Latest media releases

This site lists the latest 20 media releases. Please go to the archive for previously published media releases.

July 2018

  1. UBS delivered strong second-quarter results with reported profit before tax (PBT) up12% year over year.
  2. UBS invites you to the presentation of its second quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, 24 July 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.

June 2018

  1. The Optimus Study Switzerland published today, shows that every year, Swiss child protection agencies register between 30,000 and 50,000 cases of child endangerment. These children need help and support because they are subject to physical or psychological violence, are neglected, witness forms of violence, or are sexually abused.

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. The Global Philanthropy Report, conducted by researchers at Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society with funding from UBS, is the most comprehensive analysis to date of global philanthropic practices and trends.
  2. UBS delivered strong first-quarter 2018 results with reported PBT up 17% year over year to CHF 1,973m.