The Capital Markets Company (CAPCO)

United Kingdom
Commercial and Professional Services, Diversified Financials

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


The Capital Markets Company scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, The Capital Markets Company (CAPCO), increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. CAPCO forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. CAPCO prioritizes diversity in its hiring and leadership composition. The company supports ESG and DEI within its business practices. CAPCO supports the Equality Act. The company’s former CEO, Michael Pugliese, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. CAPCO is a Brass level sponsor of Out & Equal. The company is a partner of Out for Under Grad and Charta der Vielfalt. For these reasons, CAPCO receives a High Risk rating.

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