A plan for today, tomorrow and generations to come

By understanding what’s most important to you, we can organize your financial life to help make sure your short-term needs don't cloud your long-term goals. We provide a structure so you clearly understand where your money is, and why. The plan we create together can help you stay focused at each stage of life, today, tomorrow and for future generations.

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Richard Ristau, CFP

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Richard joined UBS in 2001. He focuses on developing individualized investment, retirement and philanthopic strategies through comprehensive financial planning for our clients. Prior to joining UBS, Rich spent more than 10 years in the banking industry with American National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of J.P. Morgan. He managed more than 100 institutional banking relationships, providing lending, operational and investment services. He then went on to serve as a consultant at KPMG. Rich earned a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an M.B.A in Finance from DePaul University. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP® ) and has a certificate in Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute. Rich volunteers with the People's Resource Center food bank and Sharing Connections furniture bank. He also coaches Little League in Western Springs, IL where he lives with his wife, Pamela, and their two sons. In the fall, Rich officiates NCAA Division I football.


Personal & Community

  • Played football at the University of Wisconsin
  • NCAA Football Official
Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

Education

  • B.A. in History, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • M.B.A., Depaul

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Wealth Advisor
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
  • (312) 525-4597

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Education financing

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Retirement planning

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Multigenerational planning

A way forward

Understanding your life, your wealth and what you want to accomplish.

We ask the questions and find the answers that can help you explore and pursue your financial goals in the short term, long term or whatever your terms may be.

Let's talk about how we can help you plan for the life you want

Our approach incorporates Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. strategies to assist clients in exploring and pursuing their wealth management needs and goals over different time frames. This approach is not a promise or guarantee that wealth, or any financial results, can or will be achieved. All investments involve the risk of loss, including the risk of loss of the entire investment.

Backed by the strength of UBS

A global leader in wealth management

$3.1 trillion

In invested assets globally 
As of 03/31/2021

51 countries

Our global footprint

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UBS is the world's largest wealth manager
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