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Rian Waterman


As a Wealth Manager at United Capital Moline, I work with clients to determine what is most important to them, set goals for their financial lives, and develop a plan tailored to their specific needs to help achieve those goals. I assist our Managing Directors and Wealth Advisors in analyzing and evaluating existing and proposed client portfolios and allocations, and work directly with their clients when appropriate. I also support our local office research efforts, analyzing investment managers, hedge funds and other alternative investments, as well as mutual funds.

At United Capital, I’m no stranger to being a fiduciary for our clients, as I’ve acted as a fiduciary my entire professional life. Previously, I was in the private practice of law for nearly a decade, specializing in securities law, mergers & acquisitions, estate planning, and trust administration. My practice regularly involved working closely with business owners, executives, and their families. I have extensive experience advising on transactions which would generate significant wealth and would require substantial current and future business and personal planning. As a result, I am intimately familiar with the issues facing owners and their families in such situations, and am experienced in helping protect, manage and ultimately transfer significant wealth to subsequent generations or toward charitable aims.

Before completing law school, I previously held my Series 7 and 63 licenses, serving as an Investment Consultant for a major broker/dealer. I currently hold my Series 65 license and am a Level II Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.


  • B.A. (Philosophy Major, with Honors, with double minors in Politics & Economics), New York University; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • Series 65 Examination
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II Candidate