FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Bailard, an independent, values-driven wealth and investment management firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, is pleased to announce two recent award wins. Bailard was honored as a best place to work in industry rankings including InvestmentNews Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors, and the joint Best Places to Work ranking by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
These recognitions demonstrate Bailard’s industry-leading workplace culture both in their region and in the financial industry. These awards were granted through a competitive selection process including qualitative and quantitative analysis of Bailard’s workplace practices and firm-wide employee surveys. In InvestmentNews’ Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors, Bailard was ranked fourth among firms with fifty or more employees. Firms were selected through an Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire, counting for 25% of the firm’s score, with the bulk of the score attributable to a company-wide employee survey. Both components evaluated company culture, benefits, career paths, and more.
“2020 has been a time when Bailard, along with the rest of the world, has faced changes in how we work and communicate with our clients, but the value we deliver has not changed,” said Peter Hill, CEO of Bailard. “Throughout these changes, these recognitions are an important reminder that what makes Bailard special remains steadfast. We are a firm that leads with our values and compassion, which is more important now than ever.”
Earlier this month, the full ranking for the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal Best Places to Work list for 2020 was announced, with Bailard being ranked twelfth in the publications.
“To be recognized across industry organizations including InvestmentNews and our local business journals is an incredible honor for Bailard,” said Sonya Mughal, COO of Bailard. “This honor is amplified considering these recognitions are in large part the product of our employee surveys. Our team is a source of pride every day at Bailard, and we are humbled by their support.”
These industry recognitions for 2020 come following several award wins for Bailard in 2019, from institutions including CNBC and Pensions & Investments (please visit the 12/9/2019 press release for more information).
About Bailard Inc.
With over 50 years of experience, Bailard is an independent wealth and investment management firm that combines proven, proprietary methodologies with innovative new strategies to drive success for clients. For individuals and institutions alike, Bailard proudly serves as a trusted partner focused on achieving long-term results aligned with client values and goals. An independent firm since our founding in 1969, we stand committed to our values and, most importantly, our clients. With $3.4 billion AUM as of March 31, 2020, Bailard’s high-touch client service and proven track record are grounded in the firm’s core values of accountability, compassion, courage, excellence, fairness, and independence. To learn more about Bailard, please visit: https://www.bailard.com/.*
InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Since 1998, their standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed InvestmentNews to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers. Through their weekly newspaper, website, newsletters, research, events, videos and webcasts, InvestmentNews provides exclusive and up-to-the-minute news, as well as actionable intelligence, that empowers financial advisers to serve their clients and run their businesses more effectively whenever, however and wherever they need it. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., InvestmentNews is part of London-based Bonhill Group plc. Learn more at www.InvestmentNews.com.
About 2020 InvestmentNews Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers
This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of Bailard's future performance. There was no cost for Bailard to enter. InvestmentNews partnered with the Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to conduct a two-part survey process of employers and their employees. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies. To have been eligible for consideration, companies must meet the following criteria: have a minimum of 15 full and/or part-time employees working in the United States; must be in business a minimum of one year; and be a registered investment adviser (RIA), affiliated with (but not an employee of) an independent broker dealer (IBD), or a hybrid/dually-registered firm affiliated with an IBD and doing business through an RIA. This year, a total of 75 firms were placed on the 2020 InvestmentNews Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers list. 25 advisers were recognized in Bailard’s category of Large Employer (50 or more U.S. employees) and Bailard was ranked fourth.
About The Business Journals
The San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal are both publications of The Business Journal. The Business Journal’s 43 business publications represent the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, reaching 3.6 million readers each week from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, and from Austin, Texas, to Albany, N.Y. Bizjournals features local people and decision makers who are leaders in their business communities. They report on local and national issues that impact subscribers’ businesses and assist them in growing their companies.
About Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2020
This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of Bailard's future performance. There was no cost for Bailard to enter. The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal partnered with Quantum Workplaces, an independent survey program administrator. All Best Places to Work winners are determined exclusively on the basis of their employees' responses to the Best Places to Work Survey. Employee responses from the 30 standard survey questions, along with the number of employees that respond to the survey, are calculated to determine the company's overall score and ranking. Employees with 5% or greater company stock ownership were prohibited from participating in the survey. Employees completed one survey for the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2020 program and, as a result of Bailard’s two Bay Area offices (Foster City and San Francisco), garnered rankings in both the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal lists. This year, 125 firms appeared in the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal list. 25 firms were recognized in Bailard’s category of Small Employer (50-99 employees) and Bailard was twelfth.
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