ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Balentine, a Southeast-based wealth management firm, announced today that Mark Bell, D.Phil., has joined the company as Head of Family Office Services and Private Capital. A fixture of the Atlanta business community, Bell brings deep experience in asset management, private capital, and family office management.
“We are excited to welcome Mark to our growing team,” says Adrian Cronje, Ph.D., CFA, Chief Executive Officer of Balentine. “In addition to his impressive academic credentials, Mark brings a wealth of experience around private equity and alternative investments. His capabilities extend our approach to serving the growing needs of families.”
Bell’s track record of working with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth clients is key to building out the multi-family office platform at Balentine. Bell’s appointment brings a robust background that includes leadership roles at Diversified Trust, BlueArc Capital, D.E. Shaw & Co., and McKinsey & Co. “For me, Balentine offers an opportunity to evolve the traditional investment model into a holistic approach for individuals, families, and institutions,” says Bell. “This strategy takes into account dynamic goals, family needs, and investment selection in a way that delivers tangible results.”
In addition to an impressive career in asset management, Mark Bell has lectured at the University of Oxford in England where he earned both a master’s and doctoral degree. His post-graduate work built upon the bachelor’s degree he earned at Stanford University where he was the valedictorian speaker for his class. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Alternative Investments at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Bell devotes significant time to the community as a trustee of Trinity School and The Schenck School in Atlanta, as well as board roles at the University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries, the Atlanta Ballet, Georgia Institute of Technology. In recent years, he’s also served on the boards of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, and MAP International.
Balentine is an employee-owned wealth management firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with a second office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Offering comprehensive wealth management services for entrepreneurs and business owners, multi-family office services for complex families, and global asset allocation strategies for institutions, Balentine seeks to deliver an exceptional client experience in addition to consistent long-term investment results. For 30 years, the Balentine legacy has been one of innovation, service to clients, and service to the community. Forbes, Barron’s, Financial Times and InvestmentNews continuously recognize Balentine as a top financial planning and advisory firm. Balentine is a registered investment advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information: https://balentine.com/.