Announcement

December 13, 2021

SLC Management wins in Pensions & Investments Best Places To Work In Money Management Awards for second year in a row

Continued focus on people, culture, and purpose once again earns firm top recognition

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WELLESLEY, Mass., Dec.13, 2021 - SLC Management, the US $262 billion institutional alternative asset management firm, is pleased to announce it was named in the 2021 Best Places to Work In Money Management Awards presented by Pensions & Investments (P&I). Announced today, P&I's 10th-annual survey and recognition program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in the money management industry. This is the second consecutive year SLC Management has made the list.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by P&I as a top employer of choice for the second year in a row," said Steve Peacher, President, SLC Management. "In a year that was filled with uncertainty, SLC Management employees showed resilience, dedication, and agility, all while continuing to deliver exceptional results and solutions to clients. Our people are at the core of our success, and we're exactly where we need to be to keep building on this exciting momentum as we continue to grow and move forward."

In the publication's results, employee survey responses praised the firm's collaborative and caring culture, in which individuals indicated they felt their leaders valued their work while simultaneously remaining committed to healthy work-life-balance. SLC Management also earned points for its strong sense of teamwork across departments, with employees feeling engaged and satisfied within their roles.

Additionally, the firm earned top scores for their commitment to DE&I, where employees gave resoundingly positive feedback towards SLC Management for making concerted efforts to foster a work environment of inclusivity and respect.

"Now in its 10th year, P&I's Best Places to Work in Money Management spotlights the unique ways that employers build healthy and thriving work cultures,'' said P&I's Executive Editor Julie Tatge. "This year was no different. The 100 firms profiled in our Dec. 13 issue grappled with myriad challenges posed by the pandemic and met them, helping ensure that their employees felt supported and able to do their best work."

SLC Management continues to promote a thoughtful and considerate culture. The firm has established several progressive programs and initiatives that aim to ensure employees feel heard and supported as they navigate the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.

Some key highlights include:

  • Providing employees with continued flexibility and support. Last year, SLC Management implemented half-day and no meeting Fridays to allow employees space and time to catch up and recharge. This initiative is still in place today.
  • Taking bold action on DE&I by rolling out Kaleidoscope to all employees, the world's leading interactive digital inclusion program; establishing the firm's internal advocacy group, SLC Management Allies Acting for Change, who have played an important role in helping to drive meaningful change company-wide; and, partnering with external organizations such as Bottom Line, who help students in underrepresented communities launch successful careers.
  • A continued focus on health, wellness, and community through employee and family assistance programs, internal training resources, recognition programs, as well as establishing an internal wellness advocacy group named SLC Management Beyond Work Committee, who host a variety of team building events.

Pensions & Investments partnered with Best Companies Group, a 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.

For a complete list of the 2021 Pensions & Investments' Best Places to Work in Money Management winners and write-ups, go to www.pionline.com/BPTW2021.

About SLC Management

SLC Management is a global institutional asset manager that offers institutional investors traditional, alternative and yield-orientated investment solutions across public and private fixed income markets, as well as global real estate equity and debt.

SLC Management is the brand name for the institutional asset management business of Sun Life Financial Inc. ("Sun Life") under which Sun Life Capital Management (U.S.) LLC in the United States, and Sun Life Capital Management (Canada) Inc. in Canada operate. BentallGreenOak, InfraRed Capital Partners (InfraRed) and Crescent Capital Group (Crescent) are also part of SLC Management. BentallGreenOak is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor and a globally-recognized provider of real estate services. InfraRed is an international investment manager focused on infrastructure, managing equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe. Crescent Capital Group is a global alternative credit investment manager. One of the longest tenured credit managers in the industry, Crescent is a leading investor in mezzanine debt, middle market direct lending in the U.S. and Europe, high-yield bonds and broadly syndicated loans.

As of September 30, 2021, SLC Management has assets under management of US$262 billion (C$332 billion). For more information, please visit www.slcmanagement.com.

About Pensions & Investments

Pensions & Investments, owned by Crain Communications Inc., is the 48-year-old global news source of money management. P&I is written for executives at defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as those at investment management and other investment-related firms. Pensions & Investments provides timely and incisive coverage of events affecting the money management and retirement businesses. Visit us at www.pionline.com.

Disclaimer

Best Companies Group conducts an assessment of a company’s workplace. Employers complete an in-depth questionnaire and their employees have the opportunity to offer their honest feedback by taking part in a company-wide survey. Both portions of the assessment must be complete in order to be considered for the “best” list. Pensions & Investments “Best Places to Work in Money Management” is a U.S. based annual program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in our industry. For more information visit: https://www.pionline.com/best-places-work-2021. Full ranking is accessible by Pensions & Investments subscribers only.

Media Relations Contact:
Hannah Stewart
Associate Director, Corporate Communications
416-557-4428
hannah.stewart@slcmanagement.com

 

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