VIjay Patel

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

300 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Whether developing a strong retirement plan for your company or finding investment strategies for your personal wealth management, we provide a personalized approach to helping you meet your goals.

As a financial advisor with more than 15 years of experience in Boston, Frankfurt and Atlanta, I advise a diverse clientele of affluent individuals, businesses and institutions in all areas of wealth management.

Individuals and Families
-Customized asset allocation
-Education planning
-Estate and trust planning services
-Retirement planning
-Securities-based lending

-Capital management accounts
-401k and Pension services

Nonprofit Institutions and Foundations
-Philanthropic gifts planning
-Grant leveraging

Above all, my primary focus is to help clients preserve and optimize their financial wealth through customized strategies and exceptional, unbiased service. I conduct regular reviews with clients to help them track their progress toward reaching their goals and keep their strategies consistent with any changes that may take place in their life and/or business.

MBA – 2003 University of Cambridge, England
MA – 1999 Boston University
BA – 1997 University of Chicago

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2023-2024
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
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Vijay L Patel is registered to do business in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY.