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Insight 22.02.2018

Strong fundamentals to help overcome recent market volatility

Since the beginning of the year, investors’ concerns over a return of inflation have come back to the fore and triggered a sharp sell-off in US Treasury bonds. Investors were initially unfazed, as this move reflected solid US growth prospects.

Insight 21.02.2018

Asian markets welcome the Year of the Dog

From the Desk of a Fund Manager (February 2018): New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s first day on the job saw him take up the post following an unexpected pick-up in US wage data in January.

Insight 20.02.2018

The reasons behind the oil price correction

WTI oil prices are flat year-to-date after having seen the best start to a year in over a decade and reaching a 3-year high of USD 66.5 in mid-January.

Press Releases 15.02.2018

UBP appoints new Zurich CEO

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has announced the appointment of Adrian Künzi as CEO of its Zurich branch and Head of the Northern Europe Region within the Private Banking division, as of 1 March 2018.

UBP in the press 15.02.2018

Convertible bonds: it’s time to be tactical

As we enter 2018 after a record year, one question is on everyone’s lips: what can be reasonably expected from here?

Insight 08.02.2018

Spotlight: Normalisation of long-term yields

The next stage in the post-2008 transition.

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Insight 26.05.2017

The time is right for convertible bonds

The beginning of a trend

UBP in the press 14.09.2017

Exclusive interview with Guy de Picciotto

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) - Guy de Picciotto, CEO of Geneva-based bank UBP, believes the financial sector could be at the start of a new era, past problems have been solved, and banks now have the chance to draw on their traditional strengths.

UBP in the press 12.09.2017

Five questions to Norman Villamin

NZZ am Sonntag (10.09.2017) - Interview with Norman Villamin, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Private Banking and Head of Asset Allocation.


UBP in the press 07.02.2018

French small and mid caps: high potential in 2018

Smaller companies have now performed strongly over a number of years following the financial crisis and have a history of strong relative returns over the long term. What are the main contributing factors to these positive returns, and will the outperformance that has been seen in 2017 be followed by further strength in 2018?

Press Releases 07.02.2018

New UBP Monaco Site Manager

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has announced the appointment of Thierry Garde as Site Manager of its Monaco branch as of 1 February 2018.

UBP in the press 06.02.2018

Swiss equities: sustained growth driven by emerging countries

Contrary to some small- & mid-cap (SMID) segments of stock indices, the SPI Extra is not necessarily more of a reflection of the domestic economy than the wider Swiss equity market, where more than 90% of company revenues are generated abroad. Swiss SMIDs are broadly as international.

UBP in the press 05.02.2018

EM, catastrophe bonds, hedge funds seen as options to invest

Gulf News (05.02.2018) - The US 10-year treasury note jumped to as high as 2.75% last week on expectations of higher inflation and rates

Insight 01.02.2018

Addressing systemic risks in China would extend the Asian rally

From the Desk of a Fund Manager (January): The global equity rally in 2017 stemmed not only from subdued geopolitical risks, but also in part from growing evidence of a pickup in world economic trade and a recovery in commodity prices.

Insight 30.01.2018

US tax cut: a catalyst for small cap stocks

Both chambers of the US Congress are targeting a tax cut which could reach USD 1.5tn over the next decade. Much has been made of the recent US tax reform.

Insight 29.01.2018

What is the ECB’s strategy?

Focus on the ECB’s monetary policy: still accommodative, but for how long?
UBP in the press 24.01.2018

"An acquisition in Asia would be of interest"

Finanz und Wirtschaft (24.01.2018) - Guy de Picciotto, CEO of UBP, talks about the 2017 financial year, and explains why his international clients are not showing much concern about negative interest rates on the Swiss franc. The head of one of the biggest family-owned banks also tells us where UBP is looking to expand in the future.

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