Conning’s Commitment to Address Injustice, Prejudice and Racism

June 03, 2020

Woody Bradford
President, CEO and Chair of the Board
Conning Holdings Limited*


Conning’s leadership stands with those pursuing peaceful means in the U.S. to create positive change for the African American and Black community in both policies and culture.


When combined with the COVID-19 challenges and the resulting economic dislocations, the death of George Floyd at police hands on 25 May has amplified the significant injustices, racial tensions and inequities in our society, and the fact that we need to affirmatively confront and eliminate injustice, prejudice and racism all around us.


I speak for our entire company when I say that Conning has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination in any form.


While words are important, we believe far more than words are needed. Our Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council is empowered by our Board of Directors and our Operating Committee to identify concrete steps we can take as an organization to make a difference. We have targeted three main goals for our efforts:


  • Grow the diverse representation of our workforce
  • Promote an inclusive and equitable workplace
  • Make Conning Holdings Limited a place where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals and deliver high quality work and great results

On 3 June I sent a message to all our employees reinforcing these sentiments, including my personal commitment to be part of the solution to stop racial inequities as well as my belief that Black lives matter. I look forward to the progress we will make together to confront and eliminate injustice, prejudice and racism.


*Including Conning Holdings Limited, Cathay Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (“SITE”) and Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab A/S and its group of companies (the “Global Evolution Companies”). The Global Evolution Companies are affiliates of Conning. SITE reports internally into Conning Asia Pacific Limited but is a separate legal entity under Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. which is the ultimate controlling parent of all Conning controlled entities.