Diversity & Inclusion

At Moelis & Company, our people are our greatest asset, and we are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We foster a culture of partnership, passion, optimism and hard work through our diversity and inclusion efforts, and look to attract, retain and develop individuals who have that same drive.

As a global, multicultural firm we are committed to building a workforce that is representative of the diverse range of clients we advise around the world.

Statement from Ken Moelis, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

“We built Moelis & Company on a foundation of collaboration, believing that the exchange of diverse ideas enables us to achieve unparalleled outcomes. Our culture was born out of this concept — a culture in which every colleague’s voice is valued and the diversity of our collective perspectives makes us stronger and more effective.

Our commitment to uphold a culture of respect and inclusion begins at the top and is driven by our executive leadership and our Board of Directors. We foster open dialogue to ensure that each individual feels free to express themselves authentically. While my colleagues share an exceptional level of talent, they differ in their wide array of backgrounds and experiences — something that excites and inspires me every day.

As we strive to be a premier destination for talent at all levels, we are focused on recruiting from a diverse pool of candidates as well as ensuring that our hiring practices remove biases from the selection process. Our firm-sponsored Employee Networks help us advance our goal by providing networking and professional development support for employees who identify as members of underrepresented groups and their allies.

In addition to supporting the diversity of new talent, we are keenly focused on providing opportunities for internal advancement. By offering training resources and mentorship along with day-to-day opportunities for growth, we equip our colleagues with the tools they need to reach their full potential. Our goal is to make all of our employees great. With colleagues who feel valued, respected, and inspired, I am excited about what we can achieve together.”



Moelis & Company’s success is powered by the knowledge and skills of our employees. Our ability to provide a rewarding career path in an environment focused on collaboration that brings together diverse perspectives results in best in class advice for our clients.

Recruitment Partnerships & Development Programs:

  • Moelis Experience Programs – These programs include winter work internships for undergraduates who have had limited exposure to the industry and are interested in learning more about Moelis & Company and Investment Banking.
  • LDP – Leadership Diversity Program – The program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn about the industry and launch a successful career in Investment Banking. 
  • US Rise Above Fellowship – The Rise Above Fellowship is awarded to MBA students who embody our culture of collaboration and demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Veterans / Military Program – We recognize and value the dedication and perspective that veterans bring to our teams across the globe. A unique skillset and quality of character enhances our diverse and talented team. We offer a development program to help make the transition to a banking career, supported by networking, mentoring and technical training.
  • Corporate Partnership with Morehouse College – This partnership includes sponsored campus recruiting activities and events to educate students on investment banking opportunities and help build a diverse pipeline of top talent at the undergraduate level.
  • Corporate Partnership with BLK Capital Management Group – This partnership provides Moelis & Company with the opportunity to educate talented individuals about investment banking and our firm while jointly hosting networking and recruiting events.
  • Corporate Partnership with Out 4 Undergrad – This partnership provides Moelis & Company with the opportunity to support high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates as they begin careers in industries such as business, technology and finance.
  • Continuing Development – Select programs such as Moelis Compass and Moelis@Wharton are designed to support targeted skill-based learning while enhancing global collaboration and networking, which lead to deeper engagement across teams and clients.


Inclusive Workplace – Culture of Inclusion

Moelis & Company fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to share opinions and perspectives while achieving personal success and contributing to our team.

Nik Dampier

Jane Ma

Employee Networks

Our employee networks provide an important opportunity for an exchange of ideas and relationship building among employees who identify as part of underrepresented groups and their allies. These firm sponsored groups are designed to advance our culture of inclusion, support career development and create a framework for global connectivity and idea sharing.

Employee Networks:

  • Asian & Allies
  • Black and African American & Allies
  • Latino and Hispanic & Allies
  • Moelis Pride
  • Veterans & Allies
  • Women & Allies At Moelis

Bill Derrough

Community Partnerships & Engagement


Moelis & Company supports diverse communities through volunteerism, fundraising efforts and partnerships. Our growing corporate social responsibility program demonstrates a commitment to making a difference in the communities in which we live and work. We support more than 40 nonprofit organizations around the world, including a partnership with The Posse Foundation.