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Best places to work in money management

DRA Advisors

The livin’ is easy: At the annual summer event, fun is the main goal. Employees spend the day enjoying golf and tennis and other relaxing activities.

Additional winners, managers with 50 to 99 employees

New York

$10 billion AUM

Years won: 2017

Popular perks:

  • Offers bagels and fruit every Monday and Wednesday, pizza on Fridays and buys full meals for social celebrations throughout the year.
  • Provides summer scheduling, which allows employees to choose six Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day during which they can leave the office at 1 p.m.
  • Supports charitable causes, such as packing Thanksgiving provisions for needy families at volunteer events and collecting back-to-school supplies and holiday toys for the Children's Aid Society. Matches the staff's financial donations for team charitable events as well as up to $1,000 per year for each employee's individual philanthropic donations.

Employees say:

  • “The small perks like deck parties, pizza on Fridays, and bagels go a long way.”
  • “Simple gestures as an extra holiday, closing the office when there is really bad weather and the ability to work at home if a situation arises tend to help balance life and work issues.”
  • “It is a small enough company that the senior partners make it a point to have a vested interest in you as an employee and person. Most senior partners really do have an open-door policy.”