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Pension & Investments Again Names National one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in Money Management

December 22, 2016

For the second time in three years,  National Real Estate Advisors was named one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, which ranks U.S. money managers based on the results of employer and employee surveys.

National placed among the top alternatives managers and was designated by Pensions & Investments together with BlackRock, Oppenheimer Funds, Legg Mason Global Asset Management, LaSalle Asset Management, and Fiduciary Investment Advisors among other companies.

“Again this year, it is clear that what makes firms great employers isn’t necessarily about salaries. 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 firm’s culture and the benefits as the things that make it a great place to work.”

Jeffrey Kanne, National’s President and CEO, said: “National is committed to creating a work environment which provides mentoring, growth opportunities, rewards, and recognition, while encouraging open communications and team approaches to delivering the best possible results for our clients.  The most important thing we offer our employees is an anti-micromanagement culture which fosters individual decision making, self-respect, mutual respect and collaboration.  We are particularly gratified to be recognized again by P&I since the ranking reflects so positively on everyone in our entire organization.”

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.

For a complete list of the 2016 Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management winners and write-ups, go to

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