Phil Battin is a values-based wealth management advisor who has provided outstanding support and service to his clients since 1994. He brings deep experience to the Renaissance Financial family, with expertise gained at a Wall Street investment firm, Fidelity Investments and GCG Financial, as well as his own family-owned businesses. Phil has established a reputation for bringing a practical business theory to his work advising high net-worth clients and has a facility for collaborating with other advisors (i.e. accountants, attorneys, and private bankers) in order to implement quality, full-service solutions. From his reputation for exemplary, dedicated service, Phil strives to be considered as having “the mind of a scholar and the heart of a shepherd”.
Phil’s broad expertise ranges from multi-generational wealth management strategies to transferring estates that are sensitive to legacy considerations, including charitable pursuits. Phil offers diverse investment strategies and has access to portfolio solutions constructed through academically based research, utilizing quantitative, tactical and traditional investment factors to help clients preserve and grow wealth. By simplifying and resolving key concerns, Phil helps his clients achieve their financial goals and preserve financial independence for the benefit of multiple generations.
A graduate of Finance and Accounting with a minor in Biblical Studies from Cedarville University in Ohio, Phil went on to receive an International Business & Economics minor from the International Business Institute. He studied in nine countries and had the privilege of studying under former world and corporate leaders, such as World Economic Forum, NATO and Nestle. Phil has completed financial planning coursework through DePaul University and studied Legacy Planning through the Heritage Institute in Oregon. He also participated in BOOT Camp through John Brown, in order to advance his knowledge of exit planning strategies. Phil holds his Series 6, 7, and 66 registrations, as well and his life and health insurance licenses.
Phil is a member of various professional organizations, including the Million Dollar Round Table (Top of Table) and NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors). Throughout his career, Phil has received numerous awards including Masters Club Advisor of the Year 2 times while at GCG Financial. In 2016, Phil received a Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professionals, and was featured in Chicago Magazine.
A resident of St. Charles, where he lives with his wife Britta and their five children, Phil is active in many charitable organizations, including Pinnacle Forum (as National Treasurer), United Nations Christian Embassy in New York, Chicago NFL Alumni Advisory Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Cru. When he is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing and is a member of the Elgin Country Club and Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation.
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Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of like insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. Awarded in 2016 in Chicago. 3,411 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; 726 (22 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.