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Union Bancaire Privée hires chief investment officer for long-only platform


Union Bancaire Privée has hired Jean-Baptiste Segard as chief investment officer of long-only investments.

In this role, he will oversee UBP’s existing long-only investment centres in Europe and drive the expansion of the company’s long-only investment capabilities. 

Segard will join UBP this summer from GLG Partners in London, where he was head of business development.

Prior to that he was chief executive of Société Générale Asset Management UK. He began his 24-year career in asset management as a bond analyst.

“Jean-Baptiste is a key addition to our team,” says Richard Wohanka (pictured), chief executive of asset management and alternative investments at UBP. “We are investing heavily in our long-only investment platform, both on the people side and on the IT side, and we anticipate rapid growth in the range of strategies we can offer our clients. We want to continue to attract the most talented managers worldwide to help us broaden our product offer. Jean-Baptiste’s experience across all aspects of asset management makes him the ideal person to lead this expansion.”

Among Segard’s immediate priorities will be the launch of several new funds to be managed by UBP’s multi-asset team in Geneva and the further strengthening of UBP’s emerging markets expertise. 

“I am delighted to join UBP at this exciting moment in its development plans. UBP’s commitment to bring its clients the best possible investment offer and to provide its investment teams with an entrepreneurial, professional environment mean that we are ready for substantial growth,” says Segard.

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