Robert J. Callanan, Jr. to Lead UBS Equity Compensation Group

February 25, 2009 ( - Robert J. Callanan, Jr. has been named a Managing Director at UBS.

Callanan’s new role focuses on supporting corporate plan sponsors and providing wealth management and education services to their stock plan employees in coordination with the Corporate Employee Financial Services (CEFS) business, according to a press release. The appointment marks the continued expansion of UBS’s network of CEFS Financial Advisors.

Joining the firm with Callanan is a team of six licensed professionals who specialize in executive and management equity compensation plans that provide awards to senior corporate managers. They form The Callanan Group, the announcement said.

For corporate executives, staff in The Callanan Group assist with regulatory filings and SEC Rule 144, founder’s stock, and 10b5-1 corporate insider plans and trading. They offer access to a broader suite of financial and retirement planning and related wealth management services for corporate employees at companies that The Callanan Group services.

The Callanan Group also provides participant education to help people understand their equity compensation.

According to the announcement, Callanan is a 30-year financial industry veteran. Prior to joining UBS he spent 19 years with Smith Barney as Corporate Client Group Director. Previously, he was a Senior Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch.

To contact UBS’ Corporate Employee Financial Services (CEFS) department, call 866-706-2727, toll-free, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET, or e-mail .