enjoy a unique Chinese, family-style brunch and meet new colleagues from the finance industry at our second brunch of 2018. Lotus Blue Dongtian Kitchen Bar (above) brings classic Chinese dishes and customers’ favorites from different parts of China under one roof. From Canton to Beijing, from Yunnan to Shanghai, many well known dishes are interpreted Read more about Networking brunch at Lotus Blue, April 21[…]

Recapping the OPEN Finance Forum 2018

OPEN Finance’s 2018 Forum brought together 48 speakers, and over 250 attendees from more than 32 firms, for a day of discussion, debate and planning. The guiding principle behind this year’s Forum was “Measuring Success”. A special thanks to our host, BNY Mellon, without whom the event would not have been possible, and our sponsors: Read more about Recapping the OPEN Finance Forum 2018[…]