Black Hedge Fund Professionals Network
BHFPN was launched in 2019 as a grass-roots idea borne out of a desire to create a shared space for black and brown professionals, and their allies working in the hedge fund industry. We endeavor first and foremost, to be a resource to black and brown professionals that are otherwise underrepresented within the industry, offering support and education, career advancement tools and mentorship. We seek to serve as a hub for old and new connections, as well a go-to for curated and relevant networking and speaker events on hiring, retaining and promoting black and brown professionals in the industry.
What We Do
The Black Hedge Fund Professionals Network is committed to providing valuable insights to support and promote black and brown professionals in the hedge fund industry.
Inaugural DEI Report
Amid heightened political and corporate backlash around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), The Black Hedge Fund Professionals Network (“BHFPN”) released the results from its inaugural DEI survey of its member network, consisting of Black and brown professionals in the hedge fund industry and their allies. The resulting report, “From Ambition to Action: Diverse Hedge Fund and Finance Professionals Weigh in on DEI Efforts and Where We Go from Here,” reveals a staunch contrast between actions the industry has taken and the gap in talent, retention and inclusion for diverse professionals.
Read our Report From Ambition to Action: Diverse Hedge Fund and Finance Professionals Weigh in on DEI Efforts and Where We Go from Here
We offer networking, learning and career advancement opportunities through a variety of events and activities including:
• Speaker events, roundtables and webinars discussing a wide range of relevant industry topics
• Networking events that allow our members to develop new connections and deepen existing ones
• Professional development workshops that seek to empower members to advance in their respective careers
• Sharing of job opportunities through our ongoing job alerts
Early Stage Professionals
We offer opportunities for early professionals to connect with experienced professionals, to shine a light on possible career paths in the hedge fund industry.
BHFPN Future Founders
This initiative is targeted at early-career black and brown investment professionals, including sell-side research, trading and investment banking division professionals as well as buyside analysts. The initiative involves a series of small group events and curated interactions between such professionals and buyside founders, chief investment officers, and senior investment professionals.
With our pre-career initiatives, we aim to build awareness among black and brown college students regarding career paths in finance broadly and in the hedge fund industry specifically. Our BHFPN Student Program Q&A Series facilitates informal interaction between students and our members, to share insights on the hedge fund industry and careers in finance in general.
We welcome partnership with individuals, organizations, employee resource groups and industry leaders who wish to work with us in furthering our group’s mission.
Reach out to discuss sponsorship and other opportunities to support BHFPN and to leverage the network as a source diverse talent.