Anji (Anjuman) Kaur Kang-Stewart is Global Head of Marketing at Man Group, based in their London office. She previously held a series of senior marketing and business development roles throughout the investment industry and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Nova New Opportunities and the steering committee of Talk About Black. Our conversation tracks the extraordinary story of Anji’s childhood, her Sikh upbringing and her integration into London-based schools and how her late teen years and early twenties took some surprising turns. We speak about the lessons learned from these setbacks and the supports and structures that enabled her to start her career.Now thriving in the world of finance, we look at the factors that excite her in the area, and the characteristics that helped her to move through the ranks. We speak about how glass ceilings persist in the industry, particularly for women and members of underrepresented groups, and how the low turnover in the industry can cause this to persist.Anji is committed to passing on some of the supports that were offered to her, and we touch on the work being done by Nova New Opportunities, a West London-based diverse community charity with a pioneering approach to social change. Anji was also one of the founding members of the #Talkaboutblack initiative, and is now on their steering committee.There is more information about Talk About Black here https://diversityproject.com/2018-05-18/so-can-we-talk-talkaboutblack and Nova New Opportunities here: https://novanew.org.uk/about-us/impactSeries 4 is brought to you with the kind support of Federated Hermes, Inc., a leading global investment manager. Guided by their conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create wealth over the long term, their investment solutions span equity, fixed-income, alternative/private markets, multi-asset and liquidity strategies and a range of separately managed accounts, distributed through intermediaries worldwide.