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9 March 2022

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PRESS RELEASE: London – 7 March 2022 – New research* from Intertrust N.V. (“Intertrust Group” or “Company”) [Euronext: INTER] a world leader in providing specialised administration services to clients in over 30 jurisdictions, reveals that it is the UK that is leading the way for with 44% of UK CFOs describing gender diversity as crucial to investment opportunities, compared to 35% in the US, 20% in China and just 15% amongst the rest of Western Europe.

Featured in Intertrust Group’s new report, The future private capital CFO: Unleashing potential in the ESG era, the research found that almost four in five (79%) of private capital CFOs globally consider gender equality to be a crucial or important consideration when assessing investment opportunities, while a similar amount (74%) are now calling for daily, weekly or live data insights into Diversity and Inclusion.

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8th March, Chitra Baskar, Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Funds and Product at Intertrust Group, said: “The theme of this year’s IWD is #BreaktheBias; whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead, especially within the financial services sector.

“At Intertrust Group we’re proud that women account for approximately 48% of our total global employees and are committed to making sure we’re combatting the bias and championing gender diversity in all aspects of our work and supply chain.

“The research shows that the industry is moving in the right direction, with of private capital CFOs considering gender diversity to be ‘crucial’ or ‘important’ when assessing investment opportunities, however there is always more we can do. Our role as a world leader in providing specialised administration services to the wider sector is to make sure more or all see gender diversity as ‘crucial’ in the future, especially in those regions that have made less progress in recent years.”