Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2016 – Best Fund Provider – Europe Equity

UBS Asset Management

Markus Egloff, Head of Wholesale Distribution in Hong Kong and Singapore, UBS Asset Management

Markus Egloff
Head of Wholesale Distribution in Hong Kong and Singapore
UBS Asset Management

The looming spectre of a US Federal Reserve rate hike in 2015 encouraged diversification away from the New World and back to the Old. European equities once again found favour with Asian investors due to the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing, becoming one of the most popular calls in 2015. Still, with European prospects still murky in the long term, a product provider’s ability to educate clients on the merits of patience towards equity picks and strategies, and to structure sound and suitable portfolios, is today more crucial than ever.

UBS Asset Management, in long-standing partnership with the world’s largest private bank, has proven its pedigree in the Europe equity space over the past year.

With local offices in China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, UBS Asset Management has an intimate understanding of the servicing requirements of private banks and high net worth clients across Asia. Its APAC-based investment managers and specialists for all major asset classes maintain frequent face-to-face interaction with distribution partners, and regularly hold regional conferences for Asian clients.

UBS Asset Management is one of the fastest growing active managers in Asia. The firm’s track record of collaborating with private banks in the region to develop customised products for investors’ core portfolios is second-to-none. Case in point: one of the key European growth and income strategies co-developed by UBS Asset Management and a distribution partner in 2013 was the result of a joint finding on Asian investors’ insufficient diversification and lacking exposure to Europe.

With a deep commitment to servicing Asia’s private banking industry, this year’s Best Fund Provider – Europe Equity, UBS Asset Management, has been the industry’s foremost provider to distributors and investors in this product universe.