Chicago Private Wealth Management

The Purposeful Legacy

A never-ending focus on you.

Your life. Your loved ones. Your career. Your legacy. The things that matter most to you are what matter most to us. With our roots firmly planted in the Midwest, we're dedicated to addressing your sophisticated financial and wealth management needs. Talking with you, getting to know you and tailoring custom strategies for you that lay a solid foundation for the future. It's what we love to do, in an area we love to call home.

A commitment beyond wealth.

  • 150-year heritage in helping you transform your success into a lasting legacy
  • Resources for your unique and sophisticated needs—including your business, family, philanthropy and personal passions
  • Resources for educating your children about the responsibilities of wealth
  • Insights and experience to enrich every aspect of your life.

You’re in great company— UBS is one of the world’s largest wealth managers.

UBS AG (Euromoney awards)

Best Global Private Bank
2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

Best Services for Philanthropy and Social Impact Investing
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Best Family Office Services
2018, 2017

Best Services for Succession Planning Advice and Trusts

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Best Bank for Wealth Management in North America

Best Global Wealth Manager
2017, 2016, 2015

Boutique experience for the attention you deserve.

Your team is dedicated to serving only a select few families to ensure you have the personal touch and service level you expect. Through your team you’ll have access to the firm’s global experience and financial strength to help meet all your sophisticated needs.

Deep community involvement.

We give of our time and resources to help improve the lives of others and the world around us. The charities and institutions that we care about are as varied as our employees —ensuring we make a broad and sustained impact.

Working together to help you pursue what matters most.

Significant wealth brings complexity. UBS Wealth Way helps you think about your life and wealth along three key strategies: Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. Each is designed to work in tandem throughout your life and beyond. Together, we’ll look at every aspect of your wealth—including nurturing your family’s financial, social, and human capital. All so that we can help pass on your values and your legacy today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy.

Our approach starts with questions and a discussion that help us focus on what’s really important to you. Then, we can  help you organize your financial life into three key strategies: Liquidity—to help provide cash flow for short-term expenses, Longevity—for longer-term needs and Legacy—for needs that go beyond your own.


To help maintain your lifestyle

This strategy helps you manage cash flow for near-term expenses. It can give you the  confidence to fund short-term needs regardless of the markets, and helps reduce the  likelihood of making impulsive investment decisions during periods of market volatility. 

  • Entertainment and travel
  • Taxes
  • Purchasing a home


To help improve the lives of others

This strategy includes the resources you’ll need over the course of  your life. It can help you gain confidence in your future by allowing you to shift your focus to meeting long-term goals rather than  trying to outperform the markets.

  • Retirement
  • Healthcare and long-term expenses
  • Second home


To help improve the lives of others

This strategy includes all of the resources for needs that go  beyond your own. Having a Legacy strategy can boost your confidence by reframing risk based on specific legacy goals and longer timeframes.

  • Giving to family
  • Philanthropy
  • Wealth transfer over generations

Your leadership team.

Your leadership team has deep experience in the sophisticated needs of the wealthy. The team works closely with your Financial Advisor in bringing you the global resources, intellectual capital and comprehensive solutions the firm has to offer.

Michael Gatewood

Managing Director,
Chicago Market Head

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

Mike is the Complex Director for Private Wealth Management in Chicago covering eleven offices across the Midwest. He joined UBS in 2000 as a Member of the Equity Advisor Group and has since moved into management positions within the firm to include the roles of Regional Sales Manager, Branch Manager, and Complex Director for the Great Lakes as well as his current position. Mike has been recognized as a member of the firm's Leadership Council in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he was recognized by On Wall Street as one of the Top 10 Branch Managers.

Mike earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Southeast Oklahoma State University where he played Division II basketball. He is married twelve years to his wife Erin and has three sons.


Assistant Market Head


One North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

Katie Hampson is the Assistant Market Head for Chicago Private Wealth Management, where she is responsible for helping our teams grow their practices and deliver the resources of the firm to our clients.  Katie began her career with UBS in 2010 and has held a variety of different roles in business development and leadership in Chicago. She worked with our Corporate Cash Management Group where she supported the business development, marketing and communication efforts of the teams. She was also formerly a member of the Chicago Complex management team where she provided leadership for the Chicago Complex community affairs activities, coordinating marketing and client events.  Most recently, Katie held the role of Market Technology Specialist where she worked closely with the leadership teams to promote our technology platforms by demonstrating the strengths and capabilities through training and education.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Katie graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting. She enjoys Chicagoland and is involved in many local charities. In her free time, Katie enjoys travel, yoga, ballet and modern dance, rock climbing and spending time with friends and family.


Executive Director
Market Administrative Officer

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

Neelam is the Market Administrative Manager for UBS Private Wealth Management in Chicago, IL.

Neelam is an expert at navigating through UBS systems and support areas to pinpoint resources and identify solutions.  During her years with UBS, Neelam has developed an in-depth understanding of the firm's Domestic and International Businesses, its operating processes and the people who can provide the right resources.  Perhaps most importantly, Neelam is responsible for hiring, training and retaining talented team associates to ensure that Financial Advisors receive the best possible support for their businesses.  Neelam is responsible for leading all operational, administrative functions and team associates within the market.  Neelam is also responsible for managing and assessing complex business risks

Prior to joining Private Wealth Management, Neelam was Market Administrative Manager in Houston International Complex.

Neelam joined UBS in 2008 as a Division Control Officer for UBS International in New York City.  She began her career with Merrill Lynch and held various leadership positions within the branch and home office systems, including two years working in Japan.  As a result, she understands and appreciates the unique challenges inherent in this business.

Neelam has B.A. in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Cincinnati.

Elvia C.

Market Supervisory Officer

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

Elvia is the Market Supervisory Officer for the Chicago Private Wealth Management Market and brings her years of experience assisting advisors and the management team ensuring policies and procedures are followed.

Let’s start a conversation.

Your goals and aspirations, your family and business, the legacy you want to leave behind—these are the things that drive you. They are also the very things that inspire us to craft an exclusive plan for you. To explore how we may serve you and your family’s needs, please contact us. And experience the UBS difference.

UBS Financial Services Inc.

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

UBS Financial Services Inc. regional offices

Birmingham, MI

325 N Old Woodward Ave
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009

Brookfield, WI

17775 W Bluemound Rad
Brookfield, WI 53045

Chicago, IL

1 N Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Cincinnati, OH

8044 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 458236

Indianapolis, IN

8801 River Crossing Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Lincoln, NE

5800 Hidcote Drive
Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68516

Louisville, KY

500 N Hurstbourne Parkway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

Minneapolis, MN

80 S 8th Street
Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

St. Louis, MO

1 N Brentwood Boulevard
Shaw Park Plaza, 14th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105

Troy, MI

2301 W Big Beaver Road
Suite 800
Troy, MI 48084

Wayzata, MN

681 Lake Street E #354
Wayzata, MN 55391