Issue 01

Snowflake is a USA originated slang used to  define a person who is  light airy without much substance.

UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD

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UBS Group Executive Board movie adulating themselves, using shareholder money!

UBS  GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD ALLEGEDLY PLAGIARIZES “RESERVOIR DOGS” MOVIE FOR SELF GLORIFICATION AT EXPENSE OF CLIENTS & SHAREHOLDERS.

Finews.com reports: “UBS executives star in a promotional video released by the Swiss bank on Thursday. The 12-minute production features cinematic tricks to tug at the heartstrings as much as a bank can including swelling music, slow-motion imagery, and personal remembrances. It is meant to extol UBS’ principles and virtues: a slickly-produced promotional video to tell the bank’s story and to humanize its executives.” VA-1  In a UBS gasp of desperation the top UBS decision makers decided to copy the successful “Reservoir Dogs” Quentin Tarantino movie. It is unknown if UBS secretive Group Executive Board paid movie rights or just plagiarized it. This worrisome UBS scheme should have put the Swiss Government on notice.  It has not. As usual, the Swiss Government has turned a blind eye and deaf ear towards UBS questionable activities. These premeditated antics have also enabled prior UBS Group Executive Board member Raoul Weil to escape prison through a scheme starting at a  Bologna Hotel with a known strict front desk through another sham trial in USA Federal Judge Cohn’s Ft Lauderdale Court. We were at the dubious Court proceedings. Perhaps UBS Group Executive Board should concentrate upon increasing value to the UBS stock rather than plagiarizing to make funny movies of themselves.  The readership  could find such individuals in a Hollywood central casting movie line, perhaps a spooky a financial episodic Harvey Weinstein Miramar.  This UBS Group Executive Board behavior is beyond belief.

http://www.finews.com/news/english-news/24028-ubs-video-sergio-ermotti-axel-weber-andrea-orcel-juerg-zeltner

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UBS AG GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD SUFFERS WORLD CREDIBILITY.

Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group (Executive Board) AG, the world’s biggest manager of money for rich people, imposed a partial hiring freeze at its wealth-management business to cut costs … Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti, 56, has been seeking ways to reduce expenses … The company has since eliminated jobs at the investment bank and announced plans to consolidate some of its back-office functions. … Ermotti called the ‘most challenging period’ in several years, as the unit reported client outflows of 3.4 billion Swiss francs.” VA-2 UBS is loosing credibility with international clients, be they secretive families, political class or covert criminals. A reliable UBS source has said  UBS Group Executive Board wants to start unwarranted shifting or shuffling these secret accounts around so UBS can churn commissions.  This will create noticeable exposure jeopardizing the hidden UBS  Clients to international publicity.

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UBS CONTINUING DOWNWARD SLIDE.

Forbes reports: “A decade ago UBS was neck and neck with Germany’s Deutsche Bank, ranking third among global banks in terms of balance sheet assets, with $850 billion. Citigroup and Japan’s Mizuho ranked first and second, with about $1 trillion in assets each. Today UBS’ $1.2 trillion in bank assets doesn’t even put it in the top 20.  Industrial & Commercial Bank of China ranks first with $3 trillion in assets, and Deutsche Bank ranks eighth with $2.4trillion.” VA-3  In an act of desperation UBS Group Executive Board has allegedly schemed to recoup their losses.   Among other things but not necessarily all,  UBS has targeted USA elderly women for the UBS  “perfect experience”.  UBS has allegedly turned to the age old banking elderly swindle of target, solicit, recruit, isolate, control,  dupe and loot.  This allegedly leads to the UBS Client victim loosing the greater part of their estate.  Seniorsavior.com issues 4 & 6 give several examples.

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UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD FLUFFY MANIFESTO PROCLAMATIONS ON STAFF HYGIENE TO “SMELL LIKE A WINNER”!

