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A densely populated state like North Carolina has different types of experienced & certified financial advisors such as fiduciary financial advisors and fee only financial planners making it challenging for you to choose the one that may perfectly meet your financial situation and needs. WiserAdvisor has pre-qualified and selected some of the top qualified financial advisors, independent certified financial planners, financial advisory firms & associations in North Carolina and has listed them below with their details such as qualifications, service offerings, and other important information that you could use while searching for financial advisors to best suit your financial and investment goals. Please note that the list of financial advisors mentioned below does not include all vetted advisors as some have not been listed as per their request. They may be available when you use our free match tool to compare up-to 3 financial advisors if they match your specific requirements and preferences.

Finding the Top Financial Advisor in North Carolina
Last Updated - 23-Nov-2022

North Carolina has 14 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 1757 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in North Carolina have an average of 24 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of financial advisors in North Carolina mentioned below do not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in North Carolina.

List of Qualified Financial Advisors in North Carolina
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Antonio V. Porretta
AAMS®, Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®)
BLACKBRIDGE FINANCIAL
*,
Harrisburg, NC 28075
19 Not Specified $250,000 Not Specified
Coach Pete DArruda
RFC®, RICP®, MRFC
CAPITAL FINANCIAL ADVISORY GROUP, LLC
1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Apex, NC 27502
27 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Craig Faile
MBA, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
BLACKBRIDGE FINANCIAL
15515 York Rd.,
Charlotte, NC 28278
25 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Les H. Kern
LUTCF®, CRFA
D.H. HILL WEALTH MANAGEMENT
2306 Wrightsville Ave.,
Unit 201,
Wilmington, NC 28403
37 $20,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Based
Pat Latta
ACT ADVISORS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
521 College Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
21 $50,000,000 $500,000 Fee-Based
Tom Morris
CASL®, CFP®, RICP®, CLU®, RMA®, MBA, ChFC®
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL -TOM MORRIS
240 Leigh Farm Rd,
Ste 400,
Durham, NC 27707
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Tony Montanari
CIMA®
ACM WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Serving Asheville Surrounding Area,
38 Orchard Street,
Asheville, NC 28801
1927 S. Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28203
23 $130,000,000 500,000 Fee-Based
Alex Calott and Austin Powell
CFP®
BLUE FINANCIAL
5970 Fairview Road Suite 712,
Charlotte, NC 28210
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Kelli Smith
CFP®, Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC®), CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
4700 Falls of Neuse Road,
Suite 275,
Raleigh, NC 27609
717 Green Valey Rd.,
Greensboro, NC 27408
8 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Kenneth Nelson
AIFA®, CRPS®, CRPC®, AIF®
NELSON WEALTH ADVISORS
Office A:10604 Bent Twig Drive, Raleigh NC 27613,
Office B: 9121 Anson Way, Suite #204,
Raleigh, NC 27615
35 Not Specified $1M and up Fee-Based
Mike Allison
BLACKBRIDGE FINANCIAL
4777 Sharon Road,
Suite 540,
Charlotte, NC 28270
16 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Strategic Investment Partners
Accredited Investment Advisor
STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PARTNERS
1508 Military Cutoff Rd.,
Suite 206,
Wilmington, NC 28403
50 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in North Carolina

Qualifications CRD# 4141550
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 63, 65


Office Location *,
Harrisburg,
NC
28075
Phone Number 704-960-9646

Antonio V. Porretta, MBA, AAMS® Independent Wealth Manager Blackbridge Financial Antonio is an Independent Wealth Manager who specializes in helping people create, distribute, and preserve their wealth. Mr. Porretta has spent nearly 18 years working with individuals and is currently accepting new clients that can benefit from his services. Antonio currently manages investment portfolios in several states across the country and is devoted to helping local families grow their wealth and focus on making their money last. Services include but are not limited to: *Retirement Income Planning *Portfolio/Investment Management *Asset Allocation *401(k) Distribution Strategies *Insurance/Long Term Care Planning Clients that work with Antonio benefit from a level of personal service, communication, and attention that is often reserved for only the ultra-wealthy. By carefully listening to each person, Antonio is able to construct unique and effective strategies tailored specially for you. Personal Service. Tailored Advice. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advice offered through Independent Advisor Alliance, a registered investment advisor. Independent Advisor Alliance and Blackbridge Financial are separate entities from LPL Financial.

