Investment process

The strength of a program approach lies in a structured investment process

This process combines a top-down asset allocation with bottom-up security selection and is designed to generate above-average, sustainable, long-term performance with acceptable levels of risk.

Our Investment Management team is staffed by more than 15 highly experienced, fulltime financial professionals, who design our high quality, well-diversified portfolios.

The investment process is overseen by an Investment Committee made up of six financial professionals with extensive investment and banking experience. This committee includes the Head UBS-SFA and the Chief Investment Officer** of UBS-SFA. Together, these experts define the strategic and tactical asset allocation for each program. Working with our large network of international financial analysts, they find and select the securities that best reflect the tactical allocation (always with an eye to the specific needs of US investors). These are then provided to you and your adviser to form the basis of your own, customized portfolio.

Easier than you think

Working with us is straightforward

Working with UBS-SFA is easy. Although your account will be outside the United States, interacting with us is hardly any different than interacting with your US financial institution.

A strong relationship with your adviser

The basis of your relationship with us is your personal Wealth Management Consultant. You and your adviser will develop and agree on your preferred strategy. Your adviser will then ensure that the portfolio is implemented. We constantly monitor the performance and risk profile of your investments, and hold regular reviews with you.

Easy access and secure communication

Your adviser travels often to the United States and will be available to meet you in person. He or she is always reachable by phone. Our secure online system also lets you communicate with your adviser via secure e-mail and provides you a complete overview of your assets and performance whenever you want.


We are not satisfied until you are

If we fail to meet your expectations at any time, please contact your Wealth Management Consultant. Together we will find a way to resolve the issue.

If we are unable to find an amicable solution, you can contact the Verein Ombudsstelle Finanzdienstleister (OFD) ("Ombudsman").

This is the Ombudsman service responsible for UBS Swiss Financial Advisers AG (UBS-SFA) and is a free and neutral information and mediation agency.

As a general rule, the Ombudsman only gets actively involved after UBS-SFA receives and has had an opportunity to respond to a written client complaint.

Contact information neutral mediator

Verein Ombudsstelle Finanzdienstleister (OFD)
Bleicherweg 10
CH-8002 Zürich

Filing your taxes

Take advantage of our expert US tax services for international investors

Tax compliance in the US can be a daunting task, especially for individuals with investments abroad. We are experts in the area of US tax reporting for international portfolios. As part of our service you will receive:

  • IRS Form 1099 automatically each year
  • FBAR reporting automatically each year
  • Detailed tax reports upon request
  • Tax reclaim in foreign countries where applicable