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May 29, 2015 4:47 PM ET


Company Overview of Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA

Company Overview

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA provides private banking and asset management products and services to private and institutional clients in Switzerland and internationally. The company offers wealth management, and wealth and estate planning services; and solutions in assets, including equities, fixed income products, convertible bonds, alternative investments, foreign exchange and commodities, and structured products. It also manages assets for institutional clients and private investors. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Rue du Rhône 96-98

CP 1320

Geneva,  1211


Founded in 1969

1,308 Employees


41 58 819 21 11


41 58 819 22 00

Key Executives for Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director
Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo Office
Chief Executive Officer of UBP Private Banking
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA Key Developments

Union Bancaire Privée Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Full Year of 2014

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA reported consolidated earnings results for the full year of 2014. For the year, revenue reached CHF 774 million, up from CHF 694 million at the end of 2013, boosted by both an increased net interest margin and an improvement in net fees and commissions (up by 11.5% and 12.4% respectively). As a result UBP has increased its profitability, with the Group's gross earnings showing an increase of 17% to CHF 255 million, against CHF 218.3 million in the previous financial year, whilst the net consolidated earnings total CHF 165 million, rising by 8.6% compared to 2013.

Union Bancaire Privee Appoints Koon Chow as Senior Macro and FX Strategist in its Emerging Markets Fixed Income Team

Union Bancaire Privee announced the appointment of Koon Chow as Senior Macro and FX Strategist in its Emerging Markets Fixed Income team, which is headed by Denis Girault and composed of 8 investment professionals managing over USD 3 billion. In his new role, Mr. Chow - who will be based in London - will run sovereign and FX research and provide trade ideas for the Bank's sovereign and local currency strategies. Mr. Chow joins the company from Barclays, where he was a managing director heading up EM Strategy. With over 18 years' experience in emerging markets, he has built up highly rated research teams and held other senior positions at Credit Suisse and Idealglobal. His appointment reflects its ambitions to further expand its emerging market capabilities.

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA Appoints Hong Chen as Chief Investment Officer of UBP Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA established a new company in Shanghai, "UBP Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited". Mr. Hong Chen, a leading figure in the Chinese asset management industry and most recently Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of HFT Investment Management, will be the CIO of the new company which aims to provide domestic and international investors with best-in-class Chinese equity and fixed income investment solutions. With over 15 years' experience managing Chinese equities, he has one of the strongest performance track records in the field.

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