London, November 1 – At last night's 2019 PWM/ The Banker Global Private Banking Awards dinner, UBS was recognized for our ability to meet the needs of our ultra high net worth clients and once again for leading sustainable investing offerings. We were awarded "Best Private Bank for Sustainable and Impact Investing," "Best Private Bank for UHNW Clients" and "Best Private Bank in Asia." We're also "highly commended" in the "Best Global Private Bank" and "Best Private Bank Education and Training of Private Banker" categories. 

We have been continuously focused on the sustainable and impact investing space, with our strong thought leadership and 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 working with local associations and enhancing our advisors' skills.

"These awards show the great work our talent is doing to serve our clients across key segments and geographies," said Iqbal Khan, Co-President Global Wealth Management. "I'm particularly proud that we've been recognized for our efforts in sustainable investing, where we continue to innovate and to lead the industry."

"These accolades are a testament to the strength of our global business model and the ability of our people to sustain a relentless client focus in everything we do," said Tom Naratil, Co-President Global Wealth Management and President Americas. "All of us should feel gratified that our hard work is helping to grow and further differentiate UBS from our peers."

About the Global Private Banking Awards 

From May to July, private banks provided growth and performance measures and an executive summary explaining the reasons why they deserve to win in the category/ies they have applied for. Submissions are judged by a panel of fifteen industry professionals (see judges’ bios). PWM provided key performance indicators analysis , which is a significant input in the evaluation of the private banking groups' quantitative aspects.

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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.

Sustainable investing strategies aim to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into investment process and portfolio construction. Strategies across geographies and styles approach ESG analysis and incorporate the findings in a variety of ways. The returns on portfolios consisting primarily of sustainable investments may be lower or higher than portfolios where ESG factors, exclusions, or other sustainability issues are not considered, and the investment opportunities available to such portfolios may also differ.