Trium understand that our responsibilities extend beyond those of our Portfolio Managers, investors and shareholders. As an organisation, we support various charities and social enterprises.
We are committed to working with organisations to improve the opportunities for employment within the asset management industry for younger people with diverse backgrounds. To this extent, Trium are involved with the following initiatives;
Sutton Trust- Pathways to Banking & Finance
Launched in 2017, Pathways to Banking and Finance is a pioneering programme that seeks to improve social mobility in banking and finance by providing industry access to high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds and building essential life skills.
By partnering with the Sutton Trust Trium are looking to help affect industry-wide change, change the perception of banking and finance, and increase diversity in the workplace.
Building a partnership with the Sutton Trust will enable Trium to:
- Build a diverse pipeline of graduate talent.
- Review best practice for reaching and attracting less advantaged candidates.
- Engage diversity champions across the business with the topic of social mobility.
- Play a part in addressing the broader societal issue of social mobility, contributing to the Trust’s efforts to transform 5,000 lives each year.
Lumsden Leadership Summit
The Lumsden Club is an all-female registered Scottish charity at the University of St Andrews dedicated to supporting women's and children's charities as well as promoting the arts. To date, The Lumsden Club has 36 members, and has raised over £30,000 within the last six years in support of various charities.
The Trium x Lumsden Leadership Summit Internship offers a summer internship each year with the hope of attracting more female applicants to the industry.
Maths4Girls is a partnership with the global association for finance professionals ‘100 Women In Finance’ which aims to inspire and encourage girls, aged 11-14, to take maths beyond GCSE and even the gender playing field at A-levels and university.
Women from sectors such as finance, investment and other professions that use maths are invited into schools to talk to students about their own journey with maths and clearly link maths in the classroom with maths in the real world. The aim is to encourage both boys and girls to see its relevance in the world of work, in order to improve their confidence and attitudes towards maths in school.
Supporting our staff, supporting others
Giving back to the community helps staff develop important skills whilst benefitting those less fortunate. Staff member participation in charitable endeavours is therefore actively encouraged at Trium, with employees regularly taking part in sponsored activities or other charitable work. Flexible working options help our staff maintain their charitable commitments alongside their core Trium responsibilities.
Brass for Africa
Brass for Africa is an award-winning charity that delivers music education with integrated life-skills training to over 1,000 disadvantaged children and young people in Uganda, Liberia and Rwanda.
Working in partnership with over 20 community-based organisations, their local team of teachers are all African and alumni of the programmes themselves. They teach music, and through an integrated life-skills curriculum, nurture transferable skills such as self-confidence, perseverance, concentration and communication.
Help for Children
A global foundation, HFC has a history of strong support from the hedge fund industry (so much so, many refer to it as “Hedge Funds Care”). HFC provides substantial grants to several charities with the remit of effectively preventing and treating child abuse around the world.
Operation Christmas Child
Trium is a regular supporter of Operation Christmas Child. Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child has been delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children around the world. It is now the UK’s largest children’s Christmas appeal. The idea is simple. Children and adults wrap and pack shoeboxes with a range of gifts and take them to a convenient ‘drop-off point’. Each shoebox is an unconditional gift, given to a child with nothing asked for, or expected in return.