Managing Director, Head of Public Finance
UBS Wealth Management Americas
Peter J. Hill is Managing Director and head of Public Finance for UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA). Peter sits on the WMA Executive Committee and is leading the firm's efforts to enhance a U.S. Public Finance business that will provide best-in-class financial solutions and execution services for public sector clients while also strengthening UBS's wealth management and institutional client franchise. Based in New York and Weehawken, New Jersey, he is responsible for establishing and overseeing a team of professionals located across the United States that serves issuer and investor clients in governmental, nonprofit and specialty industries.
UBS employs more than 20,000 people across 49 states in the U.S., including roughly 7,000 Financial Advisors, and oversees nearly $90 bn of municipal bond CUSIPs within its network. Over the past five years, UBS has been active as a distribution agent on nearly $50 bn of municipal bond issuance nationally.
Peter joined UBS in 2017 with more than three decades of experience in public finance. Prior to joining UBS, he served for eight years as Managing Director and head of the Public Finance Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo Securities. Previously, he was head of public finance at Banc of America Securities, and executive vice president of ACA Capital, where he ran one of the company's three primary businesses. He also spent nearly 15 years as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where he was head of the U.S. Public Finance department. Peter also worked as an investment banker for Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. (now Citi). He began his career in 1982 as an analyst in the Debt Rating Division of Standard & Poor’s Corp., specializing in education, transportation and special tax-backed credits.
Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and attended the Stern School of Business at New York University. He maintains his FINRA Series 7,24,53,63 and 79 securities licenses.
Peter is a former vice chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and a current member of the Municipal Executive Committee of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Peter is a board member of CaringKind for Alzheimer’s Caregiving and is a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – New York Chapter. He has helped create and endow scholarships at Holy Cross, Georgetown University and the University of Texas.