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Jason M. Katz, CIMA®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Senior Portfolio Manager
Private Wealth Advisor
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
212-713-9201
jason.m.katz@ubs.com
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An industry veteran since 1992, Jason is the senior member of Katz Wealth Management. He is a Managing Director–Wealth Management, a title reserved for just a handful of UBS business leaders around the globe. As one of UBS’s Private Wealth Advisors, Jason has completed comprehensive training in financial planning, asset management and wealth transfer strategies.

As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Jason is responsible for several equity, exchange traded and mutual fund models. He also works with clients in selecting and monitoring institutional money managers, mutual funds and alternative investments.

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. Jason holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jason has received numerous accolades from prominent publications, including Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014), Barron’s Top 100 in New York based on Top 1,000 and Top 1,200 state by state ranking (2010 – 2016), Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors (2010 – 2013), the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers (2017, 2014, 2013), On Wall Street Top 40 Under 40 (2009, 2008) and REP. Top 100 Advisors (2008). Jason has appeared on CNBC and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investment News and with Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, amongst other media.

Jason 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 received his B.A. in finance from Boston University. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Amy, and their three children, Brittney, Amanda and Benjamin. He is an avid golfer, tennis player and swimmer and has completed multiple triathlons. Jason also coaches youth basketball and is currently sitting as Roslyn’s Town Chair for the Alley-Oop for Autism Charity Committee.


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, 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 our team for nearly two decades and oversees the team’s fixed income efforts. He works closely with clients regarding their bond portfolios utilizing municipal, government, corporate and taxable fixed income as well as short-term cash alternatives. In addition, Alex advises clients on UBS’s lending capabilities including mortgages and securities-backed lines of credit. Lastly, Alex focuses on corporate and executive services for the team, assisting clients 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 in New York City with his wife Michelle and his three children Alexander, Christopher and Elizabeth. Alex enjoys tennis, photography 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, 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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Having experienced a variety of roles and responsibilities since joining Katz Wealth Management in 2004, Evan works in concert with Jason at articulating market updates, portfolio strategy, and account performance for clients. In addition, Evan heads the team's comprehensive financial planning process, addressing such topics as retirement planning, asset allocation, investment management, and insurance needs. Lastly, Evan collaborates with the team in analyzing portfolios and presenting investment solutions for clients.

Evan received his B.S. from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is both 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.  He lives in New York City with his wife, Meredith, and enjoys yoga, running, and collecting vinyl music records.

 


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, 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 serving as a Portfolio Analyst responsible for generating investment reviews and proposals for clients. Ryan oversees trading for all Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Mutual Funds and Options. In addition, he co-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. He currently resides in New York City.  Ryan enjoys live music and the great outdoors.


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


Tommy Karavas, CFP®, CIMA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
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, facilitates the team's comprehensive financial planning and insurance reviews for solutions such as long term care, life insurance, and annuities. Tommy also assists in the team's operational, research, and trading efforts along with articulating market reviews and portfolio strategy for clients.

Tommy is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and is trained in personal financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning strategies. He is currently a CFA® Level III candidate and 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.  Tommy graduated with a B.S. from The John F. Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University, where he played Division I volleyball. He maintains his Series 7, 66 and 3 securities licenses as well as a New York State life and health insurance licenses. Tommy resides in New York City.

 


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, 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 oversees the team’s exchange traded fund and mutual fund 401(k) platform. He works with small- to mid-sized business owners and corporate 401(k) directors to help develop customized retirement plan solutions. Kenji assists plan participants regarding their asset allocation, investment choices and implementing a retirement savings plan. Kenji also serves as a financial advisor on the team working with clients in conveying updates on the market, investment strategy and their portfolios.

Kenji maintains his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as his life and health insurance license. He is also a Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM professional. Kenji received his B.S.B.A. from The Ohio State University and resides in New York City with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Eva and Daniel. He is a board member of a culinary foundation in New York City and a competitive triathlete.


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, 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 oversees insurance and annuity strategies for Katz Wealth Management. Julie also works closely with clients to understand their retirement income and long term care needs. She incorporates 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. They are both accomplished performing musicians.


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

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

Mike received his Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University where he studied Economics and Psychology. He maintains his Series 7, 9 and 66 securities license and is currently a CFA® Level III candidate. He enjoys working out and playing golf in his spare time. Mike resides in New Jersey.

 


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, 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 from CIBC Oppenheimer serving as a Client Service Associate assisting in the preparation of client reviews, portfolio proposals and many other aspects of client service and operations.

Zach maintains his Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. He received his B.A. in political science at SUNY Albany with a minor in business and Spanish. He is completing his New York State life and health insurance licenses. Zach resides in Brooklyn, NY.


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


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


Joshua Michael Levine

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