UBS launches first wealth management master programme in APAC

UBS Wealth Management has launched its first wealth management master programme in Asia-Pacific targeted at its most senior client advisors in the region, as part of a global roll-out of the training programme.


Twenty-two senior client-facing staff from Hong Kong and Singapore have joined the inaugural Asia Pacific intake.


The two-year part-time programme is aimed at providing participants exposure to in-depth and actionable expertise in client book management, client investment and client relationship management.


Faculty include world class thought leaders from leading academic institutions like Harvard, Columbia, Princeton University and University of Zurich, experts from renowned consultancies like PwC and KPMG, and senior leaders and subject matter experts from UBS providing best practice insights. The programme is tailored towards on-the-job development and business application with off-the-job lectures.


Said Kathryn Shih, CEO of UBS Wealth Management Asia Pacific: "The wealth management industry is seeing a paradigm shift, where there is an increased focus on investment performance and transparency. In this highly complex environment, our clients are seeking credible professional advice and investment solutions that match their needs and objectives. More than ever, client advisors need to be equipped to provide investment advice which allows their clients to meet their wealth objectives and achieve optimal portfolio performance."


"Training and development have always been cornerstones of our business strategy as we recognize that our ability to serve our clients to the highest standards depends on the quality of our people. Our client-facing staff undergo structured learning pathways, including certification, to ensure uniformly high standards. The UBS Wealth Management master programme is a further demonstration of our commitment to delivering the best service to our clients," she added.


Topics in the UBS Wealth Management Master programme include delivering on our client promise, the global and emerging market economic environment and financial markets, investment management, intranpreneurial leadership and client relationship success.


With about 1,000 client advisors across Asia-Pacific, UBS has one of the largest and most experienced wealth management teams in the region.


UBS established the UBS Business University Asia-Pacific located at the historic Command House in Singapore in 2007, to provide ongoing training and professional development for employees in Singapore and across Asia-Pacific. To set uniformly high standards in wealth management across the region, the UBS Business University delivers comprehensive curricula for client-facing staff with certification programmes such as the wealth management master and the wealth management diploma training.



30 Aug 2013


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