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Our clients know that we put their best interests first at all times. As your financial advocates, we ask the critical questions to learn all about you, your family, priorities and concerns. At the end of the day, we understand that earning your confidence and trust requires integrity, prudence and accessibility.

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James "Jim" Matthews

First Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

As First Vice President – Wealth Management, Jim brings over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry to his clients and takes a holistic approach to wealth management, working with clients to help them pursue their financial goals. During his tenure in the industry, he has developed an extensive knowledge of the financial markets, economic conditions and investment strategies. He started his career in 1972 with Rauscher Pierce, and moved to UBS from Smith Barney in 1999. Jim is one of a small number of UBS Financial Advisors who have earned the designation of Wealth Advisor, the result of a rigorous nine-month program designed to deepen his wealth management skills and insights. Among his areas of specialty are retirement income planning, corporate stock benefits, and dealing with the issues associated with the corporate officer and insider stock ownership.

Originally from Beaumont, TX, Jim graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1970. Active in his community Jim is on the boards of several non-profit organizations involved in theatre arts.  Additionally, Jim has performed in a number of theatrical productions in the Houston area. He is a two-time past president of the Episcopal High School Dad's Club and continues to work on the organization's golf committee.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • MI
  • OH
  • DC
  • PA
  • TX


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, The University of Texas


  • Wealth Advisor
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024
  • (713) 985-3408

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UBS Wealth Way

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.

Let's talk about how we can help you plan for the life you want

UBS Wealth Way is an approach incorporating Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. strategies, that UBS Financial Services Inc. and our Financial Advisors can use 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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A global leader in wealth management

$3.6 trillion

In invested assets globally UBS financial reporting year-end results 2019

51 countries

Our global footprint


UBS is the world's largest wealth manager1

1Scorpio Partnership’s “Global Private Banking Benchmark 2018” rank of global wealth managers by assets under management.