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Do we have a deal? A pulse check on M&A activity

September 5, 2018

After hitting a record high in 1Q 2018, merger activity across the world continues on a frenzied pace, putting 2018 in a position to be a strong year for deal making. Wide spread levels driven by market volatility often creates greater investment opportunities for active managers in this space. As a result, the merger arbitrage strategy has become a greater focus for investors today.

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Uncovering the hidden gems in non-Asia EM investing

May 15, 2018

China has dominated discussions about investing in emerging markets over the past couple of years. While important to the future of emerging market investing, China alone is not the only reason. Opportunities emanate from a broad range of countries and sectors. UBS Asset Management's Barry Gill, Head of Active Equities, and Emerging Markets Equities Portfolio Managers, Urs Antonioli and Gabriel Csendes hosted a webinar where they discussed these opportunities.

Uncovering the hidden gems in non-Asia EM investing

May 15, 2018

China has dominated discussions about investing in emerging markets over the past couple of years. While important to the future of emerging market investing, China alone is not the only reason. Opportunities emanate from a broad range of countries and sectors. UBS Asset Management's Barry Gill, Head of Active Equities, and Emerging Markets Equities Portfolio Managers, Urs Antonioli and Gabriel Csendes hosted a webinar where they discussed these opportunities.

May 2, 2018

Some of the biggest risks to market performance in 2018 are accelerating inflation and more aggressive monetary tightening, increased protectionism, and a sharp economic slowdown in China. UBS Asset Management's Erin Browne, Head of Asset Allocation Investment Solutions, and Geoffrey Wong, Head of Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific Equities, hosted a special webinar where they discussed their current outlook for markets and asset allocation in the coming months. 

March 1, 2018

As we enter 2018, continued global growth coupled with persistently low yields has many institutional investors looking for ways to diversify their portfolios with alternatives. In our latest webinar Suni Harford, Head of Investments at UBS Asset Management, and speakers Bruce Amlicke, CIO of UBS Hedge Fund Solutions and Head of Multi-Manager, and Paul Guest, Senior Real Estate Strategist, identified pockets of opportunity across the alternative spectrum. 

September 19, 2017

The transformation in China's bond market presents investors with both opportunity and challenges. In addition to providing attractive investment opportunities, we believe China's recent reforms and policy actions will have a direct impact on global growth, which has not yet been fully priced into global markets and therefore requires closer consideration. UBS has an experienced and established team of regional investment professionals who can provide you with research and in-depth insights into investment opportunities in this newly expanded market.

July 18, 2017

Institutional investors are responding to changing markets by refining passive mandates to incorporate alternative beta. UBS Asset Management is partnering with institutions to meet these needs by leveraging four distinctive keys to alternative beta indexation. Ian Ashment, Head of UBS Systematic and Index Investments at UBS Asset Management discusses the growing institutional demand toward custom, rules-based strategies in our latest webinar.

May 9, 2017

In an increasingly uncertain world, the desire to reduce portfolio volatility, manage risk more efficiently, and better prepare for tail risk events is gaining in relevance. How much longer will the current low volatility environment persist? Luke Browne of Investment Solutions at UBS Asset Management discusses how to determine the right risk solution for your specific investment needs in our latest webinar.

March 30, 2017

Emerging markets' fundamentals stabilized over the course of 2016. The UBS Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities team believes there is a strong case for investing in emerging markets given the improving economic cycle, and we continue to focus on visible, improving fundamentals.

February 28, 2017

The world is transitioning to a low-carbon economy and interest in carbon aware investment opportunities is rapidly growing. As the push for carbon reduction escalates, investors are in search for solutions to carbon risk management. The UBS Sustainable Equities team discuss opportunities and risks for institutional investors and their portfolios.

November 9, 2016

Senior investment leaders from UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc., share their viewpoints on global financial markets following the US presidential election outcome.

October 13, 2016

Members of UBS Asset Management's Global Emerging Market and Asia Pacific Equities team discuss big changes in the Chinese economy, how to gain exposure to China and other emerging markets, and long-term investment opportunities.

June 6, 2016

Current challenges in emerging markets, stabilization in Asia, and the turnaround potential outside Asia are considered by the UBS Emerging Markets Equities investment team.

March 29, 2016

The UBS Sustainable Investors team discuss what stranded assets are, impacts on oil/gas company investment performance, and fossil fuel divestment scenarios.

February 25, 2016

UBS Asset Management and Morningstar Investment Management consider today's target-date landscape, the glide path selection process, and key factors in selecting a fund line-up that is most appropriate for a plan's constituents.