Biography

Kenneth Jackson

Kenneth (Kenny) Jackson is the Head Trader. In this role, he works closely with the Investment Strategy Team to bring trading execution in-house. His work to create and execute the right combination of technology, processes and order flow enables the firm to fulfill its strategic goals and better serve its clients. Kenny brings over twenty years of experience in the financial industry to this position, most recently serving as the Director of Investment Trading & Operations at Columbus, Georgia – based Synovus Financial Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Hampton University.

Education

BS, Finance, Hampton University

Professional Experience

  • Synovus, Director of Investment Trading and Operations
  • Herndon Capital Management, Head Trader
  • Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, Vice President of Equity Trading

Community Involvement

  • Georgia Council on Economic Education, Development Committee Chairman
  • Georgia Security Traders Association, Past President & Board Member

Q&A

What inspires you to come to work each day? 

Finding innovative ways to help our clients reach their goals and seeing team members grow professionally inspires me to come to work every day.

How and why did you get into the business?

I was inspired to get into the business from watching two of my favorite movies: Wall Street with Michael Douglas, and Trading Places with Eddie Murphy.

How does your role fit into the big picture of serving clients? 

As the Head Trader of Balentine, seeking the best execution for our clients is just one part of the equation. Finding liquidity to get the trade done, in what seems to be an ever-changing trading landscape, is also highly important.

Why did you choose to come work at Balentine? 

My decision to come work at Balentine was driven by the entrepreneurial and collaborative culture that exists at the firm. After all, people are more productive when they’re a part of the environment they help create.

What do you like to do in your down time away from work?

In my time away from work I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, and golfing.

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