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UHNW firm Edge Capital Group joins Focus Financial


Edge Capital Group (Edge), an independent wealth management firm focused on the ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) advisory space, has joined Focus Financial Partners, a partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms.

Founded in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, Edge has established a strong reputation as a holistic wealth management firm serving UHNW individuals and institutions in the Southeast and Southwest regions. Founders Bert Rayle, Harry Jones, Bill Maner, Paul Izlar, Peek Garlington and Will Skeean brought with them in-depth experience in private wealth and investment banking from careers at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.
The firm adopts a team-based approach for each client, leveraging a group of experts across a variety of fields to provide each client with a unique and highly customised set of wealth solutions. In addition to individual ultra-high-net-worth investors, Edge works with intergenerational families and select family offices. Edge has expanded beyond Atlanta, also establishing offices in Dallas, Texas, Charlotte, North Carolina, Tampa, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee and Lexington, Kentucky. To support this growth and as part of the firm’s succession plan, Edge has expanded its leadership team with eight next generation partners – Dennis Sabo, Paul Robertson, Whit Davis, Elizabeth Mackie, AK Hendrix, Jimmy Patrick, William DeButts and Kendrick Mattox.
“What we love the most about working in wealth management is that we get to tackle complex challenges and devise unique solutions to meet the needs of our clients in every aspect of their financial life. Our primary goal has always been to bring to bear a world-class team that prioritises high quality client service,” says Harry Jones, Managing Partner of Edge Capital Group. “We have built a great foundation for our business, scaling up to six offices across the country as we have grown to serve more clients, and we are excited about our even greater future growth prospects. With Focus’ support, including access to capital and best practices, we will be able to further enhance our client service and expand further in our core markets and to other attractive regions.”
“The number one characteristic we look for in a prospective firm is the quality of service and their relationships with clients, because that is the foundation for future growth,” says Rudy Adolf, Founder and CEO at Focus. “We are very impressed by the Edge team’s commitment to excellence in everything they do. Edge would be an exemplary M&A platform for other entrepreneurial RIAs in the regions.”
Tucker, Midis & Owen advised Edge in the deal process.

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