Wealth advice for your life's goals

Lift ascending the mountains

Retirement plan sponsors face daily challenges simplifying the complexity of a changing regulatory environment. Plan participants want to know they are making the most of their benefits. As a team of professional Retirement Plan Consultants, we stand ready to help you and your employees meet these challenges.

Four people meeting in glass office

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.

  • Neil-Bassett

    James Bassett

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

    • image
    • image
    • image
    • AK
    • AL
    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • CT
    • DC
    • DE
    • FL
    • GA
    • HI
    • IA
    • ID
    • IL
    • IN
    • KS
    • LA
    • MA
    • MD
    • ME
    • MI
    • MN
    • MO
    • MS
    • MT
    • NC
    • NE
    • NJ
    • NM
    • NV
    • NY
    • OH
    • OK
    • OR
    • PA
    • PR
    • RI
    • SC
    • SD
    • TN
    • TX
    • UT
    • VA
    • VT
    • WA
    • WI
    • WY

    Neil joined UBS in 2012 as a Portfolio Manger and Micro Strategist.  He focuses on enhanced portfolio performance utilizing customized equity portfolios and various option strategies to augment results.  Neil creates and manages alternative investment portfolios for sophisticated investors.  He earned a B.S. in accounting at the University of Idaho and his Graduate M.P.H. from Loma Linda University, School of Public Health.  Prior to becoming involved in Wealth Management in 2004, Neil spent 25 years in healthcare as a CFO, COO and CEO.  Recently, he served as a Board Chair of the Cancer Support Community and was, also, Chair of their World Wide Board of Directors Neil is FINRA registered and holds the Series 7,33 and 66 securities licenses in all 50 states as well as licenses for life insurance, LTC and annuities in nearly all 50 states

    Neil grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Idaho Falls, Idaho, and has lived in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past 21 years.  His wife, Mary Beth, is an Executive Vice President for Blood Systems, Incorporated.

    Neil and Mary Beth enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren in Southern California and Hawaii.

    Neil also volunteers at Mission of Mercy, a volunteer organization that provides primary care services to those unable to pay.  He is also involved with the Foundation for Blind Children.

      • University of Idaho, B.S. Accounting
      • Loma Linda University, School of Public Health, Graduate M.P.H.
      • Senior Portfolio Manager
      4800 N Scottsdale Road
      Suite 4500
      Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    • William-Sobers

      William "Bill" Sobers, CRPS

      Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

      • image
      • image
      • image
      • image
      • AK
      • AR
      • AZ
      • CA
      • CO
      • FL
      • HI
      • IA
      • ID
      • IL
      • IN
      • KS
      • LA
      • MD
      • ME
      • MI
      • MO
      • MS
      • MT
      • NC
      • NJ
      • NM
      • NV
      • NY
      • OH
      • OR
      • PA
      • SC
      • TN
      • TX
      • UT
      • VA
      • VI
      • WA
      • WI
      • WV
      • WY

      Bill has spent his career providing retirement plan consulting services to his clients successfully navigating them through market corrections, recessions and several regulatory changes that effect their corporate retirement plan benefits. Prior to becoming a Financial Advisor, Bill managed a small non-profit corporation, giving him first-hand knowledge of the challenges his clients, many of whom are small businesses rural hospitals and non-profits, face.

      Bill's commitment to his clients is based on three core principles. It starts with developing a trusted partnership where he brings sound advice from a knowledgeable and experienced team dedicated to helping clients manage their retirement plan goals.  He follows a value-driven prudent process to administer sound and efficient retirement plans for his clients and their employees.  He provides advice that can be relied upon for quality financial advice and service that delivers results in the best interest of his clients with integrity and transparency.  His clients within the healthcare community have achieved success applying this process nationwide.

      Bill holds the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designations as well as Series 7, 9, 10 and 66 securities licenses. He is amongst a small group of advisors at UBS with the title of Senior Retirement Plan Consultant.  

        • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠
        • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
        • Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
        2575 East Camelback Road
        Suite 900
        Phoenix, AZ 85016
      • Sommer-Arekat

        Sommer Arekat

        Wealth Management Associate

        • image
        • image
        • AZ
        • CA
        • MA

        Sommer joined UBS Scottsdale in 2012. She earned her B.A. in Design Management upon graduating from Arizona State University. Sommer currently holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Her areas of focus include operations, client service, and investment management.

        Sommer spent the past three years in the San Francisco Bay Area working in UBS's Private Wealth Management division where she gained extensive knowledge in advanced planning, trading, and client services. In January 2018, Sommer re-joined UBS Scottsdale's team.

        Sommer spends her weekends with her husband, 6 month old son, and large extended family. In her free time she also enjoys traveling and cooking.

          • Arizona State University, B.A. Design Management
            4800 N Scottsdale Road
            Suite 4500
            Scottsdale, AZ 85251

          The Year Ahead - Sustainable Investing

          Retirement planning

          Retirement planning

          Multigenerational planning

          Multigenerational planning

          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.

          Backed by the strength of UBS

          A global leader in wealth management

          $2.8 trillion

          In invested assets globally 
          As of 06/30/2022

          51 countries

          Our global footprint

          Global leader

          UBS is a world-leading wealth manager

          Insights