The Ballentine Book

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The Ballentine approach

At Ballentine we understand that as wealth increases, so too does complexity. Since our founding 40 years ago, we have delivered intentionally independent advice on the human impact of each financial strategy, seeking to maximize not just wealth, but also family well-being.

Ballentine Partners’ mission is to help families achieve their aspirations, build their legacy, and live the life they want to live. We meet our clients where they are and take them where they want to go.

Investing Wealth Advisory

With deep experience across market cycles, asset classes and geographies, our team uses a future focused approach to helping clients preserve and grow wealth.

Family Well-Being

Our approach to wealth management helps families define their goals, develop plans, and turn those plans into effective reality.

Some of our most meaningful work comes from helping families reconcile their financial abundance with the values and relationships that matter most in their lives. We share counterintuitive lessons our research has revealed about how to foster family success and well-being.

Investing with vision, rigor, and patience

We are committed to building and preserving durable wealth for our clients, often across generations. We begin with a detailed and holistic discovery process that allows us to construct portfolios aligned with each client’s unique goals, appetite for risk, and values.


Opportunities - and risks - can emerge quickly. Our team’s experience across market environments helps us to identify opportunities wherever they may lie.

• Private investments can be an important source of long-term returns. We provide access to experienced and accomplished managers across the investment spectrum. Using commingled funds, our private investment offering is diversified and wellbalanced with no additional layer of fees.¹

• Public equities are managed with a goal of capturing strong market performance. We maintain a keen eye on fees and taxes so that you keep more of the returns you generate.

• Fixed income investments are designed to provide stability in down times, while opportunistically finding pockets of relative outperformance. For municipal bonds, we utilize separate accounts with state-specific allocations to fully realize tax benefits.

• For clients who are interested in aligning their investment portfolios with their values, we offer nearly two decades of experience in impact investing. Impact themes are monitored using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework.

Ballentine’s seasoned investment team has a global perspective. Our size, reputation, and client network provide investment opportunities that other firms may not see. Importantly, our firm does not participate in revenue-sharing or other compensation based on our choice of investments. Our investment advice is - and will remain - unconflicted.

Fund operational expenses, such as legal and administrative fees, apply to Ballentine Partners sponsored private investments.

Wealth advisory that is both comprehensive and integrated

The foundation of our wealth advisory approach is a deep understanding of each family’s unique situation and goals. From day one – and every day following – we work to ensure your strategies for wealth transfer, income tax planning, risk management, and all other aspects of your financial plan are working together towards your goals, however you may define them. We work closely with your attorneys, CPAs, and other professionals to drive technical strategy, project-manage execution, and ensure collaboration across the team. Whether you are focused on preparing for a liquidity event, transferring wealth tax efficiently across generations, increasing the impact of your philanthropy, or something else entirely, Ballentine Partners is there with you at every stage.

Family well-being: Solutions for complex human challenges

We often hear from our clients that the most meaningful aspect of our work with them involves their family. Our team is attuned to the considerable influences that wealth can have on parenting, child development, and family dynamics. We work closely with each family member to help them harness wealth as a positive force in their lives and to structure plans and circumstances that foster each family member’s well-being. Ballentine’s intentional parenting workshops and financial empowerment programs for the rising generation have proven to be especially beneficial in preserving family relationships.

The Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Collection

The result of a 10-year research initiative, Ballentine’s three-book series highlights success stories of how individuals have reconciled their financial abundance with the values and relationships that matter most in their lives. Our research informs our approach on several areas often critical to our clients: raising children well amid wealth, creating a meaningful legacy and preserving family relationships in later years, and forging a joyful life as an inheritor.

• Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise focuses on helping parents to raise grounded children amid wealth.

• Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise centers on how to design a vibrant later life and leave a meaningful legacy.

• Engaged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise offers a roadmap for inheritors and their significant others on how to navigate love and family wealth to forge their own joint path.

Living at the intersection of heart and wealth, each book is published by the firm and was written by Coventry Edwards-Pitt, CFA, CFP®, Ballentine’s Chief Creative Officer. For our clients and for our own teams, the books underpin and support Ballentine’s decidedly human approach to managing wealth.

Our story is your story, our goals are your goals

Ballentine Partners’ approach is designed to address the sophisticated and diverse needs of successful families like yours, across market cycles, life stages, and generations. We work closely with you to understand the future you envision for yourself and your family and to make that future a reality. Whether you consider yourself a business leader, inheritor, professional investor, or perhaps all three, our success is driven by yours.

Helping entrepreneurs and corporate executives focus on what is important

Whether starting a new venture, securing financing for growth, or managing the tax impact of a liquidity event, we enable entrepreneurs and corporate executives to focus on their firm’s success, secure in the knowledge that their own financial lives are in good hands. Our team serves as your personal C-Suite, allowing you to make decisions important to your own success with the same support and confidence you feel in the boardroom.

Addressing the changing needs of women of wealth

For women, the challenges of wealth can be especially broad and sometimes in conflict. You may be balancing the demands of leading a successful business with the time commitments of family. You may have been thrust into new family and financial responsibilities following a divorce or loss. Regardless of the circumstances, your Ballentine team will serve as both thought partner and back office, allowing you to focus on what matters most to you.

Complementing the experience–and portfolios–of professional investors

We help successful investors manage risk across asset classes and access attractive opportunities outside their area of expertise. Our approach integrates their portfolio with our tax strategies and other financial planning capabilities. Many of our professional-investor clients engage us while they are still actively managing their family’s portfolio to provide seamless succession when they are no longer serving in that capacity.

Empowering inheritors to thrive financially and forge their own path

The complexities of creating the financial rigor needed to preserve wealth while fostering the independence essential to benefiting from it, must be fully understood and effectively balanced. We provide perspective for inheritors who are rarely asked for their views by an industry that is employed largely by their parents’ generation.

Partnering with single family offices

From succession planning to governance and operations, Ballentine helps family offices continue to operate effectively and efficiently as priorities, technology, and regulations evolve. Family offices work with us to expand the scope of their asset management functions and improve the diversification of portfolios - from tax-aware investing to access to private markets. We support families through a process of alignment around goals and succession.

Gain from Ballentine’s

human approach

Built on a foundation of independence and ethics, Ballentine Partners is driven by a culture of intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and integrity. We serve our clients as a fiduciary, putting their interests ahead of our own. Our internal stability contributes directly to the success and longevity of our client relationships, some of which span many generations, each knowing full well that we are here for them and will continue to be here whenever they need us. |

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15 N Main Street, Unit 1 Wolfeboro, NH 03894


Headquarters Boston Area, MA

230 3rd Ave, Fl 6, Waltham, MA 02451 781-314-1300

Palm Beach Area, FL 3801 PGA Blvd, Ste 810, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-508-4500

Ballentine Partners is B Corp Certified. We are part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.

Ballentine Partners, LLC does not serve as an attorney, accountant, or insurance agent. Ballentine Partners, LLC does not prepare estate planning documents or tax returns, nor does it sell insurance products. Ballentine Partners, LLC is committed to maintaining an operating environment free of meaningful conflicts of interest. In the unanticipated event that a conflict of interest should arise, we will ensure it is disclosed clearly, quickly, and conspicuously.

Nothing in this presentation should be construed as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. You should read the Fund’s offering memo, which contains additional information regarding the risks of this investment, before making any investment.

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