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Breakingviews: UBS should stick together

May 2 - Shareholder activist Knight Vinke wants UBS to split investment banking and wealth management. Breakingviews says a breakup isn't viable.

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Breakingviews: UBS should stick together

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Sergio P. Ermotti, CEO
Sergio P. Ermotti was appointed Group CEO in November 2011. He had held the position of Group CEO on an interim basis since September 2011. Mr. Ermotti became a member of the GEB in April 2011 and was Chairman and CEO of UBS Group Europe, Middle East and Africa from April to November 2011. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer at UniCredit, Milan, and was responsible for the Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Private Banking strategic business areas. He joined UniCredit in 2005 as the Head of Markets & Investment Banking Division. Between 2001 and 2003, he worked at Merrill Lynch, and served as co-Head of Global Equity Markets and as a member of the Executive Management Committee for Global Markets & Investment Banking. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1987, and held various positions within equity derivatives and capital markets. Mr. Ermotti is a Swiss-certified banking expert and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Oxford University. He was born on 11 May 1960 and is a Swiss citizen.
Other activities and functions Mandates on boards of important corporations, organizations and foundations or interest groups: Mr. Ermotti is a non-executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group.
Tom Naratil, Chief Financial Officer
Tom Naratil was appointed Group CFO and became a member of the GEB in June 2011. He served as CFO and Chief Risk Officer of Wealth Management Americas from 2009 until his current appointment. Before 2009, he held various senior management positions within UBS, including heading the Auction Rate Securities Solutions Group during the financial crisis in 2008. He was named Global Head of Marketing, Segment & Client Development in 2007, Global Head of Market Strategy & Development in 2005, and Director of Banking and Transactional Solutions, Wealth Management USA in 2002. During this time, he was a member of the Group Managing Board. He joined Paine Webber Incorporated in 1983, and after the merger with UBS became Director of the Investment Products Group. Mr. Naratil holds an MBA in economics from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University. He was born on 1 December 1961 and is an American citizen.
Philip J. Lofts, Chief Risk Officer
Philip J. Lofts became a GEB member in 2008, and was re-appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer in December 2011 after serving in the same role from 2008 to 2010. He was CEO of UBS Group Americas from January to November 2011. Mr. Lofts began his career with UBS over 25 years ago. In 2008, he became the Group Risk Chief Operating Officer after having previously been the Group Chief Credit Officer for three years. Before this, Mr. Lofts worked for the Investment Bank in a number of business and risk control positions in Europe, Asia Pacific and the US. Mr. Lofts joined Union Bank of Switzerland in 1984 as a credit analyst and was appointed Head of Structured Finance in Japan in 1998. Philip J. Lofts successfully completed his A-levels at Cranbrook School. From 1981 to 1984, he was a trainee at Charterhouse Japhet plc, a merchant bank, which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1985. He was born on 9 April 1962 and is a British citizen.
Other activities and functions Mandates on boards of important corporations, organizations and foundations or interest groups: Mr. Lofts is a board member of the University of Connecticut Foundation.

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