UBS Wealth Management in Yorkshire

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UBS Wealth Management
8th Floor
29 East Parade

Telephone: +44-113-301 8000
Opening hours: 9am-6pm

The Yorkshire team – in the heart of Leeds


Regional head: Aidan Dunstan

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 Leeds office. Aidan is a Chartered Member of the CISI. Outside of the office he enjoys tennis, football and golf.

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.

Karen King

Karen joined UBS in 2008 and has 30 years' experience in Banking and Finance. Karen is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and has a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services and holds the CISI Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Neil King

Neil has a banking and finance career spanning over 30 years, joining UBS in 2006. Neil is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a CISI Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Richard Wood

Richard joined UBS in 2018 with experience advising high net worth individuals and in managing investment portfolios for charities and trusts. Richard read Chemistry & Mathematics at Durham University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Claire Kerr

Claire joined UBS in 2006 as a Client Advisor advising private clients. In addition to working with clients resident and domiciled in the UK, Claire is accredited to advise resident non domiciled (RND) clients. Claire holds the CISI Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Lisa Helliwell

Lisa joined UBS in 2011 originally as a Client Advisor Assistant and is now a Client Advisor. She has over 14 years' experience in the industry. Lisa is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the CISI Investment Advice Diploma.

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.

Mike Stirrup

Mike joined UBS in 2018 with 10 years' experience advising private clients on investment, estate and retirement planning. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and also holds the Society of Trust and Estate Planners Certificate for financial services.

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.

Sophie Bennett

Sophie joined UBS in 2014 as a Client Advisor Assistant supporting the Leeds office. Sophie holds a BA Hons in Business Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Ellice Parry

Ellice joined UBS in 2019 with 7 years' industry experience. She is a Client Advisor Assistant, supporting the advisors in all areas of client administration.

James Bradshaw

James joined UBS as part of our apprentice programme in 2018 and graduated as a qualified CAA in 2020. Prior to joining, James completed A-Levels in Maths, Business Studies and Economics whilst completing a year of work experience at an IFA.

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