NEPC’s third annual DEI Progress Report provides insight into the firm’s 2022 DEI initiatives from a marketplace perspective.

This year’s report highlights the firm’s steady progress toward NEPC’s Diverse Manager Policy goals, which were initially set in 2019. This latest report is a direct reflection of NEPC’s view that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive sustainable success for clients, employees, and communities. Diversity helps unlock a wider range of talent and ideas, ultimately ensuring that investment teams are able to meet and achieve their investment goals.

Highlights from this year’s report include:

  •  Client Exposure to Diverse Strategies
    • 59% of NEPC clients use Diverse Manager(s)
    • $40.4B of client’s assets with Diverse Firms
    • 182 client strategies managed by Diverse Firms
  • Increasing Diversity in NEPC’s Recommended Strategies
    • Driven by the Explorer Program, a platform to identify and engage with diverse-owned and -led investment management firms that are not currently 1- or 2-rated by NEPC, the centerpiece of NEPC’s DEI program is the goal of achieving 15% Diverse Manager representation by 2024.
    • NEPC achieved its initial goal of 10% Diverse Manager exposure by 2022 for OCIO accounts and is on track to achieve 15% Diverse Manager exposure by 2024.
    • NEPC conducted 206 interactions with Diverse Management firms in 2022, more than 3X the interactions in 2019.

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