UBS In Canada
The Changing Nature of High Finance
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.
In Canada, the UBS investment banking business provides a full spectrum of services, including equity sales and trading, mergers & acquisitions, underwriting, and corporate advisory work.
It serves institutional and corporate clients, intermediaries, governments and hedge funds across North America.
UBS Investment Bank in Canada also provides its clients with financial analyst research on more than 175 companies. It also provides clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world's capital markets.
"Whether our clients require investment banking, equities, fixed income or foreign exchange, we have the global strength and industry experience to meet their needs," says Graeme Harris, Head of Corporate Communications for UBS in Canada. "Every day, we use our intelligence, market insight and global coverage to help them to capture opportunities and manage risk."
Our clients know that they can always rely on us to be there for them. The success of our partnership approach to client relationships has been recognized in numerous awards and surveys. As the investment banking business of UBS, we are part of one of the world's most stable and secure financial institutions.
Investment banks today are not just about securities, or mergers and acquisitions, or corporate finance advisory work. Here are some examples of what UBS Investment Bank has been doing lately:
New venture in corporate aircraft financing takes flight.
A new company called Guggenheim Aero Finance Company (GaFco) was formed through a venture between Guggenheim Partners and UBS Real Estate Securities Inc. GaFco will provide innovative financing solutions worldwide for qualified corporations and individuals purchasing new and pre-owned corporate jets.
UBS - the one to watch in Euromoney's 2007 annual foreign exchange poll.
UBS recorded another strong performance in Euromoney's annual FX poll, retaining No.2 position and making the largest market share increase - from 11.86% to 14.85% - among the firm's listed in the top 20. The firm also received top accolades with institutional investors and banks, ranking No.1 in terms of market share. It was also ranked No.1 by market share with clients in Central and Eastern Europe.
Launch of the new UBS Global Warming Index
The Investment Bank launched the UBS Global Warming Index (UBS-GWI). The index is a tradable benchmark for global investments in the weather derivatives market. UBS-GWI is the first weather index designed to reflect the current needs of the whole investment community. It provides a rational and simple way to obtain exposure to the weather asset class.
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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.
Secure your future and find peace of mind in Canada with a wealth plan.
UBS provides wealth planning advice out of its offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.
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UBS in Canada and worldwide:
UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning international client base. Its business, global in scale, is focused on growth. As an integrated firm, UBS creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and expertise of all its businesses.
UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a leading global investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.
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).