Passion and purpose

You have invested extensive time, energy and capital into building a successful company. You take pride not only in your financial accomplishments, but also in the meaningful contributions your company has made in the community and beyond. Looking ahead, how do you choose a team who understands the sacrifices you have made in the past, and the road map needed to achieve a successful exit in the future?

Understanding entrepreneurs
At The Peterson Group, we recognize that the businesses of our clients are the principle drivers of their long-term wealth. By focusing on business transactions and personal wealth management for entrepreneurial families, we have spent the last 25 years guiding clients through various business cycles, family chapters and life-changing exits.

From helping assemble a strong exit planning team, to guiding clients through time-sensitive planning decisions before, during and after your transaction, we are a dynamic Private Wealth Management team that can help entrepreneurs pursue financial well-being for their families, businesses and legacies.

Over 30

Collective years of experience

As of 08/01/2023

3 person

seasoned team

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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.

Senior executives

As a successful executive, you understand the importance of careful and robust planning and the right personal wealth management advice. 

Whether you are in your wealth building years or contemplating an exit from corporate life, looking for guidance on managing concentrated positions or stock options, we are well versed in the issues and opportunities that may shape your decisions. By helping you construct a disciplined plan that moves you toward your personal and business goals, we can help you enhance and preserve your success, today and for many years to come. 

Your corporate retirement plan

Guiding founders and business owners

Advanced Planning

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Focus on liquidity management

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You. Connected.

As a UBS Private Wealth Management team, we connect you to firmwide experts, thought leaders and premier resources to address your most important goals.

You. Connected.

Family Advisory & Philanthropy Services

Family Advisory & Philanthropy Services

Tailored lending

Tailored lending

Smart planning for executives

smart planning

Smart planning for executives

Advice and solutions to help families flourish for generations, including intentional communication and decision-making, intergenerational wealth transitions, family governance, philanthropic legacies and more. The independent UBS Optimus Foundation funds high-impact programs in health, education, child protection and the environment.

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Our experienced banking and credit teams offer potential solutions for a range of liquidity and capital funding needs. Expect bespoke strategies for concentrated and restricted stock loan strategies, unsecured loans, REIT operating units, hedge-fund backed loans and more.

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smart planning

We can help map out a plan for your wealth that takes into account your goals, needs and plans for the future. Backed by the resources of the broader firm, our team can help you make smart financial decisions, address your evolving liquidity needs and develop shrewd tax strategies so that you can move forward with confidence.

Whether you are tackling the timing of executing stock options or selling shares, our knowledge and experience can free you to focus on your future.

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UBS Private Wealth Management

You. Connected.

There are two sides to every dream. When it comes to caring for the family you love, the business you’ve built and the legacy you create, we believe connection is the key to transforming ideas into actions.

  • Dreamers and doers
  • Intellects and experts
  • Planners and practitioners
They inform our thinking, fuel our ambitions and help us invest for a better world. And they’re here.

You. Connected.

Your primary source for financial advice

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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    Donald S. Peterson, CFP®, CFA®, CEPA®

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

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    Our clients are entrepreneurial, self-made, and very philanthropic

    Donald Peterson is an accomplished Private Wealth Advisor at UBS, with over three decades of experience in the financial services industry.  He became one of the first advisors in the firm’s prestigious Private Wealth Management division.  In this capacity, he caters to the needs of UBS’s wealthiest and most complex wealth management clients.

    As both a Private Wealth Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager, Don offers a range of tailored services to his clients.  He excels in complex estate and wealth planning, utilizing his extensive knowledge to help clients navigate intricate family and business dynamics while preserving and transferring wealth efficiently.  His expertise extends to retirement planning, investment management, tax optimization, and risk management strategies.  This ensures that each client’s financial goals are well-aligned and proactively addressed.

    Throughout his career, Don has received industry recognition from esteemed publications, including Barron’s, Forbes, Financial Planning, and the Financial Times. His reputation as a trusted advisor is a testament to his commitment to delivering personalized solutions and fostering enduring client relationships. His dedication, experience and diverse skill set have positioned him as a highly sought-after professional by business owners, executives, families, and institutions seeking sophisticated financial guidance and wealth management expertise.

