The Arbor Group at UBS provides multi strategy, fee-based asset management for foundations, endowments and private investors. Arbor Group Portfolio Management is part of the UBS Portfolio Management Program (PMP) and specializes in sustainable and environmentally responsible, fee-based investment. Our objective is to provide competitive performance while adhering to standards of sustainability and ethical investing.
At The Arbor Group at UBS, our primary mission is to provide quality investment strategies customized to your needs. We work with qualified UBS Financial Advisors in Seattle and across the United States, providing asset management in 12 discreet equity and fixed income strategies. All Arbor Group managed portfolios integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) screens, are fossil-fuel free and companies are screened for low-carbon emissions.
At UBS, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can expect a high level of service and an ongoing dialogue, including regular portfolio reviews and performance analysis against widely used industry benchmarks.
The Arbor Group hosts a quarterly Socially Responsible Investment seminar once every quarter. Please see detailed information on our website seminar calendar.
The Arbor Group is a member of UBS Institutional Consulting Services. Services include Investment Policy, Asset Allocation, Independent Manager Search, Performance Monitoring and Board Review. The Arbor Group works globally with endowments for National Parks and Conservation Trust Funds.
John S. Adams, CFP®, CIMA®
John holds Masters degrees in Management (MSM) and Financial Services (MsFS) from The American College in Bryn Maur, PA. John has been in the Investment industry since 1983 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Arbor Group. For his superior performance, John was named to the UBS President's Council, which honors the highest producing Financial Advisors at UBS. An active member of the community, John has served on the Board of the Evergreen State College Foundation and sponsors a yearly scholarship for students in environmental studies. He is married with three children, is an active member of the Seattle Rotary and enjoys wildlife photography.
AK, AZ, CA, CT, DC, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI
Michael Scott Frantz, CFP®
Mike is a financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner (CFP)™. He is a fixed income portfolio manager. Mike holds a degree in economics from the University of Washington. He has held positions in banking, insurance, wealth management and "middle markets" fixed income sales.
Outside of work he enjoys running, skiing, cooking and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MO, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA
James Allen "Allen" Kent
Allen Kent is the team administrator for the Arbor Group. He holds Series 4, 7, 10, 24, 63 and 65 licenses and has been in the financial industry for 15 years. He brings extensive operational and service background from his years of management experience in the brokerage industry. Allen is a Husky, holding a BA in Economics from the University of Washington.
Allen grew up in Seattle and currently lives in West Seattle with his wife and son. He is an avid outdoorsman and skier, enjoys cycling and has competed in triathlons. He earned Eagle Scout status as a youth and is looks forward to introduce scouting to his son.
AK, CA, WA
Jack Anthony O'Connor
Wealth Strategy Associate
Jack is a Wealth Strategy Associate with the Arbor Group and works with portfolio analysis, asset allocation, and investment manager research. He has been in the finance industry for three years, holds Series 7 & 66 licenses, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Portland State University. Jack grew up in Southeast Michigan and currently lives in Wallingford. In his spare time, Jack enjoys yoga, long-distance hiking, backpacking, and attending concerts.
Deena Fuller, Sr.
Senior Registered Client Service Associate
Registered Paraplanner (RP)
Deena is a Registered Paraplanner, Senior Registered Client Service Associate, and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. She provides administrative support and client service.
After graduating from Seattle University she traveled throughout Asia and began her career teaching English as a Second Language in Japan and then returned to teach high school in the Seattle area. In her spare time, Deena enjoys Japanese gardening, her book club, playing the violin and traveling.
Client Service Associate
Leah is a Client Service Associate with the Arbor Group. She provides administrative support and client service for the team.
She has been in the finance industry for six years and has focused much of her work in the area of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research.
Leah engages with environmental and social issues outside of work as an advocate for women's equality and racial justice. She also uses her spare time to rock climb and hike in the Cascades. Leah and her husband live in Seattle's Central District.