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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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John S. Buchanan, CFP, CIMA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

At UBS, John concentrates on in-depth wealth management strategies and comprehensive financial planning. In addition to being a Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, he is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Bel-Air Wealth Management, specializing in portfolio management.

John's background and experience span over 40 years in finance including investment banking, financial services and banking regulation. His career in wealth management began 20 years ago with Merrill Lynch and he eventually managed their office in Santa Monica. He joined UBS in 2005 and in 2010 he became a  partner of Bel-Air Wealth Management. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of North Texas and a BBA in finance from the University of Iowa. He holds his Series 7, 8, 66 and 31 securities licenses in addition to being a Certified Investment Management Analyst® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. 

John and his wife, Ellen, live in Beverly Hills and enjoy tennis, skiing and traveling. They are active members of the Riviera Tennis Club, the Jonathan Club and Friends of Contemporary Art.

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Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2021The 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.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Senior Portfolio Manager
1999 Avenue of the Stars
36th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • (310) 772-7003

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