Latest media releases

This section contains media releases for all of the divisions in the Americas region, as well as selected UBS Group-wide media releases that may be of particular interest.

March 2015

  1. 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.

  2. 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 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 www.etracs.com or download the ETRACS Full ETN List.

  2. 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.

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
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    Supplementary capital return of CHF 0.25 per share following completion of squeeze-out, fully accrued in the fourth quarter 2014

  3. UBS Pension Fund Fitness Tracker: No reversal in Q4, Funding Ratios decline for Fourth consecutive Quarter

    Chicago – The UBS Global Asset Management US Pension Fund Fitness Tracker saw the funding ratio of the typical corporate US pension plan drop by approximately two percentage points to 87% in the fourth quarter of 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.