UBS Managing Director Deirdre Guice Minor Named Among Black Enterprise Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business
New York, NY -- UBS Managing Director, Deirdre Guice Minor, has been named one of the Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise Magazine. The honorees are part of their company's senior management, and have significantly contributed to the development of business operational, financial policies and strategies of their companies.
"Deirdre is very deserving of this honor, as she exemplifies what it means to be leader and strong role model in our business. "Deirdre has been instrumental in growing our Public Fund business, which continues to increase market share and provide clients with access to superior investment ideas and performance," said William Ferri, Head of Americas at UBS Asset Management. "At UBS, we are committed to inclusion and diversity, and creating a workplace where everyone is empowered to lead."
Guice Minor leads Public Fund business development on the east coast for UBS Asset Management, and is responsible for raising new assets and advising public pension and institutional investor clients on their investment strategies. She joined UBS in 2011, where she managed Consultant Relations on the east coast, and previously held leadership roles at Rothschild Asset Management, Oppenheimer Capital, Gartmore Investment Management and Dreyfus Investment Advisors. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and asset management.
"I am honored to be among the incredible women on this list who have made such a tremendous difference in their respective industries and firms. This award acknowledges the efforts of all the honorees who serve as a role model to other young African-American women and who made advancements to advance gender and ethnic diversity in the workplace," said Guice Minor.
"Our annual Most Powerful Women in Business feature aims to recognize the nation's most powerful and influential African American women in business," said Derek Dingle, Chief Content Officer at Black Enterprise Magazine. "Deirdre has clearly demonstrated outstanding performance and significant contributions to her firm, and a perfect example of a top female executive transforming the business landscape."
Guice Minor has been extensively involved in UBS's professional development initiatives. She is the co-chair of MOSAIC, the firm's employee network that promotes cultural diversity, and helped to create and expand "Forward," the firm's sponsorship program for high-performing women. She was also included in Savoy Magazine's "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America," in 2016 and included in Working Mother Magazine as UBS' Working Mother of the Year in 2015. In her community, she is an active member of 100 Women in Finance, the Council of Urban Professional's Leadership Board, the National Council on Teacher Retirement's Corporate Advisory Committee and a board member of the National Association of Securities Professionals.
Guice Minor holds a degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, and lives in South Orange, New Jersey with her husband and three children.
The feature appeared in the January/February 2017 issue, and Guice Minor will be honored at the Women of Power Summit on March 9-12 in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on Black Enterprise Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business feature, please visit http://www.blackenterprise.com/.
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About UBS Asset Management
Asset Management is a large-scale asset manager with a presence in 22 countries. It offers investment capabilities and investment styles across all major traditional and alternative asset classes to institutions, wholesale intermediaries and wealth management clients around the world. It is a leading fund house in Europe, the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland, the third-largest international asset manager in Asia, the second largest fund of hedge funds manager and one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world.
We are committed to providing our clients with superior financial advice and solutions while generating attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. Our strategy centers on our leading wealth management businesses and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by our strong asset manager and investment bank. These businesses share three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. Our strategy builds on the strengths of all of our businesses and focuses our efforts on areas in which we excel, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which we operate. Capital strength is the foundation of our success.