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Best places to work in money management

Highland Associates

Highland Associates’ team came in second against other firms at a trivia night event to benefit local charities.

Birmingham, Ala.

AUM: $23.8 billion

Employees: 28

Years won: 2016, 2017, 2018

Category: Money managers with 20 to 49 employees

Popular perks:

• Located near several scenic parks where employees can take breaks during the day; Wi-Fi extends outside of the building.

• Celebrates employee accomplishments and builds camaraderie through planned and impromptu activities like happy hours and on-site food truck visits.

• Covers 80% of employees' health insurance premiums.

Employees say:

• "Highland uses its advantages as a small company to be responsive to each individual employee's needs and put them in a position to succeed."

• "Our boss takes time to catch up with employees and ask how they are doing."

• "Management recognizes performance, achievements and encourages innovative thinking."

Compiled by Meaghan Kilroy and Trilbe Wynne