[Past Event] The SPAC Phenomenon
SPACs appear to have been an overnight phenomenon, as it seems that everyone has a SPAC now. But will SPACs continue to grow at this rapid pace and what are the things to be concerned about? In this session, Worth and our guests discussed how and why SPACs have grown in popularity, as well as their benefits to investors and the companies that they are bringing public.
Featuring: Carlos Alvarez, Managing Director, Head of Permanent Capital Solutions, UBS, Jim McCann, Chairman, Worth, Chairman and Founder, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Sharon Sager, CIMA, Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor, Family Office Consultant, Institutional Consultant, UBS
Moderated by: Emily Cegielski, Editorial Director, Worth Media
In case you missed it, you can watch the session below:
- Wednesday, June 2, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Sharon began her career in financial services in 1983 at Kidder, Peabody & Co., which was later acquired by Paine Webber Inc. and UBS. She is a long-standing member of the UBS Chairman's Circle, comprising the firm's top Financial Advisors. Sharon has garnered numerous accolades and recognitions from the industry throughout her career. Of note, she has been named to the Barron's Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list every year since the list's inception in 2006. Barron's also featured her in an exclusive article titled "All in the Family" in its Best Advice Column in December 2012. Sharon has been recognized on Irish America magazine's The Wall Street 50 list also every year since 2006 and was named to its inaugural Top 50 Power Women list in 2016. She was also named to Forbes' inaugural list: Top Women Advisors in 2017 and again in 2018 and 2019, and Financial Times' Top 400 Advisers list in 2014 and 2017, Sharon has also provided industry insights on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" and "Closing Bell," and on Barrons.com and WSJ.com.
Sharon's leads a 15 person team, spanning four generations. They have the training, global knowledge, diverse perspective and insight to serve successful families, individuals, family offices and institutions, navigating all aspects of complex, intergenerational wealth and challenging markets.
Sharon is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®). A native New Yorker, Sharon began her career in textiles and fashion upon receiving a B.A. degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY.
A dedicated philanthropist, Sharon is Chairman of the board of overseers of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), Secretary of the board of directors of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), and in the Chairman's Circle of the James Beard Foundation. Sharon also spends time as a Sustaining Angel of 100 Women in Finance and a member of the Economic Club of New York. She was a key member of the UBS Small Business Advisory Program, a joint venture with the Clinton Global Initiative; and was previously chairman of the board of the Women's Venture Fund.
Sharon enjoys family, cooking, gardening, golf and mentoring and sponsoring young women.
She and her husband reside in Manhattan and Remsenburg, Long Island