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Charles Cooke, CFP®, CPFA®

Charles Cooke, CFP®, CPFA®

Co-Founder, Wealth Advisor | Wilmington, NC

Charlie is a seasoned financial professional and partner at AFGAS, specializing in comprehensive wealth management for a diverse clientele. With a career spanning over two decades, he has honed his skills. He strives to deliver exceptional service to dentists, business owners, entrepreneurs, individuals, and families.

Before establishing Cooke Capital in 2006, Charlie kickstarted his financial journey in New York as an equity trader at CF Global (formerly known as TIR Securities). Seeking new opportunities, he returned to the Carolinas and gained valuable experience at Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities) in Charlotte and Stern Agee in Raleigh.

At AFGAS, Charlie embraces a consultative approach to wealth management, striving to deeply understand his client’s goals, values, and aspirations. This enables him and his team to provide personalized financial and investment recommendations tailored to each client's unique circumstances.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Charlie cherishes his time with his wife, Natalie, and their son, Banks, making their home in Wilmington, NC. Drawing on his Eagle Scout background, he nurtures his love for the outdoors, and you'll often find him engaged in activities like golfing, hunting, traveling, paddle boarding, and grilling out. Charlie also maintains a deep-rooted affinity for his beloved Tarheels, keeping his connection to his alma mater alive.

Education and Certifications

  • B.A., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor® Certification, National Association of Plan Advisors
  • Series 7, 63, 65, and Life and Health Insurance Licenses