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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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How data helps us understand ground truth in the pandemic:

Today we’re hearing from the UBS Evidence Lab, and finding out how data and analytics are being used to understand ground truth in a world turned upside down by the pandemic. We talk with the creator of the lab to drill down into the relevant datasets to better understand the role that these kind of analytics play in the investment process and hear how the coronavirus outbreak has shocked our “mental maps” of the world.

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28630 Mar 2020
15 min

How data helps us understand ground truth in the pandemic: 

Today we’re hearing from the UBS Evidence Lab, and finding out how data and analytics are being used to understand ground truth in a world turned upside down by the pandemic. We talk with the creator of the lab to drill down into the relevant datasets to better understand the role that these kind of analytics play in the investment process and hear how the coronavirus outbreak has shocked our “mental maps” of the world.

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28523 Mar 2020
15 min

The pandemic and the economy: 

Our panel discusses the impact of Covid-19 on markets and economies all around the world. Hear two of the sharpest minds from UBS global wealth management as they make sense of a volatile and fast-moving situation that is challenging virtually all stakeholders across public and private life.

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28416 Mar 2020
15 min

The Global Art Market Report 2020: 

Painting a picture of the art market using the latest edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. We’ll hear from its author, renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew and our regular panelist from UBS Wealth Management.

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2839 Mar 2020
15 min

Women in finance: 

On International Women’s Day our panel from across UBS asks what steps the financial sector is taking to ensure that its next generation of leaders is truly representative, and discusses the challenge of getting the best and brightest young women into finance.

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2822 Mar 2020
15 min

The Future of Waste: 

As UBS continues to hit new milestones in thematic and sustainable investing, the bank has produced a new longer-term investment initiative. The new programme of “Future Of....” pieces of meta-thematic research focuses on challenges that resonate with clients and provide associated investment solutions with a strong sustainability component.

The first in the new series is ‘The Future of Waste’. About 30 per cent of food produced globally is wasted at a cost of $1tn per year, while 10 per cent of people go hungry. One of the report’s editors in chief and one of its co-authors join us to shine a light on opportunities to mitigate costs and issues associated with waste, while targeting compelling returns.

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28124 Feb 2020
15 min

Getting the clean-energy transition on track: 

An extended interview with Sam Arie, lead author of a recent UBS report on global energy and climate change. The research examines the potential restrictions on new fossil fuel investment and why and how that could lead to the convergence of the energy and utility sectors. As well as exploring the potential for convergence, Arie shares valuable insights on renewables, the drive for net zero and more.

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28017 Feb 2020
15 min

Can you pay taxes with bitcoin?: 

Spoiler alert: the answer is “no”. The chief economist of UBS Global Wealth Management and the founder and CEO of Otonomos join the show to help explain why bitcoin (or any other cryptocurrency) is not fit to settle such liabilities. Despite this fact, there appears to be appetite in some quarters to challenge the assumption. Are there any developments ahead that might change or threaten the status quo?

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27910 Feb 2020
15 min

US election update: 

his week we report from the presidential campaign trail. Our panel reviews the chaotic Democratic caucus in Iowa and looks ahead to the New Hampshire primary. What does the economic and investment landscape look like as the general election looms?

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2783 Feb 2020
15 min

Investor sentiment: 

The panel explores the global investor outlook, dipping into UBS Global Wealth Management’s latest quarterly survey. Both high-net-worth individuals and business owners have a more upbeat outlook entering the new year, with cash levels and concerns over domestic politics declining. The panel discusses the role that home bias plays in informing optimism, considers the lessons of the past 12 months and finds out what tops the list of concerns for investors this year, wherever they are in the world.

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27727 Jan 2020
15 min

WEF 2020: The UBS Climate Aware framework: 

We’re in Davos where UBS published a white paper unveiling its Climate Aware framework to help harness private capital to close the climate finance gap. It’s the fourth time that UBS has addressed the Sustainable Development Goals in its white papers published at the WEF. This latest piece was titled: “Becoming climate aware: mobilising capital to help meet the climate change goals” and found a ready audience at an event where the climate crisis was very much at the heart of the narrative.

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27620 Jan 2020
15 min

The UBS Greater China Conference 2020: 

A record number of delegates attended the 20th annual event, which is the leading forum for investors and companies seeking insight and access to the world’s second-largest economy. As well as reflecting on some key themes from the conference, our panel will consider the strategic importance of China as a market.

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27513 Jan 2020
15 min

Crisis in the Middle East: 

As well as providing a recap of the events that shaped a turbulent week for the Middle East, our panel will explore how the geopolitical volatility has impacted markets and consider how investors should best position to navigate the choppy waters.

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2746 Jan 2020
15 min

The future of food: beyond meat: 

Our panel discusses recent revolutionary changes in agriculture and shifting dietary patterns and makes sense of what these moves mean for investors. In particular we’ll be looking “beyond meat” at areas such as lab-grown food and considering why a natural, abundant and affordable future for food depends on technology.

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27330 Dec 2019
15 min

The UBS European Conference 2019: 

Highlights from November’s annual gathering of more than 90 European CEOs in London, focusing on the UBS Opinion Leaders panel: ‘Low for longer or low forever: what does it mean for markets?’ We ask Arend Kapteyn, global chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, and Mark Haefele, chief investment officer of UBS Global Wealth Management, for their views on whether global investors were overly pessimistic in the past year and how best to gauge the risk of a hard landing for China.

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27223 Dec 2019
15 min

Sustainable investing and healthcare: 

Recent UBS research reveals that a majority of investors are interested in sustainable investing. The chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management and the recently appointed UBS chair of sustainable finance join the programme to discuss SI and to analyse one particular sector that stands out in both the short- and long-term investment landscape: healthcare.

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