Derek Capanna joined UBS in October 2015 as the Global Head of Equities Distribution and is a member of the firm's Global Equities Management Committee. Before joining UBS, Derek was with Deutsche Bank and a predecessor firm, Alex Brown, for 21 years. Most recently, he was Global Co-Head of Equity Sales and Head of Americas Equity Sales where he was responsible for overseeing Cash Equity Sales, Equity Derivative sales, and Global Prime Finance Sales. Prior to that Derek was Co-Head of ICG Americas and Head of ICG Americas Equities managing the institutional equity sales platform in the region. Derek began his banking career 1994 at Alex Brown in Equity Sales. In 2000, he was named Regional Head of Institutional Equity Sales for the US Central and West Coast Regions at Deutsche Bank based in Denver, CO. Following a move to New York in September 2005, Derek assumed the Head of Americas Cash Equity Sales role and oversaw all generalist equity sales in the US, Latin America and Canada.
Derek is passionate about education. He is an active alumnus of the University of Virginia, where he earned a BA in Economics, and is a former Managing Director of KIPP NJ, a charter school in Newark, NJ that he and his wife continue to support. Derek, a father of three, enjoys skiing, extreme running and cross-fit in his free time.