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UBS develops new wealth management app for iPads

April 5, 2019

UBS Wealth Management USA is modernizing the way it develops new technology and has a new client-facing portal to show for it. Clients can use the new UBS iPad app as a singular tool to manage nearly every aspect of their financial lives, from...

UBS considers sale, acquisition and other options for its asset management business

April 3, 2019

UBS Group AG is evaluating options for its asset management unit, including a partial sale or merger of the business, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Swiss bank has considered seeking to acquire Deutsche Bank AG's asset...

Why UBS is focusing on ultra high net worth clients

March 13, 2014

John Mathews, head of private wealth management at UBS, shares how the firm's private wealth unit is contributing to its overall performance and why luring ultra high net worth clients is so important now.

UBS feels the pain from spooked billionaires

March 20, 2019

UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti delivered a catalog of bad news on the first-quarter performance on Wednesday. That the world's largest wealth manager is also prone to revenue swings was probably the most alarming. Describing...

Advisers with $876 million in AUM join UBS from U.S. Trust

March 29, 2019

Two advisers, Troy Swaner and Fowler Hatley, who managed $876 million at U.S. Trust/Merrill Lynch in Dallas, have joined UBS. Mr. Swaner began his securities career in 1996 at NYLife Securities and worked at several firms before joining U.S....

Tapping into the passions of the ultra high net worth

March 13, 2014

Advisers who can identify the passions of ultra high net worth clients also tap into what's really important to those individuals. John Mathews, head of private wealth management at UBS, talks about how adivsers can anticipate those needs.

'Whopper' UBS broker sentenced to prison for Puerto Rico bond fraud

March 27, 2019

Jose Ramirez, a former top UBS broker in Puerto Rico known to many as "The Whopper," was sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to criminal bank fraud in November. At that time, Mr. Ramirez admitted to pocketing $1 million...

UBS confronts 'one of the worst' Q1 environments in recent history

March 20, 2019

UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti gave the most decisive verdict yet on the difficult markets faced by Europe's investment banks, describing conditions as the toughest in years. UBS will slow down hiring and deepen cost cuts...

How UBS aims to get an edge over independent advisers

March 13, 2014

Serving ultra high net worth clients should be more holistic than just providing investment advice, according to John Mathews, head of private wealth management at UBS. Here he talks about how the firm's advisers can leverage the entire institution.

INTV: Wells, UBS talking wealth mgmt. tieup?

March 16, 2011

InvestmentNews' Andrew Osterland details what he's hearing from industry sources about a possible purchase of USB Wealth Management Americas by Wells Fargo Advisors.

UBS prepares for impact of massive $5 billion fine

February 22, 2019

UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti said the bank will prioritize protecting its dividends if it can't get out of paying a massive fine imposed in a French tax-evasion case. "We need to consider our business outlook, including...

UBS at risk after $5 billion surprise penalty

February 20, 2019

UBS Group AG's decision to fight a tax case in France, rather than settle it, led to a nasty surprise. Switzerland's biggest bank was ordered to pay more than $5 billion Wednesday over a tax-evasion case in France — matching what was sought...

UBS escalates its pursuit of rich Americans with staff promotions

March 6, 2019

UBS Group promoted 96 employees to the level of managing director in the Americas as it seeks to gain more rich clients and expand in the region. The Swiss bank elevated 60 financial advisers and 36 Americas staff, according to Tom Naratil,...

Team managing $314 million leaves UBS for Ameriprise

February 12, 2019

The four-adviser Vilfordi team, which managed $314 million at UBS in Dallas, Texas, has joined the employee channel of Ameriprise Financial. (More: Five-member FiNet team managing $360 million moves to LPL) The team is headed by George Vilfordi...

UBS team managing $738 million near Detroit leaves for Raymond James

February 25, 2019

A team of six advisers and five staff members who managed $738 million at UBS in Birmingham, Mich., have joined the employee unit of Raymond James. The group, which includes financial advisers John Schindler, Jeffrey Davies, Scott Bennett, Chuck...

UBS ordered to pay more than $5.1 billion in French tax case

February 20, 2019

UBS Group was ordered to pay more than 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) by a Paris court that found the bank guilty of having helped wealthy French clients stash funds in undeclared Swiss accounts. Shares of UBS fell as much as 3.1%. The Paris...

UBS eschews $6 billion settlement in French tax investigation

February 19, 2019

It's UBS Group AG's $6 billion gamble, but the risk extends far. The Swiss lender eschewed a settlement in a French tax investigation after failing to agree on an amount, exposing it to in-court demands from the state and prosecutors. Paris...

Three-adviser team managing $730 million leaves UBS for Stifel

February 14, 2019

A three-adviser team managing $730 million at UBS in Cincinnati has moved to Stifel Nicolaus & Company. The three representatives —Tom Lieser, Leigh Anne Gage, and Tom Awadalla — will open a new downtown office for the firm. The office will...

Millennial women take back seat when it comes to their own finances, UBS survey says

March 6, 2019

Marielle Schurig spoke to a group of women at a wellness event at Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s store in New York's Flatiron district, after they'd sweat it out together in a yoga and circuit-training class. Following her remarks, attendees lined...

UBS dinged by Virginia after broker recommended gold and precious metals securities

February 8, 2019

UBS Financial Services Inc. last month agreed to pay Virginia's State Corporation Commission $319,000 to settle charges that a former broker in a branch in Roanoke made unsuitable recommendations of certain gold and precious metals securities...

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