Latest media releases

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September 2019

  1. Munich is the most overvalued housing market globally as low rates fuel Eurozone bubble risk, UBS study finds
  2. Roger von Mentlen has decided to step down as Head of Personal Banking at the end of 2019 after ten successful years. He will remain at UBS until the end of April 2020 in order to ensure a smooth transition. His successor effective 1 January 2020 will be Simone Westerfeld, who currently heads the Multinationals & Strategic Transactions sector within the business area CIC International. Additionally, Martha Böckenfeld will be joining the EC of Region Switzerland to head the newly established business area Digital Platforms & Marketplaces from 1 November 2019.
  3. Switzerland's CO₂ emissions are relatively low by international standards and are to be lowered further in line with the energy strategy of the government. The largest potential for savings can be found in the consumption of petroleum, in particular when it comes to heating buildings and transport. With modernization, research and development, Switzerland can set standards. For Swiss companies, the structural sustainability trend also provides opportunities. With government incentive taxes, a full and even rebate to the population and companies is crucial.
  4. UBS signed the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). The global framework specifies roles and responsibilities for banks to support a sustainable future.
  5. The barometer for large as well as small andmedium-sized companies declined between April and July. Political and economicrisks are putting pressure on SME and large company sentiment.
  6. The world's leading global wealth manager¹ has raised USD 225 million from private clients for an impact investing fund managed by KKR. The sum is a significant step towards UBS meeting its USD 5 billion commitment to impact investments related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

August 2019

  1. Sabine Keller-Busse's role expands to include President UBS Europe, Middle East and Africa Martin Blessing and Ulrich Koerner to step down Changes effective 1 October 2019

July 2019

  1. Swiss investors are increasingly upbeat on the Swiss economy and markets, new UBS survey finds