Understanding

Comes from experience

With over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, The SCF Wealth Management Group understands the concerns that high net worth families may have regarding their ability to achieve and maintain the lifestyle they have envisioned. We begin each new relationship with a comprehensive financial plan and embrace a goals-based wealth management approach focused on liquidity, longevity and legacy. This approach leads to a customized strategy for clients based on their overall needs, wants and wishes.

This team has been recognized for leading the way in providing exceptional experience for their clients. This recognition is a testament not only to their talent but also to their ability to collaborate and problem-solve, always putting clients first and empowering them to pursue what matters most to them. 

UBS Wealth Way is an approach incorporating Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. strategies, that UBS Financial Services Inc. and our Financial Advisors can use 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.

Robert Phillip Snyder

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Robert has worked as a financial advisor for over 30 years; 26 years with Smith Barney and predecessor companies. Prior, Robert worked in the research department at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Robert has extensive knowledge of the capital markets and his comprehensive personalized planning strategy is key to addressing his client's multigenerational financial goals.

Robert distinguished himself amongst his peers by earning UBS’s Wealth Advisor designation. The UBS Wealth Advisor program has allowed him to expand his knowledge in holistic wealth management issues and concerns that better position him to serve his client's in today's marketplace.

Robert earned his B.S. from Northeastern University and is currently a member of the New York Stock Exchange Hearing Board. Robert resides in Manhattan with his wife Ronnie. He enjoys spending time in the country, fine wine, growing world class tomatoes, and playing golf.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 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.

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

Education

  • Northeastern University, B.S.
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Thomas Cavada, CFP

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Tom began his career in the financial services industry in 1995 at Smith Barney, joining the New York office of a nationwide retirement planning group. His experience in working with clients through many market and economic cycles has reaffirmed his belief that you need to create a solid financial plan to help stay on track during volatile times. He enjoys working with his clients and their families as a trusted advisor to help them realize their goals and objectives. Tom joined UBS in November 2008 after 13 years at Smith Barney/Citigroup. In 2009, he distinguished himself amongst his peers by earning UBS’s Wealth Advisor designation. The intensive Wealth Advisor program is designed to deepen wealth management insights and master the latest tools with which to help guide clients.

Tom and his team provide their clients, primarily corporate executives who are at or near retirement, personalized asset allocation through professional portfolio management. His team begins each relationship with a comprehensive financial plan that includes a retirement income spending analysis.

Tom is FINRA registered and holds the Series 3, 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as the Life/Accident and Health Insurance and Variable Annuities licenses. He currently holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Tom graduated from University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He lives in Armonk, NY with his wife and 4 children where he is actively involved as a youth sports coach.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • 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.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 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.

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

Education

  • University of Maryland - College Park, Criminology and Criminal Justice
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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James Fernandez, CFP, CRPC, CDFA

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

Jim began his career in the financial services industry in 2007 at Smith Barney and later joined UBS in 2008. In 2017, he became partner of the SCF Wealth Management Group along with my partners Tom Cavada and Robert Snyder. Jim takes the time to understand what is most important to his clients as well as their family. He considers current and future financial needs and how all aspects of their complex life can impact their goals. Jim creates customized financial plans which serve as a roadmap to help his clients pursue their life goals. The SCF Wealth Management Group tailors their advice to your needs by leveraging the global perspective and intellectual capital of UBS. Jim is committed to providing clients with a world class experience therefore he remains ever-connected to his clients and their changing needs.

Jim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP®) certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. along with the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation from the College of Financial Planning and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) a designation from The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. He also holds is Life/Accident & Health Insurance License.These designations allow Jim to continue to educate himself so that he is positioned to provide thoughtful advice to his clients given the complexities that they face. He is FINRA registered and holds the Series 3, 7 and 66 licenses. Jim is also a distinguished member of the UBS Advisory Council providing input about the processing and service impact of key initiatives across Wealth Management Americas.

Jim graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Mathematics with a focus on Actuarial Science. At Allegheny, Jim was a student athlete participating all four years on the Men's Baseball team where he served as team captain. Each year, Jim fundraises for No Greater Sacrifice. No Greater Sacrifice (NGS) is dedicated to the children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service members delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education. He also volunteers at New York Common Pantry. NY Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, he currently resides in New York City and in his free time enjoys playing baseball, golf and rooting for the Buffalo Bills.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MT
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

Education

  • Allegheny College, Mathematics
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Denis Kallfa, CRPC

Client Associate

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CT
  • FL
  • HI
  • MA
  • NJ
  • NY
  • PA
  • SC

Education

  • Fordham College, Mathematics and Economics
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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