Merrill Lynch CIO O’Neill joins UBS

Bill O’Neill has left Merrill Lynch Global Wealth and Investment Management to join UBS.

O’Neill joins UBS as managing director, head of chief investment office of wealth management research UK.

The industry veteran has previously worked as a strategist at JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Barclays Wealth.

Most recently he was chief investment officer for EMEA at Merrill Lynch.He has more than 20 years in investment management and research roles on both the buy and sell side.

His role will be to provide UK research content to the global CIO office, and he will represent the CIO office in the UK, articulating the UBS house view to clients.

The appointment is part of a push to grow UBS’ discretionary and advisory investment businesses, the group said.

O’Neill will report to Nick Perryman, head of investment products & services for UK & Jersey; and Loris Centola, co-head of CIO wealth management research.

Caroline Winckles will be his deputy. Meanwhile, Tatiana Boroditskaya has joined WM Research as an emerging markets credit analyst. She has worked in fixed income research at UBS investment bank since 2008.

 

 This article was first published on Investment Week

 

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