UBS Wealth Management Midlands

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We understand the value of having local knowledge that reaches across the globe. Right here in the heart of Birmingham, our client advisors have backgrounds in investment banking, wealth planning and asset management.


UBS Wealth Management
10 Colmore Row
B3 2QD

Telephone: +44-121-236 4700
Opening hours: 9am-5pm

The Midlands team – in the heart of Birmingham

Regional head: James Whybrow

James has over 15 years of experience in Wealth Management. He joined UBS in 2018, focusing initially on servicing financial professional clients, entrepreneurs and sports/media professionals. In 2023, James was appointed Regional Head for the Birmingham team, alongside his existing responsibilities as a Desk Head in London. James started his career at RBC where he spent 10 years. He likes to spend his spare time with his family and is a keen sports fan.


Client advisors

Responsible for looking after your wealth management needs, client advisors help you with your wealth strategy, advise on investment products and assist you in pension planning. They’re also your gateway to further UBS expertise, should you need specialist advice from our mortgage solutions team or help with selling your business, for instance.

Andy Jackson - Head of the Birmingham office

Andy Jackson - Head of the Birmingham office

Andy joined UBS in 2017 having previously worked for another wealth management firm for 9 years advising high net worth entrepreneurial clients across East and West Midlands. Andy has enjoyed various roles including meteorological and oceanographic observer in the Royal Navy, gallery manager at a fine art dealer and has also run a family office for a ultra high net worth family. Andy is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (Chartered FSCI) and holds a number of professional qualifications including the Financial Planning Certificate and Private Client Investment Advice and Management Certificate. Outside of work he enjoys all sports, playing golf and travel.

Kieran Duffy

Kieran Duffy

Kieran joined UBS in 2021 having begun his career in corporate banking, before moving to Coutts in 2014, where he was part of the wealth management and financial planning teams. Kieran is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and holds the Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM), the Investment Advice Diploma and Certificate in Advanced Financial Planning. Kieran graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB Law with Business degree and is also a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) with the Irish Institute of Banking. Outside of work, Kieran enjoys playing golf and challenging himself. Most recently cycling the length of Ireland in 7 days.

Kieran Duffy

Dominic Brentnall

Dominic joined UBS in 2021 with over 17 years’ experience working in financial services including the UK and Australia. His career in Wealth Management has provided him with the opportunity to provide holistic, proactive advice and a first class service to some of the region’s successful individuals and families.
He holds a degree in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, the Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities & Investment. Dominic lives with his young family in Birmingham and enjoys cycling and running. He is a keen traveller, which he combines with a passion for scuba diving.

Financial planner

Financial planners work as specialists alongside your client advisor, providing bespoke financial planning advice. A team of planners and administrators support our financial planners by efficiently executing their advice, providing excellent client service and guiding you to other relevant UBS resources. These resources can range from investment management to estate planning and corporate finance advice, in addition to specific wealth management products and services.


Andy Carroll

Andy joined UBS in 2023 and has over 10 years of financial planning experience.  Andy is a Chartered Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, and he is experienced in providing financial planning services to High net-worth individuals and business owners.  When not at work Andy enjoys attending Sporting events and spending time with Family and Friends.

Client account managers

Client account managers are an integral part of the team. They offer most of your day-to-day administrative support, including payments, transfers and trades.

Haroon Akbar

Haroon Akbar

Haroon joined UBS in May 2017 as a Client Account Manager and has 12 years' experience in financial services working. In his spare time, Haroon enjoys partaking in various sports and spending time with his wife and three children.

Jenny O'Connor

Jenny has over 13 years' experience in the industry, 12 of which has been at UBS. Jenny worked in operations in London prior to a move to Birmingham. In her spare time Jenny enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with her family.

Executive assistant

Susan Bahia, Team Assistant, Midlands, UBS

Susan Bahia

Sue joined UBS in 2008 as Executive Assistant, supporting the Midlands team and now also supports the South West & Wales team in all areas of administration and office management. Outside of work Sue enjoys pottering around the garden, cooking, reading and keeping fit.

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