About Blackbridge Financial

Antonio V. Porretta, MBA, AAMS® Independent Wealth Manager Blackbridge Financial Antonio is an Independent Wealth Manager who specializes in helping people create, distribute, and preserve their wealth. Mr. Porretta has spent nearly 18 years working with individuals and is currently accepting new clients that can benefit from his services. Antonio currently manages investment portfolios in several states across the country and is devoted to helping local families grow their wealth and focus on making their money last. Services include but are not limited to: *Retirement Income Planning *Portfolio/Investment Management *Asset Allocation *401(k) Distribution Strategies *Insurance/Long Term Care Planning Clients that work with Antonio benefit from a level of personal service, communication, and attention that is often reserved for only the ultra-wealthy. By carefully listening to each person, Antonio is able to construct unique and effective strategies tailored specially for you. Personal Service. Tailored Advice. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advice offered through Independent Advisor Alliance, a registered investment advisor. Independent Advisor Alliance and Blackbridge Financial are separate entities from LPL Financial.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 2756672
Firm CRD# 144374
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Hourly, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Apex,
NC
27502
Phone Number 919-657-4201

Known as "Coach Pete" on the radio, Mr. D'Arruda has over 27 years in the financial arena with NO complaints. Coach Pete is also a SMARTVESTOR PRO with Dave Ramsey. He has authored 6 books and co-authored 2. Two of his books have reached the best-sellers list on Amazon. The most noteworthy book, Successonomics, is one that Coach Pete co-authored with Steve Forbes. But, by far, his favorite book just happens to be his most recent, 7 Baby Steps to a ridiculously Reliable Retirement Income. His newest book, AMERICA ASKS COACH is a great read as well. He has just been named to the prestigious Forbes Leadership Council and will be submitting at least 6 articles a year to Forbes. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina. He is a proud father of daughter, Caroline, age 14 with his wife, Kim. A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and the National Ethics Association.

About Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC

Known as "Coach Pete" to his listeners and clients, Coach Pete and his firm are a committed group of professional fiduciaries dedicated to providing superior investment advice to their high networth clients. Coach Pete is also a SMARTVESTOR PRO with Dave Ramsey. A fiduciary is any person or institution that has the power to act on behalf of another in situations that require great trust, honesty, and loyalty. His radio show, "The Financial Safari" first aired in 2005 and can be heard weekly on more than 50 stations nationwide. Other Shows founded and hosted by Coach Pete are AMERICA'S 401K SHOW, ROCK ON RETIREMENT, and A+ RETIREMENT. All these shows are heard weekly throughout North Carolina and much of the nation. Also known as the King of Income Planning, Coach Pete's approach to systematic, lifetime income planning is followed by many who wish to reduce retirement worries. The firm provides personalized investment and income strategies as well as tax and estate evaluation for all sizes of portfolios and estates. Call today and see if this is the family atmosphere you've always wanted.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 2842637
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Based on Assets


Office Location 15515 York Rd.,
Charlotte,
NC
28278
Phone Number 704-641-0018

“Since 1996, I’ve enjoyed working with individuals and families who are interested in organizing, preserving, and growing their personal wealth. Some clients need help simply organizing and reviewing current investments while others benefit from a detailed retirement income strategy. Whatever your needs may be, you’ll find comfort in knowing that you don’t have to do it all by yourself.

Professionally trained as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner (CFP®), and having a formal education that includes an MBA in Finance, I am positioned to help clients wisely manage the complexities involved in simplifying their investment decisions.”