Business Insider comments on UBS AG Group Executive Board World employee mantra directive saying: “A flawless appearance
can bring inner peace and a sense of security.
Adopting impeccable behavior extends to
impeccable presentation.
The garment is a critical form of non-verbal
communication.

Jackets:
Jacket buttons should be closed. When seated, they
must always be open. Only when it is very hot, and
after confirmation of your supervisor, can you wear
the shirt without a jacket. The jacket must completely
cover your posterior.

Shirts:
Do not wash, nor ever iron your shirts
yourself.

Glasses:
Eyewear can only be in a subdued color range. Make sure that your jewelry be matched to the metallic color of your glasses’ frames. Sunglasses cannot be worn on top of the head.

Smell:
A scent should at first be perceptible at a distance – an arm’s length – but should be discreet. Try a new fragrance during your lunch break. The ideal time to apply perfume is directly after you take a hot shower, when your pores are still open.

Jewelry:
Stop wearing bracelets and earrings. Piercings, besides earrings, and tattoos are prohibited. Out of consideration for our foreign customers, avoid conspicuous religious symbols.

Hair:
“Every little hair that grows on the body has a function.

Breath:
Strong breath (garlic, onions, cigarettes) can have a significant impact on communication. It is nevertheless possible to fight bad breath – during the week avoid dishes made with garlic and onions.

Facials:
We recommend protecting skin by applying a skin cream that consists of nourishing and soothing elements.

Underwear:
Your underwear must not be visible through your clothes, or stand out. Your figure should not suffer from the way you wear your underwear.” VA-4  This 42 page UBS AG fluffy hygiene manifesto is said to have caused laughter throughout the World financial  community. UBS AG got into very personal staff items like underwear and smell encroachments. This weird banking diversion allegedly caused some to wonder about the genetic structure of the UBS secretive Group Executive Board. We see this group think continues with movies of themselves.  How can UBS AG Group Executive Board critique staff smells when they cannot pass international banking regulations smell test in most countries?

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UBS AG Chief Sergio Ermotti

UBS AG CHIEF SERGIO P ERMOTTI FAILS TO ABIDE BY UBS AG GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD HYGIENE & DRESS CODE.

UBS AG reliable sources have sent snippets of an otherwise impressive UBS AG CEO Sergio P Ermotti breaking his own UBS AG hygiene/dress code directive (see internalrevenue.com issue 6). Sergio spoke at a UBS AG initiated news conference in Zurich. A usually canny Sergio was so thrilled at UBS AG profits from questionable sources that he failed to abide by the UBS AG grooming directive. One cannot but help to see Sergio has his loose tie to one side with a sloppy shirt. Sergio’s jacket is open, another definite UBS no no.  Other more telling pictures of Sergio are said to be forthcoming but will be scrutinized for authenticity. Sergio is said to have UBS grooming enforcers throughout the World. There is no end to what UBS reliable sources are willing to divulge about UBS irregularities.  Disgruntled UBS reliable  sources have said photographs of a sloppy Sergio are just other examples of UBS Group Executive Board’s endemic “do as I say and not as I do” fiefdom directives.  This is one reason UBS has consistently low marks in company moral. Empires fall on endemic sloppiness.

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Andrea Orcel President of UBS Group AG Investment Bank

PRESIDENT UBS GROUP AG INVESTMENT BANK ANDREA ORCEL FAILS TO ABIDE BY UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD  DRESS  CODE. 

President Orcel is considered highly competent at his UBS AG job.  All it takes is UBS personnel memories to make both Chief Ermotti and President Orcel to look silly in the eyes of the Financial World.  We have been given several items that would make these gentlemen look more ditzy,  but better left for another day.

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UBS Chairman of Americas Bob McCann

DOES UBS CHAIRMAN ROBERT McCANN ADD A  BEAUTY MARK TO HIS LEFT EYELID OR IS IT AN UNATTENDED MOLE?

In other Chairman Bob McCann UBS oriented pictures there is no discernible blemishes upon his face.  It is sometimes common to insert a beauty mark upon ones face in some World communities.  Like with UBS AG Chief Ermotti and President Orcel, the only point is that it does not conform to UBS AG World hygiene, dress. et al code regulations that they helped institute.

