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Private Wealth Management

Oregon coast

Whether it’s helping you pursue a new business venture, or manage a substantial liquidity event, investment portfolio or concentrated equity position, The Savinar Group serves as your bridge, connecting global insights to our clients from the Pacific to the Rockies.

Our decades of experience serving dynamic entrepreneurs, executives and their families have earned us distinguished membership within the UBS Private Wealth Management division. As one of a select group of Private Wealth teams among the largest in the state of Oregon, we advise our firm’s most successful clients and deliver well-informed solutions to even the most complex planning and investing challenges.

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The Savinar Group


As fiduciaries, we are always focused on your best interests. Working with diverse clients with specific needs, our team responsibly delivers objective advice based on our understanding of your unique and often complex financial life.
  • Thomas Michael Savinar

    Thomas Savinar

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Private Wealth Advisor

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    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • FL
    • GA
    • ID
    • MA
    • MD
    • MI
    • MT
    • NC
    • NM
    • NV
    • NY
    • OR
    • TN
    • TX
    • WA
    • WY

    A wealth of experience
    Tom’s extensive 35-year career has encompassed international banking in French-speaking Europe, currency trading in New York City, and investment banking and portfolio management in the Pacific Northwest. His dedication to guiding clients and their portfolios through numerous market cycles over the years has strengthened Tom's belief that building friendships and relationships is key to understanding and serving his clients.

    The personal approach
    Tom joined UBS in 2006. As Senior Portfolio Manager, his focus is on developing and managing investment portfolios tailored to each client's personal objectives and risk tolerances. His team embraces active management and portfolios comprised largely of carefully chosen individual stocks. "We like to know what we own," summarizes his investment philosophy, as our clients know exactly where we have invested for them, and why.

    Tom and his multigenerational team understand life stages that each client typically passes through, and how they shape that client's needs and concerns over time. 

    Giving back
    Tom serves as Executive Board Member and past President of the Board of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oregon, whose mission is to serve as a voice/advocate for foster children. His wife is an active CASA volunteer as well.

    Outside UBS
    Tom believes that relationships with family and friends reflect what's important in life. He and his wife, Anna Maria, have four adult children—one of which is a member of The Savinar Group—and two grandsons. Tom loves spending time with his family, and black lab, Oliver at their house at Cannon Beach.  Tom enjoys traveling and running marathons—at last count, ten around the world.

    At a glance

    • Expertise in community and investment banking
    • Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses
    • M.A. International Affairs/Business, American University
    • B.A. Political Science and French, Middlebury College
    • Speaks fluent French
    • Based in Portland, Oregon
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2022The 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

      • Private Wealth Advisor
      Banking
      Cash management
      Securities-backed lending
      Exit planning
      Investing
      Custom portfolios
      Asset allocation
      Business owners
      805 South West Broadway
      Suite 2600
      Portland, OR 97205
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      John C. Harrison, CFP®

      Senior Client Associate

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      • CA
      • OR
      • WA

      John joined UBS in 2015 bringing industry experience and his CFP designation. John is personable, professional and committed to our mission of extraordinary support.

      John is a longtime fan of most things automotive, including past participation with track days at Portland International Raceway. John also enjoys golf and watching movies and films. Having grown up in Portland, John attended Jesuit High School and University of Oregon. John and his wife Lucia live in SW Portland with their 10 year old son Holden, dog Kenzo, and crazy cat Kabuki.

       

        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

            805 South West Broadway
            Suite 2600
            Portland, OR 97205
          • Alexander Savinar

            Alexander Savinar, CFP, CEPA

            Account Vice President

            Financial Advisor

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            • AZ
            • CA
            • CO
            • FL
            • GA
            • ID
            • MA
            • MD
            • MI
            • MT
            • NC
            • NM
            • NV
            • NY
            • OR
            • TN
            • TX
            • WA
            • WY

            Building long-term relationships
            For Alex, nothing is more rewarding than being the first person a client calls when contemplating a major life decision. He is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients who range from emerging professionals to well-established executives. His goal is to act as his clients’ “personal CFO,” a title that best describes the vital role he plays on their advisory team. His clients understand the importance of partnering with a well-rounded advisor to build and secure their financial future.

            Finding the right balance
            Alex has always loved family and building relationships, so he was naturally drawn to a multigenerational business in which he could work with his family and where helping others is essential. After seven years in the Colorado oil and gas industry, where he gained a deep understanding of the unique needs of energy industry professionals, Alex joined UBS in 2015.

            Alex believes that every relationship starts with a comprehensive financial plan. Whether the outcome is building assets, deriving income during retirement or preserving and passing a legacy to the next generation, he focuses on designing an individualized plan, striking that right balance of risk and return that brings peace of mind to clients.

            Giving back
            Alex is based in Colorado and is active in his community. He sits on the board of the Denver Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), whose mission is to serve as a voice/advocate for foster children. He is also on the board of the Denver chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association, where he works to promote the university and raise money to provide children with scholarships.

