Capital Investment Companies Expands Financial Leadership Immersion Program


Capital partners with Poole College of Management at NC State University

RALEIGH, North Carolina, October 11, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capital Investment Companies, one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage firms in the Southeastern United States, in conjunction with NC State University Poole College of Management, is pleased to announce the expansion of the Financial Leadership Immersion Program (FLIP). Through the FLIP program, Capital Investment Companies will provide at least two students each semester an opportunity to further develop the world-class knowledge gained at NC State as well as a unique opportunity to help develop the Carolinas Index while developing information marketing and research on the Top 75 public companies in North and South Carolina. This semester, the FLIP program will include three interns including two marketing-focused interns and one finance intern. Marketing interns, Anne-Wesley Taylor and April VanNieuwland, focus on the overall digital marketing strategy, including updating the private equity firm’s website and social media. Finance intern Wesley Williams will perform fundamental and technical analysis of stocks.

“We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the students and the value proposition delivered to these young adults and to the business,” said Ben Brooks, president of Capital Investment Companies.

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina for 37 years, Capital Investment Companies ( is one of the largest independent financial services companies in the Southeastern United States. Along with its affiliates and strategic partners, the company offers a wide variety of financial services to people who strive to serve the Carolinas and beyond. Capital is a seven-time winner (2015-2021) of North Carolina’s Best Employers by Business North Carolina and a four-time winner (2017-2020) of Best Workplaces in Financial Management by Pension & Investment Magazine. Capital Investment Companies has over 200 independent professionals and operates in 14 states.

About the Carolinas Index Capital Investment Companies, together with the Nottingham Group, created the Carolinas Index in 2017. The index is an equally weighted index comprised of the 75 largest companies in the Carolinas based on market capitalization. These companies typically have a market capitalization of $150 million or more. Look for the Carolinas Index in the monthly edition of Business North Carolina.

About private equity firms Capital Investment Companies includes Capital Investment Brokerage, Inc. and Capital Investment Group, Inc., registered broker-dealers/dealers (members FINRA/SIPC), Capital Investment Counsel, Inc. and Capital Investment Advisory Services, LLC (both registered investment advisory firms with the SEC companies) and their affiliates. Capital Investment Companies ( is one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage organizations in the Southeastern United States. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company offers a wide variety of financial services, including traditional investment brokerage, fund management, mutual fund management, insurance services, estate planning, pension plans, trust services, mortgage services and a community foundation. They offer their services to individuals, businesses, and the CPA and banking community.

About NC State University Poole College of Management NC State University’s Poole College of Management combines academic scholarships with real-world experience to foster learning, create knowledge, and engage with industry and academic partners in a data-rich global marketplace. Poole is deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels in science, technology, engineering, and math — taking an innovative approach to teaching leadership and leadership. management with an emphasis on analytical problem solving and entrepreneurship. Poole offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration, and economics, as well as non-degree executive programs through NC State Executive Programs, LLC. Poole’s Centers and Initiatives offer focused research and engagement in the areas of business risk, entrepreneurship, innovation, supply chain and sustainability. The college is fully accredited by AACSB International. To learn more about NC State Poole College of Management, visit

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