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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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An introduction to hedge funds:

A special edition based on a report from Karim Cherif and Georg Weidlich in the UBS Global Wealth Management CIO. Learn how hedge funds help to reduce risk and add diversification in multi-asset portfolios, and understand how to balance strategies and styles to diversify sources of return and optimise the chances of positive performance.

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31519 Oct 2020
15 min

An introduction to hedge funds: 

A special edition based on a report from Karim Cherif and Georg Weidlich in the UBS Global Wealth Management CIO. Learn how hedge funds help to reduce risk and add diversification in multi-asset portfolios, and understand how to balance strategies and styles to diversify sources of return and optimise the chances of positive performance.

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31412 Oct 2020
15 min

Riding the storm: Billionaires’ Insights 2020: 

The 2020 edition of the annual report from UBS and PwC explores how the fortunes of billionaires are continuing to polarise after a year of dramatic upheaval. Our panel explains how a cohort of billionaire innovators and disruptors has pulled ahead of its peers.

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3135 Oct 2020
15 min

The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2020: 

Price bubbles refer to substantial, sustained mispricing of a particular asset, the existence of which cannot be proved – unless or until the bubble bursts. The annual UBS Index gauges the risk of such a bubble in housing markets and which cities are at the highest risk. While the spectre of a global recession has haunted housing markets for years, and despite the sharpest global economic downturn in more than 60 years, house prices have actually accelerated in the last four quarters. Our panel today discusses how continuing economic volatility has amplified uncertainties around urban housing.

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31228 Sep 2020
15 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Dr Daniel Cordaro of The Contentment Foundation: 

This week we are joined by another of the inspirational thought leaders and innovators that UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. This time it’s the turn of Daniel Cordaro of The Contentment Foundation. Cordaro’s mission is to improve the lives of millions around the world by creating scalable mental wellbeing technologies and transformative programs for institutions.

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31121 Sep 2020
15 min

‘Future of Humans’: 

A fascinating new report from UBS takes a deep dive into the changing lifestyles and rising opportunities humanity is facing in light of demographic trends and structural shifts – and considers how these forces are enabled and accelerated by technology. As well as the future of education and healthcare, the report also examines the future of consumer preferences and the very path to human happiness.

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31014 Sep 2020
15 min

A global first for sustainable investing: 

This week, UBS made sustainable investments (SI) the preferred recommendation for clients of its $2.6trn global wealth-management business. UBS is the first major financial institution to recommend SI over traditional investments for private clients globally. Managing close to $500bn in core sustainable assets, this reinforces UBS’s almost 25-year track record in sustainable investing across all its business divisions. The Chair of UBS’s Sustainable Finance Committee and the Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at UBS Global Wealth Management explain the significance of the move.

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3097 Sep 2020
15 min

Social enterprise after coronavirus: 

Several of the inspirational thought leaders and innovators who UBS supports through its Global Visionaries programme discuss how social entrepreneurs are responding to coronavirus and what they think their enterprises might look like in a post-pandemic world.

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30831 Aug 2020
15 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Matteo Berlucchi of Your.MD: 

This week we are joined by another inspirational thought leader and innovator who UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. This time it’s the turn of Matteo Berlucchi, CEO and co-founder of Your.MD. Your.MD’s mission is to help a billion people find their health through self-care.

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30724 Aug 2020
15 min

Art special: artist representation: 

The fourth and final in a season of special programs exploring the art world looks at questions related to artist representation. Our panel, which includes collectors Agnes Gund and Komal Shah, provides an overview on bias in the market and discusses examples of private programs by collectors which tackle marginalization based on gender, race, class and age.

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30617 Aug 2020
15 min

The US presidential election: the global picture: 

UBS Global Wealth Management’s recent ElectionBrief report gauges the likely global impact of November’s US presidential election. Today’s panel – all of whom contributed to the report – considers the impact of the election for investors around the world, from potential market implications to the best investment approaches to take in the lead-up to the vote.

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30510 Aug 2020
15 min

Global Family Office Report: 

Exploring the research produced by UBS in partnership with their colleagues from the UBS Evidence Lab. The average assets under management of the 121 clients surveyed is significantly larger than that of any other comparable study in the market, so the findings offer a unique window into the actions of the world’s biggest family offices. Our panellists explain why applying meticulous asset-allocation strategies and rigorous investment processes – coupled with an ability to embrace and manage risk – have enabled Family Offices to weather recent storms.

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3043 Aug 2020
15 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier of Notpla: 

This week we are joined by two more of the inspirational thought leaders and innovators that UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. This time it’s the turn of Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier of Notpla. Notpla is a sustainable start-up whose mission is to eliminate waste and tackle plastic pollution by developing packaging that disappears naturally after use. Notpla is made from one of nature’s finest renewable resources: brown seaweed. This grows up to 1 metre per day, doesn’t compete with food crops, doesn’t need fresh water or fertiliser and actively de-acidifies the world’s oceans.

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30327 Jul 2020
15 min

Art special: digital disruption: 

In the third of our special programmes on the art world, we focus on the long-term potential for digital disruption – beyond the Zooms, online viewing rooms and social-media channels that have dominated our attention during the pandemic. Our panel explains how technological advancements are continuing to disrupt the art world, making it more relevant and accessible to a wider audience.

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30220 Jul 2020
15 min

Rethinking health and wealth in a post-coronavirus world: 

A new report from the UBS CIO reveals the findings of a survey of more than 3,750 investors across 15 markets globally. More than three quarters of those wealthy investors polled anticipate permanent lifestyle shifts as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the authors and architects of the research explain how the global picture shifts, how investors across markets are planning to adjust their lifestyles after the crisis, and the ways in which Covid-19 has prompted people to change how they think about health and wealth.

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30113 Jul 2020
15 min

Adding alternatives to your portfolio: 

The post-pandemic world will present significant challenges and opportunities for investors. The opportunities will come from longer-term structural changes that the pandemic initiated or accelerated. The challenges will come in the form of elevated volatility and lower potential returns from traditional diversifiers. The authors of a UBS report explain why allocating to alternatives can better position portfolios for the future.

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