New York, February 6 2018 – For the third consecutive year, UBS has been ranked first in the "Best Private Banking Services Overall – Global" category in Euromoney's annual Private Banking Survey.

UBS also retained its leading position in all segment-specific categories on a global level and took the top spot in the overall category in four regions, including Western Europe and Asia. Notably, UBS reclaimed the global top ranking for "Research and Asset Allocation Advice" and further maintained its number one rankings for "Philanthropic Advice", "SRI/Social Impact Investing" and "Innovative Technology – Client Experience".

Martin Blessing, Co-President of UBS Global Wealth Management said, "It is a privilege to be heading a team which has not only made UBS one of the largest wealth managers on the planet, but also the acknowledged leader in meeting the needs, expectations and aspirations of wealthy clients around the globe."

“We're very proud to be recognized for our commitment to providing customized, holistic advice to sophisticated clients across a range of markets and segments," said Tom Naratil, Co-President of UBS Global Wealth Management. "In today's dynamic and complex environment, the need for thoughtful guidance has never been greater, and we look forward to continuing to focus on delivering the agility of a boutique firm along with all the capabilities of a premier, truly global wealth manager.”

In total, UBS emerged first in 167 categories across markets, regions, segments, and products and services. The bank is looking forward to building on this success with the recent integration of its wealth management businesses into one division – UBS Global Wealth Management – allowing its clients to more fully benefit from its global scale, and combined expertise experience and capabilities.

The annual Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey recognizes outstanding wealth managers. Survey winners are selected by an independent peer review.

The Euromoney awards were independently determined and awarded by the Euromoney editorial team. UBS did not pay a fee in exchange for these awards. For more information on a particular award, please visit

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 54 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the Americas, 35% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 60,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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