    Credentials that build confidence

    B.B.A., Texas A&M University
    Series 3, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses
    Texas General Lines Insurance license
    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    Certified Exit Planning Advisor
    Chartered Financial Analyst®

     

    • 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, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
      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, 2018, 2019, 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.

    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

    • Texas A&M University, B.B.A Finance: 1992
    • Senior Portfolio Manager
    • Private Wealth Advisor
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Chartered Financial Analyst®
    • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
    Philanthropy
    Legacy planning
    Estate planning strategies
    Asset allocation
    Executive compensation
    Family Offices
    Corporate executives
    100 Crescent Court
    Dallas, TX 75201
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    Amy Michelle Howe

    Associate Director

    Team Administrator

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    Relationships are the reward

    Amy joined UBS from Morgan Stanley in 2013. She began her career in 1998 behind the scenes in the back-office, learning the intricacies of branch operations and administration. Seeking to work more directly with clients, Amy moved into the position of Team Associate, and then on to Team Administrator. Amy is committed to providing excellent service by anticipating the day-to-day needs of clients and ensuring the smooth execution of all facets of the client experience. 

    Credentials that build confidence

    B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University; Minor in Economics 
    Series 3, 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses 
    UBS Team Associate Advisory Council 2019-2020 (2 year term) 

    Outside of UBS

    Amy lives in Dallas with her husband, Dave, and their twin daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys training for marathons and summer vacations to Northern Michigan with family. 

     

      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

      • Southern Methodist University, B.A. in Psychology
        100 Crescent Court
        Suite 400
        Dallas, TX 75201
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        Thomas Richter, CFP®, CPWA®, CIMA®, CEPA

        Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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        Educate & Empower

        Before joining UBS, Tom served on active duty, 10 years, in the US Navy as a Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the F/A-18F Super Hornet and as an Associate Professor of Naval Science at Norfolk State University and Hampton Roads University.  This background brings a divergent approach to client service, investing, risk management and financial planning.

        Prior to joining the Peterson Group, Tom was a Wealth Planning Associate at UBS for five years.  In this role, he supported Financial Advisors and their clients all around the US, specializing in financial planning while simultaneously earning multiple designations.  He enjoys getting to know each client’s Needs, Wants, and Wishes to develop a tailored financial plan that matches the individual’s dynamic lifestyle and goals.  Tom believes in being proactive, not reactive.

        Tom specializes in building financial plans that encompass retirement planning, corporate stock options, selling of a business, legacy planning, and philanthropy.

        After separating from active duty, Tom is now a Navy Reservist, participating in military exercises all over the world. Through the constant pursuit of servant leadership Tom strives to present our clients with keen insights and opportunities to make their dreams a reality.

        Credentials that build confidence

        B.A., French & Spanish, Texas State University
        MBA, The College of William & Mary
        Series 7, 66 securities license
        CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
        Certified Investment Management Analyst®
        Certified Exit Planning Advisor
        Accredited Wealth Management Advisor®
        Retirement Management Advisor®
        Texas General Lines Insurance license

        Outside of UBS

        Tom and his family live in San Antonio, TX. He enjoys tracking his car at High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events at different racetracks around the US. Tom and his wife enjoy wine-walks, yoga, bike rides with their daughter, and hiking at different parks.

         

          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

          • Texas State University, French & Spansih: 2003 - 2007
          • The College of William & Mary, Master of Business Administration: 2015 - 2017
          • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
          • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
          • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
          • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
          • Retirement Management Advisor®
          Financial planning
          Retirement planning
          Estate planning strategies
          Corporate executives
          200 Concord Plaza Drive
          Suite 300
          San Antonio, TX 78216

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        A global leader in wealth management

        #1

        For Ultra-High Net Worth clients

        Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey, 2016-2020

        #1

        Philanthropic Advice

        Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey, 2011-2022

        #1

        for High Net-Worth clients

        Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey (peer review), 2015-2022

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