Ranked the top financial advisory firm on the 2019 CNBC FA 100

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We invest in high-quality companies with proven track records and strong growth prospects.  Through fixed income securities, we optimize income by managing risk and emphasizing stability.

Financial Partnership

Through a long-term relationship, Salem provides you with the highest level of personal service, integrity, investment expertise and experience.  Personalized service is the cornerstone of our business.

The Salem Advantage

Our service involves handpicking each individual security that goes into your investment portfolio.  We provide a one-stop shop for financial services for one fee.  We do not sell any financial products.



The paramount goal of Salem Investment Counselors is to help you enjoy financial well-being. Driven by the conviction that investment portfolios must be tailored to the specific needs of each client, Salem seeks to achieve a principled balance between capital growth and capital preservation over our clients’ lifetimes. Founded in 1979, we provide wealth management services as a fiduciary and SEC Registered Investment Advisor to clients nationwide.

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Our Clients

Client satisfaction has been at the heart of Salem's sustained growth as a financial advisory firm.

Never having engaged in "marketing," Salem's growth has been driven by our clients' shared success.

Our personalized portfolios, based upon our knowledge and understanding of your life and goals, results in prosperous, long-term relationships.

At Salem, our considered approach to identifying and managing investment opportunities enables us to manage risk appropriate to your needs.

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Salem is Your Trusted Fiduciary

Founded to provide services to a prominent North Carolina family in 1978, Salem's charter was to provide the best financial management and guidance to each family member.  Since opening its doors to other investors in 1982, Salem has grown to over $1.6B in assets under management.

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