What makes an investment
company a good
place to work? It’s a strong
culture, positive work environment,
engagement and good benefits.
That’s according to Pension & Investments,
an international newspaper that
ranks best places to work.
The top five big companies (more than
1,000 employees) were: The Principal
Financial Group, Diversified, Bridgewater
Associates, SEI and Invesco. From 100 to
1,000: Hamilton Lane Advisors, Clearbridge
Advisors, AEW Capital Management, William
Blair & Co. and Western Asset Management.
Less than 100: Robert W. Baird &
Co., Balentine, Modera Wealth Management,
Perkins Investment Management
and Dana Investment Advisors.
Employees said they valued career
advancement more than perks, but some
of the extras are pretty sweet: Eight companies
provide free or subsidized meals
and one provides free snacks and beverages
around the clock; 10 have fitness facilities or
memberships; 10 offer company-paid parking;
and four have on-site recreational amenities
like basketball courts.