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Introduction

UBP’s London branch opened in 1991 covering European and emerging-market equity fund management, alternative investments, bond trading and institutional and private client services. On 31 December 2018, UBP acquired ACPI Investments Limited (ACPI), an independent London-based investment management company, and the activities of ACPI IM Limited in Jersey*.

Activities

The Asset Management division of the UBP London branch comprises:

  • Selected investment management activities:
    - UBP European equities, global emerging markets, and Russian and Turkish funds are all managed from London branch. These funds are all Luxembourg SICAVs.
    - UBP’s funds are sold across the entire UBP Group to private and Institutional clients.
    -The London branch has an institutional sales team of four people.
  • London is also home to some of UBP’s alternative research activities.

Private clients

Our services are both flexible and personalised, and are adapted to the needs of each client.

What we offer

A range of investment portfolio mandates

  • Discretionary mandates, available in a range of currencies, targeting different client risk profiles;
  • Advisory services, for clients who wish to keep control of their investments, but who would like to benefit from UBP’s financial know-how and expertise; and
  • Execution-only mandates, for those clients who prefer to manage their assets independently.

Strong investment management expertise

  • UBP is particularly recognised for its expertise in traditional and alternative asset management;
  • The Bank’s integrated business model gives its high-net-worth clients access to institutional asset management services and to the expertise of the Bank’s highly knowledgeable and skilled experts;
  • UBP London benefits from the Group’s global expertise and financial know-how.

UBP’s e-banking solution for private clients

 It allows clients to view their assets, their account statements, and their transaction histories. It also gives them a secure means of contacting their relationship managers.

Lombard and leveraged lending for high-net-worth clients only

Regulated and unregulated mortgages

  • Unregulated mortgages for clients wishing to buy property for investment purposes.
  • Regulated mortgages – which cover owner-occupied properties – are execution-only (non-advised) and are reserved for high-net-worth clients.

Global approach to tax and wealth planning

  • We will guide you on wealth and estate planning, as well as on tax issues (on request).
  • At the request of clients, we take care of the tax implications relating to portfolio management and a product’s tax treatment.
  • UBP has developed one of the most complex and efficient account segregation structures for UK-RND.

Direct Investments Group (DIG)

  • For sophisticated clients, this service helps you build a portfolio of private-equity-type investments that are not always available to private clients.

Charities

At UBP, we recognise that every charity and not-for-profit institution is unique and we believe their investment portfolio should reflect this.

With this in mind we use your specific objectives as the starting point for any conversation and then build a solution that is customised to your requirements.

Our dedicated charities team is fully aware of the importance clients place on outstanding service and reporting, and you will be able to interact directly with our various investment teams, irrespective of the size of your portfolio.

Committed to our clients

UBP is committed to the Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code. It considers its responsibilities to all clients to be of paramount importance and takes stringent measures to:

  • Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times;
  • Always act for the benefit of clients;
  • Act with independence and objectivity;
  • Work skilfully, efficiently and diligently;
  • Uphold all applicable laws, regulations and rules governing capital markets.

Regulatory information

Contact us

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA, London Branch
Seymour Mews House
26 – 37 Seymour Mews London | W1H 6BN
T +44 20 7369 1350 | F +44 20 7369 0460

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*See related press release.


Fraudulent Website Notification

London 9th June 2020 – Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA ("UBP" or “the Bank”) would like to alert all clients and the public to the fraudulent websites named below. UBP would like to advise that the said websites have no affiliation or connection whatsoever with the Bank.

Date of detection Fraudulent Website Address
June 8, 2020 westoncapitalbank.com
June 4, 2020 http://ubpinvest.com
June 3, 2020 ubpdirect.com
May 26, 2020 www.e-ubp.com


UBP has already reported the websites to the Financial Conduct Authority, and will take any action deemed necessary and appropriate to protect the interests of our customers, the general public and the Bank. Any clients who have provided personal information or have conducted any financial transactions through this website, please immediately report to your UBP relationship manager.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few simple steps you can take to stay safe online:

  • Be wary of any unsolicited e-mail received, even if it appears to come from what appears to be a legitimate source (criminals can forge e-mail addresses).
  • Ensure your computer or mobile device is updated with the latest versions of software and antivirus programmes.
  • Please note that your UBP e-Banking credentials should be used in line with the UBP e-Banking service only. Never enter any of these credentials into any other website or mobile application.
  • Although we may ask for your user name for support purposes, we will never ask you for your password (PIN) or RSA SecurID code. Do not disclose these to anyone. If you are unsure about any call or communication that you have received relating to your UBP account, please contact your relationship manager directly.
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