Family. Wealth. For generations

Understanding your life, your wealth and what you want to accomplish is at the core of our practice. We'll discuss your goals, the people who are most important in your life and your vision for the future. Then we'll help you organize your financial life into three strategies: Liquidity—to help provide cash flow for short-term expenses, Longevity—for longer-term needs and Legacy—for needs that go beyond your own.

Timeframes may vary. Strategies are subject to individual client goals, objectives and suitability. This approach is not a promise or guarantee that wealth, or any financial results, can or will be achieved.

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Scott D. MacDonald, CPWA®

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Scott has been with UBS for over sixteen years, starting as an intern while in college. After graduating from Northwood University in 2008, Scott was hired into the Associate Program. During his time as an associate, Scott was selected to work in the Regional Consulting Center where he worked alongside The Firm's top consultants in banking, financial planning and alternative investments.

In 2016 he attained the UBS Wealth Advisor certification, a comprehensive process at UBS to help advise high net worth individuals, business owners and families focused on generational wealth preservation. Scott also holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation, administered by Investments & Wealth Institute® formerly IMCA.

He currently serves as the Finance Chair for Don't Ever Give Up for the V Foundation for Cancer Research as well as sitting on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities Community Services of Arizona. 

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • NC
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2020, 2021The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors Best-in-State, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2021, 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

Education

  • Master of Communication Management, University of Southern California
  • B.A. Banking and Finance, Northwood University

Credentials

  • Certified Private Wealth Advisor
  • Private Wealth Advisor
  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
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Suite 4500
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • (480) 443-5424

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Legacy—Wealth for others

For needs that go beyond your own—to help you improve the lives of others

What will your legacy be?
It’s never too early to plan ahead. A Legacy strategy can help you gain more control over your financial future and what you leave behind, so you can move forward with confidence.

Learn more at ubs.com/wealthway.

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