New York, December 20, 2021 – Churchill Asset Management LLC (“Churchill”), an investment-specialist of Nuveen that provides customized financing solutions to U.S. middle market-focused private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, was recognized today among the 2021 “Best Places to Work in Money Management” by Pensions & Investments (P&I) magazine.
“Now more than ever, it is essential to us all that we can be proud of and feel connected to the company that we work for, which is why we are so proud to receive this recognition from one of the investment industry’s most prestigious publications,” said Ken Kencel, President & Chief Executive Officer of Churchill. “With our employee base growing 75% through the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill’s focus on communication and teambuilding in a remote work environment enabled us to be a better and stronger firm. We excel when fostering a culture of inclusivity and transparency in which all employees contribute their unique talents and skills, allowing us to provide best-in-class ideas and creative solutions to our clients.”
P&I 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 of the survey evaluated each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second portion was an employee survey to measure the employee experience.
Churchill employee responses highlighted the firm’s highly collaborative culture, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, employee recognition programs and leadership training, among other strengths.
“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 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.’’
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About Churchill Asset Management LLC
Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $33 billion of committed capital, Churchill provides first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 100 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at www.churchillam.com.
About Pensions & Investments
Pensions & Investments, owned by Crain Communications Inc., is the 49-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
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This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. The information provided does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Financial professionals should independently evaluate the risks associated with products or services and exercise independent judgment with respect to their clients. Churchill Asset Management is a registered investment advisor and majority-owned, indirect subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.