Wealth Management Americas today released its second UBS Investor
Watch report providing insights on core affluent and high net
worth investor sentiment. The survey shows that, despite being
increasingly concerned about the political environment in Washington and
their personal ability to afford long-term care, investors are feeling
better about their own financial situation. UBS
Investor Watch indicates that long-term care concerns have
surpassed retirement issues as the most critical of investors' personal
finance worries for the future. Still, investor
confidence in their personal financial situations was at higher levels
in January than before the U.S. elections.
"The continued uncertainty in Washington is having a tremendous effect
on investors," said Paula Polito, Client Strategy Officer of UBS WMA.
"Today, we are seeing long-term care trump retirement as investors'
number one personal concern. The need for advice is even more critical
in this environment."
Highlights from the January 2013 UBS Investor Watch report
Notes to Editors
About UBS Wealth Management Americas
UBS Wealth Management Americas provides advice-based relationships
through financial advisors who deliver a fully integrated set of
products and services specifically designed to address the needs of
ultra-high net worth, high net worth and core affluent individuals and
families. It includes the Wealth Management US business, the domestic
Canadian business and the international business booked in the United
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and
corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland.
Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth
management businesses and its universal bank in Switzerland. Together
with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified
Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth
management franchise and drive further growth across the Group.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices
in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in
the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle
East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs about 64,000 people
around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
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