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Darnel Bentz Recognized as Top Advisor by InvestmentNews

January 30, 2024
Darnel Bentz

InvestmentNews celebrates 60 dynamic advisors across the country who excel at serving their clients.

Darnel Bentz, Senior Wealth Advisor at Kayne Anderson Rudnick, has been named a top financial advisor in the U.S. by InvestmentNews for 2024.


“We are pleased to congratulate Darnel on this outstanding achievement, earned by providing consistent, high-quality service for each one of his clients, no matter the market cycle,” said Stephen A. Rigali, KAR Executive Managing Director. “This accolade is reflective of the growth Darnel experienced throughout the last year, but also the long-term success he has helped his clients achieve since he’s joined KAR over 10 years ago.”


This ranking considers quantitative metrics such as assets under management (AUM), AUM growth, and organic client growth introduced to the business from 2022-2023. Additionally, according to InvestmentNews, the winning cohort set themselves apart through their commitment to transparency, communication, education and personalization.


Chris Sweeney, Managing Editor for Special Reports at InvestmentNews, shared his insights on the selection process, stating, “There was an impressive range of nominees from all across the US and only those who really moved the needle in AUM and client growth made our final list. Darnel Bentz should be proud of their recognition as it’s testament to their ability, dedication and determination.”


Bentz’s winning nomination also included professional achievements and certifications he has earned throughout his career, as well as plans for continued growth for 2024.


For more information on the ranking, visit:


Kayne Anderson Rudnick also appeared on the Forbes ‘Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors Best-In-State’ and ‘Best-In-State Wealth Advisors’ lists for 2023.




IN Top Advisor award was given by InvestmentNews in November 2023 and covers the year 2024. KAR has not paid fees to the award sponsor to obtain or participate in the award. The firm has paid a fee to license use of the IN Top Advisor logo and market the award.




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