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UBS has been named the world's number one investment banking house for the second consecutive year, and M&A bank by Global Finance, in the publisher's 18th 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.

In addition to deal volume and size, the editors ran ratings of each contender's market share, quality of advice and service, and a number of other variables to find this year's winners. Deals announced or completed in 2016 were considered.

"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 and Best M&A Bank, UBS was also awarded 3 further titles:

  • Best M&A Bank for the Middle East
  • Best Investment Bank for Switzerland
  • Best Investment Bank for Kazakhstan

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 2017
Publication: Global Finance
Month/Year: February 2017
Region: Global

About Global Finance

Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,000 and readers in 192 countries. Global Finance’s audience includes senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions.

Its website — — offers analysis and articles that are the heritage of 30 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.

The Finance Asia Awards 2017 has named UBS for the second consecutive year as Best Foreign Investment Bank, The Philipines. FinanceAsia annually recognizes the region’s most significant transactions, the financial institutions that advised on them as well as outstanding Individuals in the field of finance.

Award/Ranking Program: Finance Asia Awards 2017
Publication: Finance Asia
Month/Year: March 2017
Region: APAC

UBS recognised at Euromoney Awards for Excellence

A long-time hallmark of the Investment Bank is a relentless focus on excellence in advice, quality and execution. So too is its ability to deliver global capabilities through a local presence, which was rewarded by Euromoney for the awards Best Investment Bank in Swizerland, Best Investment Bank in Italy, and, Best Investment Bank in Australia.

Having won Best Bank for Markets in Western Europe at the 2016 awards, the division underscored its dominance in the region by winning Best Bank for Advisory in Western Europe. Market share in announced EMEA M&A more than doubled, year-on-year1, and strong, trust-based relationships won the firm advisory roles on some of the largest and most complex transactions of 2016/17.

"These awards are an important recognition of the dedication and commitment of our people, and the culture of excellence that binds them," said Andrea Orcel, President Investment Bank. "It is because of their focus and determination that clients continue to put their trust in us and our ability to advise and execute on their behalf."

The Investment Bank awarded four awards at Euromoney's Awards for Excellence in 2017.

  • Best Investment Bank in Switzerland
  • Best Investment Bank in Italy
  • Best Investment Bank in Australia
  • Best Bank for Advisory in Western Europe

Award/Ranking Program: Awards for Excellence 2017
Publication: Euromoney
Month/Year: June 2017
Region: Global