Specialist in Asia Pacific, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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formerly Realindex Investments

Leader in active quantitative equities across Australian equities, global equities, emerging markets and global small companies.

Backed by a unique blend of research, portfolio construction and risk management, focused on uncovering original insights and translating them into investment strategies that are active and systematic, aiming to generate alpha.

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At Stewart Investors, we believe in putting people first. Our investment world-view is of a series of partnerships – with each other, with our clients, with the companies we invest in, the people who buy their goods and services, and with the wider society in which we all live and work.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable culture where diversity can thrive. We believe this will deliver better outcomes for our people, our clients and society, and it is the right thing to do.

Adele Swan

Acting Chief People and Culture Officer

Our strategy

In 2022, we launched our global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy comprising four pillars: belonging, equity, engaging and alignment. 

We continue to embed our DE&I strategy through:

  • Building awareness and advocacy
  • Equipping our managers to lead inclusively
  • Policy and process enhancements, including the ongoing review of our recruitment and selection practices, and
  • By continually listening to feedback from employees.


We are proud of our employee-led communities where our people who share an identity or join in allyship come together to foster an inclusive culture. Our communities in certain regions focus on disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, neurodiversity and socioeconomic issues. They play a vital role in amplifying the voices of our under-represented people and bringing diversity, equity and inclusion to life at First Sentier Investors.

Targets and progress

We have set targets for a range of diversity measures across our business. Please see our Corporate Sustainability Report for more information on our targets and progress.


Target 2022 progress (as at 31 December 2022)
To increase the diversity of our workforce within FSI, as seen in the annual Diversity Census, over 2022 to 2025 In 2022, we increased our diversity profile from 2021 in a few areas. See census infographic for more detail
40% Female representation on the First Sentier Investors Holding Pty Limited Board by 2025 37.5%
40% Female representation on our Executive Leadership team 25%
40% Female representation on our Subsidiary Boards 35.6%
40% Female representation in Senior Management1 roles by 2027 37.8%
40% in Investment Management roles2 by 2033 35.8%
Increase the DE&I score in the annual engagement survey to be at the midpoint of Finance sector by 2025 In 2022, we moved from a bottom to midpoint benchmark for Finance sector3
Increase the participation rate of the Diversity Census to be at 70% by 2025 68% (+3% from 2021)



1 Roles which are Executive Leadership Team minus up to two levels within the organisation hierarchy, with significant responsibilities, excluding administrative roles.
2 This includes investment roles such as portfolio managers, analysts, and those that support them directly, but excludes administrative support roles.
3 Workday Peakon Employee Voice - Financial Services Benchmark.

Our focus areas

Our Corporate Sustainability strategy is organised into four focus areas