Its high industry rankings suggest that UBS's bold drive to build a private banking business onshore across Europe is paying off.
Burnt in recent equity market sell-offs, high-net-worth investors are clamouring for investment products that will preserve their capital.
Strong demand kept US high-yield new issues flowing fast through the usually quiet end-of-year period.
Recent IPOs show that that property investment vehicles known as REITs, popular in western markets, might be gaining a foothold in Asia.
Credit Suisse Group is to restructure again.
Halfway through the first decade of the new millennium, the five-year track records of world stock markets show the leading indices in Europe and America still way down on their highs before the tech bubble burst.
Poland's once-beleaguered banks are posting profit growth for 2004 as high as 400% in some cases.