FinTrust Capital Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Community Bank, announced the addition of Spencer Cole as Vice President Investment Advisor. In this role, Cole will assist clients with wealth and retirement planning, offered through FinTrust and its team of professionals, which includes CFP’s certified financial planners, CFA’s chartered financial analyst and CPA’s.
“I’m really excited about joining FinTrust and bringing their team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals to my client relationships. FinTrust’s unique model of surrounding clients with a team to solve the various issues of financial and retirement planning, portfolio management, tax, estate, and trust planning is comprehensive and exactly what my clients are interested in solving for,” said Cole.
“We are delighted to have and continue building a broad team of talented professionals servicing the southeastern footprint of United Community Bank. The complexities of the financial markets and wealth planning require high levels of expertise without sacrificing service, our team is committed to that objective,” said Philip Brice, director of fiduciary services for the wealth management division of United Community Bank.
Cole is a Greenville native. He attended high school at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla. and went on to play college golf at The University of Alabama and Rollins College, where he was an All-American performer. After graduating from Rollins College with a major in international relations, he pursued a professional golfing career playing both domestically and internationally. Cole holds his series 7 and 66 securities licenses and his insurance license with the state of South Carolina.
Allen Gillespie, former founding partner and chief investment officer of FinTrust said “Spencer has many contacts he has developed over his years playing professional golf and has demonstrated a strong desire to excel through his athletic experience and accomplishments. Our service model requires young, aggressive, and conscientious individuals who can develop relationships, effectively communicate, and quarterback relationships through our process, we are excited to have him!”
About FinTrust Capital Advisors
FinTrust Capital Advisors is a full-service financial service firm with over 35 professionals throughout the southeast. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, FinTrust has additional offices in Anderson (S.C.), Athens (Ga.), and Macon (Ga.). The Company has approximately $2.1 billion total assets under advisement across our advisory, retirement plan, and brokerage business. The wealth management division of United Community Bank which includes various distribution channels and platforms is offered through United Community Advisory Services (UCAS), FinTrust Capital Advisors, and Seaside Trust Company providing investment oversight to approximately 6 billion in assets under advisement.