NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. today was named a Best Place to Work in Money Management for 2016 by Pensions & Investments. This is the third consecutive year the firm has received this prestigious honor. Pensions & Investments, the global news source of money management, presented the fifth-annual survey and recognition program which identifies and recognizes the best employers in the money management industry. "We are honored to be recognized for the third year in a row as a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments. Our employees are truly the building blocks of our success. We are extremely proud of all our accomplishments and believe this recognition demonstrates our culture and our fierce commitment to serving our clients successfully," said Brian O. Casey, CEO of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Westwood emphasizes a team-based culture providing an entrepreneurial, collaborative and high-performing environment. Renowned Coach John Wooden's "Pyramid of Success" serves as a resource for the firm. Our employees enjoy company ownership and share in the firm's success. Westwood supports events for charitable organizations like Habitat for Humanity, North Texas Food Bank and others. We have recently made significant investments in infrastructure and technology to improve speed, security and efficiency. Pensions & Investments partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent 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 section was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This section of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies. "Again this year, it is clear that what makes firms great employers isn't necessarily about salaries. Many firms were cited for their culture and benefits," said Pensions & Investments Editor Amy B. Resnick. "Employees at these top-ranked firms most often cited their colleagues, the firm's culture and the benefits as the things that make it a great place to work." About Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. provides investment management services to institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial intermediaries. With $21.3 billion in assets under management (as of Sept. 30, 2016), the firm offers a range of investment strategies including U.S. equities, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Multi-Asset, Global and Emerging Markets equities, and Global Convertible securities portfolios. Access to these strategies is available through separate accounts, the Westwood Funds family of mutual funds, UCITS funds and other pooled vehicles. Westwood benefits from significant, broad-based employee ownership and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "WHG." Based in Dallas, Westwood also maintains offices in Toronto, Boston, Omaha and Houston. About Pensions & Investments Pensions & Investments, owned by Crain Communications Inc., is the global news source of money management. Pensions & Investments 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. For a complete list of the 2016 Pensions & Investments' Best Places to Work in Money Management winners and write-ups, go to www.pionline.com/BPTW2016.