Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE:NLY) has been recognized in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for 2018. The reference index computes gender equality across internal firm statistics, external community support, engagement, gender-conscious offerings and employee policies. The Bloomberg GEI is a major part of broader initiatives by Bloomberg to help shareholders evaluate and identify the environmental, social and governance practices across firms in the investment setting. The company’s inclusion in the index highlights the firm’s commitment to establishing a gender equal workplace.
Kevin G. Keyes, the President, CEO and Chairman of Annaly, reported that their focus on gender and social equality, like the leadership highlighted in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, is major to their long-term plan and corporate culture. They are delighted to be included in a measure that demonstrates commitment to and encourages gender equality in the workplace.
Also, with the inclusions of Vicki Williams and Katie Beirne Fallon to their Board of Directors in 2018, they continue to advance in promoting equitable exhibition at all levels of the firm. Vicki and Katie bring distinct value and expertise to their leadership, and along with Wellington Denahan and Fran Bovich, women now constitute 36% of the members of their Board of Directors. Addition in the index is even consistent with Annaly’s broader ESG measures.
Peter T. Grauer, the Chairman of Bloomberg, expressed that they commend Annaly Capital and the other 103 firms comprised in the 2018 GEI for their initiatives to create work settings that boost gender equality across a varied range of industries. Their leadership establishes a significant example that will assist all firms innovate and meet the growing demand for inclusive and diverse workplaces.
In the last trading session, the stock price of Annaly declined 0.81% to close the day at $11.02. The decline came at a share volume of 15.84 million compared to average share volume of 9.33 million.