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What is 'UBS'

A multinational diversified financial services company headquartered in Switzerland. UBS is involved in virtually all major financial activities, including retail and commercial banking, investment banking, investment management and wealth management. UBS has a major presence in the United States and has its American headquarters in New York City.

Explaining 'UBS'

The name UBS is derived from one of its predecessor corporations, the Union Bank of Switzerland. The current UBS was formed when the Union Bank of Switzerland merged with the Swiss Bank Corporation. Thus, UBS is now used as the company name, not as an acronym. The UBS logo consists of three keys, a symbol taken from the Swiss Bank Corporation. The keys symbolize confidence, security and discretion.


Further Reading


(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions
ideas.repec.org [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …

UBS and Auction Rate Securities (C)UBS and Auction Rate Securities (C)
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …

The UBS-SBC merger and competition in the Swiss retail banking sectorThe UBS-SBC merger and competition in the Swiss retail banking sector
www.econstor.eu [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …

(UBS Pensions series 23) Sponsoring Company Finance and Investment and Defined Benefit Pension Scheme Deficits(UBS Pensions series 23) Sponsoring Company Finance and Investment and Defined Benefit Pension Scheme Deficits
ideas.repec.org [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …

(UBS Pensions series 24) A Human Capital Explanation for an Asset Allocation Puzzle(UBS Pensions series 24) A Human Capital Explanation for an Asset Allocation Puzzle
ideas.repec.org [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …

Causes of the financial crisisCauses of the financial crisis
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …

On the economics and politics of corporate finance and corporate controlOn the economics and politics of corporate finance and corporate control
madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de [PDF]
… "(UBS Pensions Series 041) The Economics of Pensions," FMG Discussion Papers dp563, Financial Markets Group … "Economic Crises and Globalisation as Drivers of Pension Privatisation: an Empirical Analysis," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2017 …



Q&A About UBS


What does UBS do?

UBS provides retail and commercial banking, investment banking, investment management and wealth management.

Which country has the second largest share of AUM at UBS globally ?

The United Kingdom comes second with $400 billion worth of AUM .

How was the name for the current company derived from its predecessor corporations?

The name for the current company was derived from one of its predecessor corporations, Union Bank of Switzerland.

Where is the headquarters of UBS located?

The headquarters are in Zrich, Switzerland.

How many countries does UBS operate in globally?

It operates in over 50 countries worldwide.

Is UBS headquartered in Basel, Switzerland as well?

Yes, it maintains a presence in all major financial centres.

What does the Financial Stability Board consider to be systemically important banks?

Banks that have large positions in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets are considered to be systemically important banks.

What is UBS?

UBS is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company.

What does "UBS" stand for?

"Union Bank of Switzerland".

Where is the American headquarters of UBS located?

The American headquarters of UBS are located in New York City.

What does the logo for UBS consist of?

The logo consists of three keys that symbolize confidence, security and discretion.

Which country has the largest share of assets under management at UBS?

The United States has the largest share of assets under management at UBS with $1 trillion worth of assets under management (AUM).

Does it offer private banking services as well as commercial banking services?

Yes, it offers both private and commercial banking services.