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Matt Kraft is a Managing Director in the Private Wealth Management Division of UBS. His 11-member team advises a select group of entrepreneurial families. Representative clients include CEOs of both public and privately held companies, single and multifamily offices, and professional investors.

In addition to covering a select group of UHNW clients, Matt is responsible for managing the personal portfolios of senior executives at UBS. Previously, he was selected to serve in a similar capacity for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.

Matt and his team strive to deliver a client experience that offers both the intimacy of a boutique and the refined capabilities of a global institution. New clients must have a minimum net worth of $25mm.

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    Matthew Schuyler Kraft

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Private Wealth Advisor

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    • AL
    • CA
    • CO
    • CT
    • DC
    • FL
    • GA
    • IN
    • MA
    • MI
    • NC
    • NH
    • NJ
    • NY
    • OH
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    • SD
    • TX
    • UT

    Matt began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Manager Research and Analysis Division of Merrill Lynch. In this capacity, he advised a prestigious client base ranging from individual members of the Forbes 400 to world-renowned foundations, endowments and pension plans. He has experience in investment management, capital markets transactions and concentrated stock strategies.

    Matt graduated with a BA from Indiana University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation, sponsored by the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) at the Wharton School. Matt was selected for the Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group National Advisory Council to Management, serving for five years. As a member of this council, Matt collaborated with other Private Wealth Advisors and Senior Management throughout Bank of America / Merrill Lynch to drive strategy for the ultra-high-net-worth client segment. Matt is a regular speaker at national industry conferences on topics such as investment management and business monetization.

    While Matt’s technical training is in investment management, his passion lies in the realm of family governance. He prides himself on helping families navigate the challenges and opportunities that accompany substantial wealth. Matt has studied at the Money, Meaning and Choice Institute (MMCI) and also studied Bowen Theory under Kathy Wiseman whom he considers a friend and mentor. He is experienced in facilitating family meetings, conducting values retreats and addressing complex family-related financial issues that often occur within larger, ultra-high-net-worth families.

    ¹Matt held the CIMA designation from 1996 – 2000.

      • Indiana University, B.A.
      • Columbia Business School, M.B.A. Finance
      • Private Wealth Advisor
      299 Park Avenue
      26th Floor
      New York, NY 10171
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      Shawn Philip Salge, CFP, CIMA, CRPC

      Director

      Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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      • CA
      • CO
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      • DC
      • FL
      • GA
      • IN
      • MA
      • MI
      • NC
      • NH
      • NJ
      • NY
      • OH
      • PA
      • SD
      • TX
      • UT

      Shawn leads portfolio construction for the team and leverages a vast network of analysts and professional investors that extends beyond UBS. Prior to joining UBS, Shawn spent 11 years as a Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch. Shawn's top down approach to building portfolios is driven by 4 factors; (1) need for cash flow, (2) macroeconomic outlook,  (3) asset allocation and (4) sector and security selection. This process is entirely bespoke, with each portfolio reflecting the unique needs and values of each individual client. Shawn focuses on managing risk through diversification, macroeconomic research, and manager due diligence.  His responsibilities also include optimizing tax efficient strategies and executing both tactical and strategic trades.  Shawn has obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification and also earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation sponsored by the Investments & Wealth Institute (formerly IMCA®),  at The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. In addition,  he is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and graduated from Rutgers University.

        • Rutgers University
        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
        • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
        • Senior Private Wealth Strategy Associate
        299 Park Avenue
        26th Floor
        New York, NY 10171
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        Stephanie Boehm, CFP

        Associate Director

        Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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        • CA
        • CO
        • CT
        • DC
        • FL
        • GA
        • IN
        • MA
        • MI
        • NC
        • NH
        • NJ
        • NY
        • OH
        • PA
        • SD
        • TX
        • UT

        Stephanie leads the family advisory practice for the team and supports clients in navigating the complexities that come with substantial wealth. Her work is driven by the fact that an overwhelming majority of the time, family wealth disappears after just three generations (Collier; Wealth in Families; Harvard University Press). Steph helps clients implement the best practices of those families who successfully transition wealth inter-generationally. This process is tailored to each family, with a focus on communication and education. Family meetings, values retreats, family and philanthropic mission statements, and financial education are all a part of the ongoing and empowering experience that Steph creates. She is currently studying Family Systems Theory under Kathy Wiseman at a think tank in Washington DC. Through this experience, Steph designed the team’s “What Matters Most Framework” which guides families in their decision making. She developed the What Matters Most (“WMM”) card sort exercise to help ultra-high net worth families identify what is most important to them. This unique tool has received industry wide recognition. WMM cards are used by many financial institutions including the UBS Family Advisory and Philanthropy Services team, whom Steph has trained extensively. She has access to a global network of subject matter experts who specialize in the nuances of wealth in families. Steph is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and received her BS in Finance with minors in Economics and Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was recognized in the top 1% of business school students in New Jersey. Prior to joining UBS, Steph was a Private Wealth Associate at Merrill Lynch for 5 years.

         

          • Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.S. Finance, Minors in Economics and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
          • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
          299 Park Avenue
          26th Floor
          New York, NY 10171
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          Matthew Fisher, CFP, CPWA

          Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

          CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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          • CA
          • CO
          • CT
          • DC
          • FL
          • GA
          • IN
          • MA
          • MI
          • NC
          • NH
          • NJ
          • NY
          • OH
          • PA
          • SD
          • TX
          • UT

          Matt a.k.a. “Fisher” is Director of the team’s Financial Planning practice where he helps clients navigate the intricacies associated with preserving, transitioning, and managing substantial wealth. Bespoke financial plans and comprehensive estate document reviews are among his primary responsibilities. From pre-liquidity planning, through cashflow needs analysis and intergenerational planning, clients communicate regularly with Fisher to ensure that changes in their personal and professional lives are properly integrated into their financial plan. Fisher received his BA in Economics from Carleton College and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the CFP board, evaluating new test questions for future exams. He also holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®) designation from the Investments and Wealth Institute. Prior to joining UBS, Fisher was a Private Wealth Associate at Merrill Lynch. Before joining Merrill, he was the COO of DiJiFi, a media digitization company in Brooklyn and he began his career as a principal dancer for Elisa Monte Dance in New York City. He serves on the boards of Inception to Exhibition, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and EMERGE125.

            • Carleton College, B.A. Economics
            • NYU Stern School of Business, M.B.A. Finance
            • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
            • Senior Private Wealth Strategy Associate
            • Planning Specialist
            299 Park Avenue
            26th Floor
            New York, NY 10171
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            Ellyne Petty

            Client Associate

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                    299 Park Avenue
                    26th Floor
                    New York, NY 10171

                  As UBS Private Wealth Advisors, we understand the importance of preserving all you've achieved for your family and the legacy you hope to leave to each generation. Accessing the full depth and breadth of UBS platforms and expertise, we are not only well-positioned to advise you on your most complex wealth challenges, we're committed to delivering the responsive service and stewardship you deserve.

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