Latest media releases

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October 2019

  1. In a challenging environment, UBS delivered solid third quarter 2019 results.
  2. Thanks to the innovative solution, companies can execute, secure and finance trade transactions digitally and easily. Transactions via the we.trade platform stand out due to increased security, transparency and improved cash flow planning.
  3. 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
  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