WHITEHELM CAPITAL JOINS UK #100BLACKINTERNS PROGRAMME

1 September 2020

Whitehelm Capital is proud to be one of the 100 investment management firms supporting the #100blackinterns programme in the UK. Every year the programme will offer 100 internships to black students and recent graduates in investment management for the next five years. The initiative has been started because of a lack of Black portfolio managers with it estimated that there are just 12 Black portfolio managers currently running money in the UK. This programme is seen as the most sustainable way of creating long term change, leading to an increase in the number of Black portfolio managers.

As part of the programme, next summer we will host a six week internship for a black student or recent graduate to give them a valuable insight into investment management. To find out more about the programme, including how to apply, please go to the website: https://www.100blackinterns.com/

Whitehelm Capital CEO, Graham Matthews says “We are pleased to be involved in the #100blackinterns programme, helping to encourage more black people to enter the world of  investment management whilst seeking to address the significant issues of underrepresentation that exist in our industry. We are excited to welcome these talented students to Whitehelm, equipping them with the skills required to excel in the industry.”