Kathleen Lynch is Chief Operating Officer for UBS Americas and Wealth Management Americas (WMA). She serves as a member of the UBS Americas Holding LLC Board of Directors, Combined U.S. Operations Management Committee and WMA Executive Committee.
As WMA COO, Lynch is responsible for the oversight of the front to back control environment and supports the execution of the business division's strategy, while also ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness to make WMA a better place to be a client and an employee. Critical areas in her portfolio include technology and operations, risk management and UBS's regulatory framework.
In her role as Americas COO, Lynch is focused on further integrating all of the firm's businesses and support functions across the region. She also supports the President of UBS Americas in all regulatory activities and oversees the governance and control framework in the region.
Lynch joined UBS in June 2012 as an advisor to senior management on a number of key initiatives, including the strengthening of UBS's regulatory and operating framework in the Americas Region.
Most recently, Lynch was Chief Operating Officer of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, responsible for Publishing & Distribution, Supervisory Analysts, Business Management and various support functions.