Trim the Fat: UBS Constraints on New Banking Hires

Posted on May 7th, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Trim the Fat: UBS Constraints on New Banking Hires

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

After one of the worst first quarters in the recent history of UBS, the wealth management group is now experiencing a significant downsize. How significant? UBS now has to cut nearly $300 million in costs for a chance at recovery.

The cuts mostly are taking place in the banking section. UBS now informally limits its executives to hiring only one back-office person for every five who are leaving the firm. The new hires for client-facing bankers are in better luck; managers have been instructed that they can hire one banker for every two bankers leaving.

The downsizing is not entirely new for UBS; the bank has been changing hiring practices over the last decade in a shift towards private banking. What is new is that hiring practices are now being primarily used to make up for large first quarter losses.

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We just wanted to say thanks for your work in helping us get back some of the money we lost. We are not by any means rich, but we have saved some money and we have done so through a tight-fisted approach to most everything we do. So losing a significant chunk of money hurt…especially at a time when everyone else was growing their accounts. We really appreciate the work you did.

Allan and Adele


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