UBS Wealth Management Americas has boosted its home office due diligence team with the hire of Greg Moore, previously head of traditional research at institutional consultants Segal Marco Advisors.
Moore has joined the wirehouse as a director of manager research and will focus on international and global portfolio managers.
He will assess third-party mutual funds and separate accounts for use on the firm’s advisory, brokerage and institutional consulting platforms.
He reports to Joseph Aniano, head of investment manager research.
At Segal Marco Advisors, previously called Segal Rogerscasey, Moore was head of traditional research and portfolio manager of investment solutions, a position he had held for five years.
Prior to this position he was chief investment officer for multi-manager programs at the firm, then called Rogerscasey.
He is a manager research veteran having joined Towers Perrin in 1998 and going on to be director of research at Segal Advisors.
Moore's area of focus was previously covered by Alfred Kleindienst, who retired in July, as Citywire first reported.
Kleindienst who had a 15-year career at UBS was a senior due diligence analyst, specializing in international and global equity funds.
He now spends his time as an analyst and international political economist, according to his LinkedIn.
Moore is part of a wider group at UBS called managed solutions and portfolio guidance, which is the result of last year’s merger of the manager research, model portfolio and investment teams at the wirehouse.
The overarching team, led by Glenn Regan, constructs model portfolios and provides investment oversight for the advice and solutions group.
Justin, just out
Separately, Justin Labier who was most recently a senior portfolio manager within this team, has moved to UBS Private Bank where he is now executive director and head of multi-asset investments.
While on the wealth side, he worked on discretionary multi-manager solutions and exchange-traded fund asset allocation.
He began at UBS in 1999 as a divisional assistant vice president and associate manager of investment solutions at the wirehouse.
Labier fills a similar role to the one left open by Brian McGann, who exited UBS Private Bank in September to be head of investment strategy at Beacon Trust.
At UBS, McGann was director of portfolio solutions in the multi-asset discretionary portfolio management team, where he worked on third-party manager models and strategies used in unified managed accounts.
A UBS spokesman confirmed the moves but declined to comment further.