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The Buttonwood Group partners draw from a deep well of experience when it comes to understanding client aspirations and taking the action needed to achieve their goals across the various stages of life.

With the depth and diversity of our team, we are always prepared to address the more complicated matters that arise and promptly and efficiently handle every-day issues. While multi-faceted, our team members have areas of specialization, including individual bond and stock selection, advanced planning for families and businesses, and balance sheet optimization.

The Buttonwood Group has an established system in place to create the best client experiences and outcomes. This includes:

  • A financial planning process that clearly defines objectives, lays out a course of action and monitors progress
  • An adherence to a Financial Standard of Care across the stages of life
  • A client communication process based on high quality, scheduled contact
  • An investment process that carefully considers risk and reward, and utilizes the most effective and economic tools available
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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Arthur Randall

    Arthur Randall

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Art leads Buttonwood's fiduciary practice and has managed discretionary equity, taxable and tax-exempt fixed income and balanced portfolios since 1995 for individuals, families, partnerships and non-profits. After stints in academia and publishing, he joined E.F. Hutton in 1981 and Paine Webber in 1988 prior to its acquisition by UBS. His investment career began in fixed income before equities, and he continues a balance sheet orientation. A Boston College graduate, he is father of five children and grandfather to four. He resides in Montclair, New Jersey and is an avid gardener.

     

          299 Park Avenue
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          arthur.randall@ubs.com
          Arthur Randall
          299 Park Avenue,New York,NY,10171
        • James P. McCann

          James McCann

          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

          Financial Advisor

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          Jim began his professional career with Paine Webber in 1981 and except for a brief stint at another firm, has been a Paine Webber/UBS "lifer" since his days at Manhattan College. Jim specializes in fixed income, our asset allocation policy and privately managed equity accounts. He is readily conversant with mortgage finance and lending. The McCann's have three college aged children.

                299 Park Avenue
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                arthur.randall@ubs.com
                James McCann
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              • Andrew

                Andrew Nygren

                Associate Director

                Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                Andrew has 29 years of experience. Prior to UBS, he was an advisor at Morgan Stanley and the municipal bond firm, Lebenthal & Co.  While specializing in municipal bonds, Andrew leads our financial planning services and performs due diligence and monitoring of our mutual fund Investments.  Andrew has received his Portfolio Management Program designation. He is an alumnus of Lafayette College and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

                      299 Park Avenue
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                      andrew.nygren@ubs.com
                      Andrew Nygren
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                    • Christopher J. Lash

                      Christopher Lash

                      Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                      In addition to handling any complex operational issues that may arise in our day-to-day practice, Chris handles most of our retail and institutional trading. He is conversant in all aspects of electronic trade, settlement, transfer, delivery and payment procedures. Chris has also developed an expertise in Securities backed lending, Mortgages and all of the firm's Credit capabilities. After a stint at Prudential Securities, Chris came to UBS in 2004. He lives with his wife Jamie, and two sons in Bayville, NJ. Chris holds both series 7 and 63 licenses.

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                            Christopher Lash
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