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With the complexity of today's markets and uncertainty about tomorrow's economy, good financial advice is more important than ever. As a team of dedicated Financial Advisors, we're committed to helping you organize your finances around your short term needs, your longer-term goals and what you envision for generations to come. Our knowledgeable perspective, good judgement and broad experience can help you meet your challenges and seize opportunities.

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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Robert Anning

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Bob moved the team to UBS in November, 2012 after a 45 year career at Merrill Lynch. He earned a BA from Trinity College in 1963 then went on to serve as an officer in the US Navy. He is a former Lieutenant and Intelligence Officer and served on the Joint Staff of Admiral Thomas H. Moorer. As the founding partner of the team, Bob focuses on the investments and performance of the portfolios. He provides holistic advice and guidance for all financial planning by meeting with clients and their CPAs, attorneys and families. 

    Bob is currently serving on the Boards of: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Convalescent Hopsital for Children.

      • Trinity College: 1963
      • Senior Portfolio Manager
      • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
      8044 Montgomery Road
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      Cincinnati, OH 45236
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      John Anning

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      John began his career in 1996 with Merrill Lynch in Denver Colorado, working in syndicate equity where he coordinated Inital Public Offerings and Secondary Market Offerings for the Denver Complex. He then moved into their Business Financial Services Group and worked on cash management and lending solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. In 1998 John returned to Cincinnati to work with The Anning Group in a Financial Advisor role. Today, with UBS, John provides wealth management services to families, nonprofits, family offices, as well as corporate services to publicly traded companies. He focuses on helping clients develop and maintain a comprehensive financial plan that addresses near and long term financial goals. He also assists in overseeing the team's asset allocation and investment models. John earned his BA from Skidmore College in 1994.

      John currently serves on the board of The Christ Hospital Foundation; he previously served on the board of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. John coaches his son's travel hockey team. He also enjoys playing golf, ice hockey and he is an avid skier. John resides in Mariemont, and has two daughters and a son.

        • Skidmore College, BA: 1994
        • Senior Portfolio Manager
        • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
        8044 Montgomery Road
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        Cincinnati, OH 45236
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        Patrick Sledz

        First Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        Patrick joined The Anning Group at UBS in 2014 after 9 years at Merrill Lynch.  He holds both series 7 and 66 licenses, Ohio life and health insurance licenses. He received his B.S.B.A. in marketing and his MBA from Xavier University. Patrick focuses on providing wealth management and financial planning services for families, nonprofits, family offices and corporate services to publicly traded companies. He assists clients with their financial needs by developing strategies and analysis to achieve their goals.

        Patrick serves as the Board Secretary at the nonprofit Shelterhouse (formerly The Drop Inn Center) and is the chairman of the governance/nominating committee and a member of the executive and finance committees. He is an Executive Mentor at his Alma Mater and is an active speaker in the local business community on fundraising and startups. In 2015 he was a recipient of the Forty Under 40 award by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Patrick is an automotive and audio recording enthusiast. He resides in Oakley with his wife, Margaret.

          • Xavier University, BSBA: 2005
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          • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
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          Cincinnati, OH 45236
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          Vickie Schaaf

          Team Administrator

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          Vickie joined The Anning Group in February, 2012. Vickie has over 37 years experience in the banking and financial services industries.  She started her career in the financial industry with PaineWebber/UBS in April, 1997 after 16 years in the banking industry.  She holds Series 7, 63, 66 and 9/10 licenses. As the Team Administrator, Vickie oversees the daily operations of the team and the service to our clients. Vickie is responsible for trading and portfolio rebalancing in addition to supervising and performing account administration, client maintenance and operational requests. She assists clients with equity and fixed income trading as well as any administrative requests. She is also responsible for account enrollment into our various investment advisory programs and processing requests for money managers. 

          Vickie served in SE Indiana as a Foster parent, Court Appointed Special Advocate and Educational Surrogate Parent.  She lives in Clermont County with her family.

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              8044 Montgomery Road
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              Cincinnati, OH 45236
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              David Schmitz

              Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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              David joined UBS in November 2021 and has over 15 years of financial services experience. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 registrations as well as the AWMA® financial designation. His expertise includes institutional trading, corporate equity plan services (including Rule 144 trading and 10b5-1 plan execution), and financial planning. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and son, Holden, as well as cooking, playing guitar and recording music.

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                • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
                • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
                Financial planning
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                8044 Montgomery Road
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                Cincinnati, OH 45236
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                Elizabeth E. "Liz" Misheff

                Senior Client Associate

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                Liz joined the Anning Group in March 2012 with 10 years experience in both the banking and financial services industries. Liz is a graduate of Xavier University, holds Series 7 and 66 licenses, and is life and health insurance licensed in Ohio.  As the team's service associate, Liz is responsible for the team's client review and meeting schedules, new client onboarding, and account administration.  She also assists clients with trading requests. She approaches every relationship with empathy, understanding, and a commitment to helping clients move successfully through challenges toward their financial goals.

                Liz volunteers her time to the Kelly Carol Foundation for Children with Cancer, the New Richmond Lions Sports Hall of Fame, The Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati, and the annual Nicholas Wilson Scholarship 5k Run.  Liz and her husband, Joe reside in Kennedy Heights.  They love traveling to both new and familiar destinations and enjoy lots of fun and fellowship with their large family.

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