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 3 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.
Awards and club membership are based primarily on commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
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.
Five Star Wealth Manager Award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as an investment advisory representative (IAR) or a registered investment advisor; 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3. Favorable regulatory and customer dispute history review*; 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One –year client retention rate; 7. Five –year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutionalized discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Educational and professional products. Wealth managers do not pay a few to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may opt to purchase additional profile ad space or related award promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided. The award is not indicative of the award winner’s future performance. (Number of candidates)(market) wealth managers were considered for the award; (number of award winners)(approximately (percentage) percent of the award candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. *To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and customer dispute history for this award, the person cannot have (1) been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine, (2) had more than a total of three customer disputes filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer dispute process, (3) individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer dispute filed with a regulatory authority, (4) filed for bankruptcy, or (5) been convicted or a felony.