UBS wealth management in the North East

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

If you have bankable assets in excess of £1m and would like to discuss your situation with one of our advisors, please get in touch.

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Together, we can help you achieve more. 


UBS Wealth Management
2 St. James's Gate
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Telephone: +44-191-211 1000
Opening hours: 9am-6pm

Our local Newcastle team is the gateway to UBS's global network and is ready to get to know your needs.

The North East team – in the heart of Newcastle

Regional head: Debjani Raffan

Debjani joined UBS in 2005 as Client Advisor. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years in advisory roles and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. She is married with 2 children and in her spare time she can be found honing her skills as a baker.

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.

Aidan Dunstan - Head of Newcastle office

Aidan joined UBS in 2004 after the acquisition of Laing & Cruickshank. He divides his time between working with private clients on both a discretionary and advisory basis covering personal portfolios, ISAs, pensions and offshore bonds whilst also managing the Newcastle office. Aidan is a Chartered Member of the CISI. Outside of the office he enjoys tennis, football and golf.

Andrew Elliot

Andrew joined the team at UBS in 2013 and has 28 years' industry experience managing the wealth and investments for private clients as well as for pension, trust and charity clients. Andrew is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI. He is married with 4 children.

Alison Lander

Alison joined UBS in 2019 with over 21 years' experience in wealth management in the North East, lending solutions and banking advice. Outside of work, Alison enjoys golf, skiing and distance walking.

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, efficiently executing this advice, providing you with excellent client service, and offering access to other 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.

Sean O'Brien

Sean is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, with 11 years' industry experience. He provides financial planning advice to high net worth individuals, trustees and business owners. Sean is married with a young daughter.

Client advisor assistants

Client advisor assistants are an integral part of the team, providing you with most of your day-to-day administrative support including payments, transfers and trades.

Stacey Kirby

Stacey joined UBS in 2003 and has been in the financial services industry for 20 years. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with her fiancé, including hiking, mountain biking and the occasional spot of fishing.

Marcus Himsworth

Marcus joined UBS in June 2020 having graduated from Newcastle University in 2019. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys playing football, golf and skiing.

Gareth Morgans

Having completed A Levels in Psychology, Philosophy and History, Gareth joined UBS in 2018 as part of our award-winning apprenticeship programme. Gareth completed the apprenticeship May 2020 and became a qualified Client Advisor Assistant.

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