Wealth advice for your life's goals

We believe that good financial planning advice is invaluable—it helps prepare you for whatever life brings. But it is especially important during times of major life change. Our process focuses on you and the priorities, goals, concerns and beliefs that will ultimately impact your financial well-being for years to come. we're here to help you tackle your concerns and embrace the opportunities that can enrich and empower you today and for years to come.

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Araya Mesfin, CFP

Senior Vice President–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 was named to the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list for 2019. In addition, he 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/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021


  • B.S. Physics & Biology, Berry College


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

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Understanding your life, your wealth and what you want to accomplish.

We ask the questions and find the answers that can help you explore and pursue your financial goals in the short term, long term or whatever your terms may be.

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Our approach incorporates Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. strategies to assist clients in exploring and pursuing their wealth management needs and goals over different time frames. This approach is not a promise or guarantee that wealth, or any financial results, can or will be achieved. All investments involve the risk of loss, including the risk of loss of the entire investment.

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