As a financial services provider based in Switzerland, UBS is subject to the consolidated supervision of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Our entities are also regulated and supervised by the authorities in each of the countries where they conduct business. Through UBS AG and UBS Switzerland AG, which are licensed as banks in Switzerland, the Group may engage in a full range of financial services activities in Switzerland and abroad, including personal banking, commercial banking, investment banking and asset management.
Articles of Association
The articles of association are the basic legal document of the company and therefore have to be submitted for approval to the shareholders' meeting. The most important issues governed by the articles of association are:
- Amount and composition of the company's share capital and organization of the share register
- Organization, authorities and powers of the Annual General Meeting
- Composition, duties and authorities of the Board of Directors
- Composition, duties and authorities of the Group Executive Board
- Functions of the external auditors
The Organization Regulations of UBS Group AG
Valid as of 1 April 2020
The Organization Regulations constitute the Group’s primary corporate governance guidelines establishing a corporate governance structure for UBS Group AG and its subsidiaries. These Organization Regulations have been approved by the Board of UBS Group AG on 5 December 2019, they comply with all relevant corporate governance requirements but are not intended in any way to be a substitute for mandatory provisions of law, rules or regulations applicable to the Group.
Charter for Group Internal Audit
In line with the Organization Regulations of UBS Group AG, this charter describes the role, responsibilities and authorities as well as the scope, objectives and position of Group Internal Audit.