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SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE PRINCIPAL PARTNERSHIP

Merian Global Investors is immensely proud to be the inaugural and sole principal partner of Shakespeare’s Globe’s summer season.

OUR PARTNERSHIP: A MEETING OF MINDS

Through our partnership, and consistent with our desire to challenge received wisdom – much as our namesake, the 17th-Century scientist and illustrator Maria Merian did in her time – we are supporting the work of a truly ground-breaking, international cultural and educational organisation.

Our financial support for the Globe, which sits directly across the river Thames from our London headquarters, and which receives no annual government subsidy, will help it to maintain and enhance its ambitious and innovative dramatic programme, and to further develop its burgeoning international reputation. 

We’re delighted to support the work of Shakespeare’s Globe, and very much hope you will take the opportunity to see some of its inspirational work, either at a performance during the summer season, or at one of the many theatres around the world the Globe will be visiting on tour.

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE AND SUMMER SEASON 2019

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world with a diverse programme of work across two iconic theatres: the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Performances, tours and an extensive education and research programme take place all year round to make Shakespeare accessible for all. From February 2019, the Globe will begin a year-long cycle of history plays which will continue throughout the summer season, exploring what it means to be British as the UK edges closer to its exit from the EU.

For more information about Shakespeare’s Globe, and summer season 2019, please visit www.shakespearesglobe.com.

OUR SHARED VALUES

Shakespeare’s Globe is one of the world’s most iconic theatres, with a truly inspiring international cultural and educational programme. As a theatre company, Shakespeare’s Globe is the embodiment of inclusivity, recognising the vital role all teams play in achieving success, an ethos we celebrate and practice at Merian Global Investors, where there is no primacy between our fund management, distribution and operational functions.

We believe that gifted theatre professionals, like great investors, require a balance of support and freedom to perform at their best. This is why we strive hard to create the right environment for our fund managers to shine, just as the Globe does, attracting both outstanding actors, as well as leading talent behind the scenes to support them.

Similarly, both organisations are vocal supporters of the importance of diversity in our work. For example, Globe artistic director Michelle Terry’s commitment to gender parity on stage resonates strongly with our own determination to champion the role of women in the asset management sector; in this regard, we are proud that our executive committee is made up of more women than men, differentiating us significantly from many of our peers.

ABOUT MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS

We are a privately owned, international asset management business. We manage a wide range of different kinds of financial investments – such as company shares, bonds and gold – for investors including financial advisers and their clients, wealth managers, pension funds, banks, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. To discover more about our company, and to learn what makes us distinctive from other asset management firms, please visit the ‘about us’ section of our website.

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