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UBS Chairman Studies Feasibility of Credit Suisse Deal

  • Assessment is part of internal planning procedures, people say
  • A deal would likely face regulatory hurdles, analyst says
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UBS Chairman Is Studying Feasibility of Credit Suisse Merger
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UBS Group AG Chairman Axel Weber has been studying the feasibility of a mega-merger with rival Credit Suisse Group AG as part of a regular thought-exercise on future strategic options, according to people familiar with the matter.

UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, has been exploring the question with consultants but it hasn’t raised the topic at the level of the executive board, the people said. The assessment is part of regular internal planning procedures and there are currently no formal discussions going on between the two banks, said the people, who asked for anonymity because the information isn’t public.