Union Bancaire Privée builds out its equity capabilities
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. www.ubpbank.com
Jérôme Koechlin - Head of Communications