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3 Sep 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Disruption in the insurance industry: 

The UBS wealth management CIO’s biannual Shifting Asia series identifies and explores a trend that will shape the future of markets and sectors in the years ahead. The third edition looks at technology disruption in the insurance industry.

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30 Aug 2017
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Good fit: 

Ben Farren is the founder and CEO of Spoke, a menswear brand obsessed with clothes built for fit. It sells just two styles – chinos and shorts – but in a huge range sizes. The products are sold online, directly to the customer. But what are the promises and pitfalls of the model? Farren walks us through the company’s story.

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20 Aug 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Risk and reward: 

This week we look toward the risk horizon to consider the shifting sands of geopolitics. We’ll assess how events – particularly regarding North Korea – are reshaping the narrative and the risk profile. We’ll also consider what the investment implications are of rising geopolitical risk across the globe and ask our expert panel what else should be in investors’ sightlines.

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13 Aug 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Is there a bond-market bubble?: 

The former Fed chair Alan Greenspan certainly thinks so, and he’s been warning that it’s set to burst. Could he be right? Our expert panel run the rule over all the issues shaping the landscape, from long-term interest rates (which Greenspan thinks are unsustainably low) to the potential for stagflation ahead.

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6 Aug 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - The euro: five years on: 

We take the temperature of the eurozone, five years after Mario Draghi’s pivotal speech in which he pledged to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. Our experts gauge the pace of change in the interim, ask what still needs to be done and identify the key drivers for the eurozone’s ongoing economic momentum.

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16 Jul 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - The Rise Fund: 

The Rise Fund is mobilising private wealth for the public good. UBS has raised $325m (€285m) towards it as part of a wider $5bn (€4.4bn) commitment to impact investments in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. How do these investments enable investors to earn compelling returns at the same time as making a profound impact on society?

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9 Jul 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Tail risk: 

How can investors assess and react to tail risk, whether that’s a prospective impeachment of Donald Trump, the possibility of conflict in the Middle East or turbulence from North Korea. We head across the regions to hear from our panel of experts, consider base-case, risk-case and tail-risk-case scenarios, and ask whether a diversified portfolio remains the best way to plan for unforeseen market developments.

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5 Jul 2017
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Bombinate: 

From the rise of Mr Porter and Farfetch to the demise of Style.com, the e-commerce industry has experienced an eventful few years. This week we tell the tale of a new entry, an online marketplace called Bombinate. Founded by two friends following a road trip around the world, Bombinate sells only the highest-quality products from lesser-known brands from Europe. The mission is to cultivate a lively community of likeminded brands but how will it fare in a saturated market? Bombinate’s co-founder Massimiliano Gritti shares the company’s story.

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2 Jul 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Millennials: the global guardians of capital: 

On the programme this week we discuss a new UBS white paper, ‘Millennials: the global guardians of capital. At the intersection of tech and wealth’. Join our special guests, including one of the report’s co-authors, to hear what sets the Millennials apart, chart the extraordinary wealth transfer that is to define them in the coming years, challenge some preconceptions about Millennials’ values and priorities, and attempt to better understand the opportunities available to all stakeholders who respond positively to these trends.

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28 Jun 2017
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Clear vision: 

There are 2.5 billion people with uncorrected vision problems. James Chen is a Hong Kong-based venture philanthropist and entrepreneur who’s on a mission to help the world see better – and he’s marshalling start-ups, government and non-profits to make it happen. This week Chen explains how he’s doing it and what he’s learnt along the way.

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25 Jun 2017
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Are central banks taking away the punchbowl?: 

Has there been something of a golden age of central bank support – and is it coming to an end? Our experts discuss the performance of these institutions since the financial crisis and consider how long their accommodative policies might continue.

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15 Sep 2017
8 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 65: Maya Njie: 

Inspired by her Swedish upbringing, west African heritage and vintage family photos, entrepreneur Maya Njie launched a niche independent perfume brand in east London. She tells us what lessons she’s sniffed out along the way.

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8 Sep 2017
11 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 64: Hummingbird: 

The story of how one UK-based team designed and built the Hummingbird: the lightest folding bike in the world.

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1 Sep 2017
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 63: Jonathan Self: 

The story of Jonathan Self, co-founder of pioneering family-run start-up Honey’s Real Dog Food and author of the recently published book ‘Good Money: Become an Ethical Entrepreneur’.

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25 Aug 2017
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 62: Abe Burmeister: 

Abe Burmeister is co-founder of the New York-based clothing brand Outlier. Abe was once a freelance graphic designer looking for a better pair of pants. When he couldn’t find any he decided to make them himself. He and his co-founder now run a cult-favourite brand whose mission is to build the future of clothing. Abe shares the Outlier story.

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