8. Company: Affiliated Managers Group | Headquarters: West Palm Beach, Florida | Global Ranking: 393
7. Company: Berkshire Hathaway | Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska | Global Ranking: 380 (Photo: AP)
6. Company: Charles Schwab | Headquarters: San Francisco | Global Ranking: 261 (Photo: Bloomberg)
5. Company: Raymond James | Headquarters: St. Petersburg, Florida | Global Ranking: 225
4. Company: TD Ameritrade | Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska | Global Ranking: 198

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3. Company: Voya Financial | Headquarters: New York | Global Ranking: 194 (Photo: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg)
2. Company: T. Rowe Price | Headquarters: Baltimore | Global Ranking: 65
1. Company: BlackRock | Headquarters: New York| Global Ranking: 50 (Photo: AP)

(Related: Top 20 Fastest-Growing Financial Services Companies: Inc. 5000)

Looking for a job in investment services? Check out these firms from Forbes’ World’s Best Employers list.

Each year Forbes ranks companies worldwide on a range of criteria, and then slices and dices the results to come up with specialized lists. The Best Employers list is based on Forbes’ 2018 Global 2000 rankings, which, says Forbes, “included publicly traded companies from 60 countries that together accounted for $39.1 trillion in sales, $3.2 trillion in profit, $189 trillion in assets and $56.8 trillion in market value.”

The list is the result of an anlaysis by Statista of more than 430,000 employee recommendations. According to Forbes, employees were asked to rate not just their own employer and the likelihood they would recommend the company to a friend or family member, but also to recommend other employers they admired.

What Makes an Employer ‘Best’?

For companies to make it as a Best Employer, they have to satisfy approval rankings on everything from diversity to image and working conditions. Those that make it to the top of the list, says Forbes, are some of the largest in the world; and while U.S. companies did very well in the top 500 — snagging 185 spots, including 6 out of the top 10 — the range for investment services firms based in the U.S. is quite a bit narrower.

Banks, German Firms Score Big

While the U.S. claimed dominance among the top 500, German companies took the second-highest number of spots. But they weren’t in investment services — German engineering won the day, with Daimler AG and BMW taking two slots in the top 10 — and the industry that was best represented on the list was banking.

Thailand’s Kasikornbank got the highest position on the list for a bank, coming in eighth, while U.S. banks fared far worse. The top-ranked U.S. bank, People’s United, came in at No. 135. The highest spot taken by a U.S. company in the investment services category was 50, but most finished considerably lower — although still within the top 500.

Check out the gallery for the eight U.S. investment services firms that made it into this august company.

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