Polen Capital, an independently owned, growth equity investment manager with a 30-year track record, has been named by Pensions & Investments as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management for the fourth consecutive year.
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, eighth-annual survey and recognition program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in the money management industry.
Polen Capital is an employee-controlled investment manager with a 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.
“Again this year, it is clear that what makes firms great employers isn’t necessarily about money management in particular. Many firms were cited for their culture and benefits,” said P&I Editor Amy B. Resnick. “Our surveys found that the employers on the list were much more likely to offer things like flex time, telecommuting, child and elder care, family leave, job sharing and adoption assistance.”
“Employees at these top-ranked firms most often cited their colleagues, the firms’ culture and the benefits as the things that make it a great place to work.”
“We are gratified to have been awarded this recognition for each of the last four years from such a trusted source in the industry,” said Polen Capital CEO Stan Moss. “This award is a testament to our culture and successful long-term efforts on behalf of clients, which helps us attract, develop and retain top talent by providing an environment for employees to be their best selves and to continuously get better. Our people are the key to achieving our mission of preserving and growing client assets.”
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.