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Financial Engines – Sunnyvale – “Coroprate Headquarters”

Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (FNGN)
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Financial Engines (FE), America’s largest defined contribution managed account provider,* is dedicated to making high-quality retirement help available to everyone — regardless of how much money they have. Co-founded in 1996 by Nobel Prize-winning economist Bill Sharpe, FE currently offers personalized advice for saving, investing and living in retirement to millions of workers nationwide. FE combines cutting-edge technology and a personal, human touch to help all types of investors reach their retirement goals. For more information, visit More

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Dr. William F. Sharpe (Bill) is a recipient of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and has helped some of the nation's largest pension fund managers invest billions of dollars of retirement money. He started Financial Engines in 1996 when he realized that technology made it possible to offer the same sophisticated retirement help to individuals, regardless of their wealth or investment experience. Today, his revolutionary vision—to give everyone access to independent, high-quality investment advice—is a reality.  Bill is currently a Director Emeritus with Financial Engines.

Financial Engines combines Bill's pioneering investment methodology with proprietary technology to provide all investors with cost-effective, expert advice and management—the kind previously available only to the world's largest institutional investors.

As the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, Bill's academic career included teaching at Stanford University, the University of Washington, and the University of California at Irvine. He is perhaps best known as one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (used by economists to illustrate the relationship between investment risk and return in the pricing of securities) and for his development of the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis, which bears his name. 

In addition to writing seven influential books on portfolio theory and investing, Bill has published articles in a number of professional journals, including Management Science, The Journal of Business, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Portfolio Management, and The Financial Analysts' Journal.

He is also the past President of the American Finance Association.

Bill received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is also the recipient of a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from DePaul University, a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Alicante (Spain), a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Vienna (Austria), a Doctor of Science, Economics, Honoris Causa from the London Business School, and the UCLA Medal, UCLA's highest honor.

Who We Help

At Financial Engines we believe that everyone deserves personalized retirement help. And we've been offering just that since 1998. Over a million people at hundreds of America's biggest organizations have received help from Financial Engines.

Whether you're just starting out or getting close to retirement, Financial Engines will help you make the most of your future. Regardless of your goals, salary, investment style, or retirement horizon, Financial Engines provides Retirement Help for Life®. Check out these stories to see how we can help investors like you.

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Financial Engines President and CEO Jeff N. Maggioncalda

Jeff N. Maggioncalda

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Connected -> Interviewed -> Got an offer. All in < 3 weeks !!

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Interview Details – I applied online for the position, and then two weeks or so later I received an e-mail first from a recruiter in the HR Department, then we scheduled a phone interview. The phone interview was a screening to talk about past positions, education and experience. Two weeks or so after that, I had…Full Interview

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