Wolfgang Harder appointed Regional Head for British Columbia of UBS Wealth

TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - UBS Wealth Management today announced the appointment of Wolfgang Harder as Head of the British Columbia region. His appointment is effective November 1, 2009

Wolfgang has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with more than half of that time spent in Vancouver. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Certified Financial Planner.

"Wolfgang's depth of experience and relationship skills has created a well-earned trust from his clients," said Grant Rasmussen, President and CEO, UBS Bank (Canada). "He is the natural and obvious choice to be Regional Head as we continue to expand our domestic operations in British Columbia."

Most recently, Wolfgang was a Senior Private Wealth Adviser and founding member of the UBS KeyClient Group in Canada. The KeyClient group serves the Ultra High Net Worth in Canada (more than $30 Million in investable assets). By discussing and analyzing each client's investment objectives and risk tolerance, he is involved in preparing wealth plans and identifies appropriate investment strategies and investment products. Before he was asked to join the KeyClient group in 2006, Wolfgang served a wide range of Canadian clients with sophisticated investment management needs in multiple currencies and asset classes.

Prior to joining UBS 15 years ago, Wolfgang held management positions at Credit Suisse, and Chemical Bank as well as the Vancouver Stock Exchange.

Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is a global firm providing services to private, corporate and institutional clients. Its strategy is to focus on international wealth management and the Swiss banking business alongside its global expertise in investment banking and asset management. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in over 50 countries, with about 38% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 15% in the rest of Europe and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs more than 70,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).


For further information: For further information: UBS Wealth Management Contact: Graeme Harris, Tel. (416) 350-7050, graeme.harris@ubs.com, www.ubs.com

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