Experience

Makes all the difference

Charles D. Day, CIMA

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Family Office Consultant

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. 

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2021, 2022, 2023
    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, 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 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.

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

  • B.A., Carleton College, Economics, Minors in History and Political Science
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Executive Editor of the International Law Journal

Credentials

  • Family Office Consultant
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 securities licenses
  • Life and health insurance licenses

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

Family Offices
Multi-generational families
Business succession
Legacy planning
Women investors
Alternative investments
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Paul J. Gerardi, CFP®, CEPA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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 CERTIFED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Chartered Financial Consultant. 

“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 is a new father.  He and his wife recently welcomed their baby girl. 
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. 

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Education

  • New York University, M.B.A., Finance
  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., Finance; Minor: Economics, Cum Laude

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • Series 3, 7 and 66 securities licenses
  • Life and health insurance licenses

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

Asset allocation
Structured products
Cash management
Business succession
Estate planning strategies
Alternative investments
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Kelliann O'Connor, CFP®, CEPA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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 West Soho in 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. 

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Education

  • Gettysburg College, B.A., Business and Finance

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

Banking
Lending services
Philanthropy
Education planning
Cash management
Securities-backed lending
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Luke Madden, AWMA

Client Associate

Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠

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. 

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Education

  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Economics

Credentials

  • 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

Client Associate

Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠

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. 

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Education

  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Public Health and Government, Magna Cum Laude

Credentials

  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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