Experience Makes all the difference

Jason M. Katz, CIMA®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Senior Portfolio Manager
Private Wealth Advisor
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
212-713-9201
jason.m.katz@ubs.com

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An industry veteran since 1992, Jason is the senior member and founder of Katz Wealth Management.  Jason is a UBS Managing Director, a title reserved for a handful of  business leaders around the globe.

As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Jason oversees several customized equity, exchange traded fund, and institutional mutual fund models. He also has extensive experience in selecting and monitoring top institutional money managers, hedge funds and private equity funds for clients, and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Lastly, as one of UBS’s elite Private Wealth Advisors, Jason has completed comprehensive training in financial planning, asset management and wealth transfer strategies.

Jason has received numerous accolades from prominent publications, including Barron’s Top 100 in New York Advisors (2010 – 2017), Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors (2014-2017), Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors (2010 – 2013), the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers (2013-2015, 2017), Forbes America’s Top 100 Wealth Advisors ( 2016 – 2017), On Wall Street Top 40 Under 40 (2008 - 2009), and Registered Rep's Top 100 Advisors (2007).  Jason is also a frequent media contributor on a variety of subjects regarding personal wealth management, financial market commentary, and portfolio strategies, and has been a featured guest speaker on CNBC, Fox Business Network and On Wall Street TV.  He has also been in several publicatioons including Bloomberg, CBS News Money Watch, Financial Times, Investment News, MarketWatch, New York Times, Thomson Reuters, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Worth Magazine among other media outlets.

From 2013 – 2015, Jason was a member of the UBS Financial Advisor Advisory Council, a select group chosen to represent the entire population of UBS Financial Advisors in order to shape the firm’s wealth management strategies. He is a UBS Pinnacle Council member, a designation reserved for the firm’s most accomplished Advisors, and has completed both the UBS Wealth Management Education and Portfolio Management programs and maintains his Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) and Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law) securities licenses as well as the New York State life and health insurance licenses.

Jason grew up on Long Island and received his B.A. in finance from Boston University. He now lives in Roslyn with his wife, Amy, and their three children: Brittney, Amanda and Benjamin. He is actively involved in his community’s youth and young adult basketball programs through coaching and sponsoring, and chairs his town’s Alley-Oop for Autism fundraiser along with the Jewish Community Center’s Special Needs Basketball Program. Jason also participates in UBS Community Corps, which enables employees to serve their communities in ways that are meaningful to them. Additionally, Jason serves as a manager for the UBS Graduate Talent Analyst Program, which gives recent college graduates exposure to multiple areas of the firm and its leaders. Lastly, Jason mentors and offers career guidance to military veterans through American Corporate Partners, and was also a volunteer consultant for the Clinton Global Initiative Small Business Advisory Program providing a New York City based small business with strategies for long-term success.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Alexander Smith, CFP®, CIMA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
212-713-9204
alex.smith@ubs.com

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Alex has been a key member of Katz Wealth Management for nearly two decades overseeing all of the teams fixed income strategies and lending solutions. He works closely with clients to manage their bond portfolios, utilizing municipal, government and corporate fixed income as well as short-term cash alternatives. In addition, Alex advises clients on our borrowing capabilities such as mortgages and securities-backed lines of credit. Lastly, he focuses on corporate and executive services, assisting those who must comply with Rule 144, restricted stock/options and 10b51 requirements.

Alex is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and is trained in personal financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning strategies. He also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Alex maintains his Series 7, 31, 63, 66 and New York State life and health insurance licenses.

Alex received his B.A. in Business from Adelphi University and lives with his wife Michelle and his three children Alexander, Christopher and Elizabeth. He is an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program and enjoys tennis, music and spending time with his family.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Evan Kresman, CFP®, CIMA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
212-713-9207
evan.kresman@ubs.com

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Evan joined Katz Wealth Management in 2004 and partners with Jason on all client outreach efforts.  Together they proactively contact clients to review portfolio strategy, account performance, and market updates.  Evan also collaborates with the team in analyzing portfolios and presenting investment solutions for clients.  Lastly, Evan co-heads the team's comprehensive financial planning process, addressing topics such as retirement planning, asset allocation, investment management and insurance needs.

Evan is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has completed the UBS Wealth Management Education Program and maintains his Series 7, 31 and 66 securities licenses along with New York State life and health insurance licenses. 

Evan received his B.S. from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He lives with his wife, Meredith, and enjoys yoga, running, and supporting local live music. Evan is also an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program.

 


Registered States:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Ryan Pratt, CFP®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
212-713-9202
ryan.pratt@ubs.com

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Ryan joined Katz Wealth Management in 2005 and serves as the team's lead Portfolio Analyst responsible for performing extensive reviews of client's investment portfolio and helping to develop customized solutions to align their portfolios with their financial plan. Ryan also oversees trading for all equities, exchange traded funds, mutual funds and options. Lastly, he heads the team's institutional money manager and investment solution due diligence process.

