77% of Swiss millionaires:
We live in the most unpredictable period in history
What is going on at the moment has never existed in this form. Retired (Male, age 62) – Bern
I try to see the world with a certain positivity.
Employed (Female, age 39) – Vaud
We must be prepared for any eventuality.
Employed (Male, age 38) – Genève
Global political turmoil may disrupt the Swiss economy.
Family wealth (Female, age 42) – Bern
Ballots, populism, geopolitical tensions: it seems the world is becoming more and more unpredictable. What do investors think?
Our new publication UBS Investor Watch suggests that Swiss High Net Worth Individuals:
- See a positive future despite living in a period of unpredictability
- Feel confident about their wealth and investment decisions
- Feel they get distracted from long-term investment planning by short-term risks
UBS Investor Watch: takes the pulse of investors
For this first edition, we asked 400 Swiss HNWI investors whether they saw themselves living in a time of particular unpredictability, and what could be the reasons for this. We also wanted to know what impact unpredictability has on their wealth and investment behavior.
Get an extract of the results here, plus investment insights from UBS's Chief Investment Office, and the full report to download.
UBS Chief Investment Office WM: the investment perspective
Three things can help to deal with unpredictability
- Focus on the long term.
Don’t let short-term events distract you from your long-term investment strategy and objectives.
- Maintain a diversified portfolio.
Diversify across asset classes and geographies to help avoid the risk of domestic bias, and add alternative investments as a stabilizer.
- Be wary of overestimating the safety of cash.
Inflation erodes the value of cash, which means cash assets can damage your financial health in the long term.
Find out more about the UBS House View and UBS Wealth Management's Chief Investment Office