Our Story

Welcome to Future Asset. We believe that being female should never be seen as a barrier to progressing in the career you choose. In particular, we are working hard to encourage girls in high schools in Scotland to look at the world of investment. This may have been traditionally seen as a male-influenced field, but not anymore!

We want even more girls to see that this can be a personally rewarding world to explore. In investment you can develop your interpersonal skills, confidence, problem-solving powers and resilience. You can also, thanks to areas like responsible and ethical investing, have the power to change the world around us for the better.

Our goal is to enable girls in the senior phase of high school to learn how investment can change the world for the better, gain valuable, transferable skills and consider the benefits of possible future careers.

We organise conferences and workshops for girls across Scotland. Our 2017 event was very well attended. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave an inspiring speech and the girls and their teachers enjoyed talks, workshops and interactive experiences with women from a range of careers and professions.

The Future Asset steering group comprises largely female professionals who are actively engaged in the Scottish financial sector, working mainly in the investment management area. Drawn from a number of different firms in the industry, members are united in their determination to increase diversity in its recruitment practices. Future Asset is a trading name of Didasko — a charity committed to this objective.

“An incredible event! The intro to Asset Management was good and having the range of roles explained by women was brilliant.”
Conference 2017 participant

Find out about our next conference, which is happening on 24 September 2019 in Glasgow & book your place. 

Our Team

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Susan Anderson

Future Asset Chair and former Senior Investment Strategist, Aberdeen Standard
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Helen Bradley

Campaign Coordinator
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Claire Black

Events Coordinator
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Emma Hay

Future Asset Steering Group and Learning & Development Manager, Stewart Investors
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Emma Jarvie

Future Asset Steering Group and First State Investments
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Angus Tulloch

Future Asset Steering Group
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Johan MacKenzie

Future Asset Steering Group and Head of Marketing/Client Reporting, Stewart Investors
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Lauran Halpin

Future Asset Steering Group and Future Asset Steering Group Investment Manager, Edinburgh Partners 
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Alice Paterson

Future Asset Steering Group and Investment Analyst, Kennox Asset Management
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Charlotte Tait

Future Asset Steering Group and Senior Legal Counsel, First State Investments
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Sarah Whitley

Future Asset Steering Group and Former Head of Japanese Equities, Baillie Gifford