Sexual harassment survey launched amid scandals

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A new survey seeks to shed light on attitudes and behaviour around sexual harassment in the asset management industry.

City Hive is a networking group for women in the industry, but is calling on responses from anyone, regardless of gender, as part of the inaugural survey. Part of the survey will tackle what companies are doing to support staff subjected to harassment.

It comes amid high-profile accusations of sexual harassment in Hollywood and Westminster.

The anonymous survey takes approximately five minutes and answers will be compiled into a report, published by Herschel Advisory.

Last month, two Fidelity Investments fund managers in the US left the firm amid accusations of sexual harassment.

City Hive founder Bhavini Shah says the survey is an opportunity to identify areas of concern and tackled them.

“We want to dig a bit deeper than anecdotal evidence and we want the industry to address some of these issues, which we know can be swept under the carpet.”

Shah launched City Hive a year ago. It is backed by a number of asset managers, including Blackrock, Fidelity, Hermes, Jupiter, M&G Investments and Pictet AM.