UBS International Pension Gap Index
The UBS International Pension Gap Index reviews the mandatory pension systems of 12 countries worldwide. We conclude that private savings are crucial for retirement no matter where in the world you live.
Thought of the day
How should investors play China’s Party Congress?
Chinese shares have enjoyed a strong run-up to this week’s 19th Party Congress. They have risen 49% this year, their best performance since 2009. Now, as President Xi Jinping prepares to unveil a new lineup of top leaders and policy priorities at the five-yearly Congress, market consensus suggests investors expect a less supportive policy backdrop in coming quarters.
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China – better than expected. How unexpected
China's growth was better than officially expected. This better data was announced in the middle of the Communist Party Congress. The question is whether it would ever be possible to announce worse-than-expected data in the middle of the Communist Party Congress. The issue for the future is how China slows credit and growth to a sustainable level.
Is home really the safest place?
Too much domestic market exposure can be risky. Recent crises in Spain and Turkey have shown the negative impact political events can have on local markets, and even countries known for their stability can be vulnerable. Diversifying globally has offered the best protection against these risks historically, and in an environment of ongoing political tensions, is likely to prove just as essential in the future.
UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index
The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index is designed to track the risk of housing bubbles in global financial centers. Toronto tops our list in 2017.
Business with impact
We offer corporations a five step practical guide on how adopt a "business with impact" approach that focuses on both financial and social return generation as core objectives of operations.
Africa – cradle of diversity
As the second-largest and second-most populous continent after Asia, Africa is home to 54 sovereign nations with unrivaled social, cultural, ecological and economic diversity. We shed a spotlight on how and where to invest in Africa.
Global risk radar: The end of central bank easing
With several major central banks set to reduce monetary policy support, we elaborate on the potential market consequences of an end to unprecedented monetary easing.
Insurtech: Shifting Asia
Insurtech, short for insurance technology, can transform how we buy insurance, how policies are priced, and how claims are made in the next five to ten years. We take an in-depth look at how this could be a game changer for Asia's insurers.
Navigating the Futures
We explore how the world might respond to observable trends, such as advance in robotics and the retreat in globalization, and imagine four "Futures" that could determine the shape of portfolios to come.
Millennials – the global guardians of capital
In this report, we discuss why millennials matter, unpick some commonly held beliefs, and show how their habits will play a pivotal role in the way the world spends its private wealth.
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