Accelerate Your Career

With the Asset Management Diversity Accelerator (AMDA)

The Asset Management Diversity Accelerator (AMDA) is a 24-month rotational development program for entry-level job seekers interested in asset management. AMDA participants will spend eight months as junior associates at three Chicago-area asset management firms: Allstate Investments, LGIM America, and William Blair Investment Management. By attracting recent university graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who would otherwise not explore careers in asset management, the AMDA seeks to create a new pipeline of junior talent, increase diversity of background and thought within investment teams, and better our communities. High-performing candidates will have the opportunity to interview for full-time positions with participating firms after the AMDA program completion.

In 2023, AMDA successfully launched its first cohort of junior associates in public research. In summer 2024, AMDA is launching its second cohort of junior associates in client services and distribution at Allstate Investments, LGIM America, and William Blair Investment Management.

About the Sponsors

AMDA is a partnership between Allstate Investments, LGIM America, and William Blair Investment Management. Together, these Chicago-area asset managers combined have approximately $360 billion in assets under management.

Allstate Investments

Allstate Investments has decades of experience pursuing strategies in a broad array of asset classes and geographies in both the public and private markets. No matter the investment, we remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver strong investment results for each client. The Allstate Corporation had $67.9 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/24.

“Inclusive diversity and equity has long been a core value of Allstate that represents who we are and how we conduct ourselves as employees, leaders, decision-makers, and members of society. Allstate actively supports historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to attract talent to our employment and entrepreneur career opportunities, and today’s event is just one example. We are committed to bringing more diverse talent into investment roles at Allstate and more broadly industry-wide.”

John Dugenske, CFA,

President, Investments and Financial Products,
Allstate Investments

LGIM America

LGIM America was founded in 2006 with the purpose of helping people achieve their long-term financial goals. We offer a range of strategies to help our institutional clients (corporations, healthcare agencies, nonprofit, education, public plans, and Taft-Hartley) manage their investment objectives, which can range from market-based alpha-oriented strategies to those that are designed to be more liability-centric, derivative overlays, or indexed solutions. Encouraging a diverse and inclusive environment coupled with a solutions-focused culture allows us to increase our breadth of knowledge and the likelihood of improved client outcomes and stronger financial performance. We have teams of experienced, innovative professionals committed to helping plan sponsors meet their pension promises, managing investment exposures efficiently to seek enhanced returns while mitigating risks, and working to generate returns while making a positive societal difference. LGIM America had $219.7 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/24.

“Addressing our industry's biggest challenges while delivering our business for future generations will take new ideas, innovation, phenomenal teamwork, and relentless focus. Success can only be achieved if we’re respectfully and inclusively collaborating, while continually embracing diversity of thought and experience.”

Kerrigan Procter,

Interim Head,
LGIM America

William Blair

William Blair Investment Management is a global asset manager based in Chicago with resources in New York, London, Zurich, Sydney, Stockholm, Singapore1, and The Hague, and dedicated coverage for Canada. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, and emerging markets debt. We strive to attract and retain the best people. As we do, we embrace skills and perspectives from around the globe—and welcome new ideas. This helps us deliver the tailored, thoughtful work our clients have known us for. William Blair Investment Management had $72.4 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/24.

1 William Blair International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under a Capital Markets Services License to conduct fund management activities.

“The power of teams can’t be overstated. Human capital is our industry’s biggest asset. That’s why we need the best and the brightest to join us. And the best and the brightest span many different backgrounds with many different ways of thinking.”

Stephanie Braming, CFA, Partner,

Global Head of Investment Management,
William Blair

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