Reading Time: 3 minutes

Recognition of an exceptional career in Financial Services

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UBS Financial Services Inc. announced on October 3rd that Kirsten Ismail, Vice President – Wealth Management for The Taylor Group in the Firm’s Boston office, has been named to Working Mothers and SHOOK Research list of Top Wealth Advisor Moms, listed on

Working Mother and Shook Research rank these advisors based on the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their team, revenues generated for the firm, and the quality of the advisors’ practices.

“We are extremely proud of Kirsten for representing UBS and our working mothers on this prestigious list,” commented Ian MacNeill, Executive Director and Branch Manager of the Downtown Boston UBS Financial Services Inc. “Kirsten has worked to build a successful career as a Financial Advisor, and has demonstrated her dedication to family and ambition as a working mother.”

Working Mother is an editorial publication in both print and digital format that provides guidance and highlights the successes of working mothers who are dedicated to building their careers and supporting their families at the same time. SHOOK Research is an organization that seeks to recognize outstanding leaders in the financial industry through a series of specially devised criteria meant to find those in our field who are going above and beyond.

50 UBS Financial Advisors have been recognized on this year’s list. In just two years, UBS has more than doubled its presence on this list. Additionally, UBS has been named for the 11th time to Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list. UBS has been recognized for their ongoing commitment to forward-thinking workplace programs in the areas of women’s advancement, parental leave, family support, flexibility and career development. This year, UBS has been ranked first for their gender-neutral parental leave policies.


SHOOK Research considered wealth advisors who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 21. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking.

Source: For the full list and more visit:

Notes to Editors

About UBS Global Wealth Management

As the world’s largest wealth manager, UBS Global Wealth Management provides comprehensive advice, solutions and services to wealthy families and individuals around the world. Clients who work with UBS benefit from a fully integrated set of wealth management capabilities and expertise, including wealth planning, investment management, capital markets, banking, lending and institutional and corporate financial advice.

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS’ strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 52 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 14% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 61,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

© UBS 2019. All rights reserved. The key symbol and UBS are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of UBS.


Kearney Dewing

Prosek Partners