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December 13 , 2021

MULTIYEAR

WINNER

MANAGERS WITH 100 TO 499 EMPLOYEES

Conning

Headquarters: Hartford, Conn.
AUM: $208 billion as of June 30
Employees: 271

3 Cool Things:
     • Provides an educational reimbursement of 100% for degrees and professional designations, such as a chartered financial analyst. The company also provides $60 per
month for bus or train transportation or parking.
     • Employee traditions include a “Reindeer Games” holiday celebration featuring games and trivia, as well as Lunar New Year, dragon boat festival and March Madness celebrations. Office features an indoor basketball hoop in the cafeteria and chair massages, and a global photography contest helps connect employees around the world.
     • A Women’s Initiative Network employee group hosts speakers for quarterly lunch and learns for all employees; sponsored an intern from Girls Who Invest in summer 2021 and also offers an assistance program for new parents.
  

 

Employees say:
     • “This organization does a great job of instilling a culture of inclusion, belonging and
purpose in each of the various teams. Conning (is) far and away the best company to join for teamwork, support and opportunities for growth.”
     • “I have rarely had to choose between work or family. Last year, I had a terminally ill
family member, and there were no questions asked when I needed to take time off. I
always feel comfortable telling my supervisor that I need a day off or if I need to take care of something in my personal life. Most importantly, Conning is ambitious. I am proud to work for a company that aims high and prepares for the future of the industry.”
     • “I feel that Conning trusts their employees to get their job done. I have rarely felt micromanaged and have had free will to be creative when doing my job.”

WORKING TOGETHER: Conning’s summer interns and their mentors volunteered in June with the Keney Park Sustainability Project in Windsor, Conn., through United Way.

Profiles written by Rick Baert, Erin Chan Ding, Suzanne Cosgrove, Julie Tatge and Trilbe Wynne

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