UBS Securities names new head of China advisory sales

UBS Securities on March 15 announced the appointment of Yiwei Guan as head of China advisory sales. He will be based in Shanghai and report to David Xu, head of equities at UBS Securities.

Guan will run the firm’s advisory sales team in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. He will be responsible for driving the overall China client strategy under its OneClient distribution model. He and his team will work closely with offshore teams to deliver the best China product and services to its global franchise.

Guan brings extensive experience and client relationships, both onshore and offshore. Before joining UBS Securities, he held the position of head of China domestic institutional equity sales at GaoHua Securities Company, the onshore joint venture of Goldman Sachs. Prior to that, he was based in Tokyo working in equity sales for Goldman Sachs from 2001.

Guan holds a bachelor degree in economics from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.