Outlook and analysis

How might new economic and social trends affect your wealth? And how can you help keep your finances on track? Get the facts in our global studies.

Year Ahead 2020 - The Year of Choices, The Decade of Transformation

As 2020 approaches, many investors are feeling anxious, with geopolitical tensions a primary source of their unease. That's one of the key conclusions of the UBS Investor Watch, which surveyed global investors on their outlook for 2020 and beyond. So how should investors position amid this uncertainty? The UBS Chief Investment Office has released the Year Ahead 2020, which offers guidance on navigating the market and highlights key investment trends and opportunities.

Our recent UBS Investor Watch survey also revealed that 72% of investors describe the investment environment as more challenging than it was five years ago. From a CIO perspective, we too see challenges, and offer guidance on navigating the year ahead.

From the US presidential election to trade negotiations and fiscal policy, choices will increasingly shape outcomes in 2020. Keep reading to discover how we think these choices will play out, the impact they could have on your investments, and the choices you can make to help limit your vulnerability to these risks.

UBS Investor Watch on the Year Ahead

As we begin not just another year but a new decade, UBS decided to look at how investors globally are preparing for the future.

UBS Investor Watch 2019 – Own your worth

For our latest UBS Investor Watch, we conducted extensive research to study how women around the world engage with their finances.

We wanted to know: How do women around the world approach their financial well-being? Are they fully engaged in the financial decisions that affect them? And if not, why not?

UBS Investor Watch – Return on values

Every day, wealthy investors make spending, philanthropic and even career decisions to help make the world a better place. But when it comes to investing, few investors act with the same sense of purpose – yet.

How are people earning and spending? Find out in UBS Prices and Earnings: our global survey on the prices of 128 goods and services, and earnings for 15 professions in 77 cities worldwide. You can easily search, explore and share information on places you are interested in using the "digital search engine".

The food revolution – The future of food and the challenges we face

With available resources and arable land dwindling, farmers are facing a predicament – how can they feed a growing and urbanizing population without further harming the planet? Technology holds the key.

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