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UBS AG REVISES CREEPY SILLY STAFF DRESS CODES TO WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO UBS AG.

BBC reports: “Swiss bank UBS is revising its dress code after being widely mocked for its style guide, which suggests female employees wear skin-coloured underwear and advises men on how to knot a tie. ‘We’re reviewing what is important to us,’ UBS spokesman Andreas Kern said.  The existing 44-page dress code also tells women how to apply make-up, what kind of perfume to wear and advises them to avoid black nail varnish.
Men are told to get their hair cut every month and to avoid unruly beards. All staff are advised to avoid garlic or onion breath.

The code only applies to client-facing staff, and UBS has previously said it had been ‘misunderstood’. The guide is thought to have been developed by top executives as part of UBS’s attempts to improve its image.  Other pieces of advice in the document include: “You can extend the life of your knee socks and stockings by keeping your toenails trimmed and filed.” Another says: ‘Glasses should always be kept clean. On the one hand this gives you optimal vision, and on the other hand dirty glasses create an appearance of negligence.’  Mr Kern told the BBC the mandatory dress code for men of a dark suit, black shoes, white shirt and red tie would remain, but said the bank was reviewing other things in the guide which were only meant as recommendations.  He said the size of the guide would probably be reduced from the current 44 pages, but could not say by how much.” VA4-1  As things change, they remain the same.  UBS AG seems to have a very strange UBS AG Executive Group Board.

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UBS RESHUFFLES SECRETIVE GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD BUT ROT AT THE TOP CONTINUES!

The Fly reports: “UBS announces changes to group executive board  UBS Group announced changes to its Group Executive Board, or GEB, the firm’s most senior management body, and to its board. Robert McCann will take on a new role as Chairman UBS Americas where he will focus on clients and strategic priorities across the region. This follows his decision to step down from his current roles as President Wealth Management Americas and President UBS Americas as well as the GEB. Tom Naratil, currently Group CFO and Group COO, will succeed McCann as President Wealth Management Americas and President UBS Americas on the GEB. UBS has named Axel Lehmann as its new group COO. Lehmann will join the GEB and step down from the role he has held as a member of the  UBS Board. Kirt Gardner, currently CFO of Wealth Management, will become Group CFO and a member of the GEB. Following over 30 years with UBS, Group Chief Risk Officer Philip Lofts has decided to step down from his current role and the GEB at the end of the year. He will be succeeded on the GEB by Christian Bluhm who joins UBS from FMS JPMorgan.” VA-5  Reliable UBS sources say McCann and Ermotti were allegedly instrumental in implementing and pulling off the Gardiner’s Island estate looting.  Among other things but not necessarily all, this required  joining collaborating lawyers, judges. and political operators in New York and Florida.  Approximately $147,000,000 Bobby Gardiner estate is unaccounted.   Most of the players are known but government authorities in Washington have been told to stand down by the implicated Clinton and Obama Administrations (see internalrevenue.com).

UBS AG Group Executive containing Raoul Weil & Robert J McCann.

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UBS USA FOR SALE!

