Our Culture

Every aspect of the Sands Capital culture is geared toward delivering strong results for our clients.

As Sands Capital has grown over the years, we have remained focused on protecting a client-centered, research-driven environment where our people can contribute collectively to add value for clients. We believe many success factors, including our philosophy and approach, create the lasting culture of Sands Capital and provide a clear competitive advantage for our clients.

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Investing is a Team Sport

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to fulfill our mission and achieve positive outcomes for our stakeholders.

For clients: We enable clients to fulfill their missions which include providing sustainable and better retirements, better healthcare, innovative research, and charitable works for a better world.

For society: We perform an important function of allocating capital to businesses that innovate, solve problems, and improve billions of peoples’ lives by offering better products and service to the global economy, creating jobs, tax revenue, and institutions that enhance civil society.

For our people: We create a dynamic work environment that challenges them to bring forth their best creative talents, experience fulfillment, and grow in a supportive culture. We value and appreciate every member of our team.

Core Values

These are some attributes that we hold in high regard and believe are critical for high-performing teams that add value over the long term.

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Integrity & Trust

Do what is right,
not what is popular.
Deliver on commitments.

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Client-Centered

Always act in
the best interest
of our clients.

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Commitment to Excellence

Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.

Supporting Values

Focus

Long-term Perspective

Independent Thinking​

Teamwork​

Positive “Can-Do” Attitude

Graciousness​

Balance​

 

Meritocracy

Identify and concentrate on what matters.

Appreciate that time allows sound decisions to demonstrate their worth. Avoid short-term thinking.

Have the courage to develop and articulate your own convictions.
Debate others openly and honestly.

Collaborate to gather facts, develop perspective, build conviction, and support timely decision making.

Demonstrate a willingness to tackle any task.

Reflect kindness and courtesy at all times.

Enjoy your work while balancing professional activities with interests beyond the firm.

Know that talent and achievement will drive your success at Sands Capital.

Focus

Identify and concentrate on what matters.

Long-Term Perspective

Appreciate that time allows sound decisions to demonstrate their worth. Avoid short-term thinking.

Independent Thinking​

Have the courage to develop and articulate your own convictions. Debate others openly and honestly.

Teamwork​

Collaborate to gather facts, develop perspective, build conviction and support timely decision making.

Positive “Can-Do” Attitude

Demonstrate a willingness to tackle any task.

Graciousness​

Reflect kindness and courtesy at all times.

Balance​

Enjoy your work while balancing professional activities with interests beyond the firm.

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