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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.

Insight 09.03.2022

Investing in private markets: Why and how

Historically low interest rates and high stock market valuations have triggered unprecedented investment flows into private markets.

Corporate 09.03.2022

UBP receives Climetrics award for environmental performance in emerging markets equity

CDP’s Climetrics has independently awarded our Positive Impact Emerging Equity strategy a distinction for environmental performance in emerging market equity.

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.

Insight 07.03.2022

Ghosts of the 1970s

Nearly 50 years ago, a long simmering conflict reignited with the Fourth Arab-Israeli War culminating in a global energy shock and kicking off the 1970s stagflationary era.

Press Releases 07.03.2022

UBP's ESG sovereign local-currency debt strategy

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (UBP) announced today that it has widened its emerging market (EM) fixed-income offering with a new ESG sovereign local-currency debt strategy which favours investments in social, green and supranational issuers and meets the requirements of Article 8 of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Press Releases 03.03.2022

UBP partners with CRUX AM to strengthen Asia equity investment offering

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (“UBP”, or “the Bank”) and leading London-based boutique investment manager CRUX Asset Management (“CRUX”) today announce their strategic partnership to strengthen the Bank’s Asia equity investment offering.

Insight 03.03.2022

UBP and Blue Earth Capital seal strategic partnership and hold a successful first closing for Climate Growth Strategy

BlueEarth’s Climate Growth Strategy aims to support growth companies which address global environmental challenges in areas such as energy transition, electrification, industrial process optimisation and the circular economy.

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Press Releases 18.07.2022

First half-year results 2022

Union Bancaire Privée reports net profit of CHF 112.6 million for the first half of 2022

Insight 15.06.2022

Investment Outlook 2022 – mid-year update

The investment landscape has changed substantially in the last six months: conflict has broken out in Ukraine, leading to various geopolitical and social ramifications, and inflationary pressure has been rising and remains a concern across many regions.

Corporate 11.05.2022

UBP shows support for the EU’s green energy transition

UBP has joined over 120 businesses calling on the EU to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy future.

Insight 02.03.2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict: challenges and implications for investors

Norman Villamin, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Wealth Management, and Patrice Gautry, UBP Chief Economist, hosted a special webinar to discuss the investment implications of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Insight 25.02.2022

Russia–Ukraine tensions and rising commodity prices

In the wake of rising geopolitical tensions surrounding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, UBP’s Senior Economist Asia, Carlos Casanova, shares his thoughts about the impact on Asian and global financial markets.

Insight 23.02.2022

Asian tech: coming of age

For much of the past decade, Asia technology investors were enthralled with China’s consumer-facing tech companies due to their strong and visible growth.

Insight 16.02.2022

China: Additional policy support to spur activity after Winter Olympics

The macroeconomic backdrop will remain challenging in Q1-22. However, we will likely see an inflexion point following the much-anticipated policy pivot. GDP growth to accelerate from 3.0% y/y in Q1-22 to 5.0% on average in 2022.

Insight 14.02.2022

Time to look at floating-rate notes

In this interview Mohammed Kazmi sets out to Bernard McGrath his case for investing in floating-rate notes as a way to reduce portfolio exposure to interest rates and gain from widely expected Fed rate hikes in the months ahead.

Insight 14.02.2022

Energy transition: a complex but compelling challenge

The energy transition will require major investment and concerted political will to deliver on net-zero targets.

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.

Insight 10.02.2022

Financials: rising rates & digital opportunities

The Fed has clearly signalled that the next rate hike cycle is ahead, and bank stocks have started strong in 2022 supported by US 10-year rates, which are up by more than 20bps to 1.74%.