Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America Announces Rising Stars

By Nicsa posted 06-16-2021 04:53 PM


Boston, MA – June 16, 2021 – Nicsa is pleased to announce the winners of its Rising Star Program, a new mentorship and awards program aimed at providing networking and career development opportunities to diverse, aspiring leaders in the asset management industry. Read “Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America Launches DEI Mentorship and Awards Program.”


Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America recognizes the importance of supporting emerging leaders by creating a program that not only provides recognition and exposure for diverse employees, but develops and hones the skills critical for retention and advancement of valued talent within the industry.


The Winners are:


  1. American Century Investments, Joyce Huang
  2. Amundi US Asset Management, Peng Jia
  3. Aon, Charles Kariuki
  4. Bank of America, Fay Xu
  5. BlackRock, John Yates
  6. BMO Global Asset Management, Lauren Conner
  7. Broadridge Financial Solutions, Courtney Dove
  8. Capital Group, Abdi Hussein
  9. CFA Institute, Carla Hallman
  10. Confluence, Shannelle Dawkins
  11. EY, Caitlin O’Grady
  12. Hartford Funds, Cindy Luan
  13. HSBC Global Asset Management, Sabaha Ahmed
  14. Janus Henderson Investors, Nirupaa Manoharan
  15. JPMorganChase, Elizabeth Poitras
  16. Nicsa, Kelly Sherrard
  17. Northern Trust, Dan Ngoy
  18. Payden & Rygel, Madyson Cassidy
  19. Penserra Securities, Anand Desai
  20. Russell Investments, Nazanin Rassouli
  21. Schroders, Autumn Graham
  22. SEI, Sara Baston
  23. SLC Management, Linda Kong Ting
  24. State Street Bank & Trust Company, Yandy Xiuyan Chen




Rising Stars were recognized at the Fearless Leadership Symposium, hosted by Nicsa's Diversity Project North America on June 16-17, 2021.


In addition, each Rising Star will receive career coaching via a nationally recognized leadership development program; networking opportunities with senior leaders from Nicsa member firms; and invitations to specialized inclusive leadership training.


The Rising Star Program, as part of the Fearless Leadership Symposium, is planned to be an annual program. Questions about the Program, the Symposium, or how to join the Diversity Project North America can be sent to


About Diversity Project North America

The Diversity Project’s goal is to accelerate progress towards a diverse and inclusive culture in the asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. Click here for more information on Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America initiative.


About Nicsa 

Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices.  For over fifty years, Nicsa has promoted an open and collaborative environment, where members’ and partners’ deep expertise and unique perspectives have come together to help strategically implement and support the industry’s most vital issues. Click here for more information about membership.