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We make a real impact in the lives of our clients by guiding them through major life events and helping them preserve and pass on their wealth. Our customized approach focuses on thoughtful financial planning and wealth management that looks beyond your investments and encompasses all aspects of your financial life.

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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.

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    Nicholas Catania

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Nick Catania has been a South Florida resident for over 40 years and studied economics and finance at Barry University. Prior to joining the securities industry in 1996, Nick owned and managed a successful marketing firm for five years.

    With over 20 years of investment management experience, Nick is currently Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Catania Wealth Management Group. Nick is responsible for the implementation of multiple equity and fixed income portfolios. As such, he is primarily responsible for executing the team's investment management strategies and the development of the team's proprietary models.

    Nick currently lives in Parkland, FL with his wife Karla and his daughters, Nicole and Rachel. In his spare time, Nick enjoys boating, fishing, scuba diving, traveling, and is an avid collector of tropical fish and corals.

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        Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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        Carolyn Asencio, CFP, AWMA

        Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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        Carolyn Asencio was raised in Coral Springs, FL and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance. Carolyn is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor™. She joined UBS in 2015 as a Wealth Planning Analyst, providing comprehensive financial planning services for over 100 advisors and their clients in the South Florida Market. She has been in the finance industry since 2005 and prior to joining UBS, Carolyn worked at John Hancock, where she designed life insurance solutions for wirehouse firms and independent insurance agents. Prior to John Hancock, she held several roles at BankAtlantic including Personal Banking Representative, Team Leader, and Customer Service Manager. Her final position with the bank was as Assistant Vice President/Operations Manager where she was responsible for the day-to-day banking operations.

        As a Financial Advisor with the Catania Wealth Management Group, Carolyn helps clients prepare for life's big moments and achieve their goals through comprehensive financial planning. She has in-depth knowledge of various financial topics such as budgeting, retirement planning, education funding, lending, life/disability insurance, long-term care, and estate planning. Managing your wealth goes beyond managing your money so she will discover what's most important to you and help you make a plan to pursue it.

        Carolyn currently serves on the Board of Directors for SOS Children's Villages in Coconut Creek, Florida. SOS is a foster care neighborhood that focuses on keeping siblings together and provides many services to help overcome past trauma and build a successful future.

        Carolyn currently lives in Coral Springs, FL with her husband, Bryan, and 2 children, Jayden and Ava. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking and going to the beach.

          • Florida Atlantic University , Bachelor's degree in Finance
          • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
          • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
          401 East Las Olas Boulevard
          Suite 2300
          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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          Catherine Christie

          Client Associate

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            Catherine was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was raised in South Florida since age 7. She graduated from Florida International University with a Master's degree in Hospitality Management in 2020. Prior to joining UBS in April 2022, she worked at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as an Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.

            After passing the Securities Industry Essentials exam, Catherine is currently studying for her Series 7 and 66 exams to become fully licensed. She lives in Davie, Florida with her two cats. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family and going to the beach.

             

                  401 East Las Olas Boulevard
                  Suite 2300
                  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

                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.

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                Legacy—Wealth for others

                For needs that go beyond your own—to help you improve the lives of others

                What will your legacy be?
                It’s never too early to plan ahead. A Legacy strategy can help you gain more control over your financial future and what you leave behind, so you can move forward with confidence.

                Learn more at ubs.com/wealthway.

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