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Best places to work in money management

DRA Advisors

Staff members at DRA Advisors assisted in packing about 560 boxes during City Harvest’s annual Repack to Give Back event.

New York

AUM: $10 billion

Employees: 85

Years won: 2017, 2018

Category: Money managers with 50 to 99 employees

Popular perks:

• Provides bagels and fruit in the kitchen area every Monday and Wednesday; buys pizza for the staff each Friday; and hosts monthly theme lunches celebrating events such as Cinco de Mayo, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl.

• Hosts off-site team-building events, including bowling, golf and evening painting classes with wine and snacks; sponsors employee softball and kickball teams; and holds on-site staff parties and team-building events on the office patio.

• Promotes work-life balance by allowing employees to leave the office at 1 p.m. on six Fridays during the summer months.

Employees say:

• "Everyone is so friendly, inclusive and happy to help. I also like that DRA really strives to create a work-life balance, which is seen in the events and teams (happy hour events and kickball/softball teams)."

• "The culture stays away from the cookie-cutter corporate structure, which is a breath of fresh air."

• "We have a family-oriented environment that gives everyone a sense of purpose with plenty of encouragement and support."

Compiled by Meaghan Kilroy and Trilbe Wynne