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Dear Valued Client,
Our strong first quarter results demonstrate our success in focusing on our clients’ needs, a restored confidence in UBS and our ability to deliver on the implementation of our strategy. Over the past 18 months, we have successfully established a robust investment process in the form of our Chief Investment Office (CIO) House View, formulated by a global network of over 900 economists, r esearch analysts and strategists, with outside perspectives provided by experienced industry experts.
Last quarter we were particularly pleased with our successful call on US equities, specifically mid-caps and the high-yield corporate bonds, which I hope benefited your investment portfolio. On the product side, nearly all of our investment mandates within our delegation offering achieved positive performance on an absolute basis in the first quarter of 2013. The CIO’s tactical asset allocation decisions supported this performance.
Whether it is through our CIO House View, our product platform or organizing an investment forum such as ‘UBS Wealth Insights’ to provide you with access to leading global experts, our goal is to further assist you to grow and protect your wealth by enabling you to make better informed decisions in this fast-changing world.
This issue of UBS Perspectives is our biggest edition to date with 24-pages of thought provoking articles that provide a fresh perspective on the world of business and finance. Our in-house experts from both our Wealth Management business and our Investment Bank share their views on where investors may find the most attractive opportunities across emerging regions, including a focus on China’s economic outlook and look at the Japanese equity market. Continuing on the theme of equities, read about some of the best ways to position stock investments in global equity markets. Alternatively, if funds are your preferred investment vehicle, hear from our specialist team on where they see opportunities for Asian investors to better manage their funds using a core-satellite approach.
Finally, I am proud to share that UBS was recently named the ‘Best Private Bank of the Year’ by both Asian Private Banker and Asian Investor, and recognized in the Hubbis Asia IAM / Family Office Poll 2013 as one of the leading practitioners who stand out for the quality of advice and service. These awards are testament to the quality of our offering and the first-class in vestment advice and expertise we strive to provide to you, our clients, every day.
We hope that you find UBS Perspectives useful reading. If you have feedback on any of the articles printed in this edition, or suggestions for future issues, please contact the Editor at Perspectives@ubs.com.
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