The Big Question: Are ETFs and tracker funds becoming a bigger threat to active management?
UBS Global Asset Management has launched a US equity tracker with an ongoing charge figure (OCF) of 9bps to compete with established product providers.
Investec Wealth and Investment has hired three members of UBS Wealth Management's senior team as it expands its London office.
UBS is formally reducing securities lending on its ETF funds to 50%, following in the footsteps of ETF giant iShares.
The Financial Conduct Authority has banned a former UBS trader from regulated financial services due to failings associated with rogue trader Kweku Adoboli.
THE BIG QUESTION
UBS Wealth Management's research team is finding better value opportunities in Europe than in emerging markets, pointing to the latter's political instability and lack of earnings momentum.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has become the latest ETF provider to enter the price war raging across the sector, creating a range of low cost db X-trackers with an all-in annual fee of 9bps.
Alexander Friedman, global CIO at UBS Wealth Management, sees Japan as ‘more of a risk' to investors than China in the coming year.
UBS Global Asset Management CEO John Fraser is to retire from the group, having headed the asset management business since 2001.
Fund groups are facing a fresh headwind to their expansion attempts as global private banks' buy lists shrink post-RDR.
The Big Question
Veteran fund manager Graham French is to leave M&G, handing over his Global Basics fund to his co-manager. Should holders of the fund consider other options?
UBS Wealth Management UK has poached a six-strong team from Deutsche Bank to broaden its service to financial planners.
THE BIG QUESTION
While its successful stock market debut stole the headlines and confirmed its position as the darling of the US tech sector, there is more to tech than Twitter.
UBS Global Asset Management has closed its UBS Global Diversified fund as it continues to streamline its UK fund range.
Bill O'Neill, head of chief investment office of wealth management research UK at UBS Wealth Management, has warned there are three key 'nasties and traps' to watch out on the way to global economic recovery.
UBS Exchange Traded Funds has listed 14 ETFs on five UK platforms in a move to make its products more accessible to IFAs and retail investors, following a recent fee cut.