Your evolving life and wealth

Private Wealth Management

Brooklyn Bridge

At the Charles Day Group, we believe that insightful wealth management is always valuable—but when life is changing, it's more important than ever. As Private Wealth Advisors, we help highly successful families and entrepreneurs plan and invest for their most meaningful goals. Our experience, training and sweeping access to the extensive resources and expertise across all of UBS Private Wealth Management provide us with the clarity and opportunities to manage complex estate, wealth protection and liquidity planning challenges.

What can you expect from your relationship with us? Our advice is straightforward and honest. We make deep emotional connections that are supportive and reassuring. The Charles Day Group makes a long-term commitment to truly advocate for you—particularly during times of transition when your life and wealth are “in motion.” In fact, that's why many of our clients delegate the oversight of their personal finances to us. It's a role we welcome, encourage and strive to earn every day.

Our clients rely on us to deal with what is usually the most stressful part of their lives—their financial world. We embrace that role.

- Charles Day

Our investment in the lives of our clients

There is nothing more fulfilling than taking care of people. We embrace that role—helping our clients feel understood, supported and confident in the future. To us, there is no better measure of success.

Wherever you are in your life, whether you’re negotiating a difficult divorce, considering that next big step in business or hoping to retire within the next five years, we’ll work with you to provide the right advice, the right plan and the best strategy to help you get there.

  • Charles Day

    Charles D. Day, CIMA

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Family Office Consultant

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    The power of Advice. Beyond investing.

    With over two decades providing advice, Charles has the knowledge and experience to understand people and their challenges. His emotional connections - as a patient listener and a reliable advocate - are what inspire confidence. As founding partner of a leading UBS Private Wealth team, The Charles Day Group, he delivers comprehensive planning and portfolio management solutions for complex wealth. But beyond their investment needs, his clients often come to him during difficult life transitions. Their needs range from estate planning and mortgage financing to business sale and succession.  
     
    “I love the feeling that I’m taking care of people. My clients rely on me to deal with what is usually the most stressful part of their lives. I embrace that role.” 
     
    In addition to covering a select group of High Net Worth clients, Charles is responsible for managing the personal portfolios of senior executives at UBS and other Wall Street firms. Previously, he was selected to serve in a similar capacity at Morgan Stanley.   
     
    Born and raised in Manhattan, Charles began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then in the office of the mayor of New York City. He spent his first four years after law school as an appellate prosecutor in Brooklyn, then joined a large corporate law firm. Today, as a UBS Managing Director, he combines the skills he honed from his law career to analyze issues, plan, strategize, manage stressful situations and build relationships. 
     
    Outside of work, Charles serves as a member of the Board and Treasurer for Women in Need, NYC's largest private provider of shelter for homeless families. He is also a member of the leadership council of The Nature Conservancy, a prominent national environmental group. Charles is a world traveler—50 countries and seven continents. He is an ardent fan of the New York Yankees, Giants and Rangers. 
     
    Charles and his wife of 30 years have two adult children. 

    • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
      The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
    • Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The 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 Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The 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.

    • B.A., Carleton College, Economics, Minors in History and Political Science
    • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Executive Editor of the International Law Journal
    • Family Office Consultant
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
    • Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 securities licenses
    • Life and health insurance licenses
    Family Offices
    Multi-generational families
    Business succession
    Legacy planning
    Women investors
    Alternative investments
    1285 Avenue Of The Americas
    New York, NY 10019
    charles.day@ubs.com
    Charles D. Day, CIMA
    1285 Avenue Of The Americas,New York,NY,10019
  • Paul Gerardi

    Paul J. Gerardi, CFP®, CEPA®

    Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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    Empathy inspires confidence

    Paul began his career in Finance in 2008 as an intern.  Shortly after graduating from Hofstra University in 2009, he was introduced to Charles and was only supposed to assist him for two weeks.  Fast forward, and Paul has spent almost 15 years, his entire career, in wealth management working alongside Charles. 

    Today, at The Charles Day Group, he focuses primarily on generational wealth planning, investments, and building client relationships.  Helping clients meet their needs is always his main focus.  Paul assists Charles with asset allocation and portfolio construction and implementation.  He is knowledgeable in Structured Products and Alternative Investments. 

    Paul holds an MBA from New York University and a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. 

    “Our team is guided by honesty, integrity and reliability. Those are the values that earn trust and build meaningful relationships. Our clients rely on us for advice and service.” 

    Many of Paul’s clients and prospects are facing major life transitions—the sale of their business, divorce, retirement, or other significant financial events.  The advice he provides goes well beyond the financial and mutual respect allows his clients to speak to him about any concern. 

    Experience 
    Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management 
    Registered Client Service Associate, Morgan Stanley 

    Life 
    Paul lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester County, NY. 
    He enjoys traveling and hopes to visit every continent. 
    He is an avid New York sports fan and hopes to one day see the Jets win the Super Bowl. 

