Tue, May 24, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Union Bancaire Privée increases assets under management by 8%

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update -
  • Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (UBP) has seen an 8% rise in its assets under management since the end of December 2013, from CHF 87.7 billion to CHF 94.8 billion (USD 106.9 billion) at the end of June
  • 2014. This growth is partly attributable to net inflows of CHF 2.4 billion. The Group’s net consolidated earnings have also risen, by 6.2%, to CHF 82 million (USD 92.5 million), up from CHF 77.2 million a year earlier.

  • The Bank has maintained a strong financial base thanks to its cautious approach to risk management and its close watch on the balance sheet. With its Tier 1 ratio of 28%, UBP is one of the best-capitalised Swiss banks.

Growth in assets under management and net earnings
As at 30 June 2014, UBP had posted net earnings of CHF 82 million, which is a 6.2% year-on-year rise (from CHF 77.2 million). Its assets under management came to CHF 94.8 billion, up 8% on December 2013 (CHF 87.7 billion); this rise is attributable in part to net inflows worth CHF 2.4 billion, and also to the full integration of the Lloyds international private banking business in Monaco, which became effective last April.

Income totalled CHF 380.8 million (USD 429.4 million) over these first two quarters, up from CHF 349.4 million for the first half of last year. Operating expenses were kept well under control, at CHF 248.4 million (USD 280.1 million) including Lloyds integration costs. The consolidated cost/income ratio for the Group was 65% despite the strong pressure on margins in the banking industry.

Strong financial foundations
The balance sheet totalled CHF 18.5 billion (USD 20.8 billion). Overall, it has remained stable and highly liquid. By pursuing a conservative approach to risk management, UBP has also been able to maintain a solid financial base: with its Tier 1 ratio of 28%, UBP is one of the best-capitalised Swiss banks.

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other voices: What current trends tell us about the future of the hedge fund industry[more]

    By: Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners The following comments are excerpted from Agecroft Partners’ Don Steinbrugge’s presentation delivered at the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference held on May 9th, 2016 in Montreal. In Mr. Steinbrugge’s session titled "What Current Trends Tell Us about th

  2. Investing - Steve Cohen boosted Sotheby’s stake to $86 million last quarter, Larry Robbins' hedge fund sells off all CHS, UHS hospital stocks, Tiger Global cut stakes in Amazon, JD.com, Apple last quarter, Invest in real estate near biotech hubs, Prudential’s Hyat says, Valeant: A hedge fund hotel wrecking ball[more]

    Steve Cohen boosted Sotheby’s stake to $86 million last quarter Billionaire trader and art collector Steve Cohen is on a buying spree of Sotheby’s shares. Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management acquired 1.2 million Sotheby’s shares, bringing its total to 3.2 million valued at $86.1 million at

  3. Legal - Boaz Weinstein wins round in fight with Canada’s PSP[more]

    From FT.com: Boaz Weinstein, the hedge fund manager credited with spotting JPMorgan’s “London Whale” in 2012, has won a round in a legal battle with Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board that had become a test case of responsibilities when clients withdraw money. PSP sued Mr Weinstein and

  4. Regulatory - The latest Fannie and Freddie reform bill offers a bonanza for hedge funds[more]

    From WSJ.com: The latest housing finance reform bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill offers a bonanza for hedge funds seeking to cash in on their investments in Fannie Mae Mae and Freddie Mac—but the cost to taxpayers would be steep. Congressman Mick Mulvaney, the South Carolina Republican, introd

  5. West Virginia objects to Alpha Natural sale to hedge fund[more]

    From AP/Heraldcourier.com: West Virginia's environmental authority has filed an objection to the proposed $500 million sale of Alpha Natural Resources' assets to a hedge fund, arguing that the deal could leave the state holding hundreds of millions in reclamation liabilities. The Register-Hera