From our establishment as a pension fund manager to the full-service wealth management firm we are today, Greenwood Capital has been building wealth for the last four decades. This year, we are celebrating that legacy while we look forward to serving clients for the next 40 years.
1983 – Established with $215 Million AUM
Greenwood Mills Investment Department is spun out to offer services to the public.
1985 – First New Hires
New team members join the initial three founders.
1992 - Inaugural Member of Global Investment Performance Standards®
Then known as the Association for Investment Management and Research Performance Presentations Standards it set the standard for ethical performance reporting.
1994 – Began Managing Greenwood County Electric Capital Fund
Took over managing the fund after it endured a $3 million loss due to risky mortgage securities.
1996 – AUM Reached $500 Million
1998 – Restored the Electric Capital Fund
Achieved the 10-year target in three years’ time.
2001 – Became an LLC
Employees and outside partner, Wealth Trust, bought out the principal.
2003 – Ranked Among the Top 1000 Money Managers
Included in Pensions & Investment’s managers for top domestic tax-exempt institutions.
2004 – Received Award of Excellence
Honored with Award of Excellence among fastest-growing companies in South Carolina.
2008 – TCB Partnership
Joined with TCB, the holding company for Countybank, to bring ownership and leadership of Greenwood Capital back to SC.
2008 – Named Most Dependable Wealth Managers
Listed in “Most Dependable Wealth Managers of the Southeast” as published by Goldline Research in Forbes Magazine.
2009 – New Client Offerings
Began offering financial planning and innovative Global ETF strategies.
2013 – Increased Specialization
Separated wealth management and investment management functions to better serve our clients.
2014 – AUM Reached $1 Billion
2017 – Opened Greenville Office
Opened downtown Greenville office at 201 W. McBee.
2018 – Reinvest in Greenwood
Relocated to Main St. following a multi-million-dollar renovation as an anchor in Uptown Greenwood.
2020 - AUM Reached $1.5 Billion
2021 – Narrowed Product List from 22 to 13Introduced passive models to offer increased customization for clients.
2022 - Rolled Out New Trading and Client Service Processes
Implemented industry-leading software to further enhance and improve the client experience.
Then & Now
When we first opened our doors, the world looked a little different than today. Sally Ride had just become the first American woman in space. Flashdance – What a Feeling, by Irene Cara was topping the billboard charts. And everyone (including a younger Walter Todd) was lining up to see Return of the Jedi in theatres.
1983 was a foundational year for the connected, technological world we live in today. The World Wide Web TCP Internet Protocol was born on January 1, 1983. Motorola introduced the first retail mobile phone. Our offices were about to change with the launch of first day-to-day PC tools ever: Microsoft Word and Lotus 1-2-3. It was even the debut of Mario & Luigi from Nintendo (whose recent movie topped the box offices in 2023).
The world is ever-changing and our macroeconomic approach to honoring the past and looking forward to the future is more relevant than ever as we continue to build wealth across generations.
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Walter Todd was on Bloomberg to the big names that have started selling down and whether that will change the Fed’s direction when they meet in September.
Mark Pyles is comfortable with contradictions. He spent the first part of his career as an academic who focused on teaching real-world skills to students entering the financial industry.
The tech mega-cap stocks are battling it out in earnings. Will it be Google takes all? Walter Todd discusses on Blomberg Markets: Americas.