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The Catanella Institutional Consulting Team

As Institutional Consultants, we take the time to fully understand your organization, leadership, employees and culture. With our comprehensive platform of industry-leading corporate services and solutions, we provide a proven process that can help deliver a customized benefits plan. Talk to us about how our experience, resources and industry longevity can contribute to your company’s success today and in the future.

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Trust in our Experience

Our deep and personal understanding of the responsibilities faced by today’s plan sponsors has been garnering the trust and confidence of our clients since 1992. Through our valued relationships, we’ve provided the information, education and guidance necessary to help our clients’ plan participants prepare for their futures.

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    Kenneth Catanella, CIMA

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

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    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • CT
    • DC
    • DE
    • FL
    • GA
    • IA
    • IL
    • IN
    • KS
    • KY
    • MD
    • MI
    • MN
    • NC
    • NH
    • NJ
    • NV
    • NY
    • OH
    • OR
    • PA
    • RI
    • TX
    • VA

    Ken Catanella has been with UBS for over 25 years and is currently a member of the UBS of Americas 401(k) and Pension Investment Committee. He co-heads The Catanella Institutional Consulting Team with his son Brian.

    Ken is a member of UBS Institutional Consulting Group in Philadelphia. Mr. Catanella holds an undergraduate degree from Butler University. Mr. Catanella is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®).

    • NAPA Top DC Advisor Teams, 2022, 2024The NAPA rating is awarded annually in March based on information from December of the prior year.
    • PLANADVISER Top Retirement Plan Advisers, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The PLANADVISOR rating is awarded in Q1 based on information from Q1 of the award year.

    • Butler University
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
    • Senior Institutional Consultant, UBS Institutional Consulting Program
    • Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
    1735 Market Street
    Mellon Bank Center
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    ken.catanella@ubs.com
    Kenneth Catanella, CIMA
    1735 Market Street,Philadelphia,PA,19103
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    Brian Catanella, CIMA

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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    • CA
    • DC
    • DE
    • FL
    • GA
    • IA
    • IL
    • KY
    • MI
    • MN
    • NC
    • NJ
    • NV
    • NY
    • OH
    • OR
    • PA
    • RI
    • TX

    Brian is a member of the Catanella Institutional Consulting Group. Brian first graduated from Phillips Academy Andover prior to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Williams College. He received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation after completing the program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Prior to joining the firm, Brian was Vice President at a Capital Management firm based in New York, in charge of the Florida territory.

    • NAPA Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40, 2018, 2019The NAPA rating is awarded annually in November based on information from September of the award year.
    • NAPA Top DC Advisor Teams, 2022, 2024The NAPA rating is awarded annually in March based on information from December of the prior year.
    • PLANADVISER Top Retirement Plan Advisers, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The PLANADVISOR rating is awarded in Q1 based on information from Q1 of the award year.

    • Phillips Academy Andover
    • Williams College, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
    • Senior Institutional Consultant, UBS Institutional Consulting Program
    • Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
    1735 Market Street
    Mellon Bank Center
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    brian.catanella@ubs.com
    Brian Catanella, CIMA
    1735 Market Street,Philadelphia,PA,19103
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    Stephanie Cohan, CIMA

    Investment Associate

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    • NC
    • NJ
    • NY
    • PA

    Stephanie is an Institutional Analyst with UBS Financial Services, Inc and has been with the Catanella's Institutional Consulting Group since 1998. Stephanie has a Bachelors degree from Hawaii Pacific University where she majored in Finance with a minor in Travel Industry Management. Stephanie received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation after completing the program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and also a member of the Investment Management Consulting Association (IMCA).

      • Hawaii Pacific University, Finance
      • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
      1735 Market Street
      Mellon Bank Center
      Philadelphia, PA 19103
      stephanie.cohan@ubs.com
      Stephanie Cohan, CIMA
      1735 Market Street,Philadelphia,PA,19103

    Trust in our Guidance

    We specialize in institutional consulting to corporate 401(k) retirement plans and providing institutional advice and carve out solutions to large and mid-size Private Equity firms.

    We provide resources to assist plan sponsors in developing and monitoring their 401(k) plans, utilizing a proven model of four core services:

    – Investment consulting services
    – Fiduciary status
    – Plan-level consulting
    – Participant engagement

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    75

    Collective years of experience

    $5 Billion

    Assets under management


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    Traditional or Roth?

    For most families, a balance of Traditional and Roth contributions will provide the best results. However, this doesn’t mean that you should contribute to both types of accounts equally. The UBS Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides an overview of Traditional and Roth 401(k) accounts, highlighting key factors that you should consider when deciding where you will direct your hard-earned savings.

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