New York Post reports:  “The first casualty of the wealth management wars may be UBS, according to an ex-Swiss banker. One of Wall Street’s most persistent rumors, says Alois Pirker, a widely respected analyst at the Aite Group, is that UBS’ New York-based Americas unit could go on the block this time.  And he’s skeptical of his former employer’s commitment to wealth management, despite its recent tech investments, adviser compensation sweetener and a management shake-up.  Pirker, who once worked in London and Switzerland for the posh Swiss bank, says UBS has ‘no interest in brokerage.’  UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) is really a grand ‘marketing outlet’ beset with moneymaking and profitability challenges, he said.
US clients are, in a sense, more of a ‘liability,’ he told The Post in a veiled reference to past tax-avoidance trouble for UBS. Pirker said a sale of UBS WMA  ‘still might happen,’ though it would result in major territorial loss.He also thinks UBS would likely not recover the multimillion-dollar price it paid in its 2000 transaction for the former PaineWebber.  ‘The Swiss overpaid back in 2000,’  said industry headhunter Danny Sarch. “But to me, a sale of UBS WMA would be illogical,” he added, citing tax-deferred accounting advantages resulting from the unit’s financial position today. ‘Besides, UBS WMA is earning money.’  But it may not be earning enough. Although UBS WMA employs some of the most productive, multimillion-dollar producers in the business among its ranks of 7,100 brokers, the unit struggles to hit profitability and margin targets.” VA-6  What word can  be said other than either widely respected financial analysis Pirker or UBS Chief Ermotti is misrepresenting the truth.  A UBS reliable source said UBS Chairman McCann withdrew all invitations to deal “feelers” when there were takers, hence the denial.

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UBS AG GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD  CHIEF ERMOTTI DENIES UBS USA FOR SALE, AGAIN.

Investment News reports: “Rumors that the business is up for sale have been popping up since 2010, according to Ron Edde, president and CEO of recruitment firm Millennium Career Advisors. He said it would be a lot less expensive for a firm to pick up its advisers with an acquisition rather than recruit them individually. Mr. Edde also called UBS Wealth Management’s restructuring plans ‘ballsy’. The plan includes cutting recruitment by 40% while boosting compensation for advisers with the largest books of business. … UBS’ CEO Sergio Ermotti also tried to squash the notion that the bank would be willing to give up the unit. ‘It’s not so hard to see why this strong business with its strategic and financial importance looks attractive to our competitors, but it’s worth even more to UBS and its shareholders, and that’s why it’s not for sale’.” VA-7  Ermotti and his buddy McCann have been devious from their inception at UBS. Read internalrevenue.com issue 5 to see continuing outright theft of targeted USA elderly widows’ client accounts.  Both the Clintons and Obama have a long history of aiding and abetting UBS in their literally criminal endeavors. In turn, the Clintons have been given donations, speakers fees et al. Prior UBS Chairman Robert Wolf and Obama golf buddy is or will be bagman for Obama (pun intended) picking up loose change from UBS.

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UBS ERMOTTI REPEATS  AGAIN THAT USA BROKERAGE IS NOT FOR SALE! 

The Fly reports: “UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti told analysts following the company’s Q2 results that its U.S-based brokerage business, which posted a 6% decline in Q2 profit before tax, is not up for sale, Reuters reports. UBS formed the unit when it bought PaineWebber in 2000, and Ermotti says the unit is “critical” to the bank’s overall private banking strategy. VA-8  We do not know why UBS Group Executive Goard Chief continues repeating his proclamations.  Perhaps the World questions his veracity!

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UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD ALLEGED CRIME CODE ACRONYMS EXPOSED IN INS WORLD CORRUPTION SCANDAL, AGAIN.

Daily Beast reports: “(Mossak Fonseca Panama Papers criminal activities) politically exposed person, or PEP, in the jargon of corruption investigations. (PEPs are individuals entrusted with prominent public functions that could be abused for money laundering, bribery and the like.”  VA-9  UBS implemented popular international criminal banking codes to avoid honest governments. We have been tracking UBS PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) criminal activity and resulting client victims for almost a decade. UBS Bradley Birkenfeld mentioned UBS secret code used to facilitate UBS international criminal activity noted within seniorsavior.com and internalrevenue.com.  UBS Client secret code profiles include but are not necessarily all:

UHNWI = ultra high net worth individual
HNWI = high net worth individual
CEP = criminally exposed person
PEP = politically exposed person
ID = identity donor
IR = identity recipient

UBS secret currency codes used cryptically throughout the world include:

Swan = $1 millionUS transaction
Nut = $250,000US transaction
color orange = euros
color green = dollars

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WHO TOLD A UBS USA REGIONAL MANAGER FUGITIVE FROM USA JUSTICE TO SURRENDER AND  GIVE EVIDENCE AGAINST UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER RAOUL WEIL?

