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Insight 08.03.2024

International Women’s Day: The natural way to diversity is meritocracy

As the pioneering women who entered a nearly all-male finance sector become experienced and senior, the new cohort of young females arriving are bringing fresh air and a new dimension.

Insight 07.03.2024

UBP House View - March 2024

As the earnings season ends, US tech companies have exhibited robust results, propelling the Nasdaq Composite to a record high. The Bank maintains its convictions on US and Japanese equities while favouring India over China for emerging market growth exposure. We tactically increased our position on gold on the back of central bank demand and geopolitical uncertainties.

UBP in the press 06.03.2024

Thinking big about impact investing

Börsen-Zeitung (02.03.2024) - The launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 provided a road map for addressing the most pressing issues facing our society by 2030 and beyond. 

UBP in the press 05.03.2024

Like it or not, Hong Kong is still Asia’s leading financial centre

Nikkei Asia (05.02.2024) - The mood around Hong Kong’s markets is pretty gloomy these days.

UBP in the press 01.03.2024

Favour Japan over India and China

Allnews, Emmanuel Garessus (28.02.2024) - After decades of disappointment, Japanese equities are back with a bang. The Nikkei 225 is up 41% year-on-year and 15% since the start of 2024.

Insight 28.02.2024

Generative AI: just getting started

Despite still being in its infancy, generative AI has already proved to be a boon for big tech names, but can it be used more widely, and if so, how and by whom?

UBP in the press 23.02.2024

UBP seeks to double Middle East business in five years

Citywire Middle East, Paromita Dey (13.02.2024) - The Swiss private bank is looking to expand its Middle East business by targeting new markets in the region.

UBP in the press 22.02.2024

Gold prices should consolidate

Finanz und Wirtschaft (17.02.2024) - In January, gold traded in a tight range of between USD 2,000 and USD 2,050 per oz. This tight trading range reflected a generally subdued trading environment – three-month implied volatilities fell to levels of around 10% – which is a relatively low level of volatility for the yellow metal.


Insight 15.02.2024

Setting sail with Justine Mettraux

We had the privilege of welcoming sailor Justine Mettraux to a unique in-house conference at the Bank. She spoke about her experiences at sea, and in particular about her preparations for the next Vendée Globe – the biggest single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race.

Insight 07.02.2024

UBP House View - February 2024

In a landscape marked by economic divergences between regions, with abating inflation and normalising interest rates, our convictions remain on the United States rather than Europe, a tech-oriented bias, and a cautious approach to China, while the return of firmer market fundamentals signal positive performances across various asset classes.

UBP in the press 06.02.2024

Global Outlook 2024: Leading views on the year’s key hedge fund trends

Hedgeweek - Our expert gives its take on prospects for key hedge fund investment strategies in the coming months.

UBP in the press 02.02.2024

Monetary policy to give way to fiscal policy

Allnews (18.01.2024) - UBP gives Allnews its latest economic and investment outlook for 2024, with Norman Villamin (N.V.), Group Chief Strategist, and Eleanor Taylor Jolidon (E.T.J.), Co-Head Swiss & Global Equity Franchise and Senior Portfolio Manager.

UBP in the press 31.01.2024

Four reasons for the yen’s steady appreciation this year

Börsen-Zeitung (15.01.2024) - Coming into 2024, here at UBP we hold a constructive view on the JPY. We anticipate that it will continue to appreciate over the course of the year, and we envisage a USD/JPY downward move to levels of around 135 by year-end, with risk skewed to the downside of this level. This represents a decline of at least 6% from current levels. Our generally constructive stance on JPY exchange rates reflects several factors.

UBP in the press 26.01.2024

“Budget deficits are growing even wider”

L'Opinion (04.01.2024) Muriel Motte - Confirmation that inflation is falling around the world could be the best news we get in 2024.

UBP in the press 26.01.2024

A Glittering Outlook: Gold Promises to Shine in 2024

Zawya (20.01.2024) - 2024 will be a strong year for gold. Our expectation of ongoing price increases for the yellow metal is driven by several factors, namely the global decline in inflation, weaker USD exchange rates, increasing concerns regarding US debt sustainability, central bank gold purchases, the resilience of gold trading, and ongoing geopolitical risks.

UBP in the press 25.01.2024

Tech stocks still driving returns

Boursier.com, Arnaud Bivès - We don’t expect central banks to cut rates before the second half of 2024.