Experience Makes all the difference

Michael Giacone

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
212-626-8945
mike.giacone@ubs.com

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Mike's industry expertise has navigated clients through more than 31 years of varying financial markets. Ranked as one of the top Financial Advisors in New York City by Forbes, Mike has been recognized industry wide for his commitment to helping clients achieve their financial goals.  Mike is the Senior Portfolio Manager and founder of Giacone Partners.  He has also earned the distinction of UBS Managing Director, a title reserved only for the highest ranking Financial Advisors. 

As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Mike constructs and oversees several customized financial models. He has extensive experience in selecting and monitoring top institutional money managers, hedge funds and private equity funds.  Mike's top priority as Senior Portfolio Manager is risk mitigation–keeping clients' wealth and legacy always at the forefront of the investment process.

Prior to joining UBS in 2009, Mike was a member of Morgan Stanley's prestigious Chairman's Club and was appointed head of the FA Council.  He is now an esteemed member of the Chairman's Club at UBS. Mike received his B.S. in Business from Wagner College and completed the Senior Financial Advisor Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has completed the UBS Portfolio Management Program and maintains his Series 7, Series 3, Series 63, Series 65, and Series 8 securities licenses, as well as his Insurance license.

Mike has two children and currently lives in Westfield, New Jersey with his wife Jean.  Outside of the office, Mike is an avid boater, and has a passion for deep sea fishing.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA, WY


Anthony Depalma, CFP®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Senior Portfolio Manager
212-626-8555
anthony.depalma@ubs.com

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Anthony brings 25 years of industry experience to our team. He is responsible for the wealth preservation, risk management, and implementation of financial planning for multi-generational high net worth clients. Anthony manages the team's total return and MLP Portfolios. Anthony earned a BA in Economics from SUNY New Paltz, and currently resides in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, WV


Thomas Badger

Vice President - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
Portfolio Manager
212-626-8947
thomas.badger@ubs.com

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Tom has provided financial guidance to clients for more than 23 years. He graduated with a B.A. from Rutgers University, Rutgers College where he was a member of the Lacrosse Team '88 to '92 and honored recipient of the Robert Collett Award. He also completed the Morgan Stanley Investment Consultant's Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Tom is the team Syndicate Coordinator and Equity Specialist. He lives in Fairfield, CT with his wife and two children and is active in his community. Tom plays in a masters lacrosse league and enjoys tennis and cycling.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA


Joseph Whitney, CFP®

First Vice President - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Senior Portfolio Manager
212-626-8946
joseph.whitney@ubs.com

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Joe has been helping clients lay a foundation for a healthy financial future since 2002. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from SUNY Brockport. He is a Board of Standards CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. This is a designation that less than 5% of advisors hold and is one of the highest designations in the planning industry. Joe focuses on creating relationships with clients to better serve their financial planning needs specializing in estate planning, annuities, insurance, college planning and lending. He lives in Allendale, NJ with his wife and 4 children.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA


Douglas Rich, CRPC®

Team Administrator
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
212-626-8949
douglas.rich@ubs.com

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Doug has pursued knowledge of financial issues that impact clients since 2010. Prior to his role as Team Administrator Doug gained industry experience as the team's Registered Client Service Associate and as a Wealth Strategy Associate. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University and holds his Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses as well as his Insurance License. Doug is the account manager for the high net worth clients and oversees the implementation and monitoring of managed portfolios and equity and fixed income trading. He lives in Westfield, New Jersey with his wife, daughter, and dog.


Registered States:
CA, CT, DC, FL, MA, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, WA


Michael Christopher Giacone

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
212-626-8950
michael.giacone@ubs.com

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Michael played Division I College Football at Boston College. He graduated from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in both Marketing and Management. Following graduation, Michael played out his final season with the Eagles while pursuing a Master's Degree in Leadership & Administration. After receiving his Master's degree in May of 2017, Michael joined Giacone Partners in June of 2017.

As a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate for Giacone Partners, Michael's role is to help clients achieve and maintain financial success by connecting with them, understanding their financial goals, and offering insightful advice. He is responsible for actively monitoring investment strategies, conducting investment product due diligence, and seeking alternative investment solutions. Michael has completed The Wharton School's Certified Investment Management Analyst Program, and holds his Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as his Insurance License. Michael currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is an avid boater and golfer.


Registered States:
NY


Victoria Lynn Ku

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
212-626-8948
victoria.ku@ubs.com

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Victoria graduated from Baruch College with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Economics in May of 2013. While earning her undergraduate degree, Victoria became exposed to wealth management through interning at Morgan Stanley where her tenure was extended into the Client Service Associate role. Upon graduation, Victoria was accepted as one of ten analysts in the Morgan Stanley Diversity Council's Branch Analyst Program. 

Victoria currently holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as her Insurance License. Victoria specializes in financial planning as well as market and investment research. She currently lives in Woodside, Queens and enjoys traveling, cycling, and meditating.


Registered States:
CA, CT, DC, FL, MO, NJ, NM, NY


Alexis Rose Williams, CRPC®

Wealth Management Associate
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
212-626-8556
alexis.williams@ubs.com

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Alexis graduated from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Finance in 2015. Alexis's primary focus is client services, including operational and administrative duties. She is also responsible for daily account monitoring and assisting clients with their cash management needs. Alexis holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Alexis lives in Queens, NY with her dog Coco, and has been studying yoga for many years.     


Registered States:
NY


Lori Quku Heffernan

Client Service Associate
212-626-8902
lori.qukuheffernan@ubs.com

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Lori joined UBS Financial Services, Inc. in 2008, after working as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley for 22 years.  Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, she earned her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in 1992.  Lori now focuses on client relations for the Giacone Partners Team.

Lori resides in Wyckoff, New Jersey with her husband and four children.  She enjoys playing tennis, and also plays in a band.