Will the world always be this unpredictable?

Am I prepared? Or do I need to rethink?

In the current climate of political change, it's hard to know how our lives and investments will be affected. When planning for the future, there's always uncertainty. But we enjoy the challenge of helping you explore the right questions. For inspiration, we met up with multi award-winning tech entrepreneur Janneke Niessen.

What does the future hold?

"Artificial Intelligence will change the way we do things in a big way. And we have to prepare our next generation with the right skills, so they can play a role in a society where automation and robotics are key."

Janneke Niessen

Chief Innovation Officer and Co-founder of Improve Digital

What does our economy need to thrive?

"There should be a point where the amount of women and men in technology is equal and there’s true diversity. It’s something our economy and society need, because technology is the future."

Your view

In 10 years’ time, do you think a computer or a robot will be doing your job?

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Together we can find an answer

The world is unpredictable, but your financial future doesn’t need to be.

Uncertainty can make it difficult to prepare. Whatever challenges you might face, from rapidly advancing technology to dealing with a turbulent political climate, we can help you plan for a successful life ahead.

Wealth Planning

We'll take the time to get to know you and your goals. Then our experts across the globe will help to create the investment plan that will meet those goals. Now and in the future.

The value of investments can go down as well as up. Your capital and income is at risk.

An uncertain world

Recent world events have reshaped the political, economic and social map. At the same time as the established order has been turned on its head, we’ve seen a number of powerful trends – like climate change, populism, and AI - continue their march.

With shake-ups come uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes risk. In the latest of our Investor Watch series of reports, Is unpredictability the new normal?, we explore the disruption these actors could cause.

Uncertainty and unpredictability, clearly, make investment decisions more difficult, but there are steps we can take to make the curve ball a little straighter…

  • Play the long game. Focus on your longer-term goals, and don’t be distracted by short-term events or distractions
  • Maintain a diverse portfolio. It can help insure against uncertainty, and can offer attractive yield opportunities
  • Be wary of overestimating the value of cash. It’ll always be an attractive option, but inflation erodes its value

See how UBS can help

Whether it’s about your investments, your business, or anything to do with your financial future.

The value of investments can go down as well as up. Your capital and income is at risk.

More interesting questions

Vivi Lau

Image and Environment Educational Director

What will my children’s future hold?

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Professor of Architecture at Princeton

Am I losing out?

Robert E. Lucas

Nobel Laureate, 1995

Do other people's expectations affect our lives?