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December 19, 2012
05:38 EDTUBSUBS sees Q4 loss of CHF 2.0B - CHF 2.5B
UBS said it believes its Q4 net profit attributable to shareholders will show a loss in the approximate range of CHF 2.0B - CHF 2.5B, primarily as a result of: total provisions for litigation and regulatory matters, including the LIBOR settlements, of approximately CHF 2.1B; restructuring charges of approximately CHF 0.5B; and an own credit loss on financial liabilities designated at fair value of approximately CHF 0.4B. On an adjusted basis, UBS expects to report a pre-tax profit in the approximate range of CHF 2.5B-3.0B for the year. The bank added, "We are encouraged by the progress we have seen in the quarter to date on both RWA reduction and balance sheet deleveraging. Net new money is expected to be positive in the quarter as we have seen good flows in our Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses, while we have seen net outflows in Global Asset Management. Our Basel III phase-in common equity tier 1 ratio is expected to improve to around 14% by quarter-end and our fully applied Basel III common equity tier 1 ratio, inclusive of the effects from early adopting IAS 19R in the fourth quarter, is expected to be roughly in line with the third quarter's level of 9.3%."
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July 30, 2015
06:55 EDTUBSBanks pitch total-return swaps as stock purchase alternative, WSJ reports
Banks have been pitching certain hedge fund clients on using derivatives instead of actual stocks when placing certain bets in an effort to lessen the impact of new capital rules on the banks' businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the efforts. The shift involves derivatives known as total-return swaps that mirror the effects of owning a stock or other asset, the report says. Units of Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), and UBS (UBS) are among the banks asking clients to shift trades into total-return swaps instead of underlying securities, the report says. Reference Link
July 27, 2015
06:44 EDTUBSUBS says U.S.-based brokerage business not for sale, Reuters reports
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti told analysts following the company's Q2 results that its U.S-based brokerage business, which posted a 6% decline in Q2 profit before tax, is not up for sale, Reuters reports. UBS formed the unit when it bought PaineWebber in 2000, and Ermotti says the unit is "critical" to the bank's overall private banking strategy. Reference Link
05:49 EDTUBSUBS reports Q2 EPS CHF 0.32 vs. CHF 0.21 last year
Reports Q2 adjusted profit before tax CHF 1.6B. Reports Q2 CET1 capital ratio 14.4%. Reports Q2 total book value per share CHF 13.71.
July 26, 2015
20:42 EDTUBSUBS to report 25% growth in Q2 profits, Reuters says
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July 24, 2015
06:25 EDTUBSUBS steps back from Puerto Rico bond funds, Reuters reports
UBS is backing away from its Puerto Rico bond funds, telling clients that they can no longer use them as collateral for some loans after Puerto Rico's financial troubles resulted in major credit agency downgrades, Reuters reports, citing a July 13 letter to clients. UBS' Puerto Rico unit said it will contact investors to discuss alternative options, the report says. Reference Link

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