UBS Asset Management appoints new Head of Sustainable Investing

02 Dec 2021
Media Relations
  • Lucy Thomas appointed as Head of Sustainable Investing at UBS Asset Management
  • Lucy joins from TCorp, where she was Head of Investment Stewardship

London, 2 December, 2021 – UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) today announces the appointment of Lucy Thomas as Head of Sustainable Investing. In this role, Lucy will be responsible for leading the delivery of UBS AM’s sustainability and impact strategy; and will report to Barry Gill, Head of Investments for UBS AM. She will be based in Zurich.

Lucy has 20 years of experience in the industry and joins UBS AM from TCorp, the financial markets partner of the New South Wales government in Australia, where she was Head of Investment Stewardship. Prior to that, she was Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Willis Towers Watson (2014-2018). She started her career as an analyst on the graduate program at Morgan Stanley.

Barry Gill, Head of Investments at UBS Asset Management, said: “As a leading global asset manager, we have a critical role to play, both in providing our clients with the investing solutions they need to meet their sustainability goals and helping to shape the future of the industry. During her 20-year career, Lucy has worked as an asset owner, asset manager, and asset advisor and brings extensive experience working with clients and leading the integration of sustainability factors into the investment process globally.”

Lucy Thomas said: “I am delighted to be joining UBS Asset Management, a team with a leading combination of culture, capabilities and commitment to sustainability. We are at an inflection point in our industry where creating value for clients, society and the planet has never been more crucial.”

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 regions and locations, with about 30% of its employees working in the Americas, 31% in Switzerland, 19% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 20% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs over 68,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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