Originally from Lancaster, SC, Craig has been a resident of Charlotte, NC since 2000. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and children Nicholas, Jonathan and Elizabeth. His hobbies include golf, travel, reading, and Crossfit.

About Blackbridge Financial

Blackbridge Financial is a boutique wealth services firm that specializes in wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning, and asset management solutions. We take a comprehensive view of your complete financial picture to develop a deeper understanding of what is required to help you pursue your goals. The first step in the planning process involves evaluating your current situation and becoming financially organized. To learn more about how to get started please give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 1140180
Firm CRD# 116324
Series 6, 7, 24, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Hourly, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 2306 Wrightsville Ave.,
Unit 201,
Wilmington,
NC
28403
Phone Number 910-763-5050

Over 400 years ago, John Donne wrote "No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main". It is this ethos that has guided my career as a financial advisor. I believe that only by working together can we achieve wonderful things. Planning for your financial future is no different. With the busyness of our daily lives, it is a team effort helping plan your family´s financial future that makes the difference. My practice is supported by the good people at D.H. Hill Advisor and Belpointe Asset Management. People with years of experience contributing to my 30 plus years as an advisor with all of us looking to serve our clients. Planning for retirement is the time to imagine a new life full of possibilities. With our listening ear and experience, we work to help make this a transition into the best stage of your life, allowing what is profoundly important to take center stage. I will deal with integrity and honesty, reflecting that people are important and that my purpose is to bring credit to our Lord Jesus Christ. I have partnered with the Estate Planning Team which is comprised of tax attorneys, CPAs, and advisors like myself committed to assisting clients with business transitions. Over the next twenty years, it is estimated that 20 trillion dollars will transition to the next generation in the United States. Should you have any questions or would like more information on our firm feel free to email us at lkern@dhhill.com or call us at (910) 763-5050. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

About D.H. Hill Wealth Management

History teaches us that Holding onto equity assets rotating on a relative strength basis produces the best long term wealth building. The more history you are aware of, the more this becomes critically apparent. We believe that while it is important to choose investments with a strategy. We teach clients that to get the best return, their portfolios cannot go backwards. We recommend investments with well-defined sell strategies that we believe will weather downturns efficiently. The bottom line: We try to avoid loss whenever possible. Les H. Kern is an Investment Advisor, of a wealth management firm of D.H. Hill Wealth management group, that is committed to helping clients get to retirement and to help provide a sound retirement income they cannot outlive. As a true independent advisor firm, our customized programs are designed to protect, conserve and grow our client's wealth by sound income strategies with investments that strive to deliver an unprecedented level of income with services.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4395019
Firm CRD# 173120
Series 6, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 521 College Street,
Asheville,
NC
28801
Phone Number 828-398-2802

With over 20 years as a financial advisor, Pat Latta's experience and knowledge make him a valuable resource for his clients. Pat specializes in developing personal wealth strategies for individuals in career transitions, typically for clients who will be retiring in the next 10 years or who are already retired. As a former retirement plan advisor, Pat is experienced with employer benefits available to working professionals. Pat is the former plan administrator for Mission Hospital where he helped over 5,000 employees plan for their retirement. Pat served as the financial advisor on United Services Credit Union's 401(k) plan where he worked with credit union executives and employees. He was a USCU board member for 5 years and was Board Chairman for 2 years. Pat also established and managed in-house brokerage services for USCU's members and has been a credit union member for over 20 years. The Latta family has lived in the Asheville area for over 30 years. Pat holds the following registrations, licenses and professional designations:
- Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination (series 65) with ACT Advisors, LLC
- Uniform Securities State Law Examination (series 63) with LPL Financial
- Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative Exam (series 6) with LPL Financial
- Long Term Care Licensed
- Life, Health, and Variable Annuity Insurance Agent. -Such registration does not imply any specific level of skill or training.

