Brandes Proud


Brandes is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) working environment for its employees that respects the authentic expression of their unique identities, one where they can thrive and realize their full potential. 

We’ve brought these convictions to life through internal and external management initiatives, affiliations and participation in public events that translate our good intentions into actions. We aim to capture them on this page.

Keeping the Firm Aligned with its DEI Vision

Brandes Proud ensures our leadership thinking and management practices are informed by DEI priorities. Led by two co-sponsors and an advisory board, it represents a diverse mix of employees and business functions and focuses on LGBT+ interests. Brandes Proud seeks and works to apply best-practice ideas, especially those backed by research and industry adoption. We believe Brandes Proud also advances our talent recruitment efforts and helps them stay aligned with our DEI ideals.

Member of LGBT Great

Brandes is a foundation-level member of LGBT Great, a global organization that specializes “in developing LGBT+ diversity and inclusion within the investment and savings industry.” Our affiliation in LGBT Great is a clear reflection of our concept of inclusive citizenship and places Brandes in the company of global firms with the same outlook. We think that DEI should be a key attribute of the global financial services community, to the benefit of our employees, clients and the investors who have entrusted their funds to us. We believe our membership signals to the talent pool within Brandes and to prospective employees that our DEI commitment is sincere.

The Top 100 Gamechangers 2022

On May 31, 2022, the LGBT Great team unveiled their first ever list of the Top 100 Gamechangers. This list is meant to recognize people in the global financial services industry who are helping to change the game for LGBT+ diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). We are incredibly proud to see our colleague Carlos Oliveira on this remarkable list.

Top 100 Gamechangers