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Insight 30.06.2020

UBP Investment Outlook 2020 Reset

UBP Investment Outlook 2020 Reset

The Global Economy at the Crossroads


For investors experiencing dramatic market declines followed by a sharp recovery, the first half of 2020 has been dominated by uncertainty generated by the COVID crisis and the global lockdown. While the full impact of this pandemic is yet to become clear, it is certain to lead to significant change in global economies and markets looking ahead.

In revisiting and reshaping our Investment Outlook at half-year 2020, we understand that investors are going through unprecedented and challenging times. Settled ways of allocating assets and diversifying wealth may no longer stand up to detailed scrutiny. This makes our commitment to a risk-focused asset allocation even more relevant as we continue to seek out investment opportunities across equities, bonds and alternatives.

Throughout the crisis, UBP has taken a broad-based approach looking to protect clients’ wealth even when valuation movements are extreme. We have to be mindful too of political tensions between the US and China and the potential realignment of the European Union. While highlighting suitable “safe havens”, we can also still see potential for the global economy as it takes on a new shape.

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Dive into the brochure and podcasts for much more details and insight.

Speakers

Co-CEO Asset Management and CIO Group

Michaël Lok

Michaël Lok has been Co-CEO of UBP’s Asset Management division since 2015 and a member of its Executive Committee since 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in wealth and asset management

Chief Economist

Patrice Gautry

Patrice has been Chief economist at UBP for over 15 years and has 30 years’ experience in macroeconomics and investment strategy.

CIO Wealth Management & Head of Asset Allocation

Norman Villamin

Norman has over 20 years’ experience managing wealth both on an advisory and discretionary basis for top companies in the financial industry.

Global Head of Forex Strategy

Peter Kinsella

Peter has 14 years’ experience in forex. He joined UBP in 2018 from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in London where he was Director of International Rates & FX Strategy.


Expertise

Swiss & Global Equities

Why Swiss equities now? This market offers equity investors the stability and agility they need to navigate this volatile period. 

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European Equities

European equities offer unrivalled opportunities in terms of breadth of sector and market exposure.

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