Institutional-quality investment process honed over several decades.
Our decades of informed investing experience benefit individual and institutional clients alike.
Bull or bear, markets are no match for our investment strategy.
We know that it’s better to spend time in the market rather than timing the market - so our unemotional, data-driven process seeks to manage risk over return. Within that, our customized strategies allow us to accommodate your specific risk tolerance, goals, and tax situation. And as dedicated fiduciaries without a proprietary investment vehicle, you can rest assured that our goals are always aligned with yours.
We'll tailor an investment approach for you that meets your individualized risk tolerance and regulatory restrictions, as set forth in the
investment policy statement (IPS).
Deeper explanation of why and how Balentine invests in private markets, and how the firm goes above and beyond for clients
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Deeper explanation of why and how Balentine makes taxable investments, and how the firm goes above and beyond for clients
Portfolio diversification can provide a smoother ride and insulation from volatile equities. We can help you select the right type of diversification — and implement the right strategy — to provide stability today and returns in the future.
Handling the market with transparency.
As humans, we’re hardwired to be emotional. That instinct has served us well since the dawn of time to avoid threats in our environment to our species. And yet, that “fight or flight” impulse tempts us to try to time the markets — and doesn’t always lead to successful investment outcomes.
We’ve developed what we consider to be a disciplined, objective, model-driven investment process to navigate the inevitable investor tendency of oscillating between excessive greed and fear. We’ve seen market volatility before, and we take seriously our responsibility to help you through.
In the past 35 years, our team has honed a disciplined, consistent, and efficient investment process, which relies on objective inputs at its core. Balentine’s model is built on asset class performance dispersion, which unfolds throughout long periods with great amplitude — and creates opportunities in a simple, repeatable way.
Our philosophy is grounded in behavioral finance: understanding that investors will gradually and predictably change emotions over time. The market pushes some asset classes too high on greed, while pushing others too low on fear. As long as investors continue to demonstrate behavior driven by these emotions, there will always be market inefficiencies that our proprietary models are designed to capture.
We know that attempts to time the exact market bottom or top of each cycle are futile, and that return dispersions between asset class pairs are both widespread and long-lived. Our proprietary quantitative models are able to identify where we are in the market cycle, not only capitalizing on the emotional patterns of other market participants, but also capturing the majority of an unfolding cycle.
We seek to provide downside protection in sustained bear markets while also participating in bull markets. Our investment process leads to proactive rebalancing into asset classes that we believe are more likely to outperform, and away from asset classes that are decreasing in value. We also are quick to capitalize on tactical opportunities, which benefits investors looking to realize near-term opportunities that may have otherwise been missed.
Capital Markets Forecast
Our Capital Markets Forecast is the foundation of our investment process. This annual research piece contains seven-year projections that form the basis of strategies we design to help you achieve your goals.
The forecast, designed to both manage risk and maximize opportunities, provides the quantitative blueprint for the steps we foresee — at today’s starting point and beyond.
The Balentine Difference
Former CEO of Public Company
Retired Technology CEO
Todd & Laura Olson
Learn the ins and outs of investments.
From tips for maintaining investment discipline to learning about private capital as an asset class, browse our collection of investment-related resources from Balentine thought leaders.
The Intersection of Public Policy & Financial Markets
Reach for your goals —we’ll go the extra mile to make sure you get there.
At Balentine, we do it all — even services that don’t neatly fall into one of these categories. Our highly personalized, full-team approach brings objectivity, insight, and experience to identify your goals and objectives. How can we help you on your wealth management journey?
Our financial planning services run the gamut, from asset and balance sheet management to cash flow reporting and maintenance.
We help clients reach new levels of alignment, authenticity, trust, and transparency with loved ones through cross-generational advisory and exploring opportunities that reflect your values and interests.
We proudly serve as a trusted partner to plans and consultants alike: Protecting capital, capturing market upside, and identifying and acting on opportunities, near and far.
As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know managing wealth is distinctly different from managing and operating a company. Our advisory services span all things capital — business, personal, and legacy.