UBS Wealth Insights

UBS Wealth Insights 2014

UBS Wealth Insights forums

Where in the world are we going? Embracing change and seizing opportunities.


About UBS Wealth Insights

UBS Wealth Insights forums have quickly become the flagship events in the UBS Wealth Management client engagement calendars in Hong Kong and Singapore. Inspired by UBS's desire to develop a world-class platform to bring our CIO House View alongside independent, insightful content from global experts and renowned opinion leaders to our wealth management clients.

With a promise to deliver superior advice and solutions to our clients on a daily basis, the UBS Wealth Insights aims to bring to life the UBS Investment Process and allows a myriad of investment themes, opportunities, and risks to be shared, challenged and digested.

In 2014, the UBS Wealth Insights expands to Tokyo and also welcomes former Secretary of the US Treasury, Timothy Geithner, to headline the content in each location. With continued focus on the US recovery and its impact on global markets, especially in Asia, the Secretary's insights will prove both timely and relevant.

If you have not already received your invitation from your Client Advisor, please request yours today.

Event location Date
Singapore 15 January 2014
Hong Kong 16 January 2014
Tokyo 17 January 2014

Keynote speakers

Timothy Geithner

75th United States Secretary of the Treasury

As the 75th secretary of the treasury, Timothy F. Geithner played a central role in formulating U.S. domestic and international economic policy during President Obama's first term. He was a principal architect of the president's strategy to avert economic collapse and to reform the financial system, while also tackling a broad set of international economic challenges. He served in this position from January 26, 2009 through January 25, 2013. Geithner previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, between 2003 and 2009.

He first joined the Department of Treasury in 1988 and worked in a variety of positions in three administrations. From 1999 to 2001, Geithner served as undersecretary of the treasury for international affairs, under Secretaries Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers.

He was director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 until 2003. In 2001, he was also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Previously, he worked for Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Geithner earned his undergraduate degree in government and Asian studies from Dartmouth College. He was awarded an MA in International Economics and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Alexander Friedman

Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS Wealth Management

Alexander S. Friedman is the Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS Wealth Management and UBS Wealth Management Americas and is the Chair of the UBS Global Investment Committee. In this capacity, Friedman oversees the investment policy and strategy for approximately $1.7 trillion in assets.

Friedman is the former Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a member of the foundation’s management committee. Friedman joined the foundation following Warren Buffett’s historic gift in late 2006 and served as CFO during a period when the foundation more than doubled in size.

Friedman also managed a private investment vehicle, Asymmetry, served as a senior advisor to Lazard, the international investment firm, and on the Supervisory Board of Actis, the global emerging market private equity firm. He was a White House Fellow in the Clinton Administration and an Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Friedman is a member of the board of trustees of a number of non-profit organizations and has served on the investment committees of multiple endowments. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Friedman holds a JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA from Princeton.


Kathy Shih, CEO Wealth Managment, Asia Pacific

Learn more about what UBS Wealth Management can do for you.
100 seconds with Kathryn Shih, CEO Wealth Management APAC

Watch the video