Thomas Heinzl was appointed Chief Operating Officer for UBS Asset Management in April 2014, and is responsible for all business support functions for the division, including those provided by UBS’s Corporate Center. He is also Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa for UBS Group, a role he has held since March 2016.
Dr Heinzl is a member of the UBS Asset Management Executive Committee and the UBS EMEA Executive Committee. He chairs both the UBS Asset Management Operating Committee and the UBS EMEA Operating Committee.
Prior to joining UBS Asset Management in 2014, he was Head of Sales, Product Management and Mandates at Bank Vontobel Private Banking. He previously worked at UBS Asset Management in 2012 as Global Head of Strategic Planning.
Ravit Mandell is Chief Data Scientist for the DataLAB within Intelligent Digital Solutions. Based in New York, she is responsible for delivering big data and deep learning solutions across Asset and Wealth Management. An employee since 2010, Ms Mandell was previously in our Corporate and Investment Bank as the Head of the Quantitative Market Making and Swap Trading desk, where she led macro market strategy, the Strategic Investments Portfolio, ‘Big Data’ analytics, and market structure initiatives. Prior to JP Morgan, Ms Mandell was at Citibank, where she served in various roles including Global Head of North America Rates Trading and Rates Structuring. She majored in Mathematics and Physics at Tel-Aviv University in Israel, and earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics - String Theory from Columbia University. Prior to university, Ms Mandell was in the Israeli Air Force – Electronics and Computers Unit.
Owen Walker is an award-winning journalist who has covered business and investment issues in the US, UK and Europe. He is Asset Management Correspondent with the Financial Times, having previously served as Commissioning Editor in the Special Reports team. Prior to that he edited special FT publications on corporate governance, retail investment and pension scheme management. He has served as trustee on the board of the Pearson Group Pension Plan and was a committee member of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees. Owen is author of a book on activist investors, Barbarians in the Boardroom, which was published in 2016.
Dr Thomas Heinzl, COO, UBS Asset Management
Ravit Mandell, Chief Data Scientist, J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management (AWM)
Interviewed by: Owen Walker, Deputy Editor of FTfm and Asset Management Correspondent, Financial Times