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Accessing the sophisticated resources of UBS Private Wealth Management, we deliver a tailored plan that integrates all of your complex investing, planning and financing priorities. No matter what you seek to accomplish with your wealth, our team offers a seasoned perspective and proactive problem solving . We hope to be the one financial resource you'll ever need for trusted financial advice and the right path toward your goals.

Private Wealth Management is a division within UBS Financial Services Inc.

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We are here to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. We concentrate on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can rely on our personalized advice, first-class solutions, and extensive wealth management experience.

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    William "Bill" McLaughlin Jr.

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    • CA
    • CO
    • CT
    • DC
    • DE
    • FL
    • IA
    • IL
    • MA
    • MD
    • MI
    • NC
    • NH
    • NJ
    • NY
    • OR
    • PA
    • RI
    • TN
    • TX
    • VA

    Areas of focus:
    Strategic and tactical asset allocation implementation, Alternative Investments including Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Non-U.S. Investments in Equities, Fixed income and Currencies, Generational Wealth Planning, Pre-Sale Planning techniques and Liability Management. Serving individuals, Family Offices, Foundations, Endowments and Private and Public Companies.

     

    Designations and licenses:

    • Series 7, 31, 63 and 66

    Education:

    • B.A., finance; St. Joseph’s University

     

    Community service

    Current:

      • Andalusia Foundation, Board Member
      • Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Finance Committee Member
      • U.S. Court Tennis Preservation Foundation, Board Chairman

    Former:

    • Port Wardens of the Independence Seaport Museum, Board Chairman
    • Christ Church Preservation Trust, board member

      • St. Joseph’s University, B.A., Finance
      • Private Wealth Advisor
      Securities-backed lending
      Estate planning strategies
      Exit planning
      Investing
      Custom portfolios
      Institutional consulting
      Multi-generational families
      Family Offices
      1735 Market Street
      Mellon Bank Center
      Philadelphia, PA 19103
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      James D. Travis Jr., CEPA, CFP

      First Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      • AL
      • CA
      • CO
      • CT
      • DC
      • DE
      • FL
      • IA
      • IL
      • IN
      • MA
      • MD
      • MI
      • NC
      • NH
      • NJ
      • NY
      • OR
      • PA
      • RI
      • TN
      • TX
      • VA

      Jim has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years and began his investment career in 1998. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, he provides advice beyond investments—credit, insurance and planning—as well as creative solutions through a team of specialists. Prior to UBS, Jim worked for Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Wells Fargo Advisors. Before that, he spent nine years with CoreStates in Cash Management and Foreign Exchange. Jim graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Policy & Management Studies/Economics and later earned a MBA in Finance from Temple University.

            Banking
            Financial planning
            Long-term care planning
            Retirement planning
            Investing
            Asset allocation
            Retirement Plan consulting
            401(k) plan services
            1735 Market Street
            Mellon Bank Center
            Philadelphia, PA 19103
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            Dana Nguyen

            Client Associate

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            • CA
            • CT
            • DC
            • DE
            • FL
            • GA
            • IA
            • MA
            • ME
            • NJ
            • NY
            • PA
            • RI
            • TN
            • UT
            • VA

            Designations and licenses:
            Series 7, 63 and 65


            Education:
            B.S. Psychology - The Pennsylvannia State University

                  Banking
                  Lending services
                  Cash management
                  Securities-backed lending
                  1735 Market Street
                  Mellon Bank Center
                  Philadelphia, PA 19103
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                  Jennifer Whipperman

                  Senior Client Associate

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                  • DE
                  • FL
                  • NJ
                  • PA

                  Jennifer has worked in the financial services industry since 2001 and has been with UBS since 2008. Prior to joining UBS, she worked in compliance with an independent broker-dealer. She is responsible for handling operational inquiries including securities transactions, cash management and account administration. She offers both administrative and client support while ensuring client satisfaction. She is FINRA-registered and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.

                        1735 Market Street
                        Mellon Bank Center
                        Philadelphia, PA 19103
                      • Brian Formento

                        Executive Director

                        Philanthropy Advisory Group/Family Office Solutions Group

                        Brian Formento is an Executive Director and Head of Client Solutions and Investment Strategy in Family Office Solutions (FOS). Brian works with Advisors to deliver customized advice to clients of substantial financial wealth and coordinates cross-divisional coverage to ensure UHNW clients and family offices are properly covered by a team comprising relevant FOS specialists.

                        He also remains a member of the Portfolio Advisory Group specializing in asset allocation and portfolio construction advice for the family office segment, defining risk-based strategies and developing customized investment ideas for the largest clients at UBS. Brian previously was a key member of the Private Wealth Management Alternatives Advisory Board and Private Wealth Management Family Office Strategy Team.

                        Prior to UBS, Brian was a Managing Director and senior investment strategist for OTC derivatives and alternatives at Deutsche Bank. He also held senior positions at several private investment advisory firms and was head of proprietary fixed income trading North America and desk head of the primary dealer at Paribas Capital Markets, now BNP Paribas.


                        Brian graduated magna cum laude and with distinction, receiving a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Boston University. He is a past chair and member of the Economic Department's Board of Advisors for the college and graduate school. Brian, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) is a member of the Structured Products Association (SPA) and the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRIMA). More recently, Brian has been an industry contributor to curriculum development for the CFA program and has completed Wharton's Private Wealth Executive Education Program and Columbia University’s Earth Institute Investment Academy on Sustainability. He is a trustee for Historic Morven in Princeton, New Jersey. He currently holds the following registrations: 7,24,3,63,66,55, and Life and Health Insurance.

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                        Pete Formidoni

                        Director

                        UBS Asset Management

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                        Benjamin Trayes

                        Executive Director

                        Advanced Planning Group

                      Private Wealth Management

                      As a team within the exclusive Private Wealth Management division at UBS, we connect you to the dynamic presence of one of the world‘s leading wealth managers. Private Wealth Advisors serve many of the firm‘s largest relationships, providing extensive reach and the distinct advantage of the firm‘s global perspective, insights and resources.

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