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[…]

Announcing the launch of OPEN Finance Women+

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, OPEN Finance is excited to announce the formation of its newest committee, OPEN Finance Women+. OPEN Finance Women+ will lead initiatives focused on driving increased representation of lesbian, bi, and trans* women across the finance industry. The new initiative will be led by co-chairs Carolina Silva and Jordan Silverman (pictured Read more about Announcing the launch of OPEN Finance Women+[…]