Allen Gillespie


124 Verdae Blvd
Suite 504
Greenville, SC 29607

Direct: 864.335.2005
Office: 864.288.2849
Fax: 864.288.5218

Allen Gillespie, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

Allen started in the investment industry in 1995 and serves as the Chief Investment Officer for FinTrust Capital Advisors.  In his role, Allen is responsible for overseeing client portfolios and the FinTrust investment team.  Allen works closely with FinTrust’s advisors to help analyze portfolios and develop investment recommendations and implementation strategies for clients. From 2005-2021, Allen served as a Commissioner for the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission, a $30+ Billion pension plan.  While a member of the board, Allen served one two-year term as Chairman of the Board, and he established and initially chaired the pension fund’s first Risk and Audit Committee.  In his spare time, Allen enjoys serving as the scoreboard manager and/or announcer for various Saint Joseph High School football and soccer teams.

Education, Credentials & Special Training:

  • B.A. in Economics, cum laude, Washington & Lee University
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society
  • Institutional Investor, “25 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds”
  • CFA Institute Research Challenge Mentor
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63, 65, 79, 86, and 87

Civic, Community & Other Professional Affiliations:

  • CFA Institute, CFA Research Challenge Mentor
  • South Carolina CFA Society
  • Numerous published articles including Fortune Magazine, Greenville Magazine,,
  • Meals on Wheels of Greenville, Endowment Board, Chairman (2015-2021)
  • GAMAC, Endowment Board Member (2009-2015)
  • Liberty Fellowship, Liberty Fellow, MOSAIX Class