UBS appoints co-heads of equities for Asia-Pacific

Shane Gunther and Taichi Takahashi will take joint responsibility for the equities business in the region as CJ Beshke retires.

UBS has appointed Shane Gunther and Taichi Takahashi as co-heads of equities for Asia-Pacific, according to an internal announcement issued late last week. They will replace CJ Beshke, who is retiring after more than 24 years with the bank.

Until this appointment, which took effect immediately, Gunther was head of cash sales for Asia-Pacific, while Takahashi was co-head of equities trading for the same region. They have been with UBS since 1999 and 1994, respectively.

In their new roles, they will work closely with Chi-Won Yoon, who is CEO for Asia-Pacific, and Mike Stewart, head of global equities, as well as the members of the senior management...

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