UBS Wealth Management names replacement for Benz

The bank transfers Alexander Kobler from Switzerland to become head of its new investment products and services unit in Asia-Pacific, following the departure of Michael Benz who left to join Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Alexander Kobler
Alexander Kobler

UBS Wealth Management has moved swiftly to announce the appointment of Alexander Kobler as Asia-Pacific head of investment products and services IPS in an internal transfer.

Effective immediately, Kobler has relocated to Hong Kong, having previously been the division’s head of investment advisory and key account manager for wealth management in Switzerland.

He fills the post vacated by Michael Benz who recently departed to join Bank of America Merrill Lynch as head of its wealth management division for Asia-Pacific.

Benz replaced Antony Hung who had headed the division at BoA Merrill since July 2008, but announced his intention to retire to pursue “alternative professional interests”.

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