Sudden Wealth: What to Know about New Money

Sudden wealth can be a financial game-changer, whether you’re expecting a windfall or not.

Episode 10 – Regions Wealth Podcast Series

Sudden wealth often comes with strings attached. We already know that a high percentage of lottery winners fall prey to sudden wealth syndrome and have a difficult time knowing what to do with a windfall. However, those who achieve sudden wealth through inheritance may have just as much difficulty knowing how to manage a windfall successfully. In this episode, Chief Investment Officer Alan McKnight joins us to discuss strategies for how to manage a lump sum of money.

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Alan McKnightMeet the Speaker

Alan McKnight is the Chief Investment Officer for Regions Wealth Management. Throughout his career, McKnight has been named Chief Investment Officer of SunTrust Institutional Investment Advisors, LLC and served as a partner and Director of Global Investment Strategy at Balentine, LLC, managing asset allocation strategies and supervising the firm’s manager due diligence and selection efforts. McKnight is a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a board member for the Alliance Theatre and Central Outreach and Advocacy Center in Atlanta.

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Find more helpful resources on sudden wealth and strategies for wealth management:

How to Manage a Windfall or Inheritance

What Would You Do with an Unexpected Windfall?


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