Latest media releases

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

March 2015

February 2015

  1. UBS consumption indicator: weaker private consumption even before the minimum exchange rate was dropped

    The UBS consumption indicator fell to 1.24 points in January from 1.42 due to a lower number of new car registrations. The improved mood of retailers and consumers prior to abandonment of the exchange rate floor prevented a sharper drop.

  2. Invest ethically with UBS Global Asset Management ETFs

    UBS Global Asset Management launches six UBS IQ Exchange Traded Funds providing investors the opportunity to easily trade ethical, index based investment solutions.

  3. 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 or download the ETRACS Full ETN List.

  4. UBS Outlook Switzerland: Switzerland at parity

    UBS economists lowered their growth forecast for the Swiss economy this year from 1.8% to 0.5% after the EURCHF exchange rate floor was abandoned. UBS expects the Swiss franc to fall slightly against the euro in the next 12 months and fluctuate around the 1.05 mark. As long as the franc remains significantly overvalued, however, the Swiss National Bank will keep interest rates negative.

  5. UBS celebrates its second year as global lead partner of Art Basel with an expanded program for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong

    UBS, a partner of Art Basel since 1994 and Lead Partner of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show since 2014, extends and enriches its program for the public, its employees, community partners and clients, to include:

  6. UBS to launch Planet Art 2.0 prior to Art Basel in Hong Kong in March 2015

    Updated app delivers contemporary art news to global audiences on iPhone and iPad

  7. 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.

  8. Real estate bubble index stable despite high investment demand

    The UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index remained practically unchanged at 1.28 points in the fourth quarter of 2014. The growing scarcity of investment opportunities, however, led to a marked increase in demand for real estate investments. However, this upward pressure was offset by slightly stronger fundamentals and weaker mortgage growth.

January 2015

  1. UBS Real Estate GmbH verkauft für ihren Fonds UBS (D) 3 Sector Real Estate Europe eine Büroimmobilie in Chicago

    München / Frankfurt, 28. Januar 2015 – Die UBS Real Estate GmbH mit Sitz in München hat für den in Auflösung befindlichen Publikumsfonds UBS (D) 3 Sector Real Estate Europe eine Büroimmobilie in Chicago verkauft.

  2. UBS consumption indicator: solid private consumption towards end of 2014

    Thanks to numerous new car registrations, the UBS consumption indicator climbed from 1.29 to 1.42 points in December. The somber mood in the retail industry, however, is curbing expectations for major consumption growth.

  3. UBS Triton invests in student accommodation in Newcastle

    UBS Triton Property Fund has agreed to fund a new student scheme in Newcastle Upon Tyne for a maximum commitment of GBP 16 million.

  4. 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.  

  5. UBS to issue additional tier 1 capital instrument for employee compensation

    - Deferred Contingent Capital Plan enhanced to qualify as additional tier 1 capital
    Supplementary capital return of CHF 0.25 per share following completion of squeeze-out, fully accrued in the fourth quarter 2014

  6. UBS announces partnership with Saudi Art Council as new sponsor of Jeddah Arts “21,29”

    City-wide art exhibition gets underway tomorrow