UBS: special focus


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Euromoney's recent coverage of the Swiss bank.

Foreign partners consider next steps for Chinese securities JVs
November 2017

When it finally came, it took the market – and bankers who had been hoping for the news for many years – by surprise, but China’s decision to allow foreign partners in domestic securities joint ventures to take majority stakes raises as many questions as answers.

UBS and ECM: A public-private partnership

November 2017
Banks’ third-quarter results show fixed income trading still depressed and CIB revenues mostly down, but UBS is looking remarkably perky, especially in equity capital markets. What’s up?

Cash management: UBS’s Swiss bliss

October 2017
A focus on clients with a strong connection to Switzerland allows the bank to forge particularly close relationships and deliver a quality service.

Wealth management industry reviews compensation (again)
August 2017
UBS Americas head says cost of hiring too expensive; fees and salaries based around AuM rather than product.

Awards for Excellence 2017


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UBS rebuilds in Brazil with acquisition of Consenso
June 2017
Swiss bank buys Brazil’s biggest multi-family office; wealth management industry continues to grow fast despite economic turbulence.

Latin America: UBS spies inflection point for EM banks’ valuations
March 2017
Cost of equity (COE) dips under return on equity (ROE) as outperformance forecast; long decline in ROE since 2007 seen to have ‘bottomed-out’.

UBS rethinks gender-lens investing
March 2017
Americas wealth management division partners with specialist investment fund to back tech companies with women at the helm.

Asia: 1MDB puts Singapore private banking on notice
November 2016
On October 11, the Monetary Authority of Singapore threw Falcon Bank out of the country – the second bank to be closed down over 1MDB connections, after BSI in May. It fined DBS S$1 million ($720,000) and UBS S$1.3 million for breaches of anti-money laundering requirements and control lapses.

UBS under Hong Kong IPO investigation
October 2016
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission is investigating UBS for its handling of IPOs. Its licence could be at stake.

UBS: Steely on the outside, cashless on the inside
October 2016

UBS moved into its new home at 5 Broadgate last month, the biggest building ever let in central London.

Awards for Excellence 2016

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World's best bank for markets

World's best bank for wealth management

Western Europe's best bank for markets

Asia's best bank for wealth management

Social impact investing finds its feet
June 2016
UBS oncology fund raises $471 million; banks turn to foundations to collaborate.

Even Leibovitz can’t make banks look good
June 2016
Star photographer Annie Leibovitz was in Singapore recently, promoting a new exhibition commissioned by UBS.

Blessing lands at UBS
May 2016
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The former chief executive of Commerzbank surprised the markets by agreeing a new job at UBS just two weeks after completing his contract – but what looks like a snap decision was two years in the making.

UBS: Zeltner's zeal for private banking

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February 2016
UBS’s wealth management chief used a crisis to reinvent the bank’s core business. Even competitors admit that he also took the whole industry in a better direction.

Sideways: Ermotti does a Diamond-lite
October 2015
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti may just have ‘Done a Diamond’ with his widely reported message to bankers at the firm that they should take more risk and not be afraid to make mistakes.

Achievement in CSR Award: UBS
September 2015
Print Order Back to winners table UBS has made important contributions to the development of impact investing over the last 12 months – one of the reasons for the bank’s Achievement in CSR award.

UBS WM chief says tougher times for advisory model
January 2015
Jürg Zeltner, chief executive at UBS Wealth Management, talks to Euromoney about the new challenges in investment management and asset allocation facing the private-banking industry.

Private banking CIO outlook 2015: UBS Wealth Management
January 2015
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, says his firm is looking to the US for this year's returns.

Best global bank 2014: UBS – Model of a modern bank
July 2014
Less than three years ago UBS was written off as one of the ultimate victims of the financial crisis. The bold decisions taken then by a new chief executive and his management team make it today a bank that others seek to emulate. Sergio Ermotti pinned UBS’s future to the core of its leading global wealth management business. Now the business is starting to look more than the sum of its parts.

Awards for Excellence 2014: Best global bank
July 2014
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The clear definition of a radical strategy distinguishes the Swiss bank from most of its peers. The successful execution of that strategy makes it Euromoney’s Bank of the Year.

New CIO for UBS Wealth Management
June 2014
UBS announces that Alex Friedman, global chief investment officer, will be leaving the firm.

Key takeaways from UBS's results
May 2014
Asia and emerging markets provide the bulk of net new assets for UBS in the first quarter.

UBS rewrites rules on how to charge private-banking clients fees
February 2014
Change is afoot in the private-banking industry as UBS launches a ‘middle-way’ approach to charging clients fees for advice, Euromoney can reveal.

Reshaping UBS
February 2013
By cutting back its investment bank sharply, UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti has laid down a challenge to competitors. It now seems that the private bankers wielding power at the top of UBS want to keep fair chunks of the investment bank. Has Ermotti found the keys to a resurgent UBS?

Does UBS need a second home market?
February 2013
In its home market, UBS has aroused plenty of popular antipathy as an embarrassment to the country for its frequent stumbles in the past five years. But as a business, it is doing reasonably well.

UBS reports fourth-quarter loss but boosts capital and dividend
February 5, 2013
Investors and regulators will like its latest plan to pay part of bankers’ compensation in a new form of contingent convertible.

Investment banking: Shareholders welcome new UBS
December 2012
Creates challenge to other banks; Capital-lite bank suited to low growth.

UBS’s axe wielding could prove game changer
December 2012
For some reason, the phrase “Denial is not a river in Egypt” resounds in my mind.

Why should UBS stick with investment banking?
October 2011
The trading scandal raises further questions about the validity of UBS’s investment bank and whether an integrated model works for the Swiss group. Experts say they should concentrate on wealth management.