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November 2018

  1. The financial situation in retirement age is more uncertain than ever, especially for women and younger generations.
  2. UBS, Global Lead Partner of Art Basel for over 25 years, will kick off the openingof Art Basel Miami Beach (December 6-9, 2018) with the release of new study on the attitudes and behaviors of US-based wealthy fine art collectors.
  3. UBS is confident in its legal position, based on the facts and the law
  4. UBS will contest the matter and is confident in its legal position, based on the facts and the law
  5. According to a recentUBS survey, Swiss companies are optimistic about their business in the comingyear. They plan to step up investments and expand their workforce. Very few expect specific risks to materialize. They see the biggest danger in a general economic slowdown.
  6. The UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index has fallen to a value of 0.87 index points and thus slips out of the risk zone. Both owner-occupied housing prices and mortgage volumes increased only moderately in the third quarter of 2018, and the signs of a real estate bubble in the Swiss market for owner-occupied homes have declined significantly since 2015.

October 2018

  1. On the basis of its compensation survey, UBS expects an average nominal wage increase of 1.0 percent in Switzerland for 2019. The forecast increase is thus higher than in preceding years. This is due, among other factors, to the continuing strong economic growth in recent years. At the same time, annual inflation of 1.0 percent is expected for 2019 and as a result a stagnation of real wages.
  2. Chinese entrepreneurs lead the way as billionaires add USD 1.4 trillion to their wealth in 2017, the greatest annual increase ever
  3. Following the decision of Kathy Shih to retire after 32 years at UBS, Edmund Koh will take over as President UBS Asia Pacific and join the Group Executive Board (GEB) of UBS Group AG effective 1 January 2019.
  4. UBS delivered strong third-quarter results with reported profit before tax (PBT) up 37% year over year (YoY) to CHF 1,668m and adjusted PBT up 15% to CHF 1,733m.