Ryan is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and is trained in personal financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning strategies. Ryan maintains his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

He received his B.A. in finance from The College of Business Administration at Fordham University and his M.B.A. from Fordham Graduate Business School. Ryan enjoys live music and the great outdoors. He is also an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program, as well as an active volunteer and mentor through various NY Cares programs during his free time.

 


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Tommy Karavas, CFA®, CFP®, CIMA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
Chartered Financial Analyst®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
212-713-8465
tommy.karavas@ubs.com

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Tommy, a Katz Wealth Management member since 2007, co-heads the team's comprehensive financial planning process along with overseeing all insurance planning for clients.   

Tommy is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and has received extensive training in advanced planning for retirement, college saving, insurance, and wealth transfer strategies.  As part of the team's planning process Tommy analyzes client's insurance needs, reviews existing policies, and ensures clients have sufficient coverage through solutions such as long term care, life insurance, and annuities  Lastly, Tommy assists clients in pursuing their philanthropic efforts and has extensive experience in establishing donor-advised funds, private foundations, endowments, and charitable gift annuities (among other solutions).

Tommy is also CFA® charter holder and an active member of the CFA Society of New York. The CFA® designation is globally recognized and attests to a charter holder's success in a rigorous and comprehensive study program in the field of investment management and research analysis.  In addition, Tommy holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and maintains his Series 7, 66 and 3 securities licenses as well as a New York State life and health insurance licenses.

Tommy graduated with a B.S. degree from The John F. Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, where he played Division I volleyball. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and is also an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Kenji Yoshikawa, CRPS®

First Vice President - Wealth Management
Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®)
212-713-9248
kenji.yoshikawa@ubs.com
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Kenji joined Katz Wealth Management in 2009 and specializes in the team’s exchange traded fund and mutual fund 401(k) platforms. He works with businesses and corporate 401(k) directors to help develop customized retirement plan solutions along with educating plan participants regarding their asset allocation, investment choices and planning for retirement. Kenji also serves as a financial advisor and guides clients through market updates, investment performance, and portfolio strategy.

Kenji is a Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM and has received extensive training in retirement plan solutions, design, and implementation.  Kenji also maintains his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as his life and health insurance license.

Kenji received his B.S.B.A. from The Ohio State University. He lives with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Eva and Daniel. Kenji is a board member of a culinary foundation in New York City, an active member of the Asian-American community, and a competitive triathlete.  He is also an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Julie M. Kasberg

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
325-486-5104
julie.kasberg@ubs.com
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Julie has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry and specializes in insurance and annuity strategies for Katz Wealth Management. Julie also works closely with clients to understand their long term care needs, and will incorporate life insurance into their financial plan where appropriate.

Julie has been recognized as a UBS Director's club member and maintains her Series 7 and 63 securities licenses, as well as her life and health insurance licenses. Julie resides in Texas with her husband Michael, an accomplished performing musician, and has volunteered in soup kitchens across the United States for the last thirty years, including New York City, Chicago, California and Texas.


Registered States:
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, LA, MO, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA


Michael Thomas Zangoglia

Client Service Associate
212-713-9205
michael.zangoglia@ubs.com

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Mike joined Katz Wealth Management in 2015 and oversees the day-to-day client service and operational responsibilities for the team along with assisting in research and trading efforts.

Mike has completed the CFA® curriculum and maintains his Series 7, 9 and 66 securities licenses. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University where he studied economics and psychology. Mike is an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program. He also enjoys working out and playing golf.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Zachary Mazur

Senior Client Service Associate
212-713-9504
zachary.mazur@ubs.com

Zach joined UBS in 2002 and serves as a Client Service Associate.  He works closely with clients in regards to preparation of client reviews, portfolio proposals, and trading.

Zach maintains his Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. He received his B.A. in political science at SUNY Albany with minors in both business and Spanish. Zach enjoys sailing and exercise.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Joshua Michael Levine

Client Service Associate
212-713-9206
josh.levine@ubs.com

Josh joined Katz Wealth Management in 2017 and recently completed his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.  Josh assists in all client service and operational responsibilities for the team including preparation of statements, portfolio reviews, and tax documents.

Josh received his BA in English from Duke University where he was also a nationally ranked Division I tennis player.  He is an active participant in the UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility program.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI


Maralyn Ferrer

Client Service Associate
212-713-8798
maralyn.ferrer@ubs.com

Maralyn joined UBS in 2005 serving as a Client Service Associate assisting in the preparation of client reviews, portfolio proposals and many other aspects of client service and operations.

Maralyn maintains her Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. She received her B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Harpur College at Binghamton University.  Maralyn resides in New York City.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, NJ, NY, OH, VT, WA