Research finds improvement in the ethnic diversity of talent pipeline for banking and finance, but only a marginal lift in the number of boardroom positions held by non-white directors.
The talent pipeline in FTSE100 financial institutions is at its most ethnically diverse in four years, according to a survey.
Consultancy Green Park found that the ranks of leaders just below the top tier in banks and financial firms now consist of 15% from a non-white background. In 2014 the figure stood at 6.5%.
The study, known as the Leadership 10,000 report, found that 5% of the talent pipeline in the FTSE100 as a whole is non-white.
Meanwhile the research revealed that just 8.8% of board-level positions in FTSE100 banking and finance companies are held by non-white directors, a marginal improvement on 2014 when the figure was 8
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