UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) has appointed Barry Gill as head of Investments, effective 1 November 2019.
He will oversee approximately $710bn in assets under management across both traditional and alternative asset classes and be responsible for over 450 investment employees.
Gill succeeds Suni Harford, following her recent appointment as president of UBS AM and a member of the Group Executive Board of UBS. He will become a member of the UBS AM Executive Committee, reporting to Harford, and continue to be based in New York.
During his 25-year career at the firm, Gill has worked in both the Investment Bank's Equities business and in UBS AM's O'Connor hedge fund before being appointed head of Active Equities for UBS AM in early 2016.
Gill is succeeded as head of Active Equities by Ian McIntosh, who has been deputy head of the business since 2016. McIntosh brings a strong investment background, with over 20 years in the industry. He is based in Chicago and will report to Gill.