Focused on your goals. Committed to your future.

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Our team’s personalized approach provides goal-oriented, multigenerational wealth management for affluent families and comprehensive consulting for nonprofit organizations.

  • Whether we are advising an organization or a successful family, we work closely together with our clients to create a fully integrated, customized plan to help them achieve what matters most. Through our personalized approach, we promise to help provide:
  • The confidence that comes from a team that truly works together to address all aspects of our clients’ personal and professional lives
  • The accountability of experienced financial professionals committed to understanding the unique needs of families and organizations
    A boutique level of access and service, offering dedicated attention to select clients

Our team has the capabilities and experience to offer sophisticated advice designed specifically for your situation. You can be confident that the strategy we develop is based on what you or your organization need.

- Chris Jackson

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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    Thomas Wertz

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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    With more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Tom has successfully guided clients through numerous market cycles. Prior to joining UBS in 2002, Tom worked for Merrill Lynch where he focused on high net worth families, nonprofit organizations, offshore accounts and institutional investors. Tom achieved the status of top-ranked advisor in the Washington, D.C. office and was a member of the distinguished Charles E. Merrill Circle of Excellence Club. Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Easter Seals.

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          Christopher Jackson, CIMA

          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

          Certified Investment Management Analyst®

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          Chris is a Senior Vice President and Institutional Consultant based in Washington, DC.  He has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry and provides a broad array of sophisticated services to families and non-profit organizations.  His focus includes investment and strategic planning, asset allocation, and portfolio construction.   The Institutional Consultant designation, conveyed to fewer than 2% of UBS advisors, reflects his experience and qualifications to work with this type of client.

          A graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris holds B.A. degrees in both Economics and Foreign Affairs. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation after a program of study at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He also holds the Wealth Advisor and Senior Managed Accounts Consultant designations within UBS. 

          Chris is an active mentor for veterans transitioning from the military into the private sector.  He has also been involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is a past nominee to be their Washington, DC Man of the Year. A longtime endurance athlete, Chris is a 9-time Ironman finisher, an Ironman All World Athlete designee with a personal best ranking in the top 100 nationally and top 300 globally, and a Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race finisher.  He lives in McLean, VA with his wife Janie, their 2 daughters (of 3) still at home, and 2 chocolate Labrador retrievers.

          • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 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.

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          Jake Sodeman

          Account Vice President

          Financial Advisor

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          Jake began his career at UBS in 2012 and is currently a Financial Advisor on the team. He actively works to promote business development and also plays a key role in financial planning and investment strategy. Jake helps a range of clients pursue their financial goals by providing tailored advice based on their particular circumstances, preferences and priorities.

          A graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. degree in economics, Jake also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

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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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