UBS Wealth Management Americas adds key executive to equity plan advisory service business

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Business Wire - UBS Wealth Management Americas has hired Paul Allen as Head of Corporate Business Development for its Equity Plan Advisory Services group.

Allen will lead an experienced sales team that will work with UBS Financial Advisors who specialize in the equity compensation space to deliver a consultative, solutions-based approach in acquiring new corporate clients.

'We are pleased that Paul has officially joined UBS. Paul is a recognized leader with unparalleled experience in the equity compensation plan business and will play a key role in the continued evolution of our business. This further emphasizes our commitment to attracting top talent,' said Michael Barry, Head of UBS Equity Plan Advisory Services.

A 30 year veteran of the equity compensation industry, Allen has served as a consultant to UBS for the past year, and has held key leadership positions at a number of financial services firms, including Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, and Smith Barney.

'In my prior role as a consultant to UBS, I had the opportunity to observe the unwavering commitment to the equity compensation business, appreciate the long term strategic vision and firmly understand UBS's advice driven value proposition. Those cornerstones heavily influenced my decision to become a part of the team and contribute to our continued success, Allen said.

In the past four years, UBS has invested nearly $200m to bring clients cutting-edge technology and industry expertise. Serving more than 155 companies representing 1m-plus participants in over 150 countries, UBS Equity Plan Advisory Services offers cost effective plan administration and transaction solutions, helping employees understand the true value of their rewards, and providing access to advice, regardless of their level of sophistication.

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