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Best Places to Work 2012

Publication Date : December 10, 2012

Fifteen firms are being honored by Pensions & Investments as the Best Places to Work in Money Management.

Winners with over 1,000 employees

Principal Financial Group

An art-filled campus in Des Moines, Iowa, and a global perspective have helped Principal Financial Group attract and retain a diverse workforce.


CEO Peter Kunkel says one way to understand the culture of Diversified is to drop by the company gym at the firm's Harrison, N.Y., headquarters.

Bridgewater Associates

Bridgewater Associates LP's culture is little changed since its start 37 years ago, but it did have to migrate to written tenets when the company grew from 10 people working from the apartment of founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer Raymond T. Dalio to 1,300 people in five buildings in semi-rural Fairfield County.


Pythons are not your typical workplace motivational tool, but at SEI, they are an expression of the company's passion for reinvention.


Not every boss invites employees to his home, but Martin Flanagan, CEO of Atlanta-based Invesco Ltd., decided this year to host company's annual picnic in his backyard, even setting up a petting zoo and a rock-climbing wall.