Experience Makes all the difference

The Kahner Smith Wealth Management team works intimately with you to craft a holistic plan to set you on a surefooted financial path. Backed by the extensive resources of UBS, we offer comprehensive, integrated wealth management suited entirely to you and your goals.

From exploring new growth opportunities to overcoming obstacles to protecting your wealth for the future, we?ll be with you every step of the way.

Andrew Howard Kahner

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
212-626-8853
andrew.kahner@ubs.com
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It takes a lot to earn someone’s trust—and very little to break it. That’s why—as an advisor for UBS—I value my relationships so carefully. Even when it comes to seemingly small things: following through, meeting every commitment, and being utterly consistent. I graduated at the top of my class from the University of Maryland, with a B.S. in Business Information Systems and Logistics. My career started at Lehman Brothers in the bond trading department. As a financial advisor at UBS, I partake in a win-win scenario, gaining a huge sense of satisfaction and accomplishment in helping clients achieve their financial objectives.

My job is surprisingly creative: it affords me the ability to adjust your mix of assets and develop the ideal canvas. For some clients, an aggressive strategy is appropriate, and, for others, a conservative strategy is best. Whether it’s with retirement planning, tax management strategies, estate planning, or ongoing investments, we control what we can, and we set it up to preserve and accumulate wealth well into your future. Our team primarily works with multi-generational family businesses, private practice & hospital surgeons, and senior-level corporate executives of financial and information technology companies.


Registered States:
AR, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA, WA


Mark C. Smith

Account Vice President
212-626-8891
m.smith@ubs.com
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Mark C. Smith graduated from Fordham University with a double major in History and Sociology with a concentration in African American Studies.  After becoming a Fulbright Fellowship finalist, he managed a campaign for Attorney General for the state of New York

He secured Congressional and Senate support for the candidate, and assisted in raising millions in campaign contributions.  Mark has been in the finance industry for 10 years beginning his career at Lord Abbett and Company, one of the oldest money management firms in the country.  Mark also opened a restaurant, Supreme Fish Delight, in Harlem NY which he ran for 4 years and recently sold.  He is also co-owner of Harlem Tour Group LLC, a company based in Harlem that provides historical tours of Harlem's jazz scene.

At UBS Financial Services Mark advises private clients, companies, and large institutions on a plethora of financial matters.  By utilizing financial planning and investment research, Mark provides a complete wealth management experience to a wide and diverse group of private clients. 

Mark participates in a number of not for profit organizations some of which include: Board Member of Safe Horizon, the largest victim assistance not for profits in the country; Board Member of the Field of Dreams Foundation, member of the Fordham University President's Group; co-founder of the Bronx African American History project; friends committee for Brotherhood Sister Sol Inc. located in Harlem; and founded the Mark C. Smith Annual Central High School Football Scholarship and the Mark C. Smith Keep Striving Award at High Horizon Magnet School his alma maters in Connecticut.  Mark was also awarded with mentor of the year by the Eagle Academy for Young Men and the 100 Black Men of New York.

Politically, Mark was on National Finance Committee for President Barack Obama and is currently on the National Finance Committee for Secretary Clinton.  He is also is on the finance committee for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries in NYC.  Mark is single and currently resides in Harlem, NY


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, ME, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX


Ariana Campos Acosta

Wealth Management Associate
212-626-8522
ariana.campos@ubs.com

Ariana joined the Kahner Smith Group in 2013, bringing 7 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to UBS, she worked as a Registered Client Service Associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Ariana provides world-class and tailored service to our clients. She is a key person in managing our clients' administrative and banking needs as well as account maintenance.

Ariana is registered and currently holds series 7, 31, 63, and 65 securities licenses, as well as, Life and Health insurance license.  She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

Ariana enjoys traveling, nature, and learning about different cultures. 

She resides in Clark, NJ with her husband, George, sons, David and John, and English Labrador, Jack.


Registered States:
CT, NJ, NY, PA


Bernard Salomon Cohen

Client Service Associate
212-626-8712
bernard.cohen@ubs.com

Bernard covers investment research and due dilligence, managing client relations, and faciliatitng the team's day-to-day operations. He graduated in 2016 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Finance and Master of International Business. Bernard speaks French, English and Spanish, allowing him to service international clientele.