Awards

Balentine Legacy

Since opening our doors in 2009, Balentine has been recognized both locally and nationally for everything from the growth of assets under management to our positive and inclusive workplace culture. Listed below are some of the notable awards we've received.

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Barron’s Top Independent Advisors – Robert Balentine (2014 – 2020)

Robert Balentine has been named to Barron’s list of Top 100 Independent Advisors for seven consecutive years. In 2020, Robert was the highest-ranked independent advisor in Georgia. Barron’s annual ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business – Brittain Prigge (2020)

Brittain Prigge has been named to the list of 2020 Women Who Mean Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This award recognizes women who are leaving an indelible mark on the Atlanta business community.
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Atlanta’s 25 Largest Financial Planning and Advisory Firms (2012 – 2020)

Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Balentine one of Atlanta’s 25 Largest Financial Planning and Advisory Firms, based on total assets under management for its Atlanta office, on nine consecutive occasions. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta’s 25 Largest Money Managers (2012 – 2020)

Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Balentine one of Atlanta’s 25 Largest Money Managers, based on total assets under management (discretionary) for its Atlanta office, on nine consecutive occasions. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta Jewish Time’s Best of Jewish Atlanta – Investment and Financial Services (2020)

Balentine has been named a first-place winner for Investment and Financial Services in the Atlanta Jewish Times' Best of Jewish Atlanta 2020 awards. The criteria for this award was based on the number of votes received from readers of the Atlanta Jewish Times as part of its annual Reader’s Choice Award. View Award Criteria
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Financial Times’ 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers (2014 – 2017, 2019 – 2020)

Balentine has been recognized as one of Financial Times’ 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers on five separate occasions. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the United States. Areas of consideration included adviser assets under management, asset growth, and compliance record. View Award Criteria
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Top New Vistage Speaker – Adrian Cronje (2019)

Adrian Cronje was recognized as a Top New Vistage Speaker of 2019. Award criteria include fewer than two years as a Vistage speaker; at least 10 and no more than 50 presentations total; a minimum average annual score of 4.7 in content, delivery, and real-world applicability; and a 95% or better member recommendation.
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Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors – Robert Balentine (2015 – 2020)

For six consecutive years, Robert Balentine has been the highest-ranked independent advisor representing Georgia in Barron’s annual listing of advisors by state. Factors included in the ranking of advisors are AUM, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. View Award Criteria
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Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management (2012, 2015 – 2019)

Pensions & Investments has named Balentine one of its Best Places to Work in Money Management on six separate occasions. Pensions & Investments partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to conduct a two-part survey process of employers and their employees. View Award Criteria
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InvestmentNews Best Practices Award (2018)

InvestmentNews named Balentine a winner of its 2018 Best Practices Awards for ranking in the top quartile of 385 independent advisory firms that participated in its 2018 Pricing and Profitability study. According to InvestmentNews, Balentine's "all-star practices" include 35% AUM growth and maintaining an operating profit margin above 20%.
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TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur Awards – Adrian Cronje (2018)

Adrian Cronje was one of 13 finalists recognized by TiE Atlanta's 2018 Top Entrepreneur Awards. The awards recognize Atlanta startups and companies that made a minimum revenue of $2 million and no more than $100 million in 2017. The awards are based on revenue growth, profitability, sustainability, leadership, culture, and innovation. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEOs – Robert Balentine (2018)

Robert Balentine was named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEO’s for 2018. These awards recognize established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace, and made significant contributions to the metro Atlanta community. View Award Criteria
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Forbes’ America’s Top Wealth Advisors – Robert Balentine (2016 – 2018)

Robert Balentine has been named to Forbes list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors over three consecutive years. The Forbes ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years’ experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta’s Top 100 Leaders in Finance – Robert Balentine (2010 – 2017)

Robert Balentine has been named one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Leaders in Finance by Atlanta Business Chronicle on eight consecutive occasions. The annual Financial Quarterly Who’s Who includes the highest-ranking executives from financial institutions ranging from venture capital firms to financial planning firms. View Award Criteria
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InvestmentNews Best Practices Award (2016)

InvestmentNews named Balentine a winner of its 2016 Best Practices Awards, an initiative that recognizes the top-performing and most-innovative firms in the financial advice industry.  Balentine was one of 12 firms across the country to receive this honor. View Award Criteria
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Georgia Trend’s Most Notable Georgians – Robert Balentine (2015)

Georgia Trend named Robert Balentine one of the Most Notable Georgians in its January 2015 issue. This list of more than 80 Georgians represents people who are making an impact on the state of Georgia.
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Research Magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame – Robert Balentine (2015)

Robert Balentine was named to Research Magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame. Candidates who pass the rigorous screens have served a minimum of 20 years in the industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, have demonstrated superior client service, and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession. View Award Criteria
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Financial Times’ Top 100 Women Investment Advisors – Brittain Prigge (2014)

Brittain Prigge was named one of the country’s Top 100 Women Investment Advisors in the special Financial Times 100 report. Brittain was one of only two women representing the state of Georgia and the only Georgia advisor representing an independent investment advisory firm. View Award Criteria
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Lifetime Achievement Award: Business Person of the Year Awards – Robert Balentine (2013)

Robert Balentine was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Business Person of the Year Awards, hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta Business Chronicle. This was the first time this award was given in the 27-year history of the Business Person of the Year Awards. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta’s Best Places to Work (2011 – 2013)

Balentine has been named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work by Atlanta Business Chronicle on three consecutive occasions. Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with Quantum Workplace, annually surveys the metro area’s employers and uses analytical tools to rank the top employers in three categories: the top 10 in the large employer category (501+ employees in the metro area), the top 30 in the medium employer category (101 to 500 employees) and the top 60 in the small employer category (10 to 100 employees). View Award Criteria
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Forbes’ Top 50 Fastest Growing RIAs (2013)

Balentine was ranked one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing RIAs in Forbes’ special report on wealth managers, published in April 2013. The Growth list ranked registered investment advisors based on their growth in total assets under management as reported March 31, 2011 through March 31, 2013. View Award Criteria
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Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 40 Under 40 – Adrian Cronje (2010)

Adrian Cronje was ranked one of Atlanta’s Top 40 Under 40 by Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2010. Each year, this list honors the region’s up and coming business and community leaders.

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