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Barron’s: Advisor Firms’ Most Popular Perks

Articles & Interviews | Mar 29, 2022 | Kurt Miscinski

Smart advisory firms have always used workplace perks to help keep employees motivated, happy, and loyal. Now, in the midst of a Great Resignation that saw 4.3 million workers ditch their jobs in January alone, the case for perks is stronger than ever. For this week’s Big Q, Barron’s Advisor asked Cerity Partners’ CEO & President Kurt Miscinski: What are the most popular perks you offer? Read what he has to say.

Kurt Miscinski


Kurt is the President of Cerity Partners, responsible for the strategic direction and management of the firm. He has more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. Kurt chairs the Executive Committee.

Prior to co-founding Cerity Partners, Kurt was a Managing Director and an Executive Committee Member of Deutsche Bank’s Private Wealth Management division. In this role, he managed Deutsche Bank’s US wealth management offices and was responsible for the oversight of client relationships, including the development and servicing of investment, credit, and wealth management offerings for individuals, families, and institutions.

Prior to Deutsche Bank’s acquisition of Scudder Kemper Investments in 2001, Kurt was the Chief Operating Officer for Scudder Private Investment Counsel, an $18 billion asset management division that catered to family offices, wealthy individuals and non-profit institutions.

Kurt received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and M.B.A. from DePaul University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of YPO, Vistage, and Business Executives for National Security.