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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 — GFMag.com — 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.

IFR AWARDS 2015

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: December 2015
Region: Global

Euromoney Award

On July 9th, Euromoney announced the winners of the Awards for Excellence 2015. These prestigious accolades, regarded among the most respected in the industry, combine quantitative reviews with independent editorial judgment to honour the most successful institutions in financial services.

This year UBS received three awards for its global capital markets and advisory business:

  • Best Equity House in Western Europe
  • Best Equity House in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best M&A House in China

As noted on Euromoney's press release, the two awards as Best Equity House across Europe confirm the resurgence of UBS's equity franchise in the region.

Please visit Euromoney's website for more information.

Award/Ranking Program: Awards for Excellence 2015
Publication: Euromoney
Month/Year: July 2015 Region: EMEA and APAC

Best Investment Bank Award

On February 9th, Global Finance magazine named the winners of its annual World's Best Investment Banks award program. The editors, with input from industry experts, selected the winners, based on a series of criteria that included market share, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing and market reputation.

At the 2015 edition, UBS won three prestigious awards being named:

• Most Creative Investment Bank - Global
• Best Equity Bank in Western Europe
• Best Investment Bank in the Infrastructure Sector

Further details about the awards are available on Global Finance's website.

Award/Ranking Program: World's Best Investment Bank 2015
Publication: Global Finance Magazine
Month/Year: February 2015  Region: Global