UBS publishes research reports on a variety of subjects of interest to wealth management clients. From our annual Outlook to topical subjects (Crisis: What it Taught Us – An Investment Framework for the Future" and other available documents), UBS global research capabilities are highly sought after by clients, experts and the media.
Similar to a mutual fund, a hedge fund uses investors pooled resources and professional management. The term hedge comes from short selling and buying stock to hedge some of the market risk, however, most hedge funds are aggressively managed and seek to maximize the returns on investment. The name is largely historical, with modern hedge funds using numerous investment strategies to make for substantial returns with reasonable risk levels.
Unlike mutual funds, hedge funds in Canada are not restricted to a single asset class mandate, so managers have a wide variety of investment options. Further, hedge funds are unregulated or lightly regulated, as they cater to affluent and experienced investors. US laws stipilate that the majority of investors must be accredited (must earn $200 000 per year and have a net worth exceeding 1 million dollars). As such, hedge funds may require a large initial investment or term deposit.
Canadian investors interested in hedge funds should consider UBS. UBS has the international presence and resources necessary for a successful hedge fund campaign. Visit their offices in cities across Canada including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver, or see their website for more hedge fund information.
Wealth Planning key for all walks of life
UBS Wealth Management brings global solutions to Canadians
Wealth planning is a process that serves to make your current financial situation as clear as possible. This creates a sound basis for identifying trends and possible problems at an early stage by taking into consideration the risks inherent in a particular type of investment.
"Life can be dynamic, and your wealth plan should recognize the need to change," says Grant Rasmussen, President and CEO of UBS Wealth Management in Canada. "Having a wealth planner in Canada can help adjust for major life events such as liquidity events, career changes, large purchases and retirement."
UBS has an international reputation for professional wealth management services through wealth planning; that's how they've become the largest wealth manager in the world with more than $3 Billion in assets under management in Canada. Their Client Advisors, most of whom are registered wealth planners, CIMS, CFAs, or Charter Accountants, typically have less than 100 clients, allowing them to spend more time and energy on each account.
"Our Client Advisors in Canada are not affiliated with any brokerage firm and are not paid a commission," adds Grant, "which means our clients always receive sound financial advice with no conflict of interests."
This approach must be working at the average client relationship is more than 49 years.
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UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 38% of its employees working in the Americas, 33% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS's financial businesses employ more than 80,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
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