How and why did you get into this business?
Investment management offers the rare combination of theory and practical application that is hard to find in other fields. It’s rewarding to take a complex idea and turn it into an actionable piece of advice.
Why does Balentine exist?
I believe that Balentine exists to provide clear, objective investment advice in a field where so many recommendations are fueled by motives that maybe aren’t so pure.
What inspires you to come to work each day?
I love to learn. Nothing about this industry is static, and no two days seem to be the same at Balentine. I enjoy being kept on my toes and being surrounded by people who have so much knowledge that they’re gladly willing to share with someone who is just starting out in this industry.
What is the most exotic place you have ever been?
Skjolden, Norway. We camped on the side of a fjord in what turned out to be a goat farm.
Drew Traylor is an Investment Analyst at Balentine. In this role, Drew supports the Investment Strategy Team in a number of ways, including data aggregation and portfolio analysis. Before joining Balentine, Drew was an intern with UBS Financial Services, where he worked in a similar investment analyst role for an institutional consulting group. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2017, Drew will sit for Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
– BS with highest honors, Georgia Institute of Technology (Business Administration)
– UBS, Investment Analyst Intern
– Chartered Financial Analyst Program, Level II Candidate