New Financial

New Financial partner receives OBE for services to HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter


October 2020 • Topic:by New Financial


We are delighted that Yasmine Chinwala, a partner at New Financial and head of our diversity programme, has been awarded an OBE for services to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

New Financial is the official data partner to HM Treasury on the Women in Finance Charter and we produce an annual review of the progress made by Charter signatories towards their targets, and a biennial signatory survey.

Yasmine said: “While I am humbled to receive this honour, this award is really a tribute to the hard work of our fantastic team at New Financial – past and present – who have contributed to building our research capacity, integrity and reputation.”

“None of New Financial’s work on the Women in Finance Charter would be possible without the generous sponsorship from Virgin Money, City of London Corporation and Refinitiv – thank you for your investment, commitment and support – and the support of New Financial’s member firms and partners for believing in us”

Our diversity programme

At New Financial, we believe that diversity in the broadest sense is a fundamental driver of cultural change in banking and finance and an essential part of building a sustainable business. Our diversity programme represents around a third of our work at New Financial and we run a managed programme of events and research on different aspects of diversity.

New Financial will continue to push for financial services to become more diverse and inclusive. Our latest research on the impact of the Covid crisis on the D&I agenda and our forthcoming project on Accelerating Black Inclusion underline why diversity is more important to the industry than ever before.

William Wright, founder and managing director at New Financial, said: “I am extremely proud of Yasmine for her award and of the hard work over the past five years by her and the team at New Financial for making it possible. We make the case for bigger and better capital markets, and we think diversity is a central part of the industry making a public commitment to concrete change. In time, this will help shift the tone and direction of debate around the role and value of this vital sector of the economy”.

For more information on our diversity programme at New Financial contact Edwina Dowling, head of marketing and business development.

To read our latest annual review of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter click here