            Outside UBS
            Alex and his wife, Nicole—an elementary school teacher –have two young sons, Owen and Leo, and an equally rambunctious black lab, Chauncey. The family enjoys traveling, skiing, camping, and just being outdoors. Both avid sports fans, Alex and "Nic" met at the University of Colorado and still attend every home football game.

            At a glance:

            • Financial planning and business development
            • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
            • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
            • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses; life/ health insurance license, and long-term care insurance
            • Completion of International Business program at IPAG University in Nice, France
            • B.A., French, University of Colorado.
            • Fluent in French
            • Based in Denver, Colorado

              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

                  Lending services
                  Securities-backed lending
                  Financial planning
                  Education planning
                  Long-term care planning
                  Retirement planning
                  401(k) plan services
                  Business owners
                  370 17th Street
                  Suite 4100
                  Denver, CO 80202
                • Kenneth Tang

                  Kenneth Tang, CFP

                  Financial Advisor

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                  • AZ
                  • CA
                  • CO
                  • FL
                  • GA
                  • ID
                  • MA
                  • MD
                  • MT
                  • NC
                  • NM
                  • NV
                  • NY
                  • OR
                  • TN
                  • TX
                  • WA
                  • WY

                  Diverse experience
                  After graduating from Santa Clara University, Ken began his career in public accounting at Grant Thornton LLP where he earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. He went on to join private industry, gaining experience in the tech sector doing Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis. After years in corporate finance, Ken joined UBS to take on the challenge of helping families define and achieve their vision through comprehensive financial planning. His planning experience accelerated over the next few years as a Wealth Planning Analyst for top UBS advisors in the San Francisco Bay Area market, while earning his Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

                  A passion for personal client service
                  Ken is passionate about delivering personal service and aims to bring clarity to the complexities of clients’ financial lives. This approach is centered around getting to know clients’ stories and developing tailored strategies unique to them. Through this customized approach, Ken is able to deliver to clients the most effective wealth management strategies to meet their needs and aspirations.

                  Giving back
                  Ken is active in his community where he sits on the board of the San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), whose mission is to serve as a voice and advocate for foster children.

                  Outside UBS
                  As a Montana native, Ken loves adventures in the great outdoors. He also enjoys traveling, eating and cooking new foods, golfing and reading. Ken and his lovely wife, Diana, live in San Francisco and enjoy all the Bay Area has to offer.

                  At a glance:

                  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
                  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
                  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses; life/ health insurance license, and long-term care insurance
                  • Completion of International Business program at Institute for Shipboard Education | Semester at Sea
                  • B.S., Accounting, Santa Clara University
                  • Fluent in Cantonese Chinese
                  • Based in San Francisco, CA

                    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

                        Financial planning
                        Retirement planning
                        Estate planning strategies
                        Investing
                        Alternative investments
                        Sustainable investing
                        Multi-generational families
                        555 California Street
                        32nd/ 34th /46th Floor
                        San Francisco, CA 94104
                      • Timothy Galvin

                        Timothy Galvin

                        Wealth Strategy Associate

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                        • AZ
                        • CA
                        • CO
                        • FL
                        • GA
                        • ID
                        • MA
                        • MD
                        • MT
                        • NM
                        • OR
                        • TN
                        • TX
                        • WA

                        Clarity and confidence
                        Tim knows that as clients pursue their busy routines, they welcome someone who can bring order and direction in their financial lives. He is passionate about working with them to create a customized financial management strategy that allows them to have clarity and confidence in their professional, family and retirement goals.  

                        A wealth of insight
                        Tim joined UBS in 2011. His unique perspective has been shaped by more than 25 years of public policy experience in Washington, D.C., as a senior congressional aide for both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, including the Senate Committee on the Budget, and as the head of a federal agency (USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service). He has also worked extensively on issues involving the federal budget, tax policy, agriculture, conservation, and trade, and has served as the Public Member on the Oregon Wheat Commission.  Tim’s experience has given him a wealth of insight into the economic and budget forces that shape the financial outlook for his clients and their families.

                        Outside UBS
                        As a resident of Bend, Oregon, Tim is a committed conservationist and member of Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, the Deschutes River Conservancy, and the Deschutes Land Trust. He and his wife, Karen Berky, have two grown children, Foley and Conor. He enjoys fly-fishing, kayaking, upland bird hunting (with his Welsh Springer Spaniel, Lily), tennis, bridge, and travel. 

                        At a glance:

                        • Financial planning/investment portfolios for individuals
                        • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses; life/health insurance license, and long-term care insurance
                        • M.S., Accounting, School of Business, Georgetown University
                        • B.A., Public Affairs (Economics), School of Public and International Affairs, George Washington University

                        Based in Bend, Oregon

                          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

                              Financial planning
                              Long-term care planning
                              Retirement planning
                              Multi-generational families
                              Investing
                              600 Southwest Columbia
                              Building 4 (Suite 6200), 2nd Floor
                              Bend, OR 97702

                            Entrepreneurs and business owners

                            Multigenerational families

                            Corporate executives and professionals

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                            You don't have to let market volatility get in the way of your long-term goals. Through the plan we create together, we can help you pursue what matters most.

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