Latest media releases

This site lists the latest 20 media releases. Please go to the archive for previously published media releases.

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
    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.

  2. UBS Wealth Management’s CIO Year Ahead & Asia in 2015: Prospects for a diverging world

    Investors face a diverging world in 2015, with uneven GDP growth, divided economic policies, and variable prospects for financial assets.

November 2014

  1. 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

  2. UBS participates in regulatory resolutions of industry-wide FX matter

    Foreign-exchange related investigations resolved with FINMA, CFTC, FCA
    Total charges fully provisioned in third quarter of 2014

  3. UBS launches dedicated Values-Based Investing team in Asia Pacific

    Caters to increased client interest to pursue a sustainable investment approach

    Rising global challenges such as climate change, water scarcity, the depletion of other important natural resources, and other human-induced factors are putting pressure on the world’s economy and cannot be neglected. Recent cases have shown that companies are exposed to significant risks arising from lack of governance and ethical standards, such as governance lapses, and accounting scandals. Hence, social and environmental factors are no longer just a “nice to have” moral considerations, but a vital “must have”.  As this topic is becoming increasingly important also to clients globally, UBS has launched a dedicated Values-Based Investment team in Hong Kong to cater to our clients’ needs in the region.