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July 2019

  1. Swiss investors are increasingly upbeat on the Swiss economy and markets, new UBS survey finds
  2. UBS delivered strong second quarter 2019 results.
  3. Switzerland will need up to half a million more workers in the next decade – but not every worker is equally sought after. Demand is high in the health and care sectors, whereas employment will stagnate in many other industries. Companies and politicians should not try to fill the gap in the labor market merely by means of immigration, but should also pursue other approaches, such as greater integration of the unemployed, a more flexible retirement age and a (further) increase in the participation of women in the labor market.
  4. UBS invites you to the presentation of its second-quarter results on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. They will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Martin Osinga, Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.

June 2019

  1. Pension promises from the AHV exceed its future income by about 170% of Swiss GDP. The reform projects Tax reform and AHV financing (TRAF) and AHV 21 notably improve AHV financing, but put a disproportionate burden on younger generations. Extending working careers within the context of more flexible retirement arrangements is the only measure that can stabilize AHV financing while not reducing the prosperity of any generation. Comprehensive public-sector accounting would increase transparency and improve the basis for policy decision-making.
  2. Both barometers (for large companies and for SMEs) improved slightly between January and April.
  3. • Planned joint venture will be first between a global banking group and a leading Japanese trust bank • Partnership combines UBS's wealth management expertise with SuMi Trust Holdings' comprehensive trust banking capabilities • Cross-referrals of UBS, SuMi Trust Holdings offerings set to begin by end-2019 • Co-branded entity aims to begin operations in 2021

May 2019

  1. The UBS Chief Investment Office GWM is publishing two studies: one on the luxury home market, and another on the vacation home market. The UBS Luxury Property Focus analyzes developments in the market for the most expensive homes in Switzerland. The UBS Alpine Property Focus examines the market for traditional vacation apartments in the Alps. The most expensive second home markets rank at the top of the luxury segment as well.
  2. UBS is bringing a newDigital Factory location in the up-and-coming Zurich-West district on stream,expanding the successful operating model of the Digital Factory. The newpremises will be home to up to 600 staff from more than 20 disciplines,developing new digital products on a cross-divisional basis.