Polen Capital, an independently owned, growth equity investment manager with a 31-year track record, has been named by Pensions & Investments as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management for the fifth consecutive year.
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Polen Capital earned a top spot in the category for asset managers with 50-99 employees. Presented by Pensions & Investments, the global news source of money management, the ninth-annual survey and recognition program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in the money management industry.
As an employee-controlled investment manager, Polen Capital is committed to its culture of purpose, autonomy, and continuous learning. The firm believes that its culture has enhanced creativity, focus, employee retention and – most importantly – alignment of interests with its clients. Additionally, two of the firm’s core values are to ‘do the right thing,’ and ‘do more than expected’ and that applies not just to clients and colleagues but also to its community.
Our work-from-anywhere infrastructure, processes and stepped-up communication enhanced our culture in many ways.
“In this very unusual year, we learned again that employers that consider the overall well-being of their employees are regarded well. The best employers in 2020 are those that have stepped up with policies and practices to support and protect employees’ physical and emotional health, while continuing to keep the focus on clients’ needs,” said P&I Editor Amy B. Resnick. “Our surveys found that the employers on the list were likely to work hard to sustain their corporate cultures, even during times of pandemic lockdowns and continuing to work from home in many cases.”
“2020 presented unique challenges for our global workforce. Our work-from-anywhere infrastructure, processes and stepped-up communication enhanced our culture in many ways,” said CEO Stan Moss. “We are proud to have been recognized for our firm’s culture each of the last 5 years from such a trusted source in the industry.”
Pensions & Investments partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to conduct a two-part survey process of employers and their employees.
The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies.