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UBP in the press 10.05.2022

Forex: USD leads the board

The global economy has been facing a lot of headwinds since the beginning of the year. UBP’s Global Head of Forex Strategy, Peter Kinsella, explains what this means for some of the major currencies.

UBP in the press 04.05.2022

“Targeting companies that solve problems”

Paperjam (27.04.2022) - Union Bancaire Privée is expanding its impact investment offering with the launch of a third strategy dedicated to restoring biodiversity. This strategy complements an offering focused on listed companies that was launched in 2018, and the one devoted to emerging countries launched in 2020. These strategies have raised USD 1.4 billion in assets under management. 

UBP in the press 26.04.2022

“The main aim is to avoid any accidents related to rising interest rates”

Le Temps (20.04.2022) - The war in Ukraine has created a highly unusual environment for investors, writes Michaël Lok, Group Chief Investment Officer at UBP.

UBP in the press 13.04.2022

Opportunities in the bond markets despite the geopolitical context

Allnews (06.04.2022) - The war in Ukraine is no barrier to central-bank monetary tightening. Companies have strengthened their balance sheets and can cope with the current inflationary pressure, which means that there is scope for bond markets, and the high-yield segment in particular, to regain popularity among investors.

UBP in the press 06.04.2022

European government real-estate: an asset class with many advantages

Agefi Luxembourg (03.2022) - At a time when financial markets are seeing highly volatile securities prices and the prospect of higher inflation in the short and medium term, alternative investments in private markets, and particularly in government real estate, make a lot of sense.

UBP in the press 23.03.2022

“Net zero and biodiversity are two sides of one coin”

Börsen-Zeitung (07.02.2022) - Climate-neutrality is all very well, but it has to go hand in hand with ‘nature-positivity’, says UBP’s impact investing expert Victoria Leggett.


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Press Releases 21.01.2022

Annual results 2021

Union Bancaire Privée posts net earnings of CHF 201.2 million, up 10.9%.

Press Releases 10.02.2022

UBP extends its activities in private markets

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (UBP) is strengthening its real estate capabilities within its Private Markets Group (PMG) department by recruiting a team specialised in government-leased real estate and by launching its first strategy focused on governmental properties.

Press Releases 15.12.2021

UBP joins forces with conservation experts to launch biodiversity restoration strategy

UBP announced a step forward in its commitment to impact investing with the launch of a biodiversity restoration strategy in a unique collaboration between the financial, corporate and conservation sectors.


UBP in the press 21.03.2022

Gold on the rise amid geopolitical tension

Finanz und Wirtschaft (19.03.2022) - While a glimmer of hope for a cease-fire and the prospect of the Fed’s lift-off are providing some modest downside risk for the gold price, the general trend is upwards as investors flock into the safe haven of precious metals in search of protection from the rising geopolitical, energy supply and inflation risks.

UBP in the press 10.03.2022

“Hong Kong and Singapore is Not a Zero-Sum Game”

Finews (09.03.2022) - UBP’s Asia business saw equally strong contributions from Hong Kong and Singapore during the pandemic, the bank’s regional chief executive Michael Blake told finews.asia, underlining that success from the dual hubs need not come at the expense of one another.

UBP in the press 08.03.2022

Consolidation in banking: the challenges of an acquisition

Le Temps (07.03.2022) - The number of private banks in the Swiss financial sector keeps shrinking and, with the wave of mergers and acquisitions that took place in 2021, it has now fallen below the symbolic threshold of a hundred: in a recent analysis, KPMG and the University of St-Gallen counted 96 in mid-2021, down from 101 in early 2020.

UBP in the press 28.01.2022

Wealth management in China is a “golden opportunity”

Asian Private Banker (19.01.2022) -  After overseeing a more than doubling of Union Bancaire Privée’s (UBP) AUM in Asia over the last five years, Michael Blake is targeting discretionary portfolio management (DPM), private markets and China onshore for the next phase of growth at the Swiss pure-play.

UBP in the press 27.01.2022

Gold – Increasing downside risks

Finanz und Wirtschaft (22.01.2022) - Since the start of the year, gold prices have traded in a tight range between USD 1,780 and USD 1,830 per ounce.

UBP in the press 27.01.2022

Fixed Income Outlook 2022: positive on credit

Institutional Money (21.01.2022) - For most of the past year, we have been cautious on interest rates and positive on credit. As we look ahead to 2022, we continue to maintain these views.

UBP in the press 26.01.2022

"Rate rises will have a positive impact"

L'Agefi - Pascal Schmuck (26.01.2022) - Geneva bank UBP has published strong results for 2021 despite the pandemic. The CEO Guy de Picciotto looks ahead at the year that has just started.

UBP in the press 19.01.2022

«The Fed will be selling bonds faster than 2017»

Finanz und Wirtschaft (17.01.2022) - Norman Villamin, CIO Wealth Management of Union Bancaire Privée, expects a radical shift in monetary policy. A tightening cycle is less bad for equities than for bonds and gold, he says.

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