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Whether you are growing your business, considering a transition or looking to manage your post-exit liquidity, we provide targeted advice and insights. Our access to the global resources of UBS can help you maximize the value of your business and plan for your next venture after you step away. Whatever your goals for yourself or your business, you can trust that our knowledge and perspective will provide you with the financial stewardship you deserve.

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William "Paul" Patterson, CIMA, CEPA, CPWA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

"I realized early in my career that my family were immigrants to wealth. I grew up in a family of modest means. My children are growing up very differently. This opens up a whole new set of issues for families to deal with."

Paul serves as the portfolio manager within the UBS Portfolio Management program and oversees our client's investment portfolios. Paul is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and began his financial career at Merrill Lynch in 1999. CIMA designees must succeed in a rigorous academic program that focuses on asset allocation, manager search, identification and recommendation, investment policy and performance measurement. He also is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), a certification which focuses on solving affluent clients' complex needs beyond managing a portfolio, and to provide the range of specific skills necessary to meet the needs of high-net-worth clients. Paul recently earned his Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation to better assist clients with maximizing business value and worth, and navigating through life after an exit.

Paul graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the 988th Military Police Company in Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1999, he received his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. Paul serves as a board member on the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a founder, Young Graduate Engagement Officer, and former treasurer of the Cape Fear West Point Society. Paul lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife Dawn, whom he has been married to since 1997, and their children Paul, Katie, and Josh. When he is not spending time with his family, Paul enjoys hunting and fishing. Paul regularly participates in skeet shooting at the Buccaneer Gun Club, and is a regular sponsor of the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament. Fun fact about Paul: He has jumped out of an airplane and has flown as a fighter pilot for a day!

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  • MBA, University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler Business School


  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
1985 Eastwood Road
Landfall Park North, Suite 110
Wilmington, NC 28403
  • (910) 509-2177

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