Bentonville advisor with $600 million AUM is first in Arkansas for NewEdge Wealth

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 3,852 views 

Hunter Gehring

Connecticut-based NewEdge Wealth, a registered investment adviser (RIA), has hired its first financial advisor in Arkansas.

Hunter Gehring of Bentonville, who previously worked for Arvest Wealth Management (AWM) in Lowell, officially started with NewEdge Wealth this month as a principal. He managed $600 million in client assets at AWM, the wealth management division owned by the Walton family-owned Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.

In a news release, NewEdge Wealth said Gehring would advance the firm’s assets under management and build relationships with ultra-high net worth clients. Jennifer Powell also joins NewEdge Welath as a client service associate in the Bentonville office.

NewEdge Wealth’s Northwest Arkansas office is on the sixth floor of the Bentonville Plaza office building at 609 S.W. 8th St.

“Hunter has accomplished so much in his early career,” said Rob Sechan, CEO and co-founder of NewEdge Wealth. “We are impressed with his skillset and dedication to client service. Hunter will be an advisor to watch, and we are glad his continued growth will be spotlighted at NewEdge.”

According to the release, Gehring was AWM’s youngest private wealth advisor in the company’s history and held all production records upon his departure. He was a client advisor for the company since 2017.

In 2021, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal named Gehring to its Fast 15 class.

“I am honored to be a part of the enthusiasm at NewEdge Wealth,” Gehring said. “I have finally found a partner that can provide the resources, research, and technology that ultra-high net worth clients deserve. I am eager to show the Arkansas community what a new edge in wealth management looks like.”

NewEdge Wealth is a division of NewEdge Capital Group, which services over $32 billion in client assets across multiple business lines and supports over 300 financial advisors servicing several thousand households, family offices and institutions comprising more than 75,000 client accounts.

NewEdge Wealth has additional offices in Coral Gables, Fla., Miami, Fla., Manhattan Beach, Calif., Park City, Utah, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Stamford, Conn.