Ben Webb

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Q&A

How and why did you get into this business?

I was in college studying management during the 2008 Financial Crisis. I become fascinated with the capital markets and how interconnected they are; as a result, I immediately changed my major to finance. I was fortunate to land a job in the finance industry right out of college and gained a very wide-angle view of investing.

How does the work you do make a difference?

I try to arm our Relationship Managers with the best possible information so they can offer clients meaningful insights into our strategies and managers.

What are the big issues that Balentine and companies like it need to solve to truly benefit the parties they serve?

Ensuring the fee that the clients pay is well deserved. It is a passion of mine to lower the fee drag from the investors to the capital markets. Businesses like ours need to ensure that we add value over and above our fee.

What was the hardest lesson learned and how did you learn it?

Do not take on more than you can handle. While it still gets reinforced from time to time, I first learned it right out of school, when I thought I could balance much more than I should have.

What is the most exotic place you have ever been?

I lived in Hawaii for three years during my time with the U.S. Navy., and now everywhere else pales in comparison.

Ben Webb, CFA is a Senior Investment Analyst at Balentine. In this role, he supports Balentine’s Investment Strategy Team through research, data aggregation, portfolio analysis, and performance attribution. Prior to joining Balentine, he spent more than two years in a similar role at Towers Watson, working predominately with institutional clients. Ben is a CFA Charterholder and sits on the Programming Committee for Atlanta’s CFA Society, the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals (ASFIP). Additionally, he is a member of the Young Southern Capital Forum. Ben is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as a nuclear reactor plant operator and as a nuclear mechanic onboard a submarine.

VITALS

EDUCATION

– BA, Kennesaw State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

– Towers Watson, Investment Analyst
– Woodruff Arts Center, Engineering & Maintenance Supervisor
– United States Navy, Machinist’s Mate Nuclear

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

– Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals, Programming Committee Member
– CFA Charterholder
– Young Southern Capital Forum, Member

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

– Extra Life, Volunteer

Meet Our Team

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Client Service Manager
Associate Relationship Manager
Client Administrative Associate
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Client Service Associate
Balentine - Clare Easterlin
Director of Business Management
Balentine - Erica Farber
Director of Operations & Chief Compliance Officer
Senior Investment Advisor
Controller
Client Operations Associate
Senior Investment Analyst
Relationship Manager
Senior Relationship Manager
Marketing Associate
Director of Institutional Relationships
Client Service Associate
Head of Relationship Management
Balentine - Rob Ragsdale
Relationship Manager
Senior Investment Advisor
Client Transition Manager
Balentine - Liz Smith
Client Service Associate
Executive Assistant
Relationship Manager
Client Operations Manager
Investment Analyst
Director of Communications
Senior Investment Analyst
James Yost
Relationship Management Coordinator
Client Operations Associate