Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, UBS is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients.

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Ex-Barclays FX trader loses identity case

Barclays Sign

Former Barclays currency trader Chris Ashton lost a complaint over whether he had been improperly identified in settlements related to the foreign-exchange scandal, handing the U.K. financial regulator its first win in a series of disputes over the issue.

UBS to take on Goldman

Boxing Gloves

UBS’s plan for an unprecedented expansion in China is turning up the heat on Goldman Sachs, the only global securities firm that can fully compete with it on the mainland.


Staff Said To Have Worked In Fear

Here's the testimony of Mark Froeba, who, before leaving in 2007, was jointly responsible for evaluating all Moody's new CLO rating guidelines, before the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday.

The Longest Career Suicide Note In History

What do you think your firm would do if you painted a picture of it that was less than flattering ? Oh, and you happened to provide details of a bit of laddish behaviour, a touch of racism and the odd drunken exploit to a journalist, who subsequently wrote up a piece which appeared in the national media. Would it come as a surprise to you if you were subsequently asked to leave ?

The Strange Case Of Peter Young

It was in September 1996 when trading in three Morgan Grenfell investment funds was suspended following the discovery of certain 'irreguarities'. Peter Young, the fund manager at the center of the affair, is said to have trod the fine line between genius and eccentric.


Money On Hook

Six banks in settlement talks over Libor probe

At least six banks targeted in Switzerland’s investigation into Libor-rigging are in settlement talks with the country’s competition regulator, according to two people familiar with the negotiations, as the four-year probe moves closer to wrapping up.