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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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Karen Kurrasch, CIMA, CPWA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

With over 39 years of experience in the financial services industry, Karen has developed a successful business and a keen understanding of the investment and service needs of executives, private clients, retirees, foundations and endowments. In her practice, she places particular emphasis on planning and portfolio management. She joined UBS Financial Services Inc. in 2003 after spending the previous 23 years at Salomon Smith Barney.

Karen is a Financial Advisor and holds her Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses as well as foreign currency and insurance licenses. She is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and an Investment Advisor. Karen attended the University of California at Los Angeles and New York University, where she majored in business. Her hobbies include horseback riding and tennis.

Karen is a former Northeast trustee of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CT
  • FL
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The 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.
  • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2021The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.
  • Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State, 2022, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September 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

Education

  • NYU
  • UCLA

Credentials

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Certified Private Wealth Advisor ®
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst ®
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171
  • (212) 333-8988

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