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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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The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2018:

This week we ask which global cities are at the highest risk of experiencing a real-estate bubble. Our panel will also discuss the ‘affordability crisis’ that is gripping markets and dominating headlines, while the editor of Monocle has some tips on building sustainable and effective residential developments in our cities.

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21411 Nov 2018
15 min

The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2018: 

This week we ask which global cities are at the highest risk of experiencing a real-estate bubble. Our panel will also discuss the ‘affordability crisis’ that is gripping markets and dominating headlines, while the editor of Monocle has some tips on building sustainable and effective residential developments in our cities.

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2134 Nov 2018
15 min

Building or burning bridges?: 

This week our panel discusses the likelihood of a Brexit deal given the stumbling blocks. They’ll survey the domestic political landscape in the UK for clues as to whether any deal that is agreed might get through parliament and mull the prospects for new global deals post-Brexit given prevailing trade uncertainty.

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21228 Oct 2018
15 min

New visionaries and the Chinese century: 

This week our panel discusses the latest edition of UBS and PwC’s annual ‘Billionaires Insight Report’. From the greatest ever annual increase in billionaire wealth, to the challenge of US dominance in innovation from across Asia and China in particular, we’ll explore the lessons of the data and the key trends that will inform the future.

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21121 Oct 2018
15 min

Thinking strategically about emerging markets: 

Our panel discusses a new research piece from the UBS wealth management CIO, explaining why a focus on the tribulations of EM assets risks ignoring the huge progress that emerging economies have made, as well as the wealth of investment opportunities on offer.

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21014 Oct 2018
15 min

The Global Family Office Report 2018: 

We take a look at the fifth edition of a report that is produced by the bank every year in partnership with Campden Wealth Research. It is the leading study into performance, investments and structural issues.

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2097 Oct 2018
15 min

Nobel perspectives: Sir Christopher Pissarides: 

To help address the big questions that shape our world, UBS has sought out a number of Nobel laureates in the economic sciences to ask them to share insights and discuss their research. This week we’re hearing from Sir Christopher Pissarides, recognised as the originator of some radically new frameworks for understanding the labour market.

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20830 Sep 2018
15 min

Global Investor Watch: ‘Return on values’: 

Exploring the latest UBS Investor Watch, the largest recurring global study of high-net-worth investors in the world. The new edition, ‘Return on values’, takes the temperature of shifting global attitudes towards sustainable investing.

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20723 Sep 2018
15 min

China’s biotech revolution: 

Our panel discusses a new research piece from UBS Wealth Management exploring what the future might hold for what is now the world’s second-largest drug market. With five-year growth rates for biotech in China forecasted at better than 16 per cent, this will be the world’s fastest-growing market. We mull the report’s findings, with perspectives on everything from the pace of innovation to the consequences of cost control.

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20616 Sep 2018
15 min

Ahead of the game: 

Taking the temperature of the global e-gaming industry, a $100bn sector with a growth trajectory that continues to point sharply upwards. Our panel includes the author of a new UBS research piece focusing on Asia, primed to become the biggest worldwide market in terms of revenue this year, and a leading entrepreneur and investor who shares his expectations for the future.

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2059 Sep 2018
15 min

Election watch: do midterms matter?: 

The US economy has enjoyed a strong couple of years; a unified Republican government, fiscal stimulus, regulatory relief and the fruits of Obama-era economic expansion have all played their part. Against that backdrop, do the upcoming mid-term elections really matter?

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2042 Sep 2018
15 min

UBS Global Visionaries: Sam Gregory from Witness: 

The latest in our series of specials hearing from inspirational thought leaders at the forefront of innovation, which UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. Today we hear from Sam Gregory, programme director at Witness, an innovative non-profit that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere, to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.

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20326 Aug 2018
15 min

Are cryptocurrencies money?: 

The media attention received by virtual currencies of late has tracked pretty much in line with prices, which surged through 2017 then fell back significantly. We explore the status of cryptocurrencies, asks about its potential viability as an asset class, track the volatility that remains a principal limitation and consider possible regulatory and structural changes that could shape the future of this fast-evolving space.

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20219 Aug 2018
15 min

Green bonds: 

This week we look at the sustainable-investment landscape and put green bonds in the spotlight. We reflect on the move by UBS to join the Climate Bonds Programme; consider the ways in which some new and innovative instruments in this space work; and ask our panel: what do recent developments mean for the mainstreaming of green finance?

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20112 Aug 2018
15 min

Lessons from the Development Impact Bond: 

Two years since the inception of the world’s first Development Impact Bond, our panellists discuss the robust results delivered by this unique and innovative product, which is on track to meet, or even exceed, its ambitious three-year targets. We will hear from the investor, the UBS Optimus Foundation; from the service provider, Indian NGO Educate Girls; and the outcome payer, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, to learn how the programme works, what it delivers in terms of social as well as financial returns and why this could reshape the social-investing landscape.

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2005 Aug 2018
15 min

Chinese real estate : 

Armed with the findings of new research from UBS, we take the temperature of this fascinating market and gauge whether unprecedented prices and activity are poised to slow, and ask the authors of the report to give us their base case. Plus: what does it mean for investors – should they prioritise earnings over capital gains?

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