London, November 7 – At this evening's 2018 PWM/The Banker Global Private Banking Awards dinner, we were recognized for our ability to meet the needs of our entrepreneur clients and for leading sustainable investing offerings. We were awarded "Best Private Bank for Sustainable and Impact Investing" and "Best Private Bank for Entrepreneurs," and we're also "highly commended" in the "Best Global Private Bank" category.

Over the past few years, we've been continuously focused on the sustainable and impact investing space, with our strong thought leadership and industry-leading product offerings – from our CIO monthly sustainable investing digest to our recent Investor Watch report, "Return on values." We've also been committed to entrepreneurial initiatives such as partnering with local associations and enhancing our advisors' skills.

"These latest accolades attest to our strong client focus, and our ability to evolve our offering to meet our clients' changing needs and preferences," said Martin Blessing, Co-President Global Wealth Management. "Today's clients expect their wealth manager to be flexible and nimble enough to offer them bespoke solutions that help them achieve their goals," added Tom Naratil, Co-President Global Wealth Management. "These award affirm that we're succeeding in delivering on that expectation."

About the Global Private Banking Awards

This year marks the 10th annual Global Private Banking Awards, and the Awards' objective is to gather qualitative and quantitative information from private banking groups to be able to give a set of awards for excellence. Institutions highlight key achievements, changes or improvements made during the prior year in relation to their business and investment models, growth strategies, customer service, staff retention and other key areas and award more than 200 private banks and wealth managers, regardless of size.


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About Global Wealth Management  

As the world's largest wealth manager, UBS Global Wealth Management provides comprehensive advice, solutions and services to wealthy families and individuals around the world. Clients who work with UBS benefit from a fully integrated set of wealth management capabilities and expertise, including wealth planning, investment management, capital markets, banking, lending and institutional and corporate financial advice.

About UBS 

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS' strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in 52 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 60,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors.


The Global Private Banking Awards are conferred annually by The Banker and Professional Wealth Management magazines, both published by the Financial Times Group. Winners are selected by an independent judging panel. UBS does not pay a fee in exchange for these rankings.