Jim Agnew Joins Smith Salley

Jim AgnewSmith, Salley & Associates is please to announce the addition of Jim Agnew to our team.  Jim comes to Smith, Salley & Associates with over 40 years experience in research and portfolio management.  Jim retired from CCB/SunTrust after 35 years with that bank in December after working in various capacities, most recently as senior portfolio manager in the Wealth and Investment Management division.

Jim specializes in value equities as well as taxable and tax free fixed income investing.  Jim received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech.  His post graduate work includes a LLB from Woodrow Wilson Law College and a Masters Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech.  Jim was instrumental in the development of the CCB Trust and Investments division, where he worked for over 35 years and managed over $250 million in assets.  He has 40 years of investment experience in all areas of Trust and Investment Management.  Jim is a member of the Durham Toastmasters, Westminster Presbyterian Church and Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, NC.

“Jim is known for his keen sense in researching value stocks” said Mackay Salley, Chairman and CEO of SS&A.  “I have known Jim for over 20 years and welcome him to our team of professionals.”