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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Barry Porter, CFP, CIMA, CEPA

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

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    How I can help you

    Together with my team, I work with successful individuals and families by providing long-term planning and solutions for complex financial needs.  For more than 30 years, I have emphasized the value of a process-driven planning approach in collaboration with clients’ other professional advisors to help coordinate all facets of their financial lives. I am committed  to making a positive difference for my clients and help them make personal and financial decisions across the many stages of their lives.

    What makes me knowledgeable

    I graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. My specialized credentials include the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional designation, the Certified Exit Planning Advisor® certification through the Exit Planning Institute., and the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation from the Investments and Wealth Institute. I joined UBS Financial Services Inc. in 2013 after 25 years at Merrill Lynch.

    Getting to know me

    When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife Aimee and children Hailey, Grayson, and Hudson. We reside in Corona Del Mar where I enjoy staying in shape by running, working out at the gym, and playing the occasional round of golf. We are fans of the Los Angeles Angels and enjoy vacation travel in our Airstream van.

    I am also very committed to philanthropy and community. My focus includes supporting the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) each year, and the Harbor View Dads nonprofit which benefits the elementary school where my three children attend. My business partner, Jim, and I are also fulfilling a personal goal together by sponsoring a scholarship fund for deserving low-income students who are attending their former high school, Tustin High.

     

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    • 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.

    • University of Southern California, Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance
      Professional athletes
      Family Offices
      Corporate executives
      Investing
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      James Axelson, CFP, CEPA

      Managing Director–Wealth Management

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      How I can help you

      I bring over 30 years of experience partnering with successful families navigating their financial futures.  Using a process developed and refined over time, my goal is to prepare clients for the transitions they will face as their lives unfold and their needs evolve. I am well-positioned with advice and planning that can give clients confidence to pursue their life goals. My focus includes:

      • Holistic and personalized financial planning, asset allocation, tax-efficient investment strategies and estate planning
      • Pre-liquidity strategic planning and post-liquidity asset
        management, including concentrated stock strategies
      • Retirement planning and sustainable income replacement strategies
      • Charitable giving strategies, including donor advised funds, charitable remainder trusts and foundations

      What makes me knowledgeable

      I earned a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Prior to working in the Wealth Management business, I worked in the audit, tax and consulting divisions at KPMG Peat Marwick and earned his CPA Certificate.  In addition, I completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL  PLANNERTM professional designation from the CFP® board and the Certified Exit Planning Advisor® through the Exit Planning Institute.

      Getting to know me

      When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my significant other, Deborah, my three children Mychela, Dominic and Gabby, and grandchildren Gianna and Vincent. My family and I reside in Dana Point where I stay in shape by working out at the gym and taking long walks, mainly at the golf course. I am committed to children's charities, including a specific emphasis to Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation based in Orange County.

       

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      • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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.

      • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Accounting
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        Timothy Bremner

        Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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        How I can help you

        I have been serving families with retirement, estate planning and asset management solutions for more than 40 years. My philosophy is simple. Successful wealth management is built on a strategy that focuses on the big picture. By taking a long-term view and establishing deep and valued relationships with our clients, we can provide a substantial level of comprehensive and personalized wealth advisory services. 

        What makes me knowledgeable

        I began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1978 and spent 36 years there before joining Jim and Barry at UBS in 2014. Through a thoughtful perspective and proactive service to your family’s needs, my experience in the industry spans over forty years. I have guided clients through times of prosperity and uncertainty, and thoughtfully integrate our high-quality capabilities in ways that make sense and are relevant to each client's objectives.

        Getting to know me

        When not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, skiing, boating and fly fishing.

         

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        • 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.

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            Carina Bagboudarian, CFP

            Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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            Carina graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. She joined the Porter Axelson Group upon graduation in 2011. In her current role, Carina is responsible for financial planning, portfolio reviews, performance reporting, and investment research. When not in the office, Carina enjoys spending time with her husband and her large extended family, trying new foods, and traveling.

              • University of California, Bachelor's degree in Economics- Magna Cum Laude
              • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
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              Tracy Day

              Client Associate

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                Tracy has a wide range of experience including sales and marketing, business financial services and mortgage and lending services. In her current role, Tracy is responsible for account operations and client relations for the Porter Axelson Bremner Group. Tracy enjoys going on motorcycle rides with her husband and spending time with their two German Shepherds, Max and Stella.

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                      Gretchen Buehner

                      Senior Client Associate

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                      Gretchen joined UBS in 2004 as a Client Service Associate and has since been promoted to Senior Registered Client Service Associate and currently holds Series 7 and 66 Securities Licenses. Gretchen's background includes administration, operations and marketing and she strives to make the client experience a smooth and pleasant journey. Gretchen began her career in the financial industry in 2000 in Overland Park Kansas then moved back to Orange County where she enjoys sports, travel, music and spending time with her nephews. Gretchen graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

                        • Metropolitan State College of Denver, Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management - Cum Laude
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                          Judy Holliday-Bayless

                          Wealth Management Associate

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                          Judy joined UBS in 2014, prior to joining UBS, she spent 30 years at Merrill Lynch.  Prior to joining Merrill Lynch,  Judy worked at EF Hutton for 4 years.  She holds her Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses.  Judy has over 37 years of administrative and operational experience.  Judy enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, Lucky (German Shepherd) and Mandy (Havanese Poodle Mix).  She also enjoys golf, cooking, dining out, and attending estate sales.

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                                Victor Morales

                                Client Associate

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                                Victor is a Registered Client Service Associate with the Porter Axelson Bremner Group in Newport Beach, California. He has been with UBS since 2017 and held a previous internship experience with the team. Victor graduated with a BA degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently holds Series 7 and 66 Securities Licenses. A resident of Newport Beach, in his free time he enjoys sports.

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                                    Our experience and structured planning process drives a comprehensive financial plan and customized investment strategies. Depending on where you are in your life and the priorities that matter most, our planning conversations may focus on liquidity management, your cash flow needs, asset replacement solutions such as insurance, estate planning strategies, or tax and legal structures such as trusts and philanthropic vehicles.

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