UBS snags top HK journalist to head governmental affairs in Asia

Former Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Stein joins UBS.
Peter Stein joins UBS
Peter Stein joins UBS

Peter Stein, a veteran of the Wall Street Journal in Asia, has jumped from the sinking ship of journalism over to the far more venerable banking industry and joined UBS as head of group governmental affairs for Asia-Pacific.

Well, perhaps neither industry is sailing through public opinion unscathed and retaining staffing levels of previous boom years, but Stein is definitely a good catch for a bank looking to hire an Asia hand with long-standing contacts.

Stein, who started on January 3, is based in Hong Kong and reports to Asia-Pacific group co-CEOs Chi-won Yoon and Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, and Steve Hottiger, the head of group governmental affairs.

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