Mari Shimokawa
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Diversity: Our Mission

We recognize that delivering excellent performance depends on diversity—of people and perspectives. Loomis Sayles strives to attract, nurture and retain a dynamic staff that is talented and diverse. Our employees are the vital bridge between our workplace and the marketplace and the principal reason we are able to deliver such a high level of investment management services to our clients. We strive to:

  • Be an employer of choice for top talent, regardless of background
  • Create an environment that welcomes the full breadth of diversity
  • Encourage employees to share their unique experiences, perspectives andideas so that our firm’s worldview can be informed by their input


Diversity Committee. Loomis Sayles’ diversity committee is comprised of representatives from the major departments and includes two Board members and works to oversee the firm’s efforts at expanding and deepening its diversity.

Talent development and corporate training. The firm offers programs and training focused on creating and building an inclusive environment and retaining our diverse talent. The firm participates in development programs offered by The Partnership, Inc., which provides leadership training, consulting services and networking for professional persons of color in Boston. The firm also provides harassment and diversity awareness training to management and all new hires.

Work-life balance. Loomis Sayles has many programs and benefits designed to help our employees maintain a positive balance between their professional and personal lives. Examples are flexible work arrangements, childcare resources, elder care benefits and on-site work-life seminars.

Supplier diversity. We are members of the Supplier Diversity associations, and track our vendors to identify opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses.

Charitable partnerships. Our Charitable Giving Committee supports programs in education, healthcare, social services and the arts, working with economically disadvantaged children and their families located in the urban areas in which we work and live.

Internships. Loomis Sayles sponsors the following educational programs serving underprivileged youth in Boston:

Summer Search's internship and mentorship program provides underserved high school and college students with unique educational opportunities. Loomis Sayles has hosted Summer Search college interns since 2007.

Cristo Rey Boston High School provides a college preparatory education to students from low-income families across Greater Boston, along with a corporate work study program. Each year since 2008, Loomis Sayles has hosted a student intern, helping them prepare for college and future professional work environments.

Career training. As part of Project Hope's collaborative Community Partners in Health Professions program, Loomis Sayles employees conduct job training support for women who are new to or rejoining the work force.