ST LOUIS – February 23, 2020 – Krilogy®, an independent wealth management firm with more than $1.3 billion in assets, has been recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) as a top place for women to work in the third annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.” The Scorecard is the area’s only initiative incentivizing and educating employers to create workplaces where women can thrive. Krilogy® was recognized as one of 16 St. Louis employers demonstrating excellence in four areas of workplace gender equity – leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention.
“Krilogy® is a values-based organization with a deliberate and active focus on diversity and inclusion,” said Kent Skornia, President and CEO. “We believe that the best client and team experience is the result of a broad base of perspectives. The women of Krilogy® hold high level leadership positions, serve as mentors, and are among the firm’s top producers. Our goal is to educate, advance diversity initiatives in this industry, and build the next generation of female leaders in financial services.”
In 2018, the firm launched Krilogy® 360, a leadership initiative focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry through education, empowerment, and mentorship. To date, Krilogy® has participated in a number of high school and college career fairs, providing opportunities for young women to experience the profession. Firm representatives have also held educational programs to build women’s confidence in financial matters and have hosted industry-wide networking events for women in the industry.
The Women in the Workplace Scorecard recognizes 16 small, medium and large companies in the St. Louis region. These organizations show a strong commitment to women in the workplace through measurable outcomes, key policies and best practices, including demonstrating results with women in a minimum of 27 percent of top leadership roles; a minimum of 25 percent of women in the top 10 percent of the most highly compensated employees; a starting wage higher than the Missouri minimum wage; and family-friendly flexible work policies and recruitment and retention programs targeted at advancing women.
“Krilogy®, recognized for efforts throughout 2019, has demonstrated a strong commitment to women in the workplace, and the firm’s achievements in making careers sustainable for working families are to be commended,” said Lisa Weingarth, executive director of WFSTL. “With local unemployment rates continuing to decrease, it’s more important than ever for area employers to improve their policies and practices to recruit, retain and advance women.”
Unlike most “Best Places to Work” reports that rely on employee opinion surveys, the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard looked at objective criteria and outcomes. Through a blind data review process by a six-person panel, the Scorecard evaluates company employment practices and their impact on gender diversity. Designated organizational representatives were asked to answer specific questions based on existing policies, practices or employee data.
For access to the Scorecard, visit www.wfstl.org/women-in-the-workplace.
Krilogy® is an independent wealth management firm known for putting in relentless effort to develop strategies and manage clients’ wealth, fostering a sense of confidence and readiness for the future. Founded in 2009, the firm takes an institutional-style approach, and has a disciplined, dynamic rebalancing process that leads to less volatility in returns. Krilogy® believes in the firm’s fierce independence, which allows the team to be plan-driven not product-driven, and operate with a “client first, firm second” philosophy. From 2014 through 2018, Krilogy® has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the region, as well as the INC 5000 list of the country’s fastest growing companies from 2014-2019. The firm was named among St. Louis’ “Best Places to Work” in 2018 by the St. Louis Business Journal for the fifth time and was the winner of the publication’s 2018 “Best Places to Work for Young Professionals” Award. In 2017 and 2018, Krilogy® received a Top Company Cultures award from Entrepreneur Magazine. Krilogy® was also listed in the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Financial Times FT 300 list of the country’s top Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms. For additional information and disclosures about awards and honors received by Krilogy® and its advisors, please click here or call 314.884.2800.