Thinking ahead in Asia

Gain fresh insights into the hot topics across Asia. Be in the know with our latest publications and events.

The century club

UBS Investor Watch

The rising prospect of living ten decades. The idea of living a century was once confined to science fiction. But no longer.

Events

Be in the know with our latest thought-leadership events in Asia Pacific.

Wealth Insights Mid-Year Forum 2018

Join us at the Wealth Insights Mid-Year Forum in June 2018, as we explore the new world we live in and the opportunities that avail us with the rise of the electric dragon.

Focused Insights from our in-house experts

The changing face of wealth

The face of wealth is evolving and women now hold 30% of private wealth*, but they tell us the industry doesn’t understand their values, needs and goals. It’s clearly time for change.

Should investors worry about the tumbling yuan?

The yuan’s sharp slide against the US dollar this year has prompted comparisons with 2015, when an August devaluation sparked turmoil in global equity markets. But this time, tighter capital control and more consistent policy have helped limit fund outflows, while China’s shift from current account surplus to deficit and its shrinking interest rate advantage with the US mean the yuan’s slide is not a surprise. A weaker yuan can also help offset US tariffs. We see the CNY weakening further, but don’t expect this to destabilize global markets.

The road to cashless societies

A cashless transition is happening in Asia. 688 million people in China used WeChat on this CNY’s eve to send and receive Hongbao. So, is cash disappearing from Asia?

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