A plan for today, tomorrow and generations to come

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What’s most important to you and your family? Why? Understanding you means understanding your world. That’s how we help our clients navigate the changes that shape our global economy. Whether advising C-suite executives, engaging entrepreneurs or working across each generation of exceptional families, we bring the multigenerational perspective and broad access of a Private Wealth Management team.

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Delivering insightful advice

Though our clients often choose us for our comprehensive wealth management experience, we look beyond the tactical guidance and take a much more expansive view of our role. We commit to understanding you, your family, business and personal priorities, as well as your total financial picture. With our rich tradition of advising the most accomplished individuals, we are not only well-positioned to provide highly specialized guidance, but to also directly access and execute solutions with ease and efficiency so you can leave a purposeful legacy.

  • Gustavo Amaral

    Gustavo A. Amaral, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, CRPC®

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Gary Amaral is a founding partner of Amaral Wealth Management, a wealth management team within the Private Wealth Management Group at UBS. Gary has provided wealth management advice and services to affluent individuals, families, and business owners since 1997. Gary spent eighteen years at Merrill Lynch in the Private Banking and Investment Group prior to joining UBS in 2015.

    As a Private Wealth Advisor, Gary works closely with affluent and ultra-affluent families to design and implement cohesive strategies that respond to the demands of significant wealth. Gary is skilled in multiple disciplines, including investment management, trust and estate planning services, credit and lending, family office services, and philanthropy. He draws on his years of experience in advising highly successful families, corporate executives, and business owners; helping them to preserve, grow, and transfer wealth in the most effective manner possible. Gary provides detailed investment consulting services including investment strategy and asset allocation, and is a specially qualified Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program (PMP). As a Portfolio Manager in this program, Gary creates and implements customized investment strategies and proprietary model portfolios, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance.

    Gary received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and an M.B.A. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He has attained numerous financial designations such as the CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, and CRPC®.

    Gary lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife Elisa and daughters Jasmine and Vanessa. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, literature and travel.

          2121 Rosecrans Avenue
          Suite 1300
          El Segundo, CA 90245
        • Deepak Danavar

          Deepak Danavar, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, CRPC®

          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

          Financial Advisor

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          Deepak Danavar is a First Vice President and Financial Advisor with Amaral Wealth Management. Deepak provides financial guidance to clients and their families by taking a holistic approach to wealth management. Each family he works with has unique and complex financial lives and he enjoys collaborating with them to address their biggest financial challenges. Deepak utilizes a disciplined financial planning process to gain a firm understanding of family goals, attitudes toward risk, and personal values and leverages the intellectual capital of his team--and vast global resources of UBS--to develop and execute each plan.

          Deepak has earned a B.S. from the University of California, Irvine and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and holds several advanced designations in the field of Financial Planning. These include the Certified Financial Planner ™ (CFP®) certification, the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation and the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation offered in conjunction with the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

          When not working with clients, he spends time working with the people of his community. Through involvement with Adopt a Family, The Wharton Club of Southern California and Minds Matter, he strives to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Deepak resides in Los Angeles with his wife Sonia and their three children. In his spare time, Deepak enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, tennis, snowboarding and traveling.

                131 South Rodeo Drive
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                Beverly Hills, CA 90212
              • Christopher Harrer

                Christopher J. Harrer

                Financial Advisor

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                Chris Harrer is a Financial Advisor with Amaral Wealth Management. Chris serves as a primary trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, high-net worth families, and business executives offering investment management, trust and estate succession planning and wealth transfer strategies by taking a holistic approach as well as providing private banking solutions. Prior to joining Amaral Wealth Management, Chris spent over 20 years as a successful entrepreneur and previously was Vice President & Senior Wealth Strategist at Northern Trust.

                Chris has earned a B.B.A. degree from Loyola Marymount University, and an M.B.A. and M.S.B.A. degrees from the University of Southern California. Since 2002, Chris has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at the USC Marshall School of Business where he has won the student voted Golden Apple Teaching Award and has been inducted in the all-university honor society Skull & Dagger Society. He is also past Chairman of USC Marshall Partners and USC Marshall Alumni Association, and past USC Board of Governors member.

                When not working with clients, Chris gives back to the community while serving on the Board of Directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health services, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2016 – 2020, and he supports law enforcement initiatives as a supporter of the CHP 11-99 Foundation and the LAPD Eagle and Badge Foundation. Chris resides in Malibu with his wife Tiffany and has four grown children. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, running, and stand-up paddle boarding.

                      2121 Rosecrans Avenue
                      Suite 1300
                      El Segundo, CA 90245
                    • Gregory Buelet

                      Gregory M. Buelet, CFP®, AWMA®, ChFC®, CRPC®

                      Associate Director

                      Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                      Gregory Buelet is an Associate Director and Senior Wealth Strategy Associate with Amaral Wealth Management. Greg began his financial services career in 1994. He spent five years at Goldman Sachs and sixteen years at Merrill Lynch prior to joining UBS in 2015.

                      Greg contributes to wealth management strategy, investment research and portfolio management. He applies his quantitative skills and market insight to help the team advance client investment goals.

                      Greg earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), an Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWMA®) and a Chartered Financial ConsultantSM (ChFC®); certifications and designations awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., the College for Financial Planning and The American College respectively.

                      A native of San Francisco, Greg lives in Torrance, California. He enjoys golf and hiking, and is an avid sports fan.

                            2121 Rosecrans Avenue
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                            El Segundo, CA 90245
                          • Alexandra John Markulis

                            Alexandra J. Markulis CAP®

                            Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                            Alexandra is a Registered Client Service Associate with Amaral Wealth Management. Alexandra earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has worked in UBS Private Wealth since 2018. Alexandra provides support in multiple phases of client service, relationship building, and account maintenance. She is particularly attuned to the nuances and requirements that make each client family distinctive. Her goal is to provide outstanding administrative support and exemplary client service. Ali lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and enjoys running, baking and spending time with family and friends.

                                  2121 Rosecrans Avenue
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                                Defining your priorities. Pursuing what matters.

                                Our experience and structured planning process drives a comprehensive financial plan and customized investment strategies. Depending on where you are in your life and the priorities that matter most, our planning conversations may focus on liquidity management, your cash flow needs, asset replacement solutions such as insurance, estate planning strategies, or tax and legal structures such as trusts and philanthropic vehicles.

                                Accessing resources. Delivering solutions.

                                Accessing resources. Delivering solutions.

                                Multigenerational planning

                                Multigenerational planning

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                                $2.8 trillion

                                In invested assets globally 
                                As of 06/30/2022

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