Swiss wealth manager signs 10-year lease at One St Andrew Square

Published: 30 April 2018

Swiss wealth manager UBS has signed a 10-year lease on the third floor of the refurbished One St Andrew Square in Edinburgh. We spoke to Debjani Raffan, Regional Head Scotland at UBS Wealth Management…

Your business in brief?

UBS is the world’s largest wealth manager, offering wealth management services to individuals, families and entrepreneurs. We know all of our clients face different challenges and have different passions, so we work closely with each one to help them achieve their life goals. This can be everything from advice on growing their business, to helping them look to a life beyond work in retirement, to equipping their children for the future. 

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship in Scotland is booming right now. Across a wide range of sectors, the future of Scottish business looks bright...The new Edinburgh headquarters will become our flagship office for our business outside of London.

Debjani Raffan, Regional Head Scotland, UBS Wealth Management

 

UBS has been around for more than 150 years and we now have offices in 45 countries across the world. Here in the UK, we have the strongest presence of any global wealth manager, offering services in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, London and the South West. 

What makes Edinburgh an attractive market for you?

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship in Scotland is booming right now. Across a wide range of sectors, the future of Scottish business looks bright. Life sciences and technology are particularly buoyant, though there’s also much promise in the more traditional oil and gas industries.  

Against this exciting backdrop, we’re looking to double the size of the UBS Wealth Management team in Scotland over the next two years so we can support even more clients. 

What presence will you have here? 

We’ve just signed a 10-year lease on new premises at St Andrew Square, alongside Standard Life Aberdeen and Rathbones. The new Edinburgh headquarters will become our flagship office for our business outside of London, and we’re eagerly awaiting our move in the next few months.  

The new office will be home to our rapidly expanding team in the city – our current premises at Wemyss Place is bursting at the seams with our ever-growing team. Driven by exceptional growth across the whole region, our team in Scotland has grown from five employees to 16 in recent years. 

UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, has been around for more than 150 years with offices in 45 countries across the world.

What's the vision for your business?

We’re always on the lookout for client advisers to bolster our ability to help clients in the region meet their financial goals.

As well as the central belt, we’re aiming to expand our geographic reach by targeting the area between Perthshire and Inverness.

Our priority is to guide clients through the opportunities and challenges they face, wherever they are and whatever their life goals.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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