GSV Asset Management and Gentry Financial Group Announce the Launch of GSV Financial Group

CHICAGO, IL—September 11, 2014—GSV Asset Management and Gentry Financial Group today announce the launch of GSV Financial Group, which will operate four principal businesses previously managed under the Gentry brand:

  • GSV Ventures (formerly Gentry Venture Partners LLC)
  • GSV Securities (formerly Gentry Capital Advisors LLC)
  • GSV Equity (formerly Gentry Venture Management LLC)
  • GSV Investment Advisors (formerly Gentry Private Wealth Management LLC)

As part of the transition, Gentry Financial Group, the parent company for these businesses, will re-brand as GSV Financial Group.

A Combination of Leaders

According to Larry Aschebrook, Gentry’s founder and CEO of GSV Financial Group, the alignment with GSV will support the firm’s efforts to provide a differentiated financial services platform for high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutions.

“We believe that joining forces with GSV will provide enormous benefits for our clients and will support the long-term strategy and goals of our business,” said Mr. Aschebrook. “GSV’s access to the most dynamic private companies, coupled with its vision of connecting the Global Silicon Valley, is compelling.”

Founded under the Gentry brand in 2008, GSV Financial Group operates in two primary verticals: 1) Capital Formation, and, 2) Capital Preservation and Appreciation. Whether as a principal investor through GSV Ventures or as a financial advisor through GSV Securities, the capital formation business provides growth capital for the world’s most compelling, fastest-growing companies. GSV Investment Advisors, the capital preservation and appreciation team, employs a sophisticated asset allocation approach coupled with analytical investment screening and selection criteria to help its institutional and private wealth clients achieve their financial goals.

“We are pleased to welcome Gentry to the GSV family,” said Michael Moe, Founder and Co-Managing Partner of GSV Asset Management. ‘The Gentry team has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation, and we are proud to add their talent, services, relationships, and experience to our Constellation of key partners.”

The GSV Financial Group brand will launch effective immediately and the company will maintain offices in Chicago and Silicon Valley.

ABOUT GSV FINANCIAL GROUP

GSV Financial Group (formerly Gentry Financial Group) consists of four principal businesses that operate primarily in two verticals: capital formation, as well as capital preservation and appreciation. Whether as a principal investor through GSV Ventures or as a financial advisor through GSV Securities, the capital formation business provides growth capital for “tomorrow’s stars.” GSV Equity is the manager of funds and investment vehicles, overseeing and communicating performance of GSV Ventures fund offerings. GSV Investment Advisors, the capital preservation and appreciation team, utilizes a sophisticated asset allocation approach coupled with highly analytical investment screening and selection criteria to help its institutional and private wealth clients achieve their financial goals. GSV Financial Group has offices in Chicago and Silicon Valley.

Securities offered through Harbor Light Securities, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC). Investment advisory services offered through GSV Investment Advisors, LLC (SEC Registered Investment Advisor).

ABOUT GSV ASSET MANAGEMENT

GSV is a global asset management firm focused on growth-oriented strategies for institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Founded in 2010 by one of the world’s preeminent authorities on growth investing, GSV identifies and invests in the most dynamic, fastest-growing companies from across the Global Silicon Valley. GSV is headquartered in Woodside, CA.

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Any natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person’s spouse, at the time of his purchase exceeds $1,000,000 (excluding the person’s primary residence); Any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person’s spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year

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Investment Advisory Services offered on a fee basis through GSV Investment Advisors LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor principally located in Chicago, IL, 205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3770, Tel: (312) 552-7163. A copy of the GSV Investment Advisors ADV Part 2A disclosure statement discussing its services, fees, and affiliated entities shall be provided to each prospective client prior to commencing an engagement. Risk Management and Asset Protection Services offered through GSV Wealth Advisors from the same Chicago location.

GSV Ventures, GSV Equity, Global Silicon Valley Securities, GSV Investment Advisors, and GSV Wealth Advisors are wholly-owned subsidiaries of GSV Financial Group LLC.

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