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Formerly Glenmede Advisers, Glenmede Investment Management is an institutional investment management company that offers equity, fixed-income and liquid alternatives portfolios. The Philadelphia firm employs advisors who perform investment advisory services, including research analysts, portfolio managers and equity and bond traders. Together, they manage billions in assets.

Glenmede Investment Management Background

Glenmede Investment is a subsidiary of The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. The firm was founded in 2007, while its parent company harks back to 1956. A handful of current employees have small stakes in the firm.

In 2016, Vladimir de Vassal, portfolio manager of quantitative equity strategies, received the Lipper Award for Excellence in Fund Management. 

Glenmede Investment Management Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

Glenmede Investment works primarily with institutional clients, including corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, Taft-Hartley plans, charitable institutions, foundations, endowments, municipalities, corporations and the Glenmede Funds. It also serves high-net-worth individuals through sub-advisory contracts with its parent company. 

Minimums vary, depending on the financial product. Generally, investment requirements for its mutual funds range from $5 million to $25 million. For its wrap fee program accounts, Glenmede sets the floor at $100,000. The firm may waive or lower minimums for long-standing clients of its parent company or affiliates.

Services Offered by Glenmede Investment Management

Glenmede Investment offers discretionary investment management services through separately managed accounts and mutual funds. It also manages the investments of wrap fee programs sponsored by other investment companies.  

Glenmede Investment Management Investing Philosophy

Glenmede Investment’s strategies span the investment continuum, covering equites, fixed income, liquid alternatives and what it calls “impact.” Equity strategies include large, mid and small cap securities using growth, value and blended styles. Fixed income strategies subdivide into taxable and tax-exempt categories, with varying duration approaches. Liquid alternatives include long/short strategies, secured options strategies and multi-strategies. Finally, impact strategies include models that invest in environmental equity, socially responsible equity, responsible ESG equity and women in leadership equity.

The firm primarily invests in U.S. companies, though it did launch a quantitatively oriented international strategy in 2014. It uses technical, fundamental and charting methods of analysis to evaluate investments, and it may utilize long- and short-term trading, short sales and options trading.  

Fees Under Glenmede Investment Management

Like most firms, Glenmede Investment collects management fees based on a percentage of assets under management (AUM). The percentage varies, depending on the product and the investment amount. Here are two standard fee schedules for separately managed accounts:

Small-Cap Fee Schedule
Program Annual Fee
Small-Cap Equity 0.70% - 0.80%
Quantitative U.S. Small-Cap Equity 0.70% - 0.80%
Mid-Cap Equity 0.50% - 0.60%
SMID-Cap Equity 0.50% - 0.60%


Large-Cap Fee Schedule
Program Annual Fee
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity 0.30% - 0.45%
U.S. Large-Cap Growth Equity 0.30% - 0.45%
U.S. Large-Cap Core 0.30% - 0.45%
U.S. Large-Cap Environmental Equity  0.75%
U.S. Large-Cap Low Carbon Equity 0.75%
U.S. Large-Cap Socially Responsible Equity 0.75%
Responsible ESG U.S. Equity 0.75%
Equity Income 0.75%
Strategic Equity 0.75%
Women in Leadership U.S. Equity 0.75%
Quantitative International Strategy 0.75%

What to Watch Out For

Glenmede Investment has one disclosure on its SEC record. This is attributed to an advisory affiliate of Glenmede.

Opening an Account With Glenmede Investment Management

For general inquiries, call Jarrett Naiden, a business development associate, at (215) 419-6793 or email him at

All information is accurate as of the writing of this article. 

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How Long $1mm Lasts in Retirement

SmartAsset's interactive map highlights places where $1 million will last the longest in retirement. Zoom between states and the national map to see the top spots in each region. Also, scroll over any city to learn about the cost of living in retirement for that location.

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Methodology We analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns to determine how many years of retirement a $1 million nest egg would cover in cities across America.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%. Then, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would cover retirement expenses in each of the cities in our study. Cities where $1 million lasted the longest ranked the highest in the study.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research