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R&D Investments

Helping you attain your goals

For more than 40 years, we have navigated economic waters through four bear markets and two major recessions to the benefit of our clients. We have done this by providing insightful analysis, highly personalized service and in-depth financial planning.

By diligently communicating with clients, we stay abreast and informed of the developments in their lives, allowing us to provide appropriate and disciplined advice.

We thrive on interacting with clients, while executing personalized wealth management strategies. It is this dynamic relationship between client and advisor that is most rewarding to us.

  • Denise Brodersen

    C. Denise Brodersen, CFP, CPWA

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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    Denise Brodersen is a First Vice President–Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services Inc. in San Jose, CA. She understands that wealth management is more than just the wide range of financial services and solutions you can access at UBS—it is about providing the right advice to help you pursue your goals. That’s why she takes a customized approach to wealth management built on a personal relationship and shaped by an understanding of your needs and aspirations. From retirement, estate and overall financial planning to strategies for concentrated securities positions. Denise brings diverse experience to her practice across the spectrum of clients’ wealth management needs. In fact, she has earned extensive professional accreditation to serve her clients even better:

    In 1998, Denise received her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification for which she completes over 30 hours of continuing education every year. In 2010, Denise earned the UBS Wealth Advisor designation. She earned the IMCA Certified Private Wealth Advisor(CPWA®) designation in 2015, and her Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA®) in 2019. Both require over 20 hours of continuing education annually.

    Denise began her career at PaineWebber in 1984 after graduating from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.

        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        • Certified Private Wealth Advisor
        355 Santana Row
        Suite 2050
        San Jose, CA 95128
      • Charles Lawson

        Charles Lawson

        Vice President–Wealth Management

        Portfolio Manager

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        Charlie began his career at the height of the financial crisis, with the economic downturn and recovery forcing him to learn quickly and adapt to the changing investment landscape. Patience, persistence and discipline have helped him become a trusted resource for clients and peers. He pursues his passion of managing wealth by focusing on guiding client investment strategies and financial goals. Charlie resides in the Bay Area with his family and in his spare time enjoys being outside with his children.

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            355 Santana Row
            Suite 2050
            San Jose, CA 95128
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            Lisa Carrillo

            Senior Client Associate

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              Lisa came to UBS in 2004. As a Registered Client Service Associate, Lisa supports the daily business operations for R & D Investments. As an integral member of the team, Lisa provides service to clients by responding to client requests and inquiries. She enjoys volunteering and participates in her local community. Lisa resides in Gilroy with her family.

                    355 Santana Row
                    Suite 2050
                    San Jose, CA 95128
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                  Making sense of significant wealth

                  We can help you plan for it.

                  When you have created or inherited significant wealth, you have opportunities to pursue bold and meaningful undertakings. How do you make decisions that will guide you successfully forward, no matter what your goal?

                  We believe it’s all about connection. That’s why we are prepared to take that journey with you today, tomorrow, every step of the way.

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                  As of 11/07/2023

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