City hive survey

Bhavini Shah, who founded City Hive, a networking group for women in the asset management industry. (LinkedIn photo)

A networking group for women in the asset management industry founded by Bhavini Shah, a former senior fund selector at Aviva Investors, has launched a new survey that hopes to determine attitudes and behavior around sexual harassment in the industry.

The British Indian-founded City Hive firm is seeking responses from anyone, regardless of gender, as part of the inaugural survey.

Part of the survey will tackle what companies are doing to support staff subjected to harassment, according to a Fund Strategy report.

The survey was launched in response to the plethora of recent sexual misconduct accusations in Hollywood and Westminster, the report said.

The anonymous survey takes approximately five minutes and answers will be compiled into a report, published by Herschel Advisory, it said.

Shah says the survey is an opportunity to identify areas of concern and tackle them, according to Fund Strategy.

“We want to dig a bit deeper than anecdotal evidence and we want the industry to address some of these issues, which we know can be swept under the carpet,” Shah said.

Shah launched City Hive a year ago. It is backed by a number of asset managers, including Blackrock, Fidelity, Hermes, Jupiter, M&G Investments and Pictet AM.

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