Hank McLarty is the founder and President of Gratus Capital. Hank’s primary focus is to provide objective investment advice that assists high capacity clients in the management of their investment interests. His extensive experience with the markets and issues common to high net worth families has proven extremely beneficial to clients.

Career Highlights
Over his 20+ year career in the wealth management industry, Hank continues to be a committed and tenacious advisor for the high net worth clients that he serves. Since founding Gratus, Hank has been part of the “Best of Best” Financial Advisors at Barron’s Winners Circle Summit, and he has led Gratus to be recognized as one of the Top Ten Wealth Managers in Atlanta, Top 25 Fastest Growing Emerging RIAs in the US, and Top 10 NAPFA Fee-Only Advisors in Atlanta (2011, 2012).  Hank has been quoted in several industry publications and has been featured as an “expert on the markets” on the CNN Saturday Morning Show with Randi Kaye. He began his career at Merrill Lynch and, after 8 years, moved his team and clients to Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, from 2001 through 2004, Hank was ranked in the top 15 advisors out of over 12,000. In 2004, he was awarded the ultimate honor as one of the top ten financial advisors chosen across all firms in the United States for the Winner’s Circle. Also in 2004, Hank was ranked 42nd on Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors in the United States.

Education
Hank attended Auburn University on a football scholarship while earning a degree in Finance. Prior to founding Gratus Capital, Hank was a series 7, series 63, series 65, series 31, licensed Life Insurance and Variable Insurance Financial Advisor for over twelve years.

Outside the Office
Hank lives in Atlanta with his wife, Emily, and two teenage sons. His passions include spending time with his sons coaching them in sports and becoming distinguished young men. Hank is an active member of Buckhead Church and loves to travel, workout, run, and play golf. He is also a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and serves as the Chairman of the Make A Wish Foundation, GA Chapter. In the past, he has served on the advisory board of the Garth Brooks Foundation, Holy Innocents School Booster Club, and Holy Innocents School Development Committee.