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UBS bolsters regional equity sales team with hire of Fidelity veteran

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UBS announced that it has appointed Wanni LIN as Regional Sales and Account Manager. Lin will be based in Singapore and report to Christina GAW, Head of Asian Regional/Sector Sales.

Lin joins from Fidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong) which she joined in 1994 as an investment analyst focusing on Taiwan. She subsequently managed country and technology funds and, most recently, was Director for Country Investments with responsibility for guiding investment strategy and recommendations made by satellite offices in Sydney, Mumbai and Seoul.

Before that, Lin managed a Japanese equity portfolio for Grand Pacific Investment Management. Prior to that, she worked for Wako Securities (America) Inc and Farrell-Wako Global Investment Management in New York.

"Wanni's considerable buy-side experience in the region, especially the 10 years that she spent with Fidelity, will enhance the strengths of our existing account management and regional sales team in Asia. The appointment is in line with our commitment to deliver high-quality services to our clients here," said Christina Gaw.

"Wanni is an experienced fund manager with an extensive knowledge of a wide range of global and especially Asian emerging markets and sectors. I am confident that she will bring a new dimension to our already dynamic sales effort in the region. To ensure that we maintain our market-leading equity sales franchise, we will continue to augment the team by hiring high-calibre personnel as opportunities arise," added John JACOBSON, Global Head of Asian Equities Distribution.

Lin's appointment becomes effective in January 2005.

Hong Kong, 16 November 2004

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