Experience Makes all the difference

Alignment Partners is a private wealth and investment management group at UBS serving the unique needs of a select number of ultra-high net worth families and institutions.

We are a team of experienced investment professionals who understand the complexities that arise for those who have amassed significant wealth. At Alignment, we advise clients across all facets of their wealth, developing asset allocations for the long run with a focus on generating positive risk-adjusted, after-fee, after-tax returns.

Our mission is to serve at the core of our clients’ financial lives, to provide guidance, organization and thoughtful advice, and to be a good steward of capital for generations.

Alli McCartney

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
212-821-7137
alli.mccartney@ubs.com

Passionately committed to holistic advice, service and results
As one of the Private Wealth Advisors with Alignment Partners, Alli provides customized, holistic wealth management advice and execution to a select group of sophisticated individuals and families. As the “face of her team,” Alli simply connects with clients personally and professionally. She is truly a relationship-builder whose service to clients goes above and beyond.


“I am impassioned by the intimate and mutually beneficial relationships and history I’ve built with many of my clients and the ability we have to impact their lives, their children and their dreams.”


While each member of Alignment Partners has their own areas of experience and focus, Alli brings her personal passions and insight to the team through her commitment to empowering women, as well as through Social Impact Investing and Philanthropic Advisory. From optimizing investment portfolios to engaging in the UBS Optimus Foundation and other innovative technologies in philanthropy, Alli strives to maximize families’ philanthropic giving, impact and legacy. Her advice and solutions are fully informed and enhanced by the unique perspective, structure and global reach of UBS, the only truly global wealth management firm.

Experience

  • Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Structured Equity Sales (OTC derivatives, hedge funds), Lehman Brothers

Credentials

  • Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2019
  • Working Mother Magazine, 2018 Top Wealth Advisor Mom
  • Series 7, 65 and 66 securities licenses
  • M.B.A., finance, and international business, NYU School of Business
  • B.S., economics and Spanish, University of Michigan

Life

  • Alli is a proud working mother of two boys.
  • She enjoys family, as well as the Spanish language, culture and music.
  • Alli is a truly consistent voice for women in business and life, girl empowerment and gender equality.
  • Her philanthropic pursuits reflect all of the above including support for Girl Rising and Friends of Hudson River Park.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY


Miguel Hennessy

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
212-821-7136
miguel.hennessy@ubs.com

Guiding families with experience, perspective, and market insights
Miguel has more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry.  For the last 11 years, Miguel has advised families on how to navigate the complex issues of wealth — from investing through market cycles, to how best to transfer assets to the next generation, to the challenge of instilling lasting family values.


“Every family is different but there are often common challenges — it's very rewarding to be able to share thoughtful strategies that make a real difference in our clients' lives.”


Miguel drives our group's macro outlook and investment strategy.  He also advises clients on estate planning strategies and philanthropic endeavors.

Experience

  • Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Head of Trading, Capital Counsel
  • CEO, Latin Valley private equity
  • Executive Director, Morgan Stanley (London)

Credentials

  • M.B.A., finance from Wharton
  • B.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
  • Series 7, 66, 63 and 24 securities licenses

Life

  • Miguel lives with his wife and children on the Upper East Side.
  • He supports Ongoza, a charitable foundation helping to accelerate entrepreneurship in Kenya.
  • Miguel is a member of the Economic Club of New York.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY


Jordan Mahaffey, CFA, CAIA

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
Portfolio Manager
212-821-7141
jordan.mahaffey@ubs.com

Providing thoughtful advice and tailored solutions
Jordan has 13 years of experience working with wealthy families and institutions.  He provides holistic wealth management advice helping clients integrate investments with credit and wealth planning solutions.

Experience

  • Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Senior Investment Analyst, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group

Credentials

  • UBS Top 35 Under 35, 2019
  • Forbes America's Top Next- Generation Wealth Advisors, 2017, 2018
  • Portfolio Manager, UBS Portfolio Management Program
  • M.B.A., Duke University
  • B.S., economics, Duke University
  • CFA charterholder
  • Series 7, 65, 66 and 3 securities licenses 

Life

  • Jordan lives on the Lower East Side.
  • He enjoys science, quantitative endeavors and adventure travel.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY


David Wardrop, CFA

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
212-821-7142
david.wardrop@ubs.com

Providing thoughtful advice and tailored solutions
David has 12 years of experience providing wealth management and investment advice to clients in the financial services, technology and media industries.  His areas of focus include managing multi-asset class portfolios, tax-aware investing, advising on trust and estate planning strategies, pre-transaction planning, and wealth structuring.

Experience

  • Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Senior Investment Analyst, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group

Credentials

  • UBS Top 35 Under 35, 2019
  • Forbes America's Top Next- Generation Wealth Advisors, 2017, 2018
  • Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS Portfolio Management Program
  • B.S., economics and journalism, Northwestern University
  • CFA charterholder
  • Series 7, 65 and 66 securities licenses 

Life

  • David lives with his wife in the West Village.
  • He is a foodie and can often be found enjoying a meal at the James Beard House.
  • He supports philanthropic organizations that protect children, animals and the environment.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY


Frank Walter

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
212-821-7208
frank.s.walter@ubs.com

Frank has seven years of experience in the investments industry.  He is responsible for trade execution, client service, manager search and selection, portfolio construction, and team operations.

Experience

  • Investment Professional, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Investment Analyst, Drexel University Endowment Fund

Credentials

  • B.S., finance, Drexel University
  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses 

Life

  • Frank lives in the East Village.
  • He is an active member and on the junior board for the New York Common Pantry.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY


Eliza Luch

Client Service Associate
212-821-7234
eliza.luch@ubs.com

Eliza has been working with ultra high net worth families for five years.  She is responsible for client service, trade execution, on-boarding, account maintenance and team administration.

Experience

  • Senior Registered Client Service Associate, Merrill Lynch
  • Associate, The Bank of New York Mellon
  • Sales Associate, OTC Markets Group

Credentials

  • B.S., finance, Rutgers
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY


Jess Newman

Client Service Associate
212-821-4011
jess.newman@ubs.com

Jess is a client service associate responsible for account maintenance, client on-boarding, team administration, and supporting private wealth advisors with client relationship management.

Experience

  • Summer Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Summer Associate, Winged Keel

Credentials

  • B.A., economics, Boston College
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WY