Research papers

A lived understanding of the ethnic experience in the City

Our research and study brings to surface new and established ideas that drive change around diversity, social class and education

We believe that education is one of the most important tools in overcoming the barriers we face as an industry to achieving satisfactory levels of ethnic representation.

Please contact us for enquires and any potential collaborative opportunities for research and study.

Readying our Diverse Future

To carve a career furrow in the insurance market is still more difficult for women than it is for men. It’s even harder for black people, and for others who look or sound different. But for women from ethnic minorities, the uphill struggle is more than doubly hard. It’s got nothing to do with ability, expertise, experience, or personality. It’s because, as a market, we’re not yet ready for our diverse future. We have work to do.

Six Steps to Racial Inclusivity

Issues of racism have come quickly into sharp focus. Global anti-racism protests have brought the London market’s need to do better at racial diversity to the forefront and prompted our sector’s sincere intent to take action.

This research paper sets out recommendations – Equity’s Six Steps to Racial Inclusivity – to help London market companies boost the inclusion, development, and promotion of black and minority ethnic talent within their organisations. The Six Steps have come directly from the London market’s black employees. It is a credible call to action.


Inspiring the next generation

In honour of Black History Month, Equity has partnered with Tokio Marine Kiln and the Insurance Museum to present a collection of untold stories from various influential black people, which highlight the role that the insurance market played, and some continues to play, throughout their lifetimes.

In an effort to encourage more people to remember the positive and negative aspects of the past and how they pertained to black people and culture, even within the insurance industry, the ACIN has selected 11 stories from the Insurance Museum that reflect on an array of topics from insurance and finance to music and sport.

While insurance plays a role in most people’s lives, it’s fascinating to read just how prominent and necessary it was and continues to be in the lives of these influential people.