Law360 reports: “Although charged with a crime he (Hansruedi Schumacher) could have remained in his native country for the remainder of his life free from any danger that Swiss government would extradite him.… Schumacher’s counsel previously noted that other individuals prosecuted in the crackdown weren’t responsible for making the laws or culture that allowed Swiss banks to conceal so much U.S. wealth and income from U.S. authorities. … ‘I knew what we were doing. Everyone [at UBS] knew what we were doing … aiding U.S. clients to cheat on their taxes.’ he testified.” VA-10  Despite queries it is still not definitively known why Weil, Schumacher et al were told to participate in the Ft Lauderdale sham trial of Raoul Weil. There was no extradition reason for them to have left cozy Switzerland. The USA Presidential Team UBS  cycle potential exposures of past and present deferred payments, offshore Presidential Library secret foreign donation accounts, foreign foundations, foreign speakers/consulting fees ad nausea are thought too explosive to allow World media exposure.

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Hansruedi Schumacher testifying against Raoul Weil in second Fr Lauderdale. Florida  Federal Court Judge Cohn questionable trial.

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UBS USA REGIONAL MANAGER FUGITIVE FROM USA JUSTICE AVOIDS USA PRISON BY BECOMING USA FEDERAL WITNESS AGAINST SECRET UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE MEMBER RAOUL WEIL!

swissinfo.ch reports: “Former Swiss UBS banker Hansruedi Schumacher, who pleaded guilty to helping Americans hide their money from US tax authorities, has received a five-year suspended sentence and been fined $150,000 (CHF146,000) by a federal court in Florida, according to his lawyer. … Schumacher was a regional market manager for UBS AG’s North American international business. … Following his 2014 arrest he cooperated as a key witness in the case against Raoul Weil, a former top UBS banker who oversaw an estimated $4 trillion in assets. Weil was found not guilty in November 2014 following a three-week trial.”  VA-11  From present information and belief Schumacher was to divulged soft complicated  evidence against UBS Group Executive Board member Raoul Weil in the choreographed Weil second Florida trial. Weil was to big to jail so Obama and Holder went along with the Weil Bologna hotel passport divulgence scheme ending with another sham kiss and a wink trial before Ft Lauderdale, Florida USA Federal Judge Cohn. Hansruedi Schumacher and Raoul Weil are back in Switzerland free from their USA crimes.  Obama Justice Department has removed all criminal encumbrances from their passports allowing both  to continue their banking careers by moving freely throughout the World, for something.!

From information and belief prior UBS Chairman Wolf is to allegedly collect Obama deferred payments through Wolf’s newly minted Washington 32 Advisors LLC. It is said Wolf and Obama want to avoid as much as possible a Foundation or other known continuing Clinton Family schemes to move the cash.

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UBS AG GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD DEMANDS CLIENT CONFIDENCE WITHOUT EXPLAINING REPEATED UBS AG SWINDLES AGAINST CLIENTS.

Finews.com reports: “I’m not looking for net new money,» Juerg Zeltner, UBS’s private banking head, said with surprising frankness … The Swiss bank is effectively completely turning its back on growth: Zeltner doesn’t want any part of consolidation in private banking either … He quickly added that of the nine acquisitions that he has overseen as head of wealth management, «eight were mistakes’. … The overall picture of UBS’ wealth management operations is anything but an optimistic one. His strategy of rejecting growth is basically a sort of a battle of attrition with clients. Clients are the only ones who can halt or reverse the downward spiral by investing their cash and generating transaction income for UBS. The cost cuts aren’t aimed at advisors. «I don’t want to weaken the client-facing operations.” VA-12  Reliable UBS sources have translated the UBS Group Executive Board scheme into transparent language. From information and belief, the UBS Group Executive Board is attempting to dislodge the secret offshore billions in their UBS Swiss coffers allegedly stolen by internationally corrupt UBS Client political operatives, criminal organizations et al. The UBS Group Executive Board goal is “investing their cash” to obtain “transaction income” for UBS from these clients. These are the UBS Clients that are most dangerous for they have the means of getting even.  Popular internalrevenue.com reported a brief skirmish with the past Gaddafi Family of Libya victims over an attempted swindle. It ended with a reluctant apology from the highest Swiss political operatives. These worried UBS clients should think twice before allowing UBS to invest their assets after UBS swindles are now being routinely exposed. UBS also has a penchant to double cross UBS Clients by divulging offshore asset ownership to World authorities when caught. Under these circumstances, why should UBS secret offshore Clients start causing notice to themselves by allowing UBS to shift their hidden offshore assets?  Why would they even keep their secret offshore accounts at volatile UBS?

