— Perry Traquina, Chairman and CEO
Wellington Management has a global presence and worldwide investment coverage. However, for us, diversity means more. In order to deliver the best possible service and investment results to our clients, we believe it is essential that we maintain a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and mutually respectful culture.
We seek to hire people from various cultures, nationalities, and ethnicities who bring a range of educational backgrounds, beliefs, personal experiences, and interests to the firm. These differences help us by challenging conventional wisdom, sparking creative thinking, and enriching our lives and relationships with clients, colleagues, and others with whom we do business.
Diversity is not solely about hiring talented people with diverse backgrounds. It is also about ensuring that they can maximize their potential. We are committed to fostering an environment that encourages all employees to be the best they can be and to deliver the most innovative and effective investment solutions for our clients.
Our commitment to diversity is reflected in our recruiting initiatives. We have developed relationships with a variety of organizations to help us recruit talented and diverse professionals into our undergraduate and graduate internship programs.
In addition, we are committed to building strong relationships with the women and minorities at the universities and graduate schools from which we actively recruit. We have established relationships with organizations at a variety of schools, and sponsor and participate in targeted events for student organizations. We seek to educate minority undergraduate and MBA students about opportunities in investment management and to identify those minority students who have an interest in and a passion for investment management.
At Wellington Management, we believe that diversity of thought drives exceptional performance and fosters a culture that challenges conventional wisdom. Our Business Networks support our commitment for sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture by bringing people together from different backgrounds with shared interests to collaborate on initiatives related to talent engagement, recruitment, development/education, and community outreach. These networks offer a global, cross-functional and individual perspective that enable us to deliver our very best to our clients.
A diverse employee base fosters a healthy difference of opinion, which is a crucial feature of our investment culture.
— Phil Perelmuter, Managing Partner and Director of Investment Research
Being able to attract, retain, and develop the best talent, regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation, is critical to our ability to deliver the best performance and service to our clients.
— Sarah Williamson, Director of Strategic Advisory Services