Sharyn Handelsman

Sharyn Handelsman

Wealth Management Americas
Managing Director
Head, WMA Compliance and Operational Risk Control

Sharyn is head of the Wealth Management Americas Compliance and Operational Risk Control and Chief Compliance Officer for UBS Financial Services. In her role, Sharyn's responsibility is to ensure that all compliance, conduct and operational risks are understood, owned and managed to the firm's risk appetite.

She is a Managing Director, and a member of the Wealth Management Americas Executive Committee as well as the Wealth Management Americas Operational Risk Control Committee. 


Sharyn has almost 30 years of financial services and risk management experience. Prior to joining UBS, Sharyn was Director of Compliance and Brokerage Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Director for LPL Financial. Previously, Sharyn was Executive Vice President of Business Risk Management at LPL Financial. Prior to joining LPL in 2010, she worked for 17 years at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, serving most recently as Managing Director, Head of Risk Management and Compliance for the wealth management business, and Co-Chief Compliance Officer for Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith. Sharyn began her career at Ernst & Young.

Community Involvement

Sharyn is on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.Sharyn is also on the North Carolina Hillel Board of Directors.


Sharyn earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Virginia, qualified as a certified public account, and is FINRA Series 7, 14 and 24 registered through UBS.


Sharyn and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina and have two children in college.