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UBS Global Asset Management appoints Trevor Cooke as Head of Global Real Estate for Asia Pacific

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Hong Kong, May 2, 2013 – UBS Global Asset Management’s Global Real Estate (GRE) business has today announced that Trevor Cooke has been appointed as the new Head of Global Real Estate for Asia Pacific, effective May 27, 2013.

UBS Global Asset Management’s Global Real Estate business is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Cooke as the new Head of Global Real Estate for Asia Pacific, effective May 27, 2013.

Trevor, a Managing Director, will be responsible for managing UBS Global Asset Management’s Asia Pacific Global Real Estate team and executing the regional strategy. Trevor will report to Thomas Wels, Head of Global Real Estate and will be based in Sydney, Australia.

Trevor joins us from Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), a leading institutional investment manager with USD 75 billion in funds under management where he was Managing Director, Strategy and International Business Development. In this role, he led the development and implementation of QIC’s business development and product initiatives across Asia, Europe and North America.

Prior to this, Trevor spent four years with AMP Capital Brookfield, a specialist listed real estate and infrastructure fund manager, where he led corporate strategy and ran the day-to-day operations for the business in Asia Pacific. Overall, Trevor brings 13 years’ experience of leading successful and profitable real estate asset management businesses, and of international business development.

Commenting on his appointment, Thomas Wels, Head of Global Real Estate, said: “We are delighted Trevor is joining UBS. His track record and experience in real estate and fund management in Asia Pacific makes him an excellent fit with our existing capabilities.”

Kai Sotorp, Head of Asia Pacific for UBS Global Asset Management, added: “Trevor’s extensive knowledge and management experience with institutional clients – in both more developed as well as developing markets in Asia – will be key as we look to build on our successful joint ventures and our existing hubs in the region.




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UBS Global Asset Management

UBS Global Asset Management is a large scale asset manager with well diversified businesses across regions, capabilities and distribution channels. It offers investment capabilities and investment styles across all major traditional and alternative asset classes. These include equity, fixed income, currency, hedge fund, real estate and infrastructure investment capabilities that can also be combined in multi-asset strategies. The fund services unit provides professional services including legal fund set-up, accounting and reporting for traditional investment funds and alternative funds.

Invested assets totalled some GBP 391billion as at 31 December 2012. The firm is a leading fund house in Europe, the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland1 and one of the largest fund of hedge funds and real estate investment managers in the world.

With around 3,800 personnel located in 24 countries, UBS Global Asset Management is a truly global asset manager. Our principal offices are in London, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hartford, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.

UBS Global Asset Management’s Global Real Estate actively manages real estate investments, worth approximately GBP 42.7 billion2 in Asia, Europe and the US and across the major real estate sectors, making it one of largest real estate managers worldwide2. Its capabilities emphasize core and value-added, but also include other strategies across the risk/return spectrum. These are offered on a global, regional and country basis and through open and closed-end private funds, customised investment structures, fund of funds, individually managed accounts and publicly traded real estate securities globally.

1 Source: Lipper/Swiss Fund Data Swiss Promoters Report (as at 31 December 2012)

2 Source: UBS Global Asset Management. Assets under management stated on gross asset value basis, reflecting property values as at 31 December 2012, where available. Includes assets managed by our joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan. Ranking based on assets under management of the top global real estate investment managers, as stated on official company internet sites as at 31 December 2012.