Who We Are

What’s in a Name?

Gratus: Latin for “Grateful Steward”
This sentiment captures our true gratitude for our clients, which is reflected daily in our sincere efforts to serve and exceed their expectations.

We offer:

  • A Tailored Team Approach to Each Client
  • Strictly Fee-Only Advisory Services

We Are Fiduciaries

We have a fundamental obligation to act in the best interest of our clients and to provide investment advice in our clients’ best interests.  We owe our clients a duty of undivided loyalty and utmost good faith.

Fiduciary Oath

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The advisor shall exercise his/her best efforts to act in good faith and in the best interests of the client. The advisor shall provide written disclosure to the client prior to the engagement of the advisor, and thereafter throughout the term of the engagement, of any conflicts of interest, which will or reasonably may compromise the impartiality or independence of the advisor.

What the Fiduciary Oath means to you - the Client

  • We shall always act in good faith and with candor.
  • We shall be proactive in our disclosure of any conflicts of interest that may impact you.

You have important goals.

Gratus Capital is here to help you reach them.


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Forbes America’s Top 100 Wealth Advisors


Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Atlanta

Forbes Top 100 Wealth Advisors 2017

Forbes America’s Top 100 Wealth Advisors

Forbes Top 100 Wealth Advisors 2016

Forbes Top 100 Wealth Advisors in the U.S.

Forbes Top Steward 2015

Top Steward for its Select Group of Clients

Top 10 GA Financial Advisors 2015

Top 10 Georgia Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers

My vision was cast; to create a firm that works every day to provide financial well-being at the most personal and yet sophisticated level...

Hank McLarty

Founder & President

Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly-rated adviser does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the adviser by any client, nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. Neither the firm nor any adviser paid a fee for the award. Information about the criteria used in making these rankings is available by clicking here

Meet The Team

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Hank McLarty
Founder and President
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Amy Tierney, MBA
Director of Client Services
Todd Jones
Todd Jones, MBA, CAIA®
Director of Investments
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Kevin Woods, CFP®
Director of Financial Planning

Gratus Happenings

Core Values Start at the Top: Gratus Leader Grows Expertise at Harvard Program

Gratus leader Hank McLarty joined 24 other RIA leaders at Harvard Business School for the inaugural Focus Financial Leadership Academy.

Warehouse Warriors At Helping Mamas

On Friday, March 22nd, the Gratus team took a trip to Helping Mamas in Norcross, Georgia, for their first volunteer event of 2019.

Forbes: “This $2 Billion Financial Advisor Is His Firm’s Head Coach”

Gratus Capital founder and President Hank McLarty was recently featured in Forbes as part of a profile series on top wealth advisors in each state.

Focus FinancialGratus Capital, LLC, has been a partner firm of Focus Financial Partners since October 1, 2014. Focus Financial Partners is a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms. Focus provides unrivaled access to best practices, resources and continuity planning for its partner firms who service individuals, families, employers and institutions with wealth management, benefit and investment consulting services. Focus partner firms maintain their entrepreneurial independence, while they benefit from the synergies, scale, economics and best practices of the market leader to achieve their business objectives.


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