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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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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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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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34012 Apr 2021
15 min

Impact investing: 

A special programme exploring the growth of impact investing and its increasing importance within sustainable finance. Alongside guests from UBS (who talk about the bank’s remarkable journey towards meeting its own hugely ambitious impact-investing commitments), we’ll meet some of its key partners, including mutual fund Federated Hermes and the venture firm behind the Oncology Impact Fund, MPM Capital.

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3395 Apr 2021
15 min

Positioning for a post-pandemic world: 

We explore the UBS Global Wealth Management CIO’s second-quarter outlook, which considers how investors should be positioning for a post-pandemic world. The editor in chief of the report and the co-head of global asset allocation in the UBS WM CIO join the programme to discuss navigating the high growth, rising inflation, low interest-rate and volatile backdrop to the ‘reflation’ phase of the recovery.

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33829 Mar 2021
15 min

The Art Market Report 2021: 

Art Basel and UBS have published their fifth annual Global Art Market Report, authored by the renowned cultural economist Clare McAndrew. McAndrew joins Noah Horowitz, Americas director at Art Basel, and UBS Global Wealth Management chief economist Paul Donovan to discuss the findings. The report integrates insight from a recent survey of more than 2,500 high-net-worth collectors across 10 markets – including mainland China for the first time – as well as data from UBS Evidence Lab. A comprehensive and macro-level analysis of the global art market in 2020, the report analyzes how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the market and identifies key trends that will shape this year and beyond.

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33722 Mar 2021
15 min

Seeds of Change: 

UBS marks the United Nations International Day of Forests by publishing a paper, ‘Seeds of Change’, exploring UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: “Life on Land”. The report unpacks the challenge presented to the planet by a reduction in forest cover, habitats and diversity, and considers how philanthropists and investors can help to drive positive change.

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33615 Mar 2021
15 min

Investing in China: 

In the past 20 years, China’s economy has grown fivefold and its equity market capitalisation has increased by 25 times. Despite this, many global investors are significantly underallocated in China relative to its weight in global benchmarks, whether due to insufficient understanding of the opportunity and market complexity, or other factors. Two of the authors of a new UBS report join the programme to help us better understand the landscape and to explain how global investors can position themselves to take advantage.

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3358 Mar 2021
15 min

How to close the funding gap?: 

A new report from UBS Global Wealth Management reveals a shocking funding gap between investors and female entrepreneurs. Around the world, they receive less funding than their male counterparts and the reality is even more pronounced for women of colour and those in developing countries. As a result of the funding discrepancy, female entrepreneurs lack equal opportunities to innovate and build successful companies that can contribute to the global economy. This is despite the fact that those who do receive funding develop businesses that perform as well – or better – than their male counterparts.

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3341 Mar 2021
15 min

Investing in private markets: 

Two of the authors of a new report from the Chief Investment Office of UBS Global Wealth Management explain how private markets fit into a liquidity, longevity, legacy approach to investment and discuss how a lower-return environment is driving investor appetites for alternative instruments.

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33322 Feb 2021
15 min

Rising Gen: 

A special roundtable discussion exploring a recently launched UBS strategic client segment in the US called “Rising Gen”. Giselle Rivera, head of Rising Gen, and Arminé Babayan, a financial adviser serving these clients across technology, entertainment and the start-up world, explain why the generation of investors under 40 is resilient, ready and resourceful, despite the unprecedented impact of coronavirus.

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33215 Feb 2021
15 min

Diversity and equality: 

The lead author of a freshly published report looking at longer term investments discusses its conclusions with the chief economist of UBS Wealth Management and the CEO for the UK & Jersey. Diversity and economic inequalities have come to the fore following social and political flashpoints in advanced economies and beyond, making these themes ever more important for investors.

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3318 Feb 2021
15 min

Highlights from the UBS GCC. Part 1: the economy of wellness: 

The UBS Greater China Conference (GCC) 2021 took place last month, featuring a packed schedule of presentations from sector experts and thought leaders from across the world. In the coming weeks on this programme we’ll be looking back at the GCC to bring you insights and highlights, starting with a review of a fascinating panel entitled “Economy of Wellness: The $4.5tn business of health and wellbeing”.

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3301 Feb 2021
15 min

Shaping sustainable finance: 

A new UBS paper on the trends that are set to shape sustainable finance in 2021, published this week for the WEF’s Davos Agenda (virtual) meetings, addresses challenges linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. While UBS has been at the forefront of sustainable finance for more than 20 years, 2020 proved that this topic has entered the mainstream – and not just as a talking point but as a driver of valuation and a catalyst for action.

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32925 Jan 2021
15 min

The UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program: 

Founder and CEO of Luminary, Cate Luzio (pictured), and Carey Shuffman, head of the Women’s Strategic Client Segment in UBS, discuss the UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program, which aims to support businesses owned by women of colour who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. It does so by delivering them the tools needed to rebuild, maintain, manage and grow their companies.

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32818 Jan 2021
15 min

Stranded assets: 

There is a growing schism between growth assets (high tech, resilient, high sustainability rating) and value assets (low tech, cyclical, low sustainability rating); it’s as though 90 per cent of investors were exclusively interested in owning 10 per cent of assets. But who will buy and manage these stranded assets as the world transitions to a high-tech, net-zero emission environment? We discuss with Laurent Bouvier, global head of the Global Industrials Group at UBS.

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32711 Jan 2021
15 min

Leisure and hospitality trends: 

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, investors are facing a challenge of unprecedented near-term sales declines. The head of UBS’s travel and leisure equity research team in Europe considers whether corporates can deliver sufficient short-term damage control to enable investors in this space to look at the longer term with confidence.

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