A truly unique proposition
We endeavour to make the right decisions for our clients, and are committed to delivering constant improvements – we understand the role that the development of our people plays in this. It’s this unique approach that fuels our ambitious plans for the future. It’s a future that will be shaped by the talented, forward-thinking individuals who are part of our business today and also by those who will join us tomorrow.
Our long-term vision places customer experience and talent development at its heart. We are excited by innovation, take pride in developing market-leading products and have an organisation defined by our highly motivated employees. We value integrity and help provide the right opportunities for people who are eager to drive their own career.
We’re always looking for fresh talent to help us develop our investment product offering. In order to help our clients achieve their financial goals we need to call on the expertise of a diverse talent pool across a number of stages. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and it’s this combination of backgrounds, cultures and specialist knowledge that makes it all happen. And we let our employees take the lead when it comes to creating a rewarding and proactive environment. We encourage you to take a look at our Rewards and Benefits page to see what makes Fidelity India a truly unique place to work.
Diversity for us is about valuing difference. This could be appreciating different global perspectives, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, different religions and cultures, generations, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability status and all the other elements that make us unique.
Fidelity International has featured in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2018. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC) - the Prince’s Responsible Business Network - as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week. The listing involves a comprehensive submission process managed by the gender equality campaign of Business in the Community.
The alphabetical and unranked list acknowledges the focus on gender equality by UK employers and is a testament to our commitment to a gender diverse workforce in Fidelity.
To find out more, please go to - https://gender.bitc.org.uk/awards-benchmarking/TTT502018
In promoting a culture of inclusion throughout our business we are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion campaigning for LGBT+ equality. We are also committed to ensuring employees of all genders and ethnicities are represented throughout our business as part of Business in the Community’s Race and Gender campaigns, and as a member of Fonds Frauen, a women’s network in German Financial Services. Working alongside these organisations ensures that we continue to provide a workplace where our employees can bring their whole selves to work.
“Inclusion at Fidelity is about creating a culture where people’s differences are welcomed, encouraged and celebrated. Diversity of thought and perspective are valued, so all employees can contribute and reach their potential. We believe that embracing a wider set of perspectives will lead to better business decisions and outcomes.”
Peter Horrell, Managing Director - UK Financial Services
Inclusion is about creating a culture where these differences are welcomed and encouraged to maximise business performance and have the best possible working environment.
Being the best organisation means having an inclusive culture where diversity of thought and perspective is valued and where all employees can speak up, contribute and reach their potential.
We care about being a supportive place for our employees to work and a welcoming place for all clients to invest. And we are absolutely committed to being active members of the communities we serve. As a result, we believe that a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is not only right, it's absolutely critical to achieving our mission.
One of the ways we promote an inclusive culture is through our Diversity and Inclusion Network – Fidelity for Everyone. The Network has branches in our main global offices and is open to all. The Network is made up of employees from across our business and focuses on raising awareness of Diversity and Inclusion through speaker events and activities. We also host networking events and provide opportunities for people to let us know how we can improve.
Our culture centres around our clients with a strong central vision: “To deliver innovative client solutions for a better future”.
To deliver the best client outcomes we need a winning team. We have a culture of excellence and innovation and the highest integrity in all that we do. We reward and recognise individuals and teams who deliver on our promise to provide a better future for our clients. Each of us is committed to three core values across the organisation:
We take personal responsibility for always acting in the best interests of our clients. The client is at the heart of all we do, a value that goes far beyond our client facing employees and is paramount in every department and in every country in which we operate.
We believe in being willing to experiment and try new and better ways to serve our customers. We pride ourselves on intelligent risk taking, and reward those who take the initiative to introduce fresh ideas and original thinking that will help our clients achieve their financial aspirations.
Fidelity employees strive to be the best whilst knowing that continuous improvement means we will get better each time. Our culture of excellence means that we will always aim for the best client outcomes and be supportive of colleagues throughout the organisation.
By adopting these values in our daily roles, every Fidelity employee demonstrates commitment, collaboration with a dedicated client focus.
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Head of Planning and Analytics
Charting your career starts with self-evaluation, being aware of the opportunities, deciding what inspires you and where you want to go. I spent a fair period of time reflecting on my interests and abilities and, at times, decided upon some radical changes in direction. But they felt like the right decisions for me. In such situations, the support network that you build, helps you make the right choice.
Over the 18 plus years of my career, I have worked relentlessly on “do what you do extremely well” and have always been mindful, and compassionate. I tend to follow the ‘tough love’ approach to inspire excellence in my teams: giving ownership, setting high expectations and celebrating small successes along the way. Equally important is devoting time to building a solid network of supporters across the organisation. It helps to create value propositions by engaging and bouncing ideas with stakeholders that can lead to new directions. Looking back, I have made many friends along the way, by sparing that one extra minute to explain the logic of ‘why’ or ‘what’ I want to do. Lastly, striking a work-life balance is a journey and also a challenge that I am still working on. What I know is that if you make deliberate choices about the opportunities to pursue and to decline, the rest will follow.
CAO & CFO, India
During the initial years, my focus was more on functional expertise as I felt it was extremely important to master the functional area I belong to. As I grew professionally, what helped me was understanding the big picture, and particularly the commercial sense of the business and talent in my team and corporation.
At times, career decisions were not just based on a higher salary or job title but on the long term direction it offered. I even made career moves that evidently took me level down during early years, from being an Assistant Manager at PriceWaterhouse to an Accountant at Hewlett Packard. But, it was in line with my career aspiration.
Being ethical and maintaining the highest level of integrity has always been helpful to me throughout my professional and personal life and my firm belief is to practice it Mansa (in thought); Vacha (in speech); Karmana (in action). In any corporate set up we are constantly dealing with people with differing mind-sets and challenging situations that often bring tons of emotions. We have been taught to manage everything in life, but, no one has taught us how to manage ourselves, our emotions, and how to maintain equanimity in tough situations. I integrated spirituality in my life 8 years ago, and have seen enormous transformation, better focus, greater fulfilment and increased happiness.
Head of Technology, India
The first part of my career was about exploration and experimentation. In the first six years in my first company, I worked in four roles across four locations. The only common thread was all of those roles were to do with technology.
The second part was born out of the desire to pursue specialisation. I developed a foundation in Financial Services Technology and have truly found my niche in the industry.
I have learnt that there are two aspects that will help you excel in wherever your journey takes you:
As I say often to my teams, the journey is as important as the destination, so make the most of the journey today!
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