Awards for Distinction 2022 – Employer of the Year

Employer of the Year  


Union Bancaire Privée (UBP)

Employer of the Year

Michael Blake

CEO, Asia

Excellence in the workplace is a journey rather than a destination. Asian Private Banker’s Employer of the Year award is an important milestone on this journey, and I would like to thank all my UBP colleagues for their commitment to building an ever-more diverse and engaging working environment, which ultimately delivers a better service to clients.

What we said

UBP is committed to creating a dynamic, entrepreneurial and engaging work environment for front-, middle- and back-office employees. This is reflected in the fact that the Swiss pure-play is attracting, developing and – crucially – retaining some of the leading lights of the region’s private banking industry, said Daniel Shane, editor of Asian Private Banker.

The judging panel thought long and hard about which bank or wealth manager deserved to receive the Employer of the Year accolade — one of the truly blue-ribbon categories of our 12th Awards for Distinction — and sought feedback from stakeholders across the Asia-Pacific industry. During our consultations, one name came up time and again — based on factors ranging from compensation, to talent cultivation, and employee well-being. Evidence of this was seen in the key senior appointments UBP made during the period under consideration.”

We can think of no stronger recipient with which to launch the Employer of the Year category at the 12th Awards for Distinction. We would like to congratulate everyone at UBP for their efforts in developing such a well-rounded and rewarding workplace.

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