About ACT Advisors Wealth Management

At ACT Advisors, we provide independent, personalized, and ongoing professional investment advice. Our financial advisors can help you identify your goals, define the short- and long-term objectives to work towards them, and build a personalized investment plan tailored to your unique needs. As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), we are a fiduciary. This means that we put our clients before ourselves. When providing investment advice, our advisors have a fundamental obligation to act in the best interests of our clients.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 5052940
Firm CRD# 2881
Series 7

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 240 Leigh Farm Rd,
Ste 400,
Durham,
NC
27707
Phone Number 919-401-0331

I live in Durham, North Carolina, in the heart of the Research Triangle. I have a wonderful wife of 37 years, Lynn, and a daughter and son. My favorite activities involve spending time with friends and family. I love to ski, play golf, camp, and I walk with my father most every day. Service has always been a part of my family history. My parents were physicians, my grandparents missionaries in China and small business owners. My other relatives are college professors, business owners, estate attorneys, missionaries and foundation executives, and my two grown children are both educators. Most of my family went to Wake Forest University, though my loyalty lies with UNC and Duke. I earned an undergraduate degree with focus on Economics, Business, and Psychology from UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. Not realizing that would be a perfect background for financial planning, I kept reinventing myself as an executive to create value in 14 high-growth startups. In my spare time while running the IT group for a highly profitable 24/7/365 manufacturing facility (part of a Fortune 20 company), I earned a Duke MBA. In 2005 I decided to start a financial planning practice, garnering my CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional designation three years later. Since then I've accumulated another 7 planning designations, and I still attend upwards of 15 conferences and industry events a year: I believe it's my obligation to clients to keep on top of current research, changes in policy, and thought leadership so I can serve them better and get them to the best possible outcomes. I specialize in financial independence, life, and legacy planning for clients in or near retirement, as well as business owners and executives.

About Northwestern Mutual -Tom Morris

You have decisions in your financial picture, you're the CEO of your financial life. Your job is to take all these ideas and decisions and make sure there's no gaps or overlaps. You have an asset management, risk management, and tax management divisions in your business management. One question: when you think about your whole financial picture, when was the last time someone besides you saw the whole thing in one place? Our team is going to do a deep dive on the whole picture and report back to you about what you're doing that's really well-aligned, and typically find a few areas to talk about. And more importantly, there are going to be some strategy things that you didn't know you didn't know. At the end of the day, financial planning is not just about the numbers -- how much you have and how much you need -- but about why the things you want are important to you. We go into much, much deeper planning than the math alone would dictate because we want to help people live focused on the joy in their lives. It's about the finances supporting your life, not your life supporting the finances.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 3089483
Firm CRD# 10740
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location Serving Asheville Surrounding Area,
38 Orchard Street,
Asheville,
NC
28801
Phone Number 877-707-5429

Office Location 1927 S. Tryon Street,
Suite 205,
Charlotte,NC 28203
Phone Number 877-707-5429

Tony is the founder of ACM Wealth Management and Vice President of Business Development for Prospera Financial Services, a Five-time Independent Broker Dealer of the year by Investment Advisor Magazine. Tony is a Registered Investment Advisor and currently holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 31 licenses as well as life, health and long-term care insurance licenses. Additionally, he has held the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College of Financial Planning since 2003 and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) professional, a designation that is earned in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA). Tony has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Charlotte Magazine in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 for Best in Client Satisfaction. He has also been interviewed and quoted by local TV and print as well as national publications like The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business, Dow Jones News, Thomson Reuters, Registered Rep Magazine and FUNDfire. Tony is a member of the UNC Rams Club and is a life member of the UNC Alumni Association. He is an active member of Verdict Ridge Country Club, the Investment Management Consultants Association and the Financial Services Institute. Tony is also a board member of Sally's YMCA and East Lincoln Betterment Association. He resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife Lesley, and their three children, Evan, Logan and Emma.

