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.

May 2018

  1. UBS Global Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Office (CIO) uses econometric tools, usually applied to assess investment opportunities, to predict the winner of this year’s football World Cup. Simulations indicate no country has higher odds of winning the tournament than Germany, leading the table with a likelihood of 24 percent. Brazil and Spain also stand a good chance of lifting the trophy, with chances of 19.8 and 16.1 percent respectively. Host nation Russia will start in the Cup’s weakest group and is expected to progress to the round of 16, where it is likely to lose against Spain or Portugal. Economically, Russia’s estimated spending on the tournament of 0.7 percent of GDP is not expected to boost the nation’s economy in a significant way. However, it might generate greater economic benefits compared with hosts in more developed economies such as Spain, Italy or France.
  2. UBS shareholders approved all the Board of Directors’ proposals at today’s Annual General Meeting in Basel. Shareholders confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and the members of the Board of Directors. They elected Jeremy Anderson and Fred Hu as new members of the Board. They approved the payment of an ordinary dividend of CHF 0.65 per share, an increase compared with the previous year. They approved the proposals relating to the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board and accepted the Compensation Report 2017. 1,160 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 2,211,306,377 votes.

April 2018

  1. UBS invites you to the presentation of its first quarter 2018 results on Monday, 23 April 2018. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.
  2. Jeremy Anderson and Fred Hu nominated for election to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG at the Annual General Meeting. William G. Parrett to focus on his new role as Chairman of the Board of UBS Americas Holding LLC in the US; not standing for re-election to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG.

March 2018

  1. UBS’s Annual Report 2017 and Compensation Report available at www.ubs.com/annualreporting

February 2018

January 2018

  1. ETF focuses on companies that provide opportunities for U.S. Military Veterans
  2. UBS invites you to the presentation of its fourth quarter 2017 results on Monday, 22 January 2018. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.