Alex Kobler’s day begins with one prevailing thought: Client performance - how can UBS help clients profit from investment opportunities and understand potential risks amid the rapid churn of global financial markets? At the heart of the solution is a comprehensive investment advisory process that pairs the depth and breadth of UBS’s global expertise with local insights and a best-in-class product platform.
The past year has proved eventful for global financial markets. While the major economies have recovered to varying degrees, investor confidence has succumbed to policy uncertainty and disappointments. In 2014, some of the issues investors have faced will remain in play, as the following articles on the US fiscal debate and Japan’s ‘Abenomics’ explore. Here, Min Lan Tan talks about the overall investment environment and how clients can optimize their portfolios in the year ahead.
The US government shutdown in October brought the world perilously close to another financial crisis. Does the two-year government funding agreement presage a less contentious process for lifting the debt ceiling - or is the budget deal just a temporary ceasefire? Mona Sutphen analyzes the dynamics and presents her outlook for the coming year.
UBS took part in the prestigious S.E.A. of Luxury Conference in November, held for the first time in Singapore. Hosted by the International New York Times’ iconic International Fashion Editor Suzy Menkes, the conference explored the growing influence of Southeast Asia in the luxury market – as both creator and consumer.