Union Bancaire Privée announces new joint ventures in Asia

Geneva, Switzerland

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) announced today the creation of two new Asian joint ventures that will spearhead the development of its asset management business in the world's fastest-growing market for investment services. UBP Asset Management (Asia) Co Ltd will operate across Asia ex-Japan from its main office in Hong Kong, while Taipei-based TransGlobe Securities Investment Consulting Company will concentrate on the Taiwanese market. Both companies are jointly controlled by UBP and Chung Wei Yi Co Ltd, owner of TransGlobe Life Insurance. Together with its partner, UBP will provide local clients with a full range of investment solutions, while offering its global client base privileged access to Asian markets.

This move is a significant step forward in UBP's expansion plans in Asia and other developing markets, and follows the company's recent announcements of a number of senior hires in both its Private Banking and Asset Management arms in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Richard Wohanka, CEO of UBP's Asset Management division, highlighted the dual benefits of the joint venture. "Asia is increasingly the focus of global growth and of global investing, so we are delighted to join forces with Chung Wei Yi Co Ltd. With our combined investment expertise and shared vision we will be able to provide our global investors with a highly-specialised approach to the opportunities the region presents, and our Asian clients with access to our top-quality investment teams across the world."

For any further information, please contact:

Jérôme Koechlin - Head of Corporate Communications

Tel.: +41/58/819'26'40

E-mail: jko@ubp.ch

Emmy Labovitch - Head of Marketing UBP Asset Management

Tel.: +41/58/819'23'76

E-mail: lae@ubp.ch