About ACM Wealth Management

As a fee-based independent advisor, ACM Wealth Management creates unbiased, customized investment strategies to help build, protect and transfer client's wealth. We take a comprehensive and customized approach to your financial situation. Understanding what is most important to you, we then develop a clear long term plan that considers your needs, your goals, and your priorities. After the initial plan is developed we take an active role in your pursuit of these goals.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 6604736 6911348
Firm CRD# 124583
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Based on Assets


Office Location 5970 Fairview Road Suite 712,
Charlotte,
NC
28210
Phone Number 704-302-1141

The Blue Financial team believes you deserve a financial plan built on a foundation of smart simplicity. Our 5-step proprietary "Retirement Blueprint Process" starts with a dream, followed by a plan to make it happen. Our methods are focused on achieving your goals because that's the only benchmark that matters.

About Blue Financial

We work for our CLIENTS not a company. Blue Financial is built upon developing a stable, independent retirement for you. It's not just our job--it's our passion. Putting clients first and setting ourselves apart from industry norms is our number one priority. We take a look at one aspect most advisors rarely do: taxes. At Blue, we take a distinctly unique approach to investment management and financial planning centered on strategies for creating potentially tax-free investments and efficient distribution of income in retirement. This specialized focus puts us in the position to work with and advise individuals, even those who already have an advisor without affecting their current relationship. If a majority of your money is in retirement plans like 401(k)s or IRAs then your income at retirement is taxable. Our attention to critical tax strategies helps our clients prepare to have tax free assets at retirement thus further protecting their life's work and savings. Our methods are focused on achieving your goals because that's the only benchmark that matters!


Qualifications CRD# 6519874
Firm CRD# 6519874
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 4700 Falls of Neuse Road,
Suite 275,
Raleigh,
NC
27609
Phone Number 919-747-6052

Office Location 717 Green Valey Rd.,
Suite 200,
Greensboro,NC 27408
Phone Number 919-747-6052

I partner with my clients to help them envision their future and build a plan around what's most important to them. When I'm not working, I spend time with my family, staying active and exploring the state of North Carolina.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 1780923
Firm CRD# 30613
Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Hourly, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location Office A:10604 Bent Twig Drive, Raleigh NC 27613,
Office B: 9121 Anson Way, Suite #204,
Raleigh,
NC
27615
Phone Number 919-845-3339

Ken Nelson started in the investment industry in Manhattan immediately after the crash of 1987. He earned an Engineering degree from Tufts University and has very strong quantitative skills as evidenced by his perfect Math SAT score, and State Chess Championship. He became a branch manager of a major brokerage firm at age 26, one of the youngest in his firms history. Ken has provided economic commentary on TV and radio since 1990. He can be heard in the Triangle on 680AM. Ken earned his MBA (3.9 GPA) from Duke University in 2001. At graduation, Ken was asked by his Professors to return and guest lecture. Ken has guest lectured at Duke in the MBA program and Olli Program. Prior to the Covid pandemic in 2020, Ken taught a class on "The History of Money and Financial Markets" in the Olli Program. He is in the process of turning his course into a book. Ken has utilized Duke, UNC,and NC State Phd candidates, Masters candidates and undergraduates as interns since 1991. They help Ken with his academic research in the financial markets. Ken and his fiance' have 10 children and 6 grandchildren. Ken coached boys and girls soccer at the recreational, Challenge and Classic level periodically from 1992 - 2012 (mostly with CASL). Ken loves soccer, chess, skiing, history, and investments. While Ken has 35 years in the industry, he hopes to work 35 more. His investment practice is a family affair. His fiance' and son also work in the investment practice.

About Nelson Wealth Advisors

We are a committed group of professionals dedicated to providing superior investment advice to our corporate and high net worth clients. We average over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. We strive to provide the best, most professional and personalized service possible. We act honestly, with pride and integrity, and always in the best interest of our clients. We earn our clients trust and respect. We believe our knowledge, combined with the exceptional service we provide, ensure our clients are proud to recommend us to their family members, colleagues and friends.


