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The Bulletin with UBS

Delivering insights into the people, places and products shaping the financial week ahead. Hear from the finest minds and freshest thinkers as they take you beyond the numbers and the hype to get to the heart of the day’s big issues.

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Currency markets: shifting gears:

This new report from UBS Global Wealth Management explains how and why its CIO is updating forecasts to reflect a neutral view on the US dollar this year. We’ll hear from one of our regular chroniclers of currency market moves in London and from one of the report’s co-authors in Zurich. They’ll talk about the ongoing coronavirus situation, central bank intentions, inflationary pressures, where we are in the economic recovery and what all of this means for currency markets.

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35526 Jul 2021
15 min

Currency markets: shifting gears: 

This new report from UBS Global Wealth Management explains how and why its CIO is updating forecasts to reflect a neutral view on the US dollar this year. We’ll hear from one of our regular chroniclers of currency market moves in London and from one of the report’s co-authors in Zurich. They’ll talk about the ongoing coronavirus situation, central bank intentions, inflationary pressures, where we are in the economic recovery and what all of this means for currency markets.

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35419 Jul 2021
15 min

Private equity opportunities in the digital era: 

The lifecycle of digital data offers opportunities for private equity investors along the value chain. Applications and services that help to create, store, secure and analyse rapidly growing amounts of data will be beneficiaries in the digital era. Two of the authors of a new report from UBS Global Wealth Management unpack the digital trends that will shape the next decade and beyond, and how these trends shape investment opportunity.

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35312 Jul 2021
15 min

Q3 outlook: ideas for growth, income and protection: 

How fast is the post-coronavirus economic recovery happening and what does this mean for markets? Our panel explores ideas for growth, income and protection and addresses some key questions at the top of investors’ minds after a first half of 2021 that delivered faster-than-expected vaccine rollouts, a bigger-than-expected US fiscal stimulus, higher-than-expected inflation and strong economic and corporate earnings growth.

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3525 Jul 2021
15 min

Art and digital technologies: 

An incredible acceleration in the use of digital technologies within the arts has not only enabled access but also created explosive possibilities as a medium in itself. From online viewing rooms to R&D, the applications of technology in the arts are wide-ranging and increasingly influential. In this special edition of the programme Candida Gertler of The Vov and Serpentine Galleries’ Kay Watson discuss the impact of digital technologies in the arts and how these advances have helped artists and institutions respond in today’s changing environment.

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35128 Jun 2021
15 min

Why are LGBTQ+ investors different?: 

Today we’re discussing a new report from the CIO of UBS Global Wealth Management, which asks: “Why are LGBTQ+ investors different?” The reality is that these communities might need to invest differently simply because full legal and social equality doesn’t exist anywhere in the world. So how should LGBTQ+ people build investment strategies to help meet their goals? We’ll consider the investment implications of factors like family, job security, urban living and investing with values in mind.

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35021 Jun 2021
15 min

Shifting Asia: the global engine of new mobility: 

We explore how Asia is looking to claim pole position in the worldwide race for electric-vehicle supremacy. China is upping the ante and funneling vast amounts of investment into its EV industry, becoming a hotbed for innovation, from batteries to autonomous-driving software. Japan and Korea, too, have entered the fray and are pledging policy support and investment to become EV powerhouses. So what do opportunities across the space look like for investors?

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34914 Jun 2021
15 min

Investor Watch: driving change after coronavirus: 

The UBS Global Wealth Management ‘Investor Watch’ series documents the results of a regular survey of thousands of investors across multiple regions. Jeff Scott, head of client and advisor insights, talks us through the main findings with a particular focus on the impact of coronavirus on investor sentiment and intention. What are the new priorities for investors in a post-pandemic world?

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3487 Jun 2021
15 min

In the studio with Jeffrey Gibson: 

Mary Rozell, Global Head of the UBS art collection, meets artist Jeffrey Gibson at his studio in Hudson, New York. As well as Gibson’s life and work, they discuss two pieces – 2019’s “You have set my soul on fire”’ and 2020’s “Don’t you want me like I want you” – that UBS has recently acquired for its collection. Gibson explains how these works capture a unique visual vocabulary closely linked to his Cherokee and Choctaw heritage.

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34731 May 2021
15 min

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I): 

A special edition of the programme exploring how UBS advocates for equality, featuring insights from UBS’s Karen Yen, Chetan Tolia and Maura Gallagher-Vaughn. UBS takes a broad approach to DE&I, so the discussion takes in everything from accountability and transparency to improving the culture; from leveraging the bank’s core strengths to updating training to include education and awareness with race and ethnicity embedded.

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34624 May 2021
15 min

Family businesses: 

A new report in the “longer-term investments” series from the CIO of UBS Global Wealth Management. Family businesses tend to follow longer-term strategies that align the interests of company management and the family’s values. Is this why they frequently offer superior growth and risk-return characteristics? Featuring Nena Winkler and Stefan Meyer of UBS Switzerland and some insights from one of Monocle’s editors.

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34517 May 2021
15 min

Own Your Worth: 

The latest report from UBS Global Wealth Management considers why women abdicate financial decisions and addresses what that inequality costs couples in the longer term. The report found that just 20 per cent of couples participate equally in financial decisions. Carey Shuffman, head of the Women’s Strategic Client Segment, joins Kimberly Twombly, financial advisor at UBS Global Wealth Management, to discuss the urgent need for change.

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34410 May 2021
15 min

Do I have too much cash?: 

Justin Waring and Kiran Ganesh from the Chief Investment Office of UBS Global Wealth Management discuss how to balance short-term liquidity needs with putting cash to work. Recent UBS Investor Sentiment survey findings show that more than 60 per cent of investors hold at least 10 per cent of their assets in cash; and that the average investor holds about 22 per cent of their assets in cash and cash-equivalents. But how does the smart investor ensure the right balance in their portfolio?

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3433 May 2021
15 min

President Biden: the first 100 days: 

Friday 30 April marked the 100th day of US president Joe Biden’s term. On that theme we’re discussing a report from the UBS Global Wealth Management CIO. As well as providing some historical context, we’ll gauge both market and investor reaction to the early days of Biden’s presidency and hear from some fascinating voices from across the political spectrum and other sectors.

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34226 Apr 2021
15 min

Future of Earth: investing in solutions for a more sustainable planet: 

We discuss a new report from the UBS Global Wealth Management CIO, published on Earth Day. Current standards of living and overall levels of consumption are unsustainable in relation to the planet’s finite resources. The Future of Earth report explores the financial, social and environmental benefits of investing in a more sustainable future.

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34119 Apr 2021
15 min

Banking for Impact: 

Ahead of the launch of a new paper, UBS’s Angela Wiebeck is joined by special guests from Harvard Business School and Impact Institute to discuss the Banking for Impact group. This collaboration recognises that the financial services sector is uniquely well placed to lead in the creation of a common impact measurement and valuation approach to pricing risk. Discover how these partners and innovators are leading the transition to an impact economy.

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