Global X’s flat and transparent structure encourages cross-functional and cross-geographical debate and intellectual curiosity, providing employees with a forum to make recommendations that will ultimately shape the direction and success of the company. This is one of our key cultural differentiators – and this spirit of exploration has remained a core value of Global X since inception.
In addition, Global X’s openness provides employees with a highly social workplace environment that is beloved by everyone at the company. Global X is routinely scheduling both formal and informal opportunities to get together as a firm – through events, trips and open discussions.
Since inception, Global X’s mission has been empowering investors with unexplored and intelligent solutions – and, in order to execute on this, we’ve had a different approach to growth and development than any of our institutional competitors.
We don’t have roles that fit into neatly designated boxes and, by design, our culture has grown from the bottom-up. Global X operates with a flat structure and encourages employees to question, innovate and inspire, prompting each individual to feel the importance of their contributions. Global X is managed with an emphasis on teamwork, incentivizing employees to have a stake in the firm’s success.
Global X is reflective of a global sensibility – manifesting itself in an employee population from diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds. Many employees speak multiple languages and have lived on more than one continent, fostering an international mindset and advanced cultural understanding. We take pride in the things that make us different and actively celebrate each person’s uniqueness.
Our CEO brings a palpable enthusiasm for the work of every individual and has a core belief in limitless human potential. This foundational conviction shapes our culture and drives employees to bring their whole selves to work.
We take professional development incredibly seriously. Our philosophy on professional development is to support each employee in whatever way is needed for future success – through both formal programs and informal requests. We do this through tuition reimbursement, professional certifications (e.g., CFA, CFP) and classes and trainings. In addition, the company has provided leadership sessions and presentation trainings, and is committed to ensuring its workforce always feels supported through professional development.
Global X not only provides the opportunities for its workforce to grow and develop, but it also actively encourages everyone to take advantage of professional development on an ongoing basis.
Our culture inherently fosters open discussion, intellectual curiosity and honest feedback; however we conduct an annual anonymous “Happiness Survey” to ensure that the company values and the employee values are aligned.
In order to ensure a forum of debate and discussion, leadership is honest and open around both the challenges and opportunities faced by the company, fostering a sense of trust. This trust goes both ways – each individual is trusted to put the needs of Global X first as they interact with vendors, clients and partners, and employees feel armed with a clear view of the state of the business.
Global X’s tight-knit culture encourages people to be social and to have fun with their colleagues. The most impressive part of Global X’s social culture is its ability to feel organic – because it is organic. While some of the company’s events are formalized (the annual Holiday Party), most events are driven by frontline employees that have a genuine desire to participate in extra-curricular activities with their colleagues. If you have a desire to create a challenge or to schedule an event, the firm encourages you to run with your idea and participation is guaranteed throughout every level of the company.
Global X has an incredibly welcoming and encouraging environment, and much of that comes from the top. Luis, a native Spanish speaker, is known to employees by his signature saying—“Vamos!”—which is how he ends all of his emails. For Luis, “vamos”, which mean’s “let’s go” in Spanish, embodies the positivity and can-do attitude that he promotes at Global X. Even as Global X has quickly grown in headcount, Luis has made it a point to maintain a personal relationship with each employee, wish them a happy birthday, and check in on them personally.
Global X offers annual performance-based bonuses to employees in additional to yearly compensation. The firm also offers 401(k) matching and comprehensive health benefits. Additionally, Global X employees receive huge amounts of branded “company swag”—from Lululemon yoga pants to North Face pullovers to Herschel backpacks—all of which employees proudly and frequently rep.
Global X emphasizes health and wellness by offering company subsidized Class Pass memberships, free Orange Theory classes, and corporate sports leagues.
As the pandemic wanes, Global X plans to go back to its previous practice of coordinating firm-wide trips designed to foster unique experiences and team building.
Global X ETFs, founded in 2008, is a leading ETF issuer based in New York City. For more than a decade, our mission has been empowering investors with unexplored and intelligent solutions. Our product lineup features over 90 ETF strategies. While we are distinguished for our Thematic Growth ETFs, we also offer Income, Risk Management, Commodities and International Access funds to suit a wide-range of investment objectives. While our entrepreneurial roots are foundational to our culture, Global X has expanded to become one of the most trusted and admired ETF brands in the world, with nearly $40 billion in AUM.
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