Qualifications CRD# 5200617
Firm CRD# 168267


Office Location 4777 Sharon Road,
Suite 540,
Charlotte,
NC
28270
Phone Number 980-288-5477

For the past 16 years, Mike has been helping high net worth private clients navigate the confusing landscape of financial services, investments and retirement planning, while ensuring they have proper guidance and management. One of Mike's greatest strengths is his ability to explain, in simple terms, complex and often confusing financial subjects. This focus on education quickly puts clients at ease and establishes a level of trust and confidence that leads to long-lasting relationships.

About Blackbridge Financial

We are a fee-only private wealth management practice that acts as a fiduciary for our clients. Our typical client is a business owner or professional that needs to achieve a monthly income goal in retirement and our team builds a customized portfolio to exceed this goal while taking the least amount of risk. We also provide financial planning, retirement planning and tax-efficient investing.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 39543
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Hourly, Based on Assets


Office Location 1508 Military Cutoff Rd.,
Suite 206,
Wilmington,
NC
28403
Phone Number 910-509-7230

About Strategic Investment Partners

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with personalized information, services, and products to help you reach your goals. Strategic Investment Partners is a sub-branch of Conway & Company Financial Services. We operate as FIDUCIARIES so we are ethically and legally required to invest our client assets in their best interest. A long-term perspective of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reveals the reality there are extended periods of time which the US equity market will trend upwards, and also long periods of time where the market will instead stagnate or move generally lower. Our Fact-Based Strategy - Underpinning our Fact-Based strategy is a set of core beliefs about the market. These core beliefs are: 1. We don't know where the market will go - and neither does anyone else. 2. Wherever the market goes, it will get there by trending. 3. Along the way, there will be outperformers and underperformers. Armed with these three core beliefs, we are well equipped to handle whatever the market brings - ALL WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE A SINGLE PREDICTION. Using supply and demand analysis, our Fact- Based strategy concentrates on identifying outperformers to include in our portfolios. Together, they give us the "when" and "what" - the two essential ingredients of success.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Estate Planning & Trusts


Top Financial Advisor Firms in North Carolina (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
BARINGS LLC
300 S. Tryon Street , Suite 2500,
Charlotte, NC 28202
$307,360,918,170 329 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees
Performance Based
WEDGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLP
301 South College Street , #3800,
Charlotte, NC 28202-6002
$10,186,000,000 263 A percentage of AUM
CAPITAL INVESTMENT COUNSEL INC
100 E. Six Forks Road, Ste. 200,
Raleigh, NC 27609
$588,793,340 926 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Commision Based
SHAH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
8601 Six Forks Road , Suite 630,
Raleigh, NC 27615
$466,109,220 93 A percentage of AUM
Performance Based
PHYSICIANS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
100 E. Six Forks Road , Suite 200,
Raleigh, NC 27609
$364,676,874 501 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
ALTAMONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
100 Coxe Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801
$235,368,426 342 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
UWHARRIE INVESTMENT ADVISORS, INC.
132 North First Street,
Albemarle, NC 28001
$215,658,728 701 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees
WESTHAMPTON CAPITAL
2150 Country Club Rd , Suite 250,
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
$191,890,498 239 A percentage of AUM
TRENT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
3150 North Elm St,Ste 204,
Greensboro, NC 27408
$191,008,803 290 A percentage of AUM
Performance Based
COPLEY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC
2328 Lynnwood Drive,
Wilmington, NC 28403
$181,941,701 710 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
INVESTOR ADVISORY GROUP
421 South Sharon Amity Road , Suite A,
Charlotte, NC 28211
$154,544,746 426 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
KENSINGTON FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
326 South Main Street,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
$143,582,344 419 A percentage of AUM
DREHER FINANCIAL PARTNERS
275 Se Broad Street,
Southern Pines, NC 28387
$119,226,742 487 A percentage of AUM
INTERCAROLINA FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
3300 Battleground Avenue , Suite 400,
Greensboro, NC 27410
$112,267,206 236 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees
TRICAPITAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT, INC.
Three South Executive Park , 6115 Park South Drive, Suite 330,
Charlotte, NC 28210
$101,274,994 183 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Commision Based

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