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Private Wealth Advisor and Financial Mentor, however we work together, we strive to always offer advice that is essential to your life and legacy.

We provide a select, multigenerational clientele of entrepreneurs, executives and affluent families with expertise, advice and solutions to financial and family advisory matters. As a highly experienced team of Private Wealth Advisors, we offer the access and network highly successful families need, across our firm and the globe.

Experience, transparency and a relentless pursuit of knowledge are the commitments we make to each client.

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  • Christopher Black

    Christopher Black

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Private Wealth Advisor

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    Chris understands how to simplify the complexity of today’s global markets for his clients through clear, actionable strategies. He believes in building confidence by providing access to the firm’s deep resources and by bringing clients together through informative networking groups.

     

    “My focus has always been on running a first-class business in a first class way. What gives our clients a clear sense of confidence is our knowledge, insights and transparency.”

     

    As the founding partner of Black/Huthnance, a Private Wealth Management team at UBS, Chris focuses on portfolio management oversight through thoughtful allocation of liquidity and risk across asset classes and markets. However, his advice focuses on much more than investing—from estate planning strategies and family advisory to lending and private equity.

    Experience

    • Director, Private Bank, Credit Suisse
    • Executive Director, Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley & Co.
    • Investment advisor, boutique pension consulting firm
    • Captain, United States Army

    Credentials

    • M.B.A., University of Houston, Bauer School of Business
    • B.A. degree, economics, Southern Methodist University

    Life

    • Wife, Julie
    • Three children
    • Active with veterans support
    • Enjoys mountaineering and upland bird hunting
    • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2012, 2013The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
    • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2022
      The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
    • 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.

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    • William Huthnance

      William Huthnance

      Managing Director–Wealth Management

      Private Wealth Advisor

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      For more than 20 years, Will has been helping clients solve complex financial challenges by anticipating their potential opportunities and concerns. Working with a small, select group of clients, Will’s attention to detail and his highly personalized experience has resulted in long-lasting relationships. As Will likes to put it, he’s helping his clients sleep well at night.

       

      “As a kid, I watched my father work hard every day to support our family. I did everything from bagging groceries to mowing lawns. This work ethic is still a part of everything I do to this day.”

       

      An ally, advisor and mentor, Will’s guidance helps his clients confidently face their decision-making process. As a founding partner of his practice, he focuses on client development and portfolio analysis, integrating risk and liquidity management with estate, philanthropic and other special considerations to deliver a complete solution.

      Experience

      • Director, Private Bank, Credit Suisse
      • Vice President, Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley & Company
      • Financial analyst, EDS (acquired by Hewlett Packard)

      Credentials

      • M.B.A., McCombs School of Business, University of Texas
      • B.A., finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas

      Life

      • Wife, Dinah, and three children
      • Active with Chapelwood United Methodist Church and community
      • Texas Longhorns fan
      • Loves to travel, especially in Europe
      • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2012, 2013The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
      • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2022
        The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
      • 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.

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      • Rachel Pack Nolan

        Rachel Pack Nolan

        Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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        Rachel Nolan joined our team and UBS in 2020 subsequent to extensive experience in energy public and private equity investment management and research. Rachel was an Executive Director of Research with Tudor, Pickering , Holt & Co an Energy focused investment bank, prior to this position Rachel was a Senior Analyst with RR Advisors, LLC, an energy private equity and investment management firm. Before that, she served as an equity research analyst for Simmons & Co covering E&P equities. She began her career with Deloitte & Touche in the Financial Advisory Services Group followed by a position with Standard and Poor’s as a senior associate in the Corporate Value Consulting Group. Rachel focuses on portfolio analysis and client relationship management. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University, BBA in Finance.

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            • Ethan Nussbaum

              Ethan Nussbaum

              Wealth Strategy Associate

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              Ethan joined UBS in 2021. He assists with portfolio management, relevant research on behalf of clients and special projects.

              Education 

              • BBA Field Of Study Major: Finance, Minor: Accounting, McCombs school of Business, University of Texas 

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                  • Casey McConathy

                    Casey McConathy

                    Client Associate

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                          4400 Post Oak Parkway
                          20th Floor
                          Houston, TX 77027
                        An intimate practice within a global leader

                        An intimate practice within a global leader

                        Connections built on personalized service

                        Connections built on personalized service

                        Stewards of your wealth

                        Stewards of your wealth

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                        Helping an entrepreneur successfully navigate a major liquidity event

                        Our team has vast experience in overseeing the wealth management considerations associated with significant liquidity events. We understand that entrepreneurs, founders and business owners recognize the tremendous efforts leading up to a sale must be capitalized upon with effective pre-planning. Read how we helped the founder of a privately held business when he was considering the sale to a strategic investor.

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