Saturday, March 25, 2023
HomeMarketRockefeller Capital Recruits 5-Person Advisor Team From UBS

Rockefeller Capital Recruits 5-Person Advisor Team From UBS

Rockefeller Capital Management, New York, NY.

- Advertisement -

Courtesy of Peter Aaron Architectural Photography

Rockefeller Capital Management hired a five-person team from

adding to the spate of hires the wealth manager has made since launching in 2018.

The ex-UBS advisors joined Rockefeller in Austin, expanding the firm’s presence in Texas, where it currently has 13 other teams in the state.

The new hires include advisors Alex Ladage, Landon Smith, and Jorge Garcia as well as senior client associates Monica Vallejo and Carl Pavlich. The team reports to Michael Armondo, Rockefeller’s central division director, the firm said.

Ladage, Smith, and Garcia had worked at UBS since 2009, according to BrokerCheck, a public database maintained by industry self-regulator Finra. Before joining UBS, they worked at Merrill Lynch. 

Ladage was ranked among Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2021, when he was listed as having team assets under management of approximately $1.4 billion.

“As we’ve expanded the reach of Rockefeller across the United States, we see significant opportunity to deliver premium and differentiated wealth management services to clients and prospects in Greater Austin and beyond,” said Christopher Dupuy, co-president of Rockefeller Global Family Office. 

A spokesman for UBS declined to comment on the team’s departure.

Rockefeller Capital Management has its roots in the family office of tycoon John D. Rockefeller, which was founded in 1882. The firm caters to ultrahigh-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals and families, institutions, and corporations. It has grown, in part, by recruiting large advisor teams from the wirehouses. The business is led by several former wirehouse executives, including CEO Greg Fleming, who previously served as president of

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

As of Dec. 31, Rockefeller Capital Management was responsible for approximately $97.7 billion in client assets across its three businesses: Rockefeller Global Family Office, Rockefeller Asset Management, and Rockefeller Strategic Advisory.

Write to Andrew Welsch at


- Advertisment -

Most Popular