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Abbot Downing

David R. Ruff , CFP ®, CTFA


David R. Ruff

David is a senior vice president and director in Abbot Downing’s Raleigh office with responsibility for managing complex relationships of ultra-high-net worth, multigenerational families. David leads a team of highly experienced wealth management professionals who specialize in asset management, private banking, trust and fiduciary management, and financial planning, including family dynamics and governance.

Prior to Abbot Downing, David was a director with Wells Fargo Family Wealth, a predecessor firm of Abbot Downing. He has been in the financial services industry for more than 30 years and has served ultra-high-net-worth clients as a senior trust and fiduciary advisor with Wells Fargo Bank and senior fiduciary positions with other North Carolina banks.

David earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in trust management from Campbell University, located in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He earned his Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA®) designation and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional. David is a SAFE-registered mortgage loan originator (NMLSR ID 851486).

David and his family make their home in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27601