Baris has over 15 years of experience in wealth management and investment banking in London, Zurich and Frankfurt. Between 2006 and 2020, he worked for UBS, where he was a Managing Director.
He served as Head of the Global Family Office, Ultra High Net Worth Emerging Markets and Financial Intermediaries units for UK and Jersey, offering wealth management, structuring, lending and investment banking solutions to the largest clients of the firm. His team was entrusted with over USD12 billion of client assets. Prior to this, he was responsible for various teams serving wealthy families in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkey, Israel, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
Before joining UBS, Baris was a research assistant to the Chair of International Banking and Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt and a visiting scholar in Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He published papers on global stock exchanges in peer-reviewed academic journals and was a regular media commentator.
Baris holds a Doctoral degree in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt and the Diplom Kaufmann degree from the University of Regensburg, as well as an MBA degree. He has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager programmes.