Geneva (ots) - Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) announced today that it
has hired Rob Jones as Head of its new European Equities team, which
will be based in London. He will take up the position on 1 November.
Prior to joining UBP, Rob Jones managed pan-European equity funds
at Threadneedle, where he built an impressive track record and was
part of a team managing funds that received awards from Lipper and
Morningstar earlier this year. A graduate in Business Studies from
the University of Brighton, he spent a total of 14 years at
Threadneedle managing UK and then pan-European equity portfolios. He
started out his career by spending four years as a UK equity analyst.
"We are delighted that Rob is joining us" said Richard Wohanka,
CEO of Asset Management at UBP. "An allocation to European equities
forms the core of many of our clients' portfolios, and the
recruitment of a top-quality, in-house team to manage this asset
class has long been part of our growth plans. Rob's high-conviction,
bottom-up approach to equity investing fits in well with UBP Asset
Management's ethos and I am confident that he can replicate his past
successes elsewhere at UBP."
"I am very pleased to join UBP" added Rob Jones. "This is an
extremely exciting time for the company as it builds out its
investment capabilities and I am glad to be a part of this process. I
look forward to leading a new European equities team and developing a
range of top-quality investment solutions for our clients."
About Union Bancaire Privée
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) is based in Geneva and is one of
Switzerland's leading private banks. Active in the field of asset
management for both private and institutional clients and with a very
solid balance sheet, the Bank had some CHF 72 billion (USD 66.5
billion) in assets under management as at 30 June 2010. UBP employs
around 1,200 people in some twenty locations worldwide and provides a
complete range of products and innovative investment solutions, both
in traditional and alternative asset management, with the aim of
seeking out performance and attaining its clients' objectives.
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Jérôme Koechlin - Head of Communications