Client service leadership — our vision

Marquette was founded in 1986 with the sole objective of providing investment consulting at the highest caliber of service. Our expertise is grounded in our commitment to client service — as fiduciaries, our clients’ interests and objectives are at the center of everything we do. The 19th largest U.S. investment consulting firm¹ with $326 billion in assets under advisement,2 our vision is not to be the biggest — it’s to be a trusted partner to our clients through effective investment programs.


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Marquette client service

Four principles define our client service culture. We bring together the real-world experience of our people — including working at plan sponsors and investment managers — and industry-leading expertise to build long-term relationships with our clients. We place client interests first through the complete independence of our expertise and commitment to employee ownership. Our focused service approach centers each client’s unique objectives and circumstances to build an effective investment program that meets their needs. And our careful research is known for its practical engagement of the most important issues investors face — presented in clear, concise deliverables.

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1As of June 30, 2021 per P&I Daily 2021 Investment Management Consultants Survey ranked by worldwide institutional assets under advisement. No compensation was given or received by any party for the creation or use of this rating. 2As of September 30, 2022. 3The client retention rate is calculated as the average annual retention rate for the trailing ten years.

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