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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Cary, North Carolina
Last Updated - 06-Aug-2022

Cary has 4 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 52 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Cary, North Carolina have an average of 18 years of experience.

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

Qualified Financial Advisors in Cary, North Carolina
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Coach Pete D'Arruda
RFC®, RICP®, MRFC
CAPITAL FINANCIAL ADVISORY GROUP, LLC
1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Call : (919) 657-4201,
Apex, NC 27502
27 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
8 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Kenneth Nelson
Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®), MBA, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), AIF®
NELSON WEALTH ADVISORS
10604 Bent Twig Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27613
30 Not Specified $100K and up Fee-Based
Kelli Smith
CFP®, CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
717 Green Valey Rd.,
Suite 200,
Greensboro, NC 27408
8 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Cary

Qualifications CRD# 2756672
Firm CRD# 144374
Series 65

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


Office Location 1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Call : (919) 657-4201,
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, Annuities, Insurance Planning


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

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, Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee, Hourly, Subscriptions


Office Location 10604 Bent Twig Drive,
Raleigh,
NC
27613
Phone Number 919-796-9907

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. This Spring, Ken taught a class on "The History of Money and Financial Markets". 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 4 grandchildren. Ken has coached boys and girls soccer at the recreational, Challenge and Classic level periodically since 1992 (mostly with CASL). Ken loves soccer, chess, skiing, history, and investments. While Ken has 30+ years in the industry, he hopes to work 30 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 27 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# 6519874
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


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.


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

Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
Veratis Advisors, Inc.
1400 Crescent Green , Suite 110,
Cary, NC 27518-8118
$3,981,673,216 400 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Comperio Retirement Consulting, Inc.
51 Kilmayne Drive , Suite 304,
Cary, NC 27511
$2,000,919,635 30 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Wealthshield Partners, Llc
2500 Regency Parkway,
Cary, NC 27518
$913,541,231 1330 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Subscription fees
Fixed fees
Raleigh Capital Management Inc.
7980 Chapel Hill Road Suite 135,
Cary, NC 27513
$205,734,597 1568 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees
Other (SELECTION OF OTHER ADVISORS)
Stonegate Wealth Management, Llc
2500 Regency Parkway,
Cary, NC 27518
$52,591,336 155 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Wealthshield Llc
125 Regency Parkway,
Cary, NC 27518
$0 0 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees

    List of Additional Advisors in Cary, North Carolina*

    * Additional advisors listing is provided in partnership with Yext

    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    Barry Horne
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    2000 Regency Parkway, Ste 200, Cary, NC  27518 919-462-5581
    Barone Financial Group | Cary, NC
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    400 Pinner Weald Way, Suite 102, Cary, NC  27513 919-234-1719
    Hicks & Associates
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    1225 Crescent Grn, Ste 100, Cary, NC  27518 919-851-5500
    C Theodore Hicks
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    1225 Crescent Grn, Ste 100, Cary, NC  27518 919-851-5500
    Bryan Richardson
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    200 S Academy St, Ste 200, Cary, NC  27511 919-813-6140
    Edwards Brawley
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    2500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC  27518 919-872-2246
    Will Dyson
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    2500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC  27518 919-227-3179
    Phil Sielatycki
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    1135 Kildaire Farm Rd, Ste 200, Cary, NC  27511 919-415-4248
    Kevin Berry | Secure Financial Solutions
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    2500 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC  27518 919-654-6838
    Kristin Sutton
    Inquire with Kristin
    5000 Valleystone Drive, #110, Cary, NC  27519 919-534-7355
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