InvestmentNews Names Merit Financial Advisors a 2022 Best Place to Work for Financial Advisers

This marks the fifth consecutive year the firm has received this accolade.

Atlanta, Georgia, February 7, 2022— For the fifth consecutive year, Merit Financial Advisors (“Merit”), a Georgia-based financial advisory firm that specializes in financial planning and wealth management solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families and those navigating life transitions, has been recognized by InvestmentNews as one of the Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers. Investment News identifies company culture, benefits, and career paths as major contributors for the nomination.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by InvestmentNews for creating a positive workplace for the fifth year in a row,” said Rick Kent, founder and CEO of Merit Financial Advisors. “At Merit, we believe in putting our team first. Because of this, our employees provide exceptional service to their clients. Our team is our lifeblood, and the incredible work we do every day would not be possible without them.”

Merit is recognized for its commitment to employee mentorship and growth, providing excellent benefits, and creating an environment that encourages success and failures. Merit offers monthly massages to reduce employee stress, and host regular breakfasts and lunches for their team. The firm also prides itself on the fact that nearly 60% of the firm’s executive team are women.  

“In a year that’s seen so much turmoil in the workplace – from mask mandates and canceled office reopenings to The Great Resignation – InvestmentNews is proud to spotlight those firms with a proven record of investing in their most valuable resource: their employees,” said Paul Curcio, executive editor of InvestmentNews. “We applaud this year’s finalists and wish them all the best in 2022.”

InvestmentNews partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to compile the survey and recognition program. This year, the 75 winners were critiqued on employer and employee surveys delving into everything from company culture, benefits, career paths and more.

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About Merit Financial Advisors
Merit Financial Group, LLC, doing business as Merit Financial Advisors (“Merit”), is a national wealth management firm that supports both the independent broker-dealer and RIA models. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Merit has 25 offices throughout the U.S. and managed $5.59 billion in assets as of September 30, 2021 ($3.53 billion in advisory, $1.95 billion in brokerage assets and with $112 million in assets under advisement). Merit’s mission is to establish and exceed the financial goals of its clients, while also providing its advisors and offices with practice management resources, an industry leading technology platform and the investment expertise needed to drive growth and deliver a superior client experience. For more information, please visit

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