New HRC Report: Banking and Financial Services Companies Continue to Lead the Way on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

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WASHINGTON – Banking and financial service companies continue to set the pace for LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) issued today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

A record-breaking 609 businesses nationwide earned 100-point scores in the CEI, and 110 of them are from the banking and financial sector — second only to the legal sector in the number of perfect scores. Just one banking and financial firm was awarded 100 points when the CEI began in 2002.

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.; Capital Group Companies Inc., The; Carlyle Group LP, The; FMR Corp.; Macquarie Group Ltd.; MB Financial Inc.; Societe Generale Financial Corp.; TPG Global LLC; TransUnion; and Western Union Co., The are debuting on the CEI.


“From the earliest days of the Corporate Equality Index, banking and financial service companies have prioritized LGBTQ-inclusive policies, benefits and practices for employees and customers alike, often ahead of other sectors” said Deena Fidas, Director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. “The sheer number of companies in this year’s CEI earning top marks demonstrates that inclusion continues to be the market standard.”

Employer Name


State Score
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. Philadelphia PA 65
AllianceBernstein LP New York NY 100
Ally Financial Inc. Detroit MI 100
American Express Co. New York NY 100
Ameriprise Financial Inc. Minneapolis MN 100
Bank of America Corp. Charlotte NC 75
Bank of New York Mellon Corp., The New York NY 100
Bank of the West San Francisco CA 90
Barclays New York NY 100
BB&T Corp. Winston-Salem NC 100
BlackRock New York NY 100
Bloomberg LP New York NY 100
BMO Bankcorp Inc. Chicago IL 100
BNP Paribas New York NY 100
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. Lake Success NY 100
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. New York NY 90
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce New York NY 85
Capital Group Companies Inc., The Los Angeles CA 100
Capital One Financial Corp. McLean VA 100
Carlyle Group LP, The Washington DC 100
Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates Inc. Atlanta GA 40
Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. San Francisco CA 100
CIT Group Inc. New York NY 20
Citigroup Inc. New York NY 100
CME Group Inc. Chicago IL 95
Comerica Inc. Dallas TX 100
Compass Bancshares Inc. (BBVA Compass) Birmingham AL 100
CoreLogic Santa Ana CA 70
Credit Suisse USA Inc. New York NY 100
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., The New York NY 100
Deutsche Bank New York NY 100
Discover Financial Services Riverwoods IL 100
E*TRADE Financial Corp. New York NY 80
Eastern Bank Corp. Boston MA 100
Edward Jones St. Louis MO 100
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) McLean VA 100
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) Washington DC 100
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta GA 100
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston MA 100
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Chicago IL 100
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Cleveland OH 100
Federal Reserve Bank of New York New York NY 90
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 90
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Richmond VA 100
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco San Francisco CA 100
Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis Saint Louis MO 100
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Jacksonville FL 100
Fifth Third Bancorp Cincinnati OH 100
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. Washington DC 100
First American Financial Corp. Santa Ana CA 100
First Data Corp. Atlanta GA 100
First Horizon National Corp. Memphis TN 85
FMR Corp. Boston MA 95
Franklin Resources Inc. San Mateo CA 100
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., The New York NY 100
H&R Block Inc. Kansas City MO 80
HSBC USA New York NY 100
Huntington Bancshares Inc. Columbus OH 100
Invesco Ltd. Atlanta GA 75
JPMorgan Chase & Co. New York NY 100
KeyBank Cleveland OH 100
KKR & Co. LP New York NY 100
Legg Mason Inc. Baltimore MD 95
Loews Corp. New York NY 75
LPL Financial Holdings Inc. Boston MA 100
M&T Bank Corp. Buffalo NY 95
Macquarie Group Ltd. New York NY 85
MasterCard Inc. Purchase NY 100
MB Financial Inc. Chicago IL 95
Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. Chicago IL 90
Moody’s Corp. New York NY 100
Morgan Stanley New York NY 100
Morningstar Inc. Chicago IL 100
NASDAQ Inc. New York NY 85
Navient Wilmington DE 100
Northern Trust Corp. Chicago IL 100
NYSE Euronext Inc. New York NY 45
OppenheimerFunds Inc. New York NY 100
Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC Newport Beach CA 100
PNC Financial Services Group Inc., The Pittsburgh PA 100
Prudential Financial Inc. Newark NJ 100
Raymond James Financial Inc. St. Petersburg FL 85
RBC Capital Markets LLC New York NY 100
RBC Wealth Management Minneapolis MN 100
RBS Securities Inc. Stamford CT 80
Regions Financial Corp. Birmingham AL 95
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Milwaukee WI 100
Rockland Trust Co. Rockland MA 100
S&P Global Inc. New York NY 100
SLM Corp. (Sallie Mae) Newark DE 45
Societe Generale Financial Corp. New York NY 100
State Street Corp. Boston MA 100
SunTrust Banks Inc. Atlanta GA 100
Synchrony Financial Stamford CT 100
T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. Baltimore MD 100
TD Ameritrade Omaha NE 100
TD Bank, N.A. Wilmington DE 100
TD Securities (USA) LLC New York NY 100
TIAA New York NY 100
TPG Global LLC Fort Worth TX 100
TransUnion Chicago IL 85
U.S. Bancorp Minneapolis MN 100
UBS AG New York NY 100
Union Bank New York NY 100
United Services Automobile Association San Antonio TX 100
Vanguard Group Inc. Malvern PA 100
Visa Foster City CA 100
Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. Overland Park KS 80
Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco CA 100
Western Union Co., The Englewood CO 75

HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is America’s premiere benchmarking tool for LGBTQ workplace equality. The results of this year’s CEI, showcases how hundreds of U.S.-based multinational companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace abroad.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  1. Non-discrimination policies
  2. Employment benefits
  3. Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  4. Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  5. Responsible citizenship

The full report is available online at


The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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