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UBS Wealth Picks Ex-NFL Pro Bowler to Lead Athlete Segment

Adewale Ogunleye says the industry has failed to ‘speak athletes’ language,’ leaving them vulnerable to bad advice.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Adewale Ogunleye, a former Pro Bowl defensive end with the Chicago Bears, has been named to lead UBS Global Wealth Management’s new Athletes & Entertainers segment, according to an announcement from the bank.

Like many players and performers who become wealthy, Ogunleye initially had little experience with investments — and he stumbled into some common pitfalls, like bad real estate deals and startups with little financial backing. He says he moved from football to finance to help others avoid similar mistakes.