Long-term value we create for our stakeholders

As one of the world’s largest wealth managers, we see ourselves in a powerful position to take a leading role in shaping a positive future – for all our stakeholders and the generations to come.

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For our clients

  • We build and sustain long-term relationships based on mutual respect, trust and integrity.
  • We offer outstanding, tailored advice and financial solutions and services delivered by experts clients can trust; we also provide superior investment performance.
  • Our comprehensive digital capabilities enable our clients to bank at their convenience, and through 267 branches in Switzerland.
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> 10% of annual revenues invested in technology, which was around USD 3.5 billion in 2019

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≥ 90% reduction in time to approve mortgage extensions

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we.trade is the first blockchain-based trade finance platform launched by a Swiss bank

For our investors

  • We deliver attractive capital returns; we aim to increase our ordinary dividend and return excess capital through share repurchases.
  • We will offer a total payout ratio of 80% for 2019, taking into account the combination of the proposed dividend with our share repurchases of CHF 806 million last year.
  • We have good risk-adjusted returns over the cycle and provide the ability to invest in growth, driven by cost and capital efficiency, while managing risk carefully.
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Our total sustainable investments amounted to USD 1,306 billion in 2019

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56% growth in core sustainable investments

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Core sustainable investments account for 13.5% of our total invested assets in 2019

For our employees

  • We strive to be recognized as an employer of choice and a great place to build a career; and surveys show our levels of employee satisfaction and engagement are above our peers.
  • We embrace a diverse and inclusive culture across the firm to drive sustainable growth and innovation.
  • We pay for performance, with a strong commitment to pay equity embedded into our compensation policies and practices.
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For the 16th year in a row, we scored 100 out of 100 on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

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>1,700 graduates, other trainees, interns and apprentices were hired by our junior talent programs

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We are among the World’s 50 Most Attractive Employers (Global Universum ranking)

For society

  • We want to promote global economic development that is sustainable for the planet and humanity, so we support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices named UBS the Industry Leader in 2019, for the fifth year in a row.
  • In 2019, 72% of our worldwide electricity consumption came from renewable sources, and we have committed to raise that to 100% by mid-2020.
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UBS Optimus Foundation approved USD 109.5 million in grants in 2019

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UBS Optimus Foundation helped improve the well-being of 3.3 million children worldwide in 2019

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