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Private Wealth Management

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At The Mahoney Group, we are driven to be passionate students of the markets and have immersed ourselves in the analytics of investing for the last 30 years. To us, identifying smart solutions for our clients takes a meticulous investment acumen balanced with planning, “outside the box” thinking and looking for the right opportunities at the right time.

As an accomplished UBS Private Wealth Management team, we primarily guide a select group of private company founders and their families through the early preparation, long-term planning and management of their exit liquidity. While many have come to us for this knowledge, we view their business transition within the larger scope of a purpose-driven wealth and legacy plan. We integrate all goals into that plan—from estate planning, wealth transfer and philanthropic strategies to sustainable and socially responsible investing. Given significant level of success and sophistication of our clients, we believe they truly value our clear communication, dedication to relationships and most importantly, our independent approach to portfolio structuring and oversight.

The Mahoney Group

Connecting you to the deep resources of UBS

By seeing the big picture, we provide access to the global platforms and the financial and intellectual strengths of UBS’s experts in Wealth Management, Asset Management and our Private and Investment Banks.

Private Wealth Management

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Your strategic exit

Building perspective

Institutional insight, analytics and impact

Wealth, from your point of view

What’s really important to you—today and for the long term? Our approach starts with questions and discussions that can help you organize your financial life into three key dimensions: Liquidity—to help provide cash flow for short-term expenses, Longevity—for longer-term needs and Legacy—for needs that go beyond your own.

Time frames may vary. Strategies are subject to individual client goals, objectives and suitability. 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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    Thomas Mahoney

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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    • FL
    • GA
    • HI
    • IL
    • IN
    • MA
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    • NV
    • NY
    • OR
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    Visionary Private Wealth Advisor with three decades of experience and market knowledge

    Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Tom Mahoney worked on neighboring farms lifting hay bales. He learned to think of money in terms of the labor it takes to earn it, and therefore as an irreplaceable resource. So in his first year in this business, when he watched the market fall 23% in one day, he learned immediately to expect the unexpected and that safety of principal should be his first priority. Those are his guiding principles today, 32 years later as a UBS Private Wealth Advisor and strategic thinker of The Mahoney Group.

    At E.F. Hutton, Tom learned the investment management consulting business—how to select and monitor money managers. At Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), he excelled at capital markets trading and placed institutional-sized allotments of private equity. After earning the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter in 2001, he focused intensely on the art of capital protection and wealth management. This experience helped him understand both the practical, hands-on, capital markets side and the academic theory. 

    Experience

    • Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, 1995 – 2004
    • Kidder Peabody, 1993 – 1995
    • E.F. Hutton, 1987 – 1993

    Accomplishments

    • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)
    • President of the CFA Society of Los Angeles
    • Chartered Alternative Investment AnalystSM (CAIA®)
    • Certified Exit Planning Advisor® (CEPA®)
    • Instructor in alternative investments at USC Marshall School of Business
    • Series 3 securities license (commodity and currency futures)

    Education

    • Private Equity and Venture Capital Program at Harvard Business School
    • M.B.A., Pepperdine University
    • B.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Life

    • A devoted father, Tom takes his daughters to Sunday school every week and coaches their sports and debate teams.
    • He is a divemaster and certified rescue diver.
    • Tom is the president of a large trade association of financial analysts (CFA Society Los Angeles).
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022The 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.

    • Private Equity and Venture Capital Program at Harvard Business School
    • Pepperdine University, M.B.A.
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A. Finance
    • Chartered Financial Analyst®
    • Senior Portfolio Manager
    • Private Wealth Advisor
    • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
    • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®
    2000 Avenue of the Stars
    7th. Floor North
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
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    David Garza

    Account Vice President

    Financial Advisor

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    • CA
    • CT
    • DE
    • FL
    • GA
    • IL
    • IN
    • MA
    • MO
    • NY
    • OR
    • PA
    • SC
    • TX
    • VA
    • VT
    • WA
    • WY

    As Senior Wealth Strategy Associate for The Mahoney Group, David supports the day-to-day business activities of the team and strives to deliver quality execution of client services. He is responsible for trading, investment strategy implementation, rebalancing portfolios and preparing financial plans. While he enjoys the strategic and academic aspects of planning and managing risk to assist clients in pursuing life goals, David also digs deeper into clients' emotional connections with their wealth, and how this can impact their choices and financial decisions.

    Being a Chartered Financial Analyst enables the implementation of portfolio theory and financial planning, while being a member in the CFA Society provides access to stay up-to-date on the most current thinking in wealth management and finance.

    David began investing while he was in college and experienced the market crash of 1987 firsthand. His interest in the intersection of the capital markets and economics continued when he was a CPA at Ernst & Young, where he learned financial reporting and tax planning from working with some of the largest corporations. These skills allows him to look at his clients' full balance sheet, including assets, liabilities and cash flow more meticulously. His current investment process reflects those skills, as well as his 10 years of experience as an institutional research analyst and mutual fund portfolio manager.

    Past Experience

    • Director of portfolio management, City National Rochdale
    • Senior director, portfolio management, BNY Mellon
    • Certified Public Accountant, Ernst and Young

    Accomplishments

      • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
      • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses
      • Life insurance, health and annuities licenses

    Education

        • B.A., economics, UCLA

    Life

      • David enjoys spending time with family and hiking in the Sierras with friends.
      • He also cycles and does triathlons.

      • UCLA, B.A. Economics
      • Chartered Financial Analyst®
      2000 Avenue of the Stars
      7th. Floor North
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
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      Jan Pessin

      Client Associate

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        Jan joined The Mahoney Group in 2017. As the team's first point of contact with clients, she is not only an administrative manager but the chief problem-solver. Jan essentially helps all team operations run smoothly.

        “I'm happy to work with my team that is experienced and ethical, and demonstrates integrity in all that they do.”

        For over 16 years, Jan was an executive assistant for the 80-employee royal estate of HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal. In that role, Jan was the diplomatic liaison between the royal family and visiting dignitaries. All business and estate e-mails, telephone calls and personal arrivals were vetted through her for prioritization and personalized attention.

        Past experience

        • Executive assistant and diplomatic liaison, Prince Saud Al Faisal

        Education

        • • B.F.A., Stephens College, Columbia, MO

        Life

        • Jan has lived in some of the world's most iconic cities—New York, Chicago, Paris and now Los Angeles
        • In her spare time, she performs stand-up comedy

          • Stephens College, B.F.A.
            2000 Avenue of the Stars
            7th. Floor North
            Los Angeles, CA 90067

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          Insights

          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.