In Global Markets, we advise our clients on investment products and strategies, helping them maximize the performance of their portfolios from start to finish. Our teams help clients to buy and sell assets, raise funding and manage risk. We also facilitate corporate and investor transactions in equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and derivatives of those assets.
We give our clients access to industry-leading technology and electronic platforms, with the speed and flexibility to succeed in today’s markets.
Playing our part
What role does Global Markets play within UBS?
We work with our clients to understand their investment and trading requirements, then offer individualized services that will support their growth and ambitions. Our clients range from corporate entities and financial institutions to sponsor clients and asset managers. Every piece of advice we give our clients is tailored to their specific needs.
We focus on providing services that are simple, intuitive and flexible for our clients to use. From cash equities to credit, derivatives to emerging markets, we give our clients access to the products and liquidity they need, as well as providing them with tailored market insight, trading strategies and execution.
We have strong expertise across the following asset classes; foreign exchange, rates, equities, credit and future.
In addition to our trading and sales expertise, we also have quant and technology specialists who further build our tools and improve how we position our book on behalf of our clients. Their role is to provide trading algorithms and execution consultancy for electronic trading for all products. Our quant specialists are involved in every aspect of algo-trading, from creating strategies to writing infrastructure.
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Some commonly asked questions
What are we looking out for?
You don’t have to have a finance or business degree to apply to one of our programs. We want students who follow the news and the impact these events have on the markets with curiosity. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment but still deliver thoughtful solutions to complex problems is key. UBS is a great place to work and we want people who see challenges as opportunities and have a desire to grow and develop.
What can I do to stand out?
Being prepared for every step of the application process will really help you shine. Showing an understanding and an interest in how the different areas of a financial services firm work together is a good way to show your enthusiasm. Think outside the box when it comes to doing your research. Read up about us online, reach out to your network, and attend industry events. It will help you showcase your interest in the role and us as an organization.
Everything you need to succeed
Your development starts the moment you arrive. From Day One, you’ll benefit from a mixture of on-the-job and formal training, with a line manager who’ll take an active role in your career progression and development. And, depending on your program, we’ll also match you with a mentor or buddy to help you on your way.
A few extra things to remember
Preparation is key – candidates who stand out are always prepared. Ask questions. We love talking about our roles and why UBS is a great place to work. So, don’t be shy.
Hear from our people
Global Markets provides a fast paced, data driven environment where you can interact with the entire market and put your views to the test. Being part of Global Markets has provided me the opportunity to really add value from day one – whether it is analysing key macroeconomic events, reacting to company earnings or providing clients with market colour - your input and ideas are always valued.
Raymond, Investor Client Services GTP
Getting our facts (and figures) straight
A few awards we’re proud to have won recently:
Number One Global Equity Sectors Brokerage Firm 2019
Equity Derivatives House of the Year (Global & Americas) 2019
Risk Awards – Research House of the Year 2020
Number One Global Borrower for Equities 2019
We use the UBS Evidence Lab (our proprietary data tool) to provide our clients with differentiated insights no other financial services firm can match.
We operate a leading global markets and research platform that supports the marketing of the Investment Bank to the financial markets.
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