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UBS named Firm of the Year for Global Equity Research

Institutional Investor's Top Global Research Firms, 2018

For the second year in a row, UBS has been named Institutional Investor's Top Global Equity Research Firm of the Year, retaining the top spot in the annual ranking. The ranking, based on votes by buy-side analysts and portfolio managers, is an important distinction for sell-side analysts and research teams. Clients voted for their preferred research analysts and teams in each region. Collectively, this resulted in UBS holding 157 leading positions across the world, ranking well ahead of peers.

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Most Innovative Bank for Equity-linked Products and Most Innovative Bank for IPO and Equity Raising

The Banker, Investment Banking Awards, 2018

#1 in GEM Economics & Macros, and GEM Strategy

Extel Survey, Europe Awards, 2018

  • #1 GEM Economics & Macro: Top Three Brokerage Firms - Economics & Strategy Research (Based on EMEA Commissions Paid)
  • #1 GEM Strategy: Top Three Brokerage Firms - Economics & Strategy Research (Based on EMEA Commissions Paid)

Best Spot House in Asia, Best e-FX Trading House in Asia, and Best FX Post Trade Provider in Asia

Asia FX Awards, FX Week, 2018

Best Investment Bank in Western Europe, and Australia

Euromoney's Award for Excellence, 2018

No 1. Europe Access Provider

Institutional Investor's All-Europe Corporate Access Ranking, 2018


Pan-European High Touch Trading, European Portfolio Trading

Institutional Investor's All-Europe Equity Trading Team, 2018

#1 in America, Flow insight, trends and market structure

Institutional Investor's All-America Trading Team, 2018

#1 Equity Trading & Execution Service, Derivatives Sales, Small & Mid Cap Trading & Execution, and Equity Sales

ExtelSurvey, Europe Awards, 2018

  • #1 Derivatives: Sales: Top Three Brokerage Firms - Derivatives & Convertibles (Based on Commissions Paid) by Key FMs
  • #1 Global Equity Sales: Top Three Brokerage Firms - Sales (Based on Commissions Paid) by Key FMs
  • #1 Pan-European: Small & Mid Caps Trading & Execution: Top Three Brokerage Firms Countries (Inc. Small & Mid Caps) (Based on Commissions Paid)
  • #1 Program/Portfolio Trading: Top Three Brokerage Firms - Equity Trading & Execution Service (Based on Commissions Paid) by Key FMs

Neo named Most Innovative Bank e-FX Platform of the Year

eFX Awards, FX Week, 2018

  • Bank e-FX initiative of the year
  • Best bank algorithmic trading technology provider of the year
  • Most innovative bank e-FX platform of the year

Ranked #2 for Overall Market Share, #1 in Swaps Market Share and a Top 5 ranking in 15 other categories

FX Survey, Euromoney, 2018

  • #2 in Overall Market Share
  • #3 in Spot/Forwards Market Share
  • #1 in Swaps Market Share
  • #5 in Options Market Share
  • #7 in Emerging Markets Currencies
  • #2 in Real Money
  • #2 in Banks
  • #4 in Leveraged Funds
  • #5 in FX Trading Platforms
  • #3 in Western Europe Market Share
  • #3 in APAC Market Share
  • #3 in Central/Eastern Europe Market Share
  • #5 in Americas Market Share
  • #3 in Overall Electronic Market Share
  • #4 in Spot E-trading Market Share
  • #1 in Swap E-trading Market Share
  • #3 in Options E-Trading Market Share

Sellside Electronic Execution Department of the Year

Trading & Technology Awards, Financial News, 2018

Most Impressive Debt Advisory House for Financial Institutions and five other categories

Bond Awards, Global Capital, 2018

  • Most Impressive Bank for FIG AT1 Capital
  • Most Impressive Debt Advisory House for Financial Institutions
  • Most Impressive FIG House in Niche Currencies
  • Most Impressive FIG Syndicate Banker - Armin Peter
  • Best FIG Sales Expertise
  • Bank Most Likley to Win Repeat FIG Bond Mandates

Best Platform, Best Rates Platform, Best Post-trade, and Best Structured Products Platform

Profit and Loss Digital FX Awards, 2018

IPO Bank of the Year, and ECM Bank of the Year for Financial Institutions

ECM Awards, Global Capital, 2018

Top Service Award

Swiss Derivatives Awards, Derivative Partners, 2018

Best M&A Bank

World's Best Investment Banks, Global Finance, 2018

Top Shangai and Top Shenzhen Connect Trading by an International Broker

Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing (HKEX), 2018

Equity Derivatives, FX Derivatives, and Research and Strategy House of the Year

Americas Derivatives Awards, Global Capital, 2018

APAC Corporate Bond and Green Finance Deal of the Year, and Europe M&A Deal of the Year

The Banker, Deal of the Year, 2018

Best Global FX Provider 2018

World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers, Global Finance, 2018

