Lasting relationships

Understanding what matters most to you

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Where are you today and where do you want to be tomorrow? We recognize that a lasting relationship starts by listening and understanding your priorities and concerns. We'll work together to look at the big picture, discuss your vision for the future and help you confidently pursue your life goals.

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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Scott Morris

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    As a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Scott  draws on decades of experience leading clients and Financial Advisors. Having witnessed multiple market and presidential cycles, as a Financial Advisor and for over a decade as Branch Manager at UBS, Scott works with clients to put together customized plans that address their longevity, retirement, legacy, income planning, and other unique needs. 

    He currently holds series 3, 7, 9, 10, 66 registrations, California Insurance license, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designations. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Riverside, was awarded to the UBS Directors Council 2022 and made the Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list in 2022.

    Scott has had a life long interest in financial services and the ability to help people achieve their financial goals.  He is committed to providing insightful guidance and advice based on the unique priorities of the families he serves.  

    Scott has volunteered with the Little League, Val Verde School for the Performing Arts, Boy Scouts of America, US Navy Sea Cadets and is a member of the Order of the Elks. He was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, where he continues to reside with his wife and two children. Scott and his wife enjoy travelling, cooking, entertaining, exercising, and trying new restaurants and foods.

    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2022, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.

      • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
      • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
      3390 University Avenue
      2nd Floor
      Riverside, CA 92501
      scott.p.morris@ubs.com
      Scott Morris
      3390 University Avenue,Riverside,CA,92501
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      Michael Bates

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      Michael specializes in developing and implementing customized retirement plans for individuals and families. Everyone's situation is unique and requires a unique plan. As a Certified Financial Planner, he has many years of experience helping clients successfully achieve their retirement and financial goals. Michael began his career as a financial advisor in 1996 with Dean Witter Morgan Stanley, and joined UBS in 2019. Michael focuses on developing customized wealth management strategies, including risk management, insurance planning, and estate planning services. Through his knowledge of technical and quantitative analysis coupled with UBS’s research, he develops customized asset allocations and re-balancing strategies for clients. Michael earned a degree in Finance from the California State University, San Bernardino.

          • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
          • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
          3390 University Avenue
          2nd Floor
          Riverside, CA 92501
          michael.bates@ubs.com
          Michael Bates
          3390 University Avenue,Riverside,CA,92501
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          Gary Roth

          Director

          Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                20 Pacifica
                Suite 1500
                Irvine, CA 92618
                gary.roth@ubs.com
                Gary Roth
                20 Pacifica,Irvine,CA,92618
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                Alexander Roth

                Vice President–Wealth Management

                Financial Advisor

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                Working with people from so many different walks of life is my favorite aspect of the financial services business.  Beyond the advice and the investments is an incredible opportunity to guide amazing people through many important life decisions.   The reward is in seeing the success of my relationships with our clients as well as seeing their successes.  In summary I describe part of what I do is to help make the complex simple.   I understand the difficult decisions people can face in this life and it is extremely rewarding to help people make informed choices.

                Prior to UBS my life and work experiences were based on building trust.  I pride myself in my ability to connect with people, get to know them and to fully understand what is important to them.  Being on a wealth management team with my Father as well as growing up around the business, has helped me to have a deep appreciation for the role.  It has also given me understanding of how insightful advice and guidance can play such an important role within a family framework. Learning the business from my father has not only been an enlightening learning experience,  it has also been a pleasure and I understand how fortunate I am to be in that position.

                      20 Pacifica
                      Suite 1500
                      Irvine, CA 92618
                      alexander.roth@ubs.com
                      Alexander Roth
                      20 Pacifica,Irvine,CA,92618
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                      David Fong

                      First Vice President–Wealth Management

                      Financial Advisor

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                            3390 University Avenue
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                            Riverside, CA 92501
                            david.fong@ubs.com
                            David Fong
                            3390 University Avenue,Riverside,CA,92501
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                            Enoch Huang

                            Senior Client Associate

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                                  3390 University Avenue
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                                  Riverside, CA 92501
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                                  Enoch Huang
                                  3390 University Avenue,Riverside,CA,92501
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                                  Annette Farrell

                                  Admin Manager

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                                        20 Pacifica
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                                        Annette Farrell
                                        20 Pacifica,Irvine,CA,92618
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                                        Veronica Garcia

                                        Client Associate

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                                          Veronica oversees the client administration for The Kira/Kira/Morris & Bates Wealth Management.  Veronica has 25 years of experience in the financial industry, she worked at Smith Barney for 12 years and has been with UBS for 13 years.  Veronica has been a resident of Riverside for 10 years.  Veronica has a family, she has been blissfully married to her husband for 14 years.  Veronica has 4 amazing children two boys Nicolas 24 and Alexander 11 and two girls Isabella 6 and Cassandra 3.  Veronica likes to relax by camping in her RV with her family, and when she is not glamping she enjoys spending her time watching her son play Baseball.

                                                1700 South 10th Street
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                                                Mcallen, TX 78503
                                                veronica.garcia@ubs.com
                                                Veronica Garcia
                                                1700 South 10th Street,Mcallen,TX,78503
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                                                Matthew Bates

                                                Financial Advisor

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                                                      Matthew Bates
                                                      3390 University Avenue,Riverside,CA,92501

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