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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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    David Joseph Van Acker, CFP

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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    A 41-year veteran of the financial services industry, 39 with UBS or its predecessor firms, David specializes in comprehensive financial planning, asset allocation and retirement planning. By providing a well-defined wealth management process, he and his team deliver custom portfolios tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals. A Certified Financial Planner™ professional, David takes great care gathering client information so he can prepare and implement a plan for "the long haul" that adjusts to life events. David has been a member of the firm’s Chairman’s Council for 29 years and the even more elite Chairman’s Inner Circle for 24 years. David was appointed to the Financial Advisor Advisory Council (FAAC), a 14-member team of advisors who provide leadership and counsel to the highest levels of management at UBS, as co-chair of the FAAC Intellectual Capital and Solutions Committee.

    David served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and after being honorably discharged, he began his career in the grocery industry, holding various leadership roles and displaying an acute attention to detail. He consistently puts his clients first and is proud to have so many long-term clients who consider him to be a trusted family advisor. David is a big supporter of the YMCA and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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    In the media:

    • Financial Times - "Financial Advisors explore exotic options" (March 2014)
    • Wall Street Journal - "Making it a Family Business" (June 2013)
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 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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      Paul Van Acker, CIMA

      Senior Vice President

      Certified Investment Management Analyst®

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      With over 24 years of experience with UBS, Paul’s areas of focus include financial planning, investment research, portfolio construction and management, asset allocation and retirement planning. Paul provides a disciplined planning process that helps create a blueprint for clients based on their specific and unique goals. He prides himself on offering clients the highest level of service and a proactive investment approach. Paul has earned the designation of Senior Portfolio Manager, a program in which the client delegates full discretionary management authority to Paul. He has also attained the company’s prestigious Wealth Advisor designation.

      Paul earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of San Diego and a Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®) certification from UC Berkeley. He is actively involved with the YMCA and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).

       

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        • The University of San Diego, B.S. in business administration
        • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
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        Suite 300, 3rd Floor
        Westlake Village, CA 91361
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        Susana Estrada

        Client Associate

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          With over 34 years experience in the financial services industry, Susie’s banking background and fluency in Spanish adds depth to our team. Susie is our Senior Client Service Associate who provides the administrative structure for the team, overseeing everything service-related. She is an operational guru in the branch, serving as a coach to other Client Service Associates. Susie is the epitome of "service with a smile," and consistently provides the highest level of service to our clients and team. 

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                Sylvia Rodriguez Flores

                Senior Client Associate

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                Sylvia joins our team with 36 years of experience in the financial services industry.  She started her career at an entry level position and advanced and held various management roles.  With a focus in operations she mentored her peers and was recognized for her efforts.  Sylvia takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service and is fluent in Spanish.  We welcome Sylvia to our team.  With her background and knowledge she will be integral to providing the highest level of client service. Sylvia recently earned her title of Senior Registered Client Service Associate by passing her Series 7 and 66 exams.

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                      Thomas Flores

                      Wealth Strategy Associate

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                      Thomas Flores is the newest member of the Van Acker Group and was recently promoted to Wealth Strategy Associate. Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Diego State University and currently holds his Series 7 and 66. Prior to joining the Van Acker Group, he was the Branch Technology Liaison working to ensure technology was running smoothly and assisting in the implementation of new systems for the entire branch. These skills and his attention to detail add even more value to an already very well established and complete team in the industry. Thomas now has his ambitions set on attaining his Certified Financial Planning designation. This will eventually allow him to become sophisticated in financial and retirement planning for years to come. Thomas will help us continue to deliver the very best client experience and we are excited to have him join our group.

                        • San Diego State University , B.A. : 2014 - 2019
                        • UCLA Extension, Personal Financial Planning: 2021 - 2022
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                        Collective years of experience


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