Structured Products House of the Year

Global Derivatives Awards, Global Capital, 2018


Best Equity Issue and three other categories

IFR Asia, 2017

  • SRI Bond of the Year: ICBC's US$2.15bn dual-currency Green bonds
  • Best Equity Issue: ZhongAn Online P&A Insurance US$1.76bn IPO
  • Australia/NZ Equity Issue: Royal Dutch Shell's sale of its stake in Woodside Petroleum
  • Thailand Capital Markets Deal: TOA Paint's US$372m IPO

Winner of six categories in FinanceAsia's Achievements Awards

FinanceAsia, 2017

  • Best IPO Australia: Netwealth A$264m IPO
  • Best Secondary Offering Australia: Nufarm entitlement offer A$446m
  • Best International Bond Australia (Joint Winner): Bank of Queensland conditional        pass-through covered bond Euro500m
  • Best Hybrid Australia: Westpac perpetual NC10 AT1, US$1.25bn
  • Best Investment Bank, Australia
  • Best Equity House, Australia

Awarded 21 category wins by The Asset

The Asset, 2017

  • Best Corporate Bond, India: Marble II (Mphasis) US$500m senior notes
  • Best Green Bond: India Neerg Energy's US$475m green bond
  • Best Equity, Indonesia: Sarana Menara Nusantara US$405m secondary placement
  • Best New Bond, Indonesia: Ska Energi Indonesia US$625m debut bond
  • Best Secondary Offering, Philippines: Metro Pacific Corporation US$256m accelerated sell-down of shares in Meralco
  • Best Rights Isssue, Philippines: BDO Unibank US$1.2bn rights offering
  • Best Bond, Philippines : Republic of the Philippines US$2bn global bonds and switch tender
  • Best IPO, Singapore: Netlink NBN Trust S$2.35bn IPO
  • Best Covered Bond, Singapore: United Overseas Bank dual currency US$500m and Euro500m covered bonds
  • Best M&A Adviser, Hong Kong
  • Best IPO, China: ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Company US$1.75bn IPO
  • Best New Bond, China: China Chentong Holdings US$500m senior bond
  • Best Corporate Bond, China: State Grid Corporation of China US$5bn multi-tranche bond
  • Best Bank Capital, China: Postal Savings Bank of China US$7.25bn additional tier-1 capital securities
  • Best FIG Bond, China: China Development Bank US$4bn multi-tranche dual currency bond
  • Best Green Bond, China: China Three Gorges Corporation Euro650m green bond
  • Best Cross-border, China: China National Chemical Corporation's US$4.3bn acquisition of Syngenta
  • Best Corporate Bond, Hong Kong: Cheung Kong Property US$1.5bn fixed-for-life perpetual securities
  • Best IPO, Korea: Celltrion Healthcare US$887m IPO
  • Best Bond, Korea: Kyobo Life Insurance Company US$500m subordinated capital securities
  • Best IPO, Taiwan: FIT Hon Teng US$394m IPO

Best for Overall Client Service Coverage, and 22 other categories

AsiaMoney Bankers Poll, 2017

  • Best for overall services for hedge funds
  • Best for client service coverage
  • Best trading execution - Cash (Australia)
  • Best for overall services in prime broking
  • Best for innovation in prime broking
  • Best for client service for prime broking
  • Best execution - Australia
  • Best economist - Scott Haslem
  • Best team economic for research
  • Best team for automobiles and components
  • Best team for industrials (Australia)
  • Best small cap analyst: Gautam Chhaochharia (Australia)
  • Best anlayst for insurance: Mairko Watanabe (Australia)
  • Best team for diversified financials (Australia)
  • Best team for insurance (Australia)
  • Best team for utilities (India)
  • Best analyst for casinos and gaming - Ramon (Rj) Aguirre (Japan)
  • Best analyst for utilities: Karen Hizon (Japan)
  • Best team for casinos and gaming (Japan)
  • Best team for telecommunications services (Philippines)
  • Best analyst for transportation: Cheryl Lee (Philippines)
  • Best team for materials (Philippines)
  • Best team for transportation (Philippines)

Best International Bank

AsiaMoney, 2017

North America Leverage Loan, Mid-Market Loan and Financial Bond of the Year

IFR Awards, 2017

  • North America Leveraged Loan (DigiCert)
  • North America Mid-Market Loan (SnapAV)
  • North America Financial Bond of the Year (Bank of Nova Scotia)

Media Deal of the Year - TMT IPO of the Year

TMT Finance , World Awards 2017

House of the Year Switzerland, and Italy, and Deal of the Year

Structured Products, Europe Awards 2017

Five deals win at Finance Asia's awards

Finance Asia, 2017

  • Best China Deal: CIC's Euro12.25bn (US$13.766bn) privatisation of Logicor Europe Ltd
  • Best Philippines Deal: BDO Unibank US$1.2bn rights offering
  • Best Deal of the Year/Best Leveraged Finance Deal: The US$4.65bn take private of Global Logistic Properties
  • Best M&A Deal: ChemChina's USS$43bn acquisition of Syngenta
  • Best ESG Deal: ICBC Luxembourg US$2.15bn equivalent dual-currency, triple-tranche green bond

Top Performer Award for trade idea performance at bulge brackets (Asia, ex-Japan)

TIM Group, 2017

Best Provider of Commodity-linked Structured Products

Asian Private Banker, 2017