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December 2019

  1. Most of the approximately 2.2 million foreign citizens in Switzerland moved to here between the age of 20 and 39, i.e. in the middle of their working lives. Those who seek their fortunes abroad when they are of working age usually forget to think of their standard of living in old age, yet its foundations should be laid early on.
  2. The barometers for both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as for large corporations witnessed further falls in the third quarter of 2019. The downward momentum for SMEs was more pronounced than for the large corporations.

November 2019

  1. UBS is taking on a pioneering role in the development of new SARON products in the Swiss financial center in response to the imminent replacement of LIBOR. UBS is providing the first SARON real estate financing totaling more than CHF 25 million. The SARON mortgage is planned to become available in the course of 2020.
  2. Findings come as billionaire wealth dips in 2018, following five years of growth
  3. Only a handful of Swiss corporations believe the Swiss National Bank’s current negative interest rate policy clearly benefits their company, according to the latest UBS company survey. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said that the cost of negative interest rates for the economy outweighed their benefits overall. Company representatives were particularly concerned about the financial situation of occupational pension schemes and the low interest rates paid on savings deposits and their liquid assets.

October 2019

  1. The path to home ownership can be an uphill climb. The sharp rise in real estate prices makes it more difficult for young people in particular to realize their dream of becoming home owners. Retirement capital can help in regard to this. To avoid unpleasant surprises and financial risks, however, retirement and purchasing a home should be planned strategically and jointly. People who systematically build up their Pillar 2 and 3 capital for these two important life events can optimize their overall wealth situation.
  2. The UBS Compensation Survey for Switzerland shows an average nominal wage increase of 0.8 percent for the coming year. At the same time, UBS is expecting a moderate annual inflation of 0.5 percent for 2020, which will have a positive effect on real wages and may see them increase by 0.3 percent.
  3. In a challenging environment, UBS delivered solid third quarter 2019 results.
  4. Thanks to the innovative solution, companies can execute, secure and finance trade transactions digitally and easily. Transactions via the platform stand out due to increased security, transparency and improved cash flow planning.
  5. UBS invites you to the presentation of its third-quarter results on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. They will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Martin Osinga, Investor Relations, and Mark Hengel, Communications & Branding.

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