New initiative to champion neurodiversity in finance

"Business leaders today need to have the ability to deal with complexity in familiar and non-familiar environments where it is important to be adaptable, juggle priorities and anticipate different scenarios while, at the same time, making the call when their markets are constantly going through disruption."

She said that, more than ever, business leaders needed to have people in their teams and businesses that bring a diverse mix of skills, backgrounds and abilities in order to be fully representative of the customers and clients they serve and deliver for their stakeholders.

Schonhofer added. "All the evidence points to Gain bringing a winning formula to deliver better business results for the future. Neurodiverse individuals make up a significant portion of society and bring a different lens to business.

"They also operate in different ways from the neuro-typical and this needs to be understood if they are to bring their whole value to the workplace.”

Founder members of Gain include: Marsh McLennan, Swiss Re, Zurich, Principal, ISC Group, arcQ, Ambitious about Autism, E2W, Expand the Circle and other senior insurance and investment individuals, including those with lived experience of autism.

To find out more about how companies are improving their equality and inclusion policies across the workplace, read the report of the FTAdviser Diversity In Finance Awards 2021