The James Small Financial Group is under the leadership of Jim Small, CFP®, Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor at the Summerlin office of UBS Financial Services in Las Vegas. Our financial group works with all ages and businesses, but our expertise is in dealing with our growing older population, offering personalized financial services for them. However, it goes far beyond that as the relationships we build with our clientele goes into multi-intergenerational financial planning as well. Our commitment to our clients is both business related and personal. This group is built upon education, honesty, trust and service that is second to none. Jim Small and Peggy Thompson have partnered for almost 21 years of his 28 years in the business. In the recent years, they have added Colin Christy and Bojana Grujicic.
The team would welcome an opportunity to discuss your needs. To schedule a private consultation please call Peggy Thompson at (702) 792-3126.
James "Jim" Small, CFP
Jim started his financial career as an insurance specialist for the Chicago Chamber of Commerce in 1990. He became securities licensed in 1991 and, shortly after, went to work for Citicorp Investment Services/Smith Barney in Chicago.
In 1995, Jim relocated to Las Vegas to open a new financial center for Citibank in Summerlin. Jim grew his business over the next 17 years to over $300 million in assets. He received numerous awards during his tenure with Citicorp Investment Services/Smith Barney, including winning the prestigious Citistar award each of the 10 years it was awarded.
In 2007, Jim was named as the #12 Financial Advisor in the country by Bank Consultant Magazine (listing the top 50 advisors out of 33,000 advisors nationwide) and again made the top 25 in 2008.
In 2009, Jim came to UBS to become a true wealth advisor and to expand the services and products available to his clients.
Jim has a Series 7, 63 & 65 license, as well as a Health & Life Insurance license. Jim also is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
Jim has been an arbitrator for the NASD, now FINRA for 20 years.
On a personal level, Jim is FEMA certified in animal rescue. He enjoys travel, fishing and all types of adventure sports.
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Peggy has been a Client Service Associate since moving to Las Vegas in 1997. She came from a legal administrative background for a very large law firm in downtown Chicago before embarking on her career in the financial industry.
Peggy is a Senior Client Service Associate and holds Series 63 and 7 licenses, as well as a Health & Life Insurance license. She is the CSA Coach for the Desert Market and is involved in UBS' charitable functions as a board member.
In addition to her skills with UBS, Peggy has varied talents in the entertainment arena, including 18 years of classical piano training, 12 years in guitar and is a vocalist. She currently performs for local charities as her way of giving back to her community.
Peggy is also a FEMA certified volunteer to rescue animals in national emergencies, such as Hurricane Katrina or the California wildfires. She enjoys travel, animals, and is an avid photographer.
Colin S. Christy, CFA
Colin earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014. Prior to joining UBS, Colin ran his own VIP concierge service that catered to multiple high end luxury properties here in Las Vegas. After substantial growth, Colin decided to sell his company and change directions by moving into the finance sector. He worked with an institutional pension consulting firm which allowed him to gain valuable insight in to the industry while he studied at UNLV to obtain his finance degree. Colin holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as Health, Life and Variable Annuity insurance licenses. He has lived in the Las Vegas Valley for over 10 years and in his free time he enjoys hiking, reading and volunteering at the local animal shelters.
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Bojana has been in the financial indtrusy for just over 2 years and is in the beginning stages of her finance career. She currently holds the series 7 and series 66 securities licenses, as well as Health, Life and Variable Annuity insurance licenses. She is responsible for providing support in the daily brokerage operations and team organization. She works closely with Pratik and Colin on the integration of new relationships. Bojana is also in charge of market research and marketing.