Kate Newcomb

Kate Newcomb

Kate Newcomb is a Managing Director and Operating Head, WM Americas. She serves as a member of the Combined US Operations Management Committee and the Wealth Management USA Management Committee.
 
As Operating Head, WM Americas, Kate is responsible for the oversight of the front-to-back control environment in WM USA, which includes Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as WM LatAm. Kate also supports the execution of wealth management’s strategy. In addition, she ensures the operational efficiency and effectiveness to make the business a better place to be a client and an employee. Critical areas in Kate's portfolio include technology and operations, risk management and UBS's regulatory framework.
 
Kate has more than 30 years of wealth management experience, including in product management as well as leading major change initiatives and managing large operational areas. Kate began her career in finance at PaineWebber, a predecessor firm to UBS, and has held several roles including:  President of the UBS Trust Company; Head of Retirement Products and Mutual Funds; and in Operations supporting Banking Products, Client on-boarding, Advisory platforms and the Service Group. Prior to assuming her current responsibilities in 2018, Kate served as Chief of Staff for UBS's President Americas and President WMA.
 
Kate has a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Fordham University. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Covenant House NY.