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Raleigh, North Carolina is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It's known as the City of Oaks with its oak tree lined streets. Raleigh's three largest industries are education, government and healthcare. Raleigh has a cost of living 5% lower than the national average, so finding a financial advisor that could assist with your financial plans could prove to be greatly beneficial to reaching your overall financial goals. There are over 1,700 financial advisors in and around the Raleigh area, so, if finding the right financial advisor for your particular situation seems overwhelming, using our services at WiserAdvisor could help. WiserAdvisor can connect you with 2-3 fiduciary financial advisors that could help you meet your specific financial goals. The service is free and you have no obligation to hire.


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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Raleigh, North Carolina
Last Updated - 22-Jan-2023

Raleigh has 3 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 226 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina have an average of 33 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of financial advisors in Raleigh, 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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
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
Coach Pete DArruda
RFC®, RICP®, MRFC
CAPITAL FINANCIAL ADVISORY GROUP, LLC
1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Apex, NC 27502
31 Not Specified Not Specified 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

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Raleigh

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# 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 31 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 17 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:

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# 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


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

Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
CAPITAL INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES, LLC
100 E. Six Forks Road , Suite 200,
Raleigh, NC 27609
$1,781,506,591 8641 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
TRIANGLE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
1301 Annapolis Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27608
$1,096,640,298 995 A percentage of AUM
FOUNDERS FINANCIAL ALLIANCE, LLC
9212 Falls Of Neuse Rd., Suite 221,
Raleigh, NC 27615
$642,837,068 2566 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
CARDINAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
2626 Glenwood Avenue , Suite 380,
Raleigh, NC 27608
$639,432,093 1149 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
OAK HARBOR WEALTH PARTNERS, LLC
3101 Glenwood Avenue , Suite 102,
Raleigh, NC 27612
$547,811,771 1219 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
SHAH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
8601 Six Forks Road , Suite 630,
Raleigh, NC 27615
$466,109,220 93 A percentage of AUM
Performance Based
MID-ATLANTIC SECURITIES, INC.
4001 Barrett Drive , Suite 100,
Raleigh, NC 27609
$380,201,903 949 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
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
GUARDIAN WEALTH ADVISORS, LLC
4270 The Circle At North Hills Street , Suite 200,
Raleigh, NC 27609
$361,911,717 1130 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
ARMOR INVESTMENT ADVISORS, LLC
4101 Lake Boone Trail , Suite 208,
Raleigh, NC 27607
$325,189,775 527 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
TRADEWINDS, LLC
4600 Marriott Dr. , Suite 100,
Raleigh, NC 27612
$267,371,971 740 A percentage of AUM
PARK RIDGE ASSET MANAGEMENT
8317 Six Forks Road , Suite 203,
Raleigh, NC 27615
$190,850,585 516 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
CHARTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT
8601 Six Forks Road , Suite 400,
Raleigh, NC 27615
$146,382,365 217 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
HOLLINGSWORTH AVENT AVERRE & PURVIS, PA
300 W. Millbrook Road,
Raleigh, NC 27609
$142,325,738 165 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges

    List of Additional Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina*

    * Additional advisors listing is provided in partnership with Yext

    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    Adam Whitesell
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    3600 Glenwood Ave, Ste 130, Raleigh, NC  27612 919-227-3171
    Anthem Wealth Management, LLC
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    8009 Creedmoor Rd, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC  27613 919-443-2427
    Alan Segal
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    3600 Glenwood Ave, Ste 130, Raleigh, NC  27612 919-227-3168
    Ashwin Aggarwal
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    700 Spring Forest Rd, Ste 200, Raleigh, NC  27609 919-877-2428
    Bob Watral
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    3600 Glenwood Ave, Ste 130, Raleigh, NC  27612 919-227-3186
    Anthony Delauney
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    5420 Wade Park Blvd, Ste 208, Raleigh, NC  27607 919-803-0564
    Andy McKay
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    3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 320, Raleigh, NC  27612 919-785-7172
    Brenda Dobrick
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    183 Wind Chime Ct, Ste 202, Raleigh, NC  27624 919-322-4237
    Bennett Dunn III
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    3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 320, Raleigh, NC  27612 919-788-1142
    Arun K Aggarwal
    Inquire with Arun
    700 Spring Forest Rd, Ste 200, Raleigh, NC  27609 919-877-2431
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