Coach + Pete DArruda - Financial Advisor in Apex, NC

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Coach Pete DArruda

Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC

1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200
Apex, NC 27502

About Coach Pete DArruda

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.

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General Information

Firm Start Year
  • 1992
No. of Employees
  • 10-19
  • 2756672
Firm CRD#
  • 144374
Insurance License#
  • 701175
States Licensed in
Years of Experience in Financial Services
  • 31
Number of Years with Current Firm
  • 31
Work Experience
  • Income Planning has been at the heart of each plan that Coach Pete and his team have designed over the years. Find out how you can get a reliable, safe, and guaranteed income stream today for you and your family!
Advisory Services Provided
  • Financial Planning, Estate Planning & Trusts, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities


Registered Investment Advisor
  • Yes
Investment Advisor Representative
  • Yes
Acknowledged fiduciary
  • Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years
  • I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years
  • I have a clean record

Qualifications & Membership

Certifications, Accreditations & Designations
Securities Licenses
  • Series 65
Insurance and Annuity Licenses
  • Disability, Annuity, Life, Long Term Care
Financial Organization Memberships
  • Million Dollar Roundtable, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients
  • 300
Firm's Number of Planning Clients
  • 300
Firm's Number of Managed Clients
  • 150
Advisor's Number of Clients
  • 500+

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure
  • Fee-Based
Compensation Methods
  • Commissions, Flat Fee, Hourly, Based on Assets
Fee % Based on Assets
  • 0.07
Hourly Rate
  • $299
Additional Details on Charges
  • Only charge a planning fee when agreed upon in advance.
Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts
  • $100
Minimum Fee Charged for Hourly Planning Accounts
  • $250


BS -
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
    1984 - 1988
BA - Political Science/ Economics
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    1984 - 1988

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Investment Advisory services offered through Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC. Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC provides general information on this website, not individually targeted personalized advice. Information and advice provided here is not an offer to buy or sell securities. Before commencing an investment program we recommend you seek independent professional legal, tax and investment advice as to whether it is suitable for your particular needs and circumstances. Failure to seek detailed professional, personally tailored advice prior to acting could lead to you acting contrary to your own best interests and could lead to losses of capital. Nothing contained herein should be construed as a warranty of investment results. All information provided or contained in this portion of the Web site is the property of Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC, and should not be reproduced, copied, redistributed, transferred, or sold without the prior written consent of Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC. All rights reserved. Before deciding on an annuity, you should consider your income needs, risk tolerance and investment objectives. Fixed Insurance and Annuity product guarantees are subject to the claimspaying ability of the issuing company.