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August 2016

  1. The UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index nudged down in 2Q 2016 to 1.32 points and thus remains in the risk zone. This second drop in a row was due to house prices falling in real terms and the declining momentum of mortgage growth. Investments in real estate remain popular due to low interest rates.

July 2016

  1. UBS invites you to the presentation of its second quarter 2016 results on Friday, 29 July 2016. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Martin Osinga, Group Head of Investor Relations, ad-interim and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head Communications & Branding.
  2. UBS Social Innovators will select high-potential social enterprises that address some of society’s most pressing challenges and, over the course of a year, support them to scale up their operations and impact

June 2016

  1. The outlook for the Swiss pension system deteriorated considerably at the end of 2015. This is demonstrated by the newly launched UBS Pension Index Switzerland. The index is an indicator of the health and stability of the Swiss pension system. Sluggish economic growth and the observed demographic turning point are pulling the index well into the red. The regional analysis shows that no Swiss canton is able to escape the impact of an aging population and the additional financial burden associated with this.
  2. Zurich, 2 June 2016 – UBS, the world's largest global wealth manager, today announced that Paul Donovan will join its Chief Investment Office as Global Chief Economist.
  3. The economic climate improved slightly for industrial companies of all sizes during the second quarter 2016. The sentiment barometer for large companies increased by 0.52 points to 0.24 points. The barometer for small and medium-sized companies rose to -0.16 points from -0.18.

May 2016

  1. UBS shareholders approved all the Board of Directors' proposals at today's Annual General Meeting in Basel. Shareholders confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and the members of the Board of Directors. They elected Robert W. Scully and Dieter Wemmer as new members of the Board. They approved the Board's proposed payout of an ordinary dividend and a special dividend. They approved the proposals relating to the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board and accepted the Compensation Report 2015. 1,476 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 2,174,538,561 votes.
  2. The UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index stood at 1.38 points after a slight decrease in the first quarter of 2016. Stagnating nominal home prices and a slowdown in household debt growth dampened the housing bubble index. Demand for buy-to-let investments declined for the fourth quarter in a row.

April 2016

  1. Companies in high-tech sectors grow the fastest, create the most jobs and are internationally competitive. Switzerland’s 20 most innovative companies have created around 91,000 jobs here and are indirectly responsible for another 270,000. Switzerland should focus on improving its economic environment for research and development to keep innovative companies in Switzerland and attract new companies from abroad.
  2. World’s largest global wealth manager concludes fundraising for innovative impact investing fund aimed at developing cancer treatments