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Our Culture

Our Culture

At Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), going above and beyond for our clients will always be the expectation, not the exception. Our goal is to be the best, not the biggest. We strive to be the most trusted, valued, and differentiated partner to every client we serve, so we invest our resources and empower our employees to be just that. The result is a culture of partnership built on collaboration, innovation, integrity, and service—with our clients at the heart of every decision we make.

Client-Focused, Relationship-Driven

Our partnership structure affords us a thoughtful, long-term perspective in managing our business and building relationships—being selective and specialized in our focus. Without the distraction of shareholders, our success is driven by the success of our clients, creating a natural alignment with their interests.  This leads to a more personal approach to doing business, and a visceral understanding of our clients that creates insights and products that help them stay ahead of their peers.

Collaboration, Commitment, and Stewardship

Our clients' reputation is our reputation, and nothing matters more. Our decision-making is consensus-driven, anchored in long-term perspective and a conservative approach to risk. Employees at all levels share a sense of stewardship and responsibility for the continuity of our clients and the firm, and the agility we enjoy as a private firm allows us to reach agreements quickly. It’s a powerful combination of prudence and speed.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

We foster an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative environment that enables you to add value wherever you can. Our flat organizational structure provides direct access to information and experts across all business areas, ensuring the best ideas always rise to the top. Contributing beyond your daily role is encouraged, fueling teamwork, new solutions, and timely execution. We admire people who speak their minds, listen, and understand views that differ from their own. The lack of hierarchal structures and internal competition promotes a culture of collaboration and service that puts clients first.