NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two UBS Group Managing Directors have been named among the 25 Most
Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker magazine. Paula Polito,
Client Strategy Officer of UBS Wealth Management Americas, and Dawn
Fitzpatrick, Global Head and CIO of UBS O’Connor, were honored for their
business acumen, personal and professional achievements. The 13th annual
ranking recognizes women whose outstanding performance is driving change
in the non-bank finance sector, including capital markets, asset
management, investment banking and card networks.
“Leaders like Dawn and Paula set a great example for all of us and
typify the standard of excellence we strive for at UBS,” said Bob
McCann, President Americas, UBS. “I’m proud to join colleagues from
across our businesses in congratulating them on this important
Throughout her 35-year career, Paula Polito has held a variety of roles
at different firms and been an active speaker and supporter of the
wealth management industry. While marketing and strategy are her
cornerstone, at UBS she has had the opportunity to run four specialized
businesses: Institutional Consulting, Retirement Plan Consulting
Services, Equity Plan Advisory Services, and the UBS Wealth Advice
Center for emerging affluent clients. Polito found creative ways to
innovate in each business and unlock their potential for future growth.
“I am honored to be recognized by American Banker and proud to be in
such good company with my dear friend and colleague, Dawn Fitzpatrick.
Being at UBS has given me and many other women tremendous
opportunities,” said Polito.
As Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of O’Connor, Dawn
Fitzpatrick is responsible for the investment, risk and business
decisions at the single manager hedge fund platform of UBS Global Asset
Management. Dawn was recently selected to join the esteemed Federal
Reserve’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, a forum of
14 leaders in the investment community. They discuss financial, economic
and public policy issues and help inform the New York Fed president and
senior management. Fitzpatrick is also a member of 100 Women in Hedge
Funds, a global organization focused on educational programming and
“I’m grateful to American Banker for recognizing the achievements of
myself and Paula. It’s a privilege for us to be ranked with inspiring
leaders in the industry,” said Fitzpatrick.
Notes to Editors
About UBS Wealth Management Americas
Wealth Management Americas is one of the leading wealth managers in the
Americas in terms of financial advisor productivity and invested assets.
It provides advice-based solutions and banking services through
financial advisors who deliver a fully integrated set of products and
services specifically designed to address the needs of ultra-high net
worth and high net worth individuals and families. It includes the
domestic US and Canadian business as well as the international business
booked in the US.
About Global Asset Management
Global Asset Management is a large-scale asset manager with well
diversified businesses across regions and client segments. It serves
third-party institutional and wholesale clients, as well as clients of
UBS’s wealth management businesses with a broad range of investment
capabilities and styles across all major traditional and alternative
asset classes. Complementing the investment offering, the fund services
unit provides fund administration services for UBS and third-party funds.
UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate
clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with
superior financial advice and solutions while generating attractive and
sustainable returns for shareholders. Its strategy centers on its Wealth
Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses and its leading
universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Global Asset
Management business and its Investment Bank. These businesses share
three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive
position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a
superior structural growth and profitability outlook. UBS’s strategy
builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts
on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the
compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it
operates. Capital strength is the foundation of its success.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices
in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in
the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle
East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs about
60,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss
Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Gregg Rosenberg, 212-713-8842