Event Overview

A new research study from The Ocean Partnership concludes that flexibility, well-being and work-life balance are now the biggest attraction points for prospective talent.


Join this insightful webinar and be the first to discover the latest candidate trends within the financial services and investment management marketplace. The webinar will launch the findings from a new research study, led by the award-winning team diversity recruitment firm, The Ocean Partnership. The team will present a new set of data results, explore what the insights mean, and provide a snapshot of best practices for attracting diverse talent. 

The Conversation Agenda with The Ocean Partnership: 

  • What do the research findings tell you?
  • How are you seeing the expectations of candidates evolve?
  • Why do you think that work-life balance is more important? 
  • How is flexible and remote working perceived by candidates?
  • How are financial services organisations responding?
  • What you are hearing from candidates on the ground?

About The Ocean Partnership 

The Ocean Partnership is a diverse-led recruitment firm dedicated to the global financial services and investment industry. The Ocean team represents specialist candidates from under-represented backgrounds and supports them in finding exciting career opportunities within inclusive organisations. 

About LGBT Great 

LGBT Great is a platform of over 50 financial services organisations working together to improve global sustainability. Our vision is for our industry to become the most trusted place of choice for LGBT+ talent, clients and investors, with every firm advocating visibly. LGBT Great believes in a data-driven approach to DE&I, and our iiBT metrics are designed to provide an industry-specific framework to drive success and empower organisations and leaders.


1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
The New Normal
1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
Key Findings and Considerations
1:15 PM - 1:40 PM
Live Conversation with The Ocean Partnership
1:40 PM - 1:45 PM
Next Steps and Close


  • Clare Scott (Managing Director of The Ocean Partnership)

    Clare Scott

    Managing Director of The Ocean Partnership


    Clare is an experienced finance and operations leader with extensive experience in the organisational running of businesses. Clare is the Founder and Managing Director of The Ocean Partnership and LGBT Great. She leads a team of recruitment professionals who partner with financial services organisations in attracting diverse talent for the sister brand to LGBT Great, The Ocean Partnership.

    Clare enjoys the balance of running businesses and is a proud Mum to her daughter. Clare did not go to university, is from a sole parent family and from a lower social economic background. Clare was recognised as an ‘Outstanding CEO’ in the 2018 Venus Awards and is responsible for the financial operations of LGBT Great. You can connect with Clare on LinkedIn.

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  • Kara Isaacs (Principal Consultant at The Ocean Partnership)

    Kara Isaacs

    Principal Consultant at The Ocean Partnership

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  • Matt Cameron (He/Him/His) (Global Managing Director of LGBT Great)

    Matt Cameron (He/Him/His)

    Global Managing Director of LGBT Great


    Matt is an experienced talent management, diversity and organisational development leader with extensive experience within the financial services industry. A proven track record in inspiring others, developing effective strategies, programme execution, managing diverse teams and building partnerships.

    Matt was the first in his family to go to university, is part of the LGBT+ community and also from a lower-social economic background.

    Matt is responsible for the development of LGBT Great’s programmes, the strategic direction of the organisation and advising organisations on DE&I issues. Matt is also a Board Member of the Diversity Project.

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  • Alexander Hoare (He/Him/His) (Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great)

    Alexander Hoare (He/Him/His)

    Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great


    Alex is an experienced corporate insight and strategy professional with extensive experience supporting investment and private equity organisations.

    Alex was the first in his family to go to university, completing a BA in Modern Languages at The University of Oxford and an MA in Italian Studies from The University of Warwick. He is also a proud member of the LGBT+ community and has been involved in the launch and implementation of multiple DE&I networks.

    Alex is responsible for the strategic development of LGBT Great’s insights, research, and content and for advising financial services organisations on LGBT+ sustainability issues.

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  • Laura Clark (Recruitment Consultant at The Ocean Partnership)

    Laura Clark

    Recruitment Consultant at The Ocean Partnership

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