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Higher Ground Chicago Podcast

Higher Ground Chicago is dedicated to bringing you conversations with the most interesting and successful people in Chicago, hosted by Jake Graves and Allen Carter.
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Higher Ground Chicago is dedicated to bringing you conversations with the most interesting and successful people in Chicago, hosted by Jake Graves and Allen Carter

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Meet Allen Carter

Allen Carter is an Executive Director at UBS, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and a Portfolio Manager.  He leads a team of six that focuses on financial planning, investment management and asset allocation for private clients.  He is a recognized speaker and author on investment related topics with his most recent work appearing in Luxury Portfolio, The Oak Parker and Chicago Lawyer Magazine. His 24 years of experience with UBS have given him tremendous insight regarding the processes and ideas that can best add value to people, organizations and financial strategies.  Allen is also an annual participant in the firm’s Recognition Councils.

Allen is involved in many Chicago charitable and community organizations and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services and the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation.  He is a UBS sponsored mentor to military veterans through American Corporate Partners and is also an avid supporter of the Northwestern Settlement House, Young Life and others.  Allen is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The University Club of Chicago, The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, The Knights of Columbus, The Sons of the American Revolution and The Society of the Colonial Wars.  He and his wife, Mary, reside in Lincoln Park with their three children.  On a personal note, Allen is an avid sailboat racer, skeet shooter and squash player.

Meet Jake Graves

Jake Graves joined the team in 2016 and is dedicated to providing clients with a holistic, goal-oriented approach to wealth management. He is a graduate of the selective NFA program at UBS, and holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of New Hampshire. Growing up in Park City, Utah, Jake often travels west to indulge in his passions for skiing and mountain biking. Jake now resides in Chicago where he is an active member of the community through a variety of non-profit organizations.