Head, Sustainable Investing Advisory, Asia-Pacific UBS Global Wealth Management, HK

Mario Knoepfel has been heading the Sustainable Investing Advisory for Asia-Pacific since January 2015. In his role, Mario advises clients on sustainability aspects, helping them to incorporate personal values in investment portfolios across asset classes, investing with social and environmental impact through innovative private markets solutions and driving education and awareness efforts in the region.

Working for UBS Wealth Management since 2001, Mario relocated to Hong Kong in early 2013 to establish the Hong Kong presence of the UBS Optimus Foundation, a professional grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients in funding and managing projects benefitting underprivileged children around the world.

Prior, he worked for UBS Wealth Management in different positions in Zurich and Moscow with a strong focus on advising the bank's ultra-high-net-worth clients and developing this client segment strategically.

Mario holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration with a Major in Banking and Finance from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.