Latest media releases

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

March 2015

  1. UBS consumption indicator: Slight increase from a low level

    The UBS consumption indicator rose from 1.11 to 1.19 points in February, boosted by an increase in new car registrations. The pessimistic mood of retailers after the abandonment of the EURCHF minimum exchange rate has proven to be a burden.

  2. UBS Wealth Management Americas re-brands Retirement Plan Consulting business and reaffirms its commitment to help plan sponsors navigate today’s challenging environment

    New York, NY, March 17, 2015 – UBS Wealth Management Americas, a division of UBS AG, recently renamed its retirement plan consulting business, UBS Retirement Plan Consulting Services, to better reflect the company's service offering, and significant commitment to the business and its plan sponsor clients. The business had formerly been known as the DC Advisory Program.

  3. Negative interest rate environment increases pressure on Swiss pension system

    Since the Swiss National Bank (SNB) scrapped the EURCHF floor on January 15, 2015 and lowered the negative interest rate even further, the interest rate environment in Switzerland has been turned on its head. The UBS Chief Economist Switzerland and his team analyzed the possible implications under different interest rate scenarios. The results show adverse effects for the real economy, significant interest rate risks and additional consolidation pressure in the banking sector, along with serious consequences for the Swiss pension system.

  4. UBS Launches a New Philanthropy Offering for U.S. Clients

    New York, March 4, 2015 — UBS Financial Services, Inc. announced today that the firm’s wealth management clients in the U.S. are now able to make philanthropic donations to the UBS Optimus Foundation (the Foundation). The Foundation is dedicated to the health, education and protection of children around the world. Investors with an interest in improving the lives and potential of children will now have the opportunity to join UBS clients in other parts of the world in accessing the Foundation’s verified and focused network of community-based partner organizations as part of their own philanthropic giving and wealth management planning, via the recently-established Friends of UBS Optimus Foundation Fund.  

February 2015

  1. UBS consumption indicator: weaker private consumption even before the minimum exchange rate was dropped

    The UBS consumption indicator fell to 1.24 points in January from 1.42 due to a lower number of new car registrations. The improved mood of retailers and consumers prior to abandonment of the exchange rate floor prevented a sharper drop.

  2. Invest ethically with UBS Global Asset Management ETFs

    UBS Global Asset Management launches six UBS IQ Exchange Traded Funds providing investors the opportunity to easily trade ethical, index based investment solutions.

  3. UBS declares quarterly coupon payment on exchange-traded note: AMU

    UBS Investment Bank today announced a coupon payment for the ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN (NYSE Arca: “AMU”). The relevant coupon information is provided in the table below. For additional ETRACS information, go to or download the ETRACS Full ETN List.

  4. UBS Outlook Switzerland: Switzerland at parity

    UBS economists lowered their growth forecast for the Swiss economy this year from 1.8% to 0.5% after the EURCHF exchange rate floor was abandoned. UBS expects the Swiss franc to fall slightly against the euro in the next 12 months and fluctuate around the 1.05 mark. As long as the franc remains significantly overvalued, however, the Swiss National Bank will keep interest rates negative.

  5. UBS celebrates its second year as global lead partner of Art Basel with an expanded program for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong

    UBS, a partner of Art Basel since 1994 and Lead Partner of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show since 2014, extends and enriches its program for the public, its employees, community partners and clients, to include:

  6. UBS to launch Planet Art 2.0 prior to Art Basel in Hong Kong in March 2015

    Updated app delivers contemporary art news to global audiences on iPhone and iPad

  7. UBS's fourth quarter 2014 results – Tuesday, 10 February 2015

    UBS invites you to the presentation of its fourth quarter 2014 results on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. There will be two separate sessions - one for analysts and one for media (see below for details). The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Tom Naratil, Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.