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Araya Mesfin, CFP

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Araya works with a select group of high net worth and ultra-high net worth families. He aims to preserve and maintain their wealth through the development and implementation of customized strategies. His core competencies include retirement, estate, and tax planning.

Araya is deliberate in learning about what is important to you and what you want to accomplish. This allows him to help you achieve your goals, guide you through critical decisions, and ensure you have peace of mind about the future. He is intent on building a partnership with you and tailoring his advice to your values and your lifestyle.

In recognition of his dedication and leadership, Araya is a member of the UBS President's Council, and he holds the Certified Financial Planner ™ designation.

Araya joined UBS in 2014 after building a successful practice with Morgan Stanley. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Physics & Biology from Berry College, where he was a Bonner Scholar and an All-American soccer player. He is fluent in both English and Amharic. Originally from Ethiopia, Araya has called the Atlanta area home since he was 14. He resides in Buckhead with his wife Amber Lynn, son Jackson, and labradoodle Lalibella. He most enjoys spending time with his family, as well as cheering on the Dawgs during the college football season.

Araya is committed to serving the community, and he participates in a wide array of organizations:

  • Buckhead Christian Ministries, Board of Trustees
  • Chris 180, Board Member
  • Berry College, Board of Visitors
  • Berry College Planned Giving Council, Board Member
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors
  • High Museum, Circle Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Atlanta Chapter, Member
  • Association of African American Financial Advisors, Member
  • Ansley Golf Club, Nominating Committee
  • Ansley Golf Club, Long Range Planning Committee
Registered States:
  • AL
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MN
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • B.S. Physics & Biology, Berry College

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Wealth Advisor
1200 Abernathy Road
600 Northpark Town Center
Suite 1850
Atlanta, GA 30328
  • (404) 760-3204

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