Hank McLarty

Hank McLarty

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Hank McLarty is the Founder and CEO of Gratus Capital, a wealth management firm focused exclusively on serving a select group of successful individuals, families, foundations and endowments. McLarty has more than 20 years of experience in the wealth management industry. He is a thought leader, sought-after speaker, and recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout his wealth management career. For several years, he has shared his best practice insights and leadership acumen as a featured speaker at the Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit. He is also committed to his philanthropic and community support efforts.

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  • McLarty is creating a path for Gratus Capital to be the premier independent wealth management firm in the Southeast

  • He is building a culture with the highest standards in sophisticated, cutting-edge financial advice, while ensuring every client receives personal attention and proactive communication.

  • Since launching Gratus Capital in 2005, he has cultivated strong relationships with enviable clients and has established a high-performing team.


  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser

  • Series 7 General Securities Representative (previously held)

  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent (previously held)

  • Series 31 Futures Managed Funds (previously held)

  • Licensed Life Insurance and Variable Insurance Financial Advisor (previously held)


  • Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors, 2016 - 2024

  • Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2019 - 2023

  • AdvisoryHQ Top 11 Best Financial Advisors and Planners in Atlanta, 2019