Latest media releases

This section contains media releases for all of the divisions in the Americas region, as well as selected UBS Group-wide media releases that may be of particular interest.

January 2015

  1. UBS and the World Economic Forum reach the goal to donate 2500 bikes to children in South Africa

    Zurich/Basel, 24 January 2015 – UBS and the World Economic Forum have achieved the goal they set for the Davos Meeting, to donate 2,500 specially designed bicycles to children in rural South Africa to help them get to school and improve learning outcomes. The target was reached through the program, The Davos Challenge: Walk for Education, which asked participants to walk as many steps at the Meeting, as a child may have to walk to get to school in rural South Africa. The bicycles will be provided by World Bicycle Relief, a not-for-profit organization operating throughout Africa for ten years improving access to education and increasing learning outcomes by reducing travel time for children.  

  2. UBS to issue additional tier 1 capital instrument for employee compensation

    - Deferred Contingent Capital Plan enhanced to qualify as additional tier 1 capital
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    Supplementary capital return of CHF 0.25 per share following completion of squeeze-out, fully accrued in the fourth quarter 2014

December 2014

  1. Changes to the UBS Board of Directors

    Jes Staley to be nominated for election to the UBS Board of Directors at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

November 2014

  1. Six UBS FAs named to Financial Times "Top 100 Women Financial Advisors" list

                                     

  2. Global Ultra Wealthy Population Reaches Record High of 211,275 Individuals with Combined Net Worth of Nearly US$30 Trillion

    North America and Europe remain world’s leading regions in terms of UHNW population and wealth; global UHNW population expected to surpass 250,000 in five years