Tough talk on DE&I
LPs are now asking questions of their managers, who, in turn, are waking up to the impact of diversity on performance.
Private debt is still at the beginning of its DE&I journey. According to Diversity Review in Corporate Credit, a 2020 paper by specialist credit recruitment company Waterman Stern, just 14 percent of the European private debt industry is female, falling to under 8 percent in senior roles. Black employees, meanwhile, represent just over half a percent of the asset class.