IWIB Talks & Podcast with special guest Sean George
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About the Event
For this episode of IWIB Talks & Podcast we have invited Sean George about its article on Bloomberg. Swedish social media lit up last month when a well known Black hedge-fund manager vented about discrimination, questioning the country’s prized egalitarian credentials.
Sean George, 48, who grew up in the Caribbean before moving to Sweden at the age of 12, broke a two-year long silence on why he was forced to go solo with his fund in Stockholm in 2018. After decades of working overseas at firms like UBS Group AG, Bank of America Corp, and Deutsche Bank AG, he said he failed to get as much as an interview when he moved back to Stockholm.
In Sean words: This Bloomberg story is the most important post I will ever do. It is extremely personal and it could not be more important for Sweden to act. What we are experiencing in Sweden right now is a state financed and private sector sponsored brain drain. For context, the Swedish taxpayer pays to educate anyone with the grades to get into their chosen college. I have a stack of cv's from incredibly talented Swedish students that cannot even get an internship, that’s despite going to some of the world’s best schools. I will continue to send these students to international financial institutions one day at a time.When students change their name and remove languages from their cv‘s with the hopes of getting a job in Sweden, you have a system that can be viewed as at best broken. If you're Swedish and think this is wrong, I suggest you speak to a minority friend and ask them what their experiences have been. If you have no minority friends, then maybe you might see my point.
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