On, November 28, 2006, I attended a Finance Club meeting in room 303. The topic of discussion was “T.Rowe Price”. Shelly Brown, a Corporate Recruiter of T.Rowe Price, was the speaker. She talked about the history of the company, their mascot “The Long Horn Sheep”, and career opportunities within the organization.
Ms. Brown discussed that T.Rowe Price is an investment management firm. Their mission is to offer individuals and institutions around the world with an exceptional combination of investment management. The company was founded by Thomas Rowe Price, Jr. in 1937. The company’s headquarters is located in Baltimore and Owings Mills, Maryland. There is also a corporate office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. T.Rowe Price has investment centers in Tampa, Florida, Washington, District of Columbia, Oak Brook, Illinois, and etc. They also have expanded globally in countries such as Amsterdam, London, and Hong Kong just to name a few. This organization believes that service, initiative, teamwork, integrity, and learning are all values required in running their successful investment firm. As on June 2006, T.Rowe Price has $293.7 billion in assets under management. Ms. Banks stated that T.Rowe Price adopted the Ram or in which they call “The Long Horn Sheep” as the company’s mascot. They believe their company (comparatively speaking) resembles the look of “The Long Horn Sheep”. The characteristics of this ferocious animal are agile, sure-footed, ability to detect danger, and keen eyesight. All characteristics are similar to the company’s mission needed for long term performance.
T.Rowe Price offers rewarding career opportunities. The company currently has 4,502 associates worldwide. “Baltimore magazine” in 2006 voted T.Rowe Price the best place to work. Ms. Banks estimated 100 to 200 more associates will be...