Kent Thune

Kent Thune

Expertise: Mutual funds, ETFs, Investing
Title: Investment Advisor, Owner
Education: The Citadel, Middle Tennessee State University
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


  • Certified Financial Planner with over 20 years of experience
  • Featured in numerous publications, including MarketWatch, The Motley Fool, Kiplinger, Yahoo! Finance, Nasdaq, and The Balance.
  • Formerly the Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor at American Pensions


Kent Thune has over 20 years of experience as an investment advisor and financial planner. He's written for a range of financial publications, including The Balance, MarketWatch, The Motley Fool, Kiplinger, Yahoo! Finance, Nasdaq,, Fit Small Business, The Big Picture, and Get Rich Slowly.

He is the owner of Atlantic Capital Investments​ in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, serving clients all over the U.S. Previously, Kent was the Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor at American Pensions, Inc, a regional pension consulting firm.


Thune earned his CFP from The Certified Financial Board of Standards in 2008 and his master's degree in business administration from The Citadel in 2009.

He also has the Qualified Financial Plan Consultant designation, Series 7 and 63 securities licenses, and the Life, Accident & Health insurance license.

Thune received a bachelor's degree in music and business from Middle Tennessee State University in 1991.

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