Rise above the rhetoric

Conversations about the issues that matter most, and how they impact you

UBS ElectionWatch2020 virtual event Nikki Haley and Kathleen Sebelius

On September 8, two prominent American leaders discussed the growing role of states in boosting America’s recovery.

Top 3 election concerns

About ElectionWatch 2020

2020 is a year unlike any other. The pandemic and the economic downturn are changing how we live, work and think about the future. All of this is complicated by one question: Who will lead the country?

In a series of virtual events, policymakers and UBS experts provide insights into how these issues could impact you.

Upcoming virtual events

Monday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. ET

Speaker Samantha Power

  • Former US Ambassador to the United Nations 
  • One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People
  • Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Speaker Robert Zoellick

  • President, The World Bank Group, 2007 – 2012
  • US Deputy Secretary of State, 2005 – 2006
  • US Trade Representative for President George W. Bush, 2001 – 2005

About this event ElectionWatch 2020 virtual event

Join the former US Ambassador to the UN and the former President of the World Bank Group as they discuss some of the most pressing issues in this election cycle.  

Thursday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. ET

Speaker Karen Hughes

  • Counselor to President George W. Bush 2001 – 2002
  • Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Speaker Leon Panetta

  • 23rd Secretary of Defense
  • Former Director of the CIA
  • Cofounder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy

About this event ElectionWatch 2020 virtual event

Join the counselor to President George W. Bush and the 23rd Secretary of Defense as they discuss some of the most pressing issues in this election cycle. 

Highlights from our last event Admiral Mike Mullen and Governor Tom Ridge

On August 12, two prominent American leaders discussed how the US election will shape policy and national security in a changed world.

News and views

Prepare portfolios for election day

We look at the current uncertain environment, the expected impact from potential election outcomes, and what investors should do between now and November.

US Elections: Going Postal

President Trump has been a vocal critic of relying on the US Postal Service to deliver election ballots.

The DNC and RNC: message of fear from both sides

Both conventions stoked fears in the minds of the electorate as to a potential future

Explore how policies and issues could impact your investments


Speakers in the series

UBS experts

Tom Naratil

Co-President, Global Wealth Management

Bob McCann 

Chairman, UBS Americas

Solita Marcelli

Chief Investment Officer, UBS Global Wealth Management

Mike Ryan

Divisional Vice Chairman, UBS Global Wealth Management

John Savercool

Senior Lobbyist and Managing Director of UBS Americas 

Jeb Hensarling

Executive Vice Chairman of the Americas

Guest speakers

Jennifer Granholm

Former Governor of Michigan

Nikki Haley

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019)

Karen Hughes

Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Michael Mullen

US Navy (retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Leon Panetta

23rd Secretary of Defense

Robert Zoellick

Former President of the World Bank Group

Tom Ridge

First Secretary of Homeland Security

Paul Ryan

54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Kathleen Sebelius

Former U.S. Secretary of Health

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