CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, one of the nation’s leading independent retirement and investment advisory firms, has announced the hiring of Rush Benton as Senior Director of Strategic Wealth. Based out of the headquarters in Raleigh, Benton will lead the firm’s private wealth business, growing assets both organically and through acquisition of independent, fee-based registered investment advisors (RIAs).
“While CAPTRUST is extremely well known to retirement plan sponsors, few people know that it also has a significant private wealth business that fits nicely alongside the retirement business,” Benton said. “As an $85 billion advisor, CAPTRUST has the resources and scale that independent wealth managers need to remain competitive and a proven acquisition model that solves the pressing succession and liquidity needs of first generation RIAs,” Benton added.
Previously, Benton served as co-founder and chairman of WealthTrust, one of the first consolidators of RIAs. Under Benton’s leadership, WealthTrust grew from a start-up venture to a wealth management platform with $10 billion in assets under management through the acquisition of 14 investment advisors across the U.S.
“Rush is a highly regarded wealth management executive with the experience and proven track record that will allow him to immediately add significant value to our wealth business,” said J. Fielding Miller, CEO and co-founder of CAPTRUST.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Benton is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and is an avid fly fisherman, golfer, and pilot.
About CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors is an independent investment research and fee-based advisory firm specializing in providing retirement plan and investment advisory services to retirement plan fiduciaries, executives, and high-net-worth individuals. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the firm represents $85 billion in client assets with offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC.