ATD Best Award

Presented By

Association for Talent Development


Fisher Investments

Years Awarded

2019, 2020

Fisher Investments has been honored with a 2020 BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). ATD is the world’s largest talent development association, spanning all industries and sectors worldwide.

The ATD BEST Award recognizes organizations that emphasize developing their employees to achieve enterprise-wide success. In awarding an ATD BEST Award to Fisher Investments, ATD cited the company for its work in several areas, including:

  • Enterprise-wide, comprehensive talent development
  • Business culture that values employee knowledge and skills
  • Employee understanding of the link between individual and organizational performance
  • The investment and involvement of senior leadership in talent development and performance initiatives

“Our employees are the backbone of our business, and we are honored to be recognized for the investments we make in them,” said Chief Executive Officer Damian Ornani. “Our approach to education and training goes well beyond ‘checking the box’ and is geared to building lifelong careers for our employees.”

“The BEST Award is an exciting honor that names us among the global elite for employee training and development,” said a firm representative. “It recognizes our firm’s strong culture of learning; we’re dedicated to providing employees with the right training to help them succeed and grow rewarding Fisher careers.”

Fisher Investments is one of sixty-six 2020 BEST Award winners; the complete list can be viewed at

ATD received entries for the BEST Award from 185 organizations. These organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information about their talent development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a rigorous blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee comprised of experts in the field. Fisher Investments pays a nominal administrative fee to be considered and selected for this award.

The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. Established in 2003, the BEST Awards Winners' Circle includes small and large private, public and not-for-profit organizations from around the world. Award winners must demonstrate that they are excellent in many aspects of talent development, including : Talent development has an enterprise-wide role, Learning has value in the organization's culture, Learning links to individual and organizational performance, Investment is made in talent development and performance initiatives. For more information, please visit