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Best places to work in money management

Penserra

Penserra staff members saluted the holidays with Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, a warm and humorous way for employees at the firm to celebrate the spirit of the season.

Orinda, Calif.

AUM: $2 billion

Employees: 73

Years won: 2017, 2018

Category: Money managers with 50 to 99 employees

Popular perks:

• Supports work-life balance by giving employees unlimited paid time off, which allows the staff to schedule time away from the office based on individual needs rather than a set calendar; and offered all employees 12 telecommuting days in 2018 and has expanded the offering to 24 telecommuting days in 2019.

• Encourages team building by organizing "escape room" challenges for the employees in all three Penserra locations.

• Promotes a culture of philanthropy by sponsoring employees in the Light the Night Walk to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Employees say:

• "Integrity and trust are key ingredients of the corporate culture."

•"There is transparency and open communication here, from the top down. Leadership is honest, hardworking and approachable."

• "Penserra hires a lot of great people. We work together very well and understand each other's strengths and weaknesses."

Compiled by Meaghan Kilroy and Trilbe Wynne