      • New York University, M.B.A., Finance
      • Hofstra University, B.B.A., Finance; Minor: Economics, Cum Laude
      • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
      • Chartered Financial Consultant
      • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
      • Series 3, 7 and 66 securities licenses
      • Life and health insurance licenses
      Asset allocation
      Structured products
      Cash management
      Business succession
      Estate planning strategies
      Alternative investments
      1285 Avenue Of The Americas
      New York, NY 10019
      paul.gerardi@ubs.com
      Paul J. Gerardi, CFP®, CEPA®
      1285 Avenue Of The Americas,New York,NY,10019
    • Kelliann O'Connor

      Kelliann O'Connor, CFP®, CEPA®

      Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

      CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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      Building confidence with her clients and her team

      Kelliann began her career with The Charles Day Group in 2018. Her passion for simplifying her clients’ financial, and non-financial, lives is what led her to private wealth management. It’s building relationships, understanding clients' wants and needs and helping them make confident decisions that inspire her as a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate. Kelliann provides support to the Charles Day Group acting as the teams’ business operations and relationship manager. She is committed to ensuring that every client has the best possible experience with The Charles Day Group and UBS.  

      Kelliann’s passion for guiding her clients’ financial success is what prompted her to obtain the CERTIFED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. She currently holds that along with the AWMA designation as well as her series 7 and 66 licenses.

      “Within the bigger picture of our clients' lives, I see my role as critical to helping build trust in our team and confidence in their financial choices. I am passionate about helping others so I couldn't have chosen a better field.”

      Experience 
      Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management 
      Registered Client Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management 

      Life 
      Kelliann lives in Soho, NYC and loves experiencing the city by visiting new neighborhoods and trying new restaurants.
      She loves spending time with her family—she, her parents and sister have a very close relationship. 
      Traveling and learning about different cultures is Kelliann's favorite way to spend time out of office. 
      Kelliann enjoys all things outdoors, especially running, hiking, and spending time at the beach. 

        • Gettysburg College, B.A., Business and Finance
        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
        • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
        • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
        Banking
        Lending services
        Philanthropy
        Education planning
        Cash management
        Securities-backed lending
        1285 Avenue Of The Americas
        New York, NY 10019
        kelliann.oconnor@ubs.com
        Kelliann O'Connor, CFP®, CEPA®
        1285 Avenue Of The Americas,New York,NY,10019
      • Luke Madden

        Luke Madden, AWMA

        Wealth Strategy Associate

        Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠

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        Luke is a resource for all clients and is devoted to providing excellent service. He enjoys speaking with clients and tending to their needs. His responsibilities include daily monitoring of accounts, producing customized client reports, account administration, recordkeeping, and problem-solving. While these tasks make for a busy daily schedule, his passion is building relationships and ensuring that each client can trust him to deliver the exceptional results that have become synonymous with The Charles Day Group.

        Prior to joining the team in April of 2022, Luke began with UBS as a member of the Middle Office working in the supervision and regulatory department. In his previous role, Luke worked with Private Wealth Advisors and the larger UBS client base providing the highest level of service to guarantee all industry regulatory standards were met.

        He is excited to continue fostering relationships and maintaining the confidence that clients have placed in The Charles Day Group.

        “It has been an incredible privilege to join a team where loyalty, integrity, and compassion are held in such high regard. Charles, Paul, and Kelliann have worked tirelessly to ensure that clients can depend on The Charles Day Group, and I intend on joining them in that effort every step of the way. I look forward to playing a pivotal role in our clients’ lives and being someone that they can trust.”

        Experience 
        Registered Client Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management
        KYC Analyst & Manager, UBS Financial Services 

        Life 
        Luke never passes on an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. 
        He enjoys being active, often joining his friends in basketball and softball leagues around Manhattan or escaping to Highland Lakes, NJ on weekends to play golf. 
        He is a passionate New York sports fan and an avid follower of the New York Rangers, Mets, Giants and Providence Friars. 

          • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Economics
          • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
          • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
          1285 Avenue Of The Americas
          New York, NY 10019
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          Luke Madden, AWMA
          1285 Avenue Of The Americas,New York,NY,10019
        • Kathryn Kinney

          Kathryn Kinney, AWMA

          Client Associate

          Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠

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          In her role as a Registered Client Associate, Kathryn is dedicated to being a resource for all clients’ needs and questions. She enjoys problem solving and speaking with clients to instill trust and confidence in their financial decisions. Her responsibilities include daily monitoring of client accounts, creating customized client reports, account administration, and recordkeeping. 

          Kathryn graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2021 with a B.A. in Public Health and Government prior to joining the team in 2021.

          “It has been incredible to work with a team that has found so much success from their commitment to integrity, efficiency, and reliability. I have learned so much and enjoyed becoming an important part of the Charles Day Group and the services we provide our clients every day.”

          Experience 
          Registered Client Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management

          Life 
          Kathryn never passes on an opportunity to see her favorite bands perform.  
          She has enjoyed getting to know New York City by exploring new restaurants, museums, and sporting events. 
          In her free time, you can find Kathryn exploring the city on a Citi bike, trying a new recipe, and occasionally sneaking into the neighborhood dog park. 

            • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Public Health and Government, Magna Cum Laude
            • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
            • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
            1285 Avenue Of The Americas
            New York, NY 10019
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            Kathryn Kinney, AWMA
            1285 Avenue Of The Americas,New York,NY,10019
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            Ingrid Haywood

            Client Associate

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            In her role as a Registered Client Associate, Ingrid is committed to being a reliable team member and trustworthy contact for clients. She enjoys speaking with clients while working behind the scenes to make sure each client's request is fulfilled efficiently. Her responsibilities include daily monitoring of client accounts, creating customized client reports, account administration, and recordkeeping. 

            Ingrid graduated from Providence College in May 2023 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business Innovation prior to joining the Charles Day Group in October 2023.

            Experience 
            Registered Client Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management

            Life
            A Massachusetts native, Ingrid moved to Brooklyn after graduation and now lives in the East Village. She has enjoyed exploring the different neighborhoods of New York City and spending time with friends, both old and new. Ingrid can often be found visiting her sister in the Seaport District or walking in Prospect Park.

            Outside the city, Ingrid enjoys spending time in Maine with her family.

             

              • Providence College, B.A., Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
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                Ingrid Haywood
                1285 Avenue Of The Americas,New York,NY,10019
              • David Leibell

                Executive Director

                Advanced Planning/Family Office Solutions Group

                David serves as a Senior Wealth Strategist in Private Wealth, splitting his time between New York and Stamford. David focuses on comprehensive strategies to assist UBS clients with their complex financial needs such as preservation, transfer and management of wealth. He serves as an internal resource for UBS clients on all issues related to tax, estate planning, philanthropy, family business succession and wealth planning.

                Education
                After receiving a B.A. from Trinity College, David continued to earn a J.D. from Fordham Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

                Professional History

                Prior to joining UBS, David worked at Wiggin and Dana where he was a partner in the Private Client Services Department focusing on the representation of wealthy individuals and families, along with business succession and charitable planning. Prior to Wiggin and Dana, he was a partner in the Private Clients Group at Cummings & Lockwood.

                Affiliations

                David is on the advisory boards of the Central Park Conservancy, the Fairfield County Community Foundation and AmeriCares, as well as a former member of the Estates and Gifts Committee of the New York City Bar.

                Publications and Speeches

                David has authored over one hundred articles on charitable, estate and tax planning and given several hundred lectures and webinars to lawyer and non-lawyer audiences throughout the United States. He serves as the Chairperson of the Family Business Committee for Trusts and Estates Magazine and was previously the Chairperson of the Charitable Giving Committee for Trusts and Estates Magazine for eight years. While practicing, he was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for two practice areas – Trusts and Estates and Charities/Non-Profits, as well as Connecticut Super Lawyers.
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                Brian Hans

                Executive Director

                Senior Wealth & Tax Strategist

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                Jerry Pascucci

                Managing Director

                Co-Head Global IM Alternative Investment Solutions

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                Gregg Arum, CFP

                Executive Director

                Structured Solutions Consultant

                Gregg serves as a Structured Solutions Consultant for the New York City and Northern New Jersey Market Areas, and Private Wealth Management; responsible for the positioning of Structured Products across all asset classes. Gregg works closely with Financial Advisors and their clients, helping them understand the risks and rewards of structured products, and how both portfolio and tactical ideas can fit into a client’s overall portfolio strategy.

                Professional History
                Gregg joined UBS in 1998 and has held a variety of positions in Capital Markets. In his previous role, he served as a Municipal Bond Portfolio Specialist on the Northeast Municipal Bond Desk. Prior to that, he worked in Unit Investment Trusts as a member of the Equity Advisory Group. He has also served as a Financial Advisor in New York City.

                Education

                Gregg holds a B.A from the University of Florida.

                Licenses and Certifications

                FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65
                CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
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                John Savercool

                Head of US Office of Public Policy

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                Mark Tepsich

                Executive Director

                Family Office Design & Governance Strategist

              Financial and emotional insights help guide you forward

              We believe clients rely on us most during some of the most stressful periods of their lives—personally and professionally. We want to be a stabilizing force during these times, but also a source of real advice and solutions that can help you make well-informed decisions—beyond investing—for yourself, your family and your business.

              Family financial stewardship

              Building confidence during and after divorce

              Exit strategies and liquidity planning

              Charles Day is a Private Wealth Advisor, Family Office Consultant (FOC).

              The Family Office Consultant (FOC) is a UBS business designation earned by a select group of Financial Advisors. They have undergone rigorous training to strengthen their knowledge and proficiency to help manage the investment, business, passion and legacy needs of sophisticated, ultra-high net worth (UHNW) clients and their families. Understanding the complexities of intergenerational wealth and the challenges faced by UHNW clients, Charles aligns specific needs to the full suite of UBS capabilities. Working together, FOCs strive to help these clients address critical concerns to pursue their most important goals.

              The proof is in our numbers

              $1.1 billion

              Assets under management

              60

              Client relationships

              25

              Years in business as a team


              A leader in wealth management

              Backed by the strength of our parent company, UBS AG

              $5.8+ trn

              UBS Group invested assets
              As of 03/31/2024

              Global leader

              UBS is a leading and truly global wealth manager

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