MiFID II Best execution


Best execution has always been a part of UBS's best practice. On 3rd January 2018, the new EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into force. We believe that the MiFID II requirements formalize best practice and are consistent with the service we currently provide. We have therefore reviewed our execution service to ensure that it meets the MiFID II standards on best execution.

Under the link below, you will find a list of execution venues on which we place significant reliance. For the latest version of the "Principles for executing orders at UBS Switzerland AG", please contact your UBS client advisor.

Name and address of the responsible entity

UBS Switzerland AG
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH - 8001 Zürich


In accordance with UBS's best practice with "Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/576"RTS 28 we are publishing the top 5 execution venue reports for executed orders and for orders placed for execution with other entities under Art. 65 (6) "Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565" we are publishing the top 5 broker reports for transmitted orders.

Furthermore you will find a summary of the analysis and conclusions we draw from our detailed monitoring of the quality of execution obtained on the execution venues where we executed and transmitted client orders in the previous year.

Any questions? please contact your UBS client advisor.

Reporting under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)

Under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation Art. 26 (5), EU/EEA trading venues report securities transactions executed by their direct participants from outside EEA countries to the respective competent authorities. As a consequence, these trading venues oblige their participants to provide the necessary client information.

To trade directly on EU/EEA venues, UBS Switzerland AG must have this client information on record. Without it UBS Switzerland AG will be unable to directly (without involving brokers) execute orders at EU/EEA trading venues. So we may not be able to offer to our clients the same quality service – including price, certainty, speed and costs – that we could have achieved if we had directly executed orders at EU/EEA trading venues.

Please read the fact sheet below for more information.