Awarded in 2016

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Investment Banking Awards 2016

UBS was named Most Innovative Bank for M&A at The Banker’s 2016 Investment Banking Awards, which took place on October 6th. With a focus on celebrating innovation and creativity within the investment banking field, these prestigious awards continue to set the benchmark for our industry.

We help clients achieve their goals in the world’s financial markets by combining our innovative ideas with exceptional, best-in-class, strategic advice. So we are especially proud as this is the second time in three years that we have won this award; the last time was in 2014.

For more information on the 2016 Investment Banking Awards from The Banker, please read the full article here (PDF, 267 KB).

Award/Ranking Program: Investment Banking Awards 2016
Publication: The Banker
Month/Year: October 2016
Region: Global

Research and Strategy Bank of the Year

On September 20th UBS was named Research and Strategy Bank of the Year at the 2016 Global Capital Global Derivatives Awards. These awards honour the companies, platforms, services and products that have made an impact on the global derivatives market during the last 12 months.

This year has been framed by the global regulatory push on derivative markets reaching peak velocity, with both mandatory clearing of some products coming into force as well as margin rules for uncleared swaps in Canada, Japan and the US. It is against this backdrop that Global Capital’s 2016 awards recognize not only overall excellent performance but also the initiatives of teams within firms to adapt to some of the toughest challenges the market has yet faced.

Alongside being named ‘Research and Strategy Bank of the Year’, UBS was also named by Global Capital as:

  • FX Derivatives Bank of the Year
  • Single Dealer Electronic Platform of the Year for UBS Neo

Further coverage of the awards is available on Global Capital’s website.

Award/Ranking Program: Global Derivatives Awards 2016
Publication: Global Capital
Month/Year: September 2016
Region: Global

Euromoney Excellence 2016

On July 6th UBS was named Best Bank in Switzerland in the 2016 Euromoney Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence are in their 25th year, and are based on year-round monitoring of market share and customer-satisfaction data compiled by Euromoney's industry-leading surveys department. This is supplemented by an intensive three-month process of review by Euromoney's editorial team, culminating in face-to-face interviews with shortlisted candidates.

Alongside being named 'Best Bank in Switzerland', UBS was also named by Euromoney as:

  • World’s Best Bank for Markets
  • Best Bank for Markets in Western Europe

Further coverage of the awards is available on Euromoney's website.

Award/Ranking Program: Awards for Excellence 2016
Publication: Euromoney
Month/Year: July 2016
Region: EMEA

UBS has been named the world's number one investment banking house by Global Finance, in the publisher's 17th annual survey.

The Global Finance 'World's Best Investment Banks' survey is positioned as a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community. It is designed to honor those firms that are able to understand the market, execute well, and create innovative and bespoke client solutions.

As well as deal volume and size, the editors ran ratings of each contender's market share, quality of advice and service, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, the after-market performance of underwritings, and market reputation through a customized algorithm to find this year's winners.

"Our performance in this year's survey reflects both the strength of our global franchise and our commitment to delivering the very best in advice, solutions and execution to our clients" said Andrea Orcel, President UBS Investment Bank.

As well as Best Investment Bank, UBS was also awarded 9 further titles:

  • Best Equity Bank
  • Best Bank for Equity-linked Debt
  • Best Bank for IPOs
  • Best Bank for Financial Institutions
  • Best Bank for Real Estate
  • Best Bank for Telecoms
  • Best Investment Bank for Western Europe
  • Best Equity Bank for Western Europe
  • Best Bank for Switzerland

For more information on this year’s Global Finance ‘World’s Best Investment Banks’ survey, please read the full article.
Award/Ranking Program: Global Finance World's Best Investment Banks 2016
Publication: Global Finance
Month/Year: February 2016
Region: Global

About Global Finance

Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,050 and readers in 180 countries. Global Finance’s audience includes senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions. Global Finance also targets the 8,000 international portfolio investors responsible for more than 80% of all global assets under professional management.

Its website — — offers analysis and articles that are the heritage of 29 years of experience in international financial markets. Global Finance is headquartered in New York, with offices around the world. Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. These awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.


In December, UBS received top ranking in the 'Bank of the Year' category as part of the annual IFR Awards.

Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards programs in the global capital markets industry, winners were selected by the senior editorial team who based their decisions on criteria including progress made over the course of the year, strategic goals achieved and adaption to market trends.

In addition to the Bank of the Year award, UBS also received 2 further IFR Awards, and 1 IFR Asia Award:

  • Europe Financial Bond House
  • Europe Financial Bond
  • Australia / New Zealand Equity House

For more information:

Award/Ranking Program: 2015 IFR Awards
Publication: IFR
Month/Year: January 2016
Region: Global