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We are here to provide quality strategies customized to your needs–and to be your primary source of financial advice. 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.

Edmund G. Nasief Jr.

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Ed has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds his Series 3, 5, 7, 63, 65, health and life insurance licenses, and is a past Chairman of the UBS Financial Advisor Advisory Committee. To Ed, the best part this business is having ongoing client contact and the ability to nurture good friendships. Ed stays current with the many different disciplines that wealth management addresses, including investing, economics, estate and retirement planning and changing investor demographics. Ed has a B.S. from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
    The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The 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 Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March 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

500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

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Matthew Powell, CFP, CEPA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Matt joined UBS in 2004 because of a lifelong passion for the stock market and investing. Matt considers himself a natural “numbers and analysis” guy and he focuses primarily on asset allocation modeling and financial planning for the team. He holds his Series 7, 66 and insurance licenses. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. degree in business finance and management, Matt enjoys traveling, working out and playing sports.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • NC
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March 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

500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

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Renee Elizabeth Curtis, CFP

Financial Advisor

Renee joined the team in January of 2015 to start her career in the financial services industry. She enjoys the planning aspect of wealth management and takes pride in the high quality service the team is able to offer to clients. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she received her B.A. in business finance and management. She holds her CFP® designation, Series 7 and 66, as well as life and health insurance licenses. When she is not at the office, you can find her spending time with family, friends, and her dog.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MD
  • MI
  • NC
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March 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

500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

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Ann Lesshafft, CFP

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

Ann has been serving the needs of our clients for the past 18 years, and assists with the asset allocation and financial planning process. Ann received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She holds her CFP® designation, Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses, as well as health and life insurance licenses.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MD
  • MI
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • TN
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV
500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

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Shannon Render

Senior Client Associate

Shannon has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. She began her career at UBS in 1996 in the operations department. She decided to make the switch to the client facing side of the business in 2016, when she joined our team. Her vast operations experience allows us to deliver a greater level of service to our clients. She currently holds her Series 7 securities license. She is a Louisville native, who loves to scrapbook and vacation with her life-long friends. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, also named Shannon, and her two sons, Jared and Jorden.

Registered States:
  • FL
  • IN
  • KY
500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

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Bethany Yates

Client Associate

Bethany is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has served the financial industry since 2014. She joined the Nasief Powell Curtis Wealth Management Group in November 2021 and is excited to continue partnering with clients to achieve their goals with this successful and impactful team at UBS. She currently holds her Series 7, 66, health and life insurance licenses, and is enrolled in the Kaplan College of Financial Planning seeking her CFP® designation. Outside of the office, she loves to travel, see live music, garden, and play with her two dogs, Otis and Luna.

Registered States:
  • FL
  • IN
  • KY
  • OH
500 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

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