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UBS calls in police to control anti-UBS demonstrators.

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UBS AG GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD BEATS FORCASTS BUT OUTLOOK GLOOMY.

Wall Street Journal reports: “Swiss bank cuts expenses while it continues to contend with turbulent markets – UBS Group (Executive Board) AG painted a gloomy picture for the Swiss bank’s future … The business continued to see outflows among European clients, many of whom have been belatedly declaring their Swiss accounts to authorities at home and paying related taxes. In addition, clients in emerging markets also pulled assets out, UBS said, in advance of the expected implementation of agreements to automatically transfer Swiss bank client data to foreign tax authorities. … As UBS has shed assets as part of its effort to trim its investment bank, it has been selling the assets off through a designated portfolio.” VA-13   Our investigations conclude there has never been a time when UBS was not being investigated by some country in the World.

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UBS AG CEO Sergio P Ermotti, Chief of the secretive UBS AG (Switzerland) Group Executive Board with risk taker sunburn.

SERGIO P ERMOTTI ROSE TO THE TOP OF UBS AG SECRET GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD PYRAMID, SOMEHOW!

Wikipedia reports: “After his apprenticeship as a stockbroker at the Corner Bank, Ermotti was later promoted to trading. Ermotti earned a diploma as a Swiss Federal Banking Certified Expert and a degree in the Advanced Management Program at Oxford University.” VA-14 In Switzerland, business persons obtain a Swiss certification for almost everything. There are certified fiduciary, electrician, accountant, plumber, banker, mechanic, doctor, realtor, nurse, stockbroker, ad nauseam “diplomas”. This commendable fete allows for dignity to be given to each endeavor. It also allows the Swiss Government to keep tight control over the behavior of the business community players. Harvard Business School started the few summer month Advanced Management Program (AMP) that in turn spread throughout World business schools. These programs are for business persons who want to hone their skills through networking with alike others in a prestigious  academic setting. Any academic work is predicated upon seminars,  group efforts, cocktail parties without tedious  individual study/exam routines. The program went international because it was highly profitable for the various name business schools. The corporations or individuals can take a tax write-off for attending the program and receiving a “degree”. These “degrees” are impressive when touted to the unknowing. This is unlike professorial Axel A Weber’s glittering economic degrees earned through the study/exam routines. In any event both men should be commended for their accomplishments, so far.

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DESPITE CHIEF ERMOTTI’S PROCLAMATIONS, UBS TAKES ANOTHER HUGE DIVE!

Associated Press reports: “Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors had pulled billions out of its division serving wealthy clients … Swiss francs ($3.3 billion) had flowed out of its wealth management arm, which handles money from rich people outside the U.S. Fourth-quarter outflows from clients in emerging markets and in Europe outweighed inflows in the Asia Pacific region and Switzerland. … The U.S. business was helped by money being brought in by newly-recruited financial advisors, the company said … The bank recorded what CEO Sergio Ermotti called “an excellent year” for all of 2015, as net profit rose 79 percent to 6.2 billion francs, boosted by the performance of the wealth management division.” VA-15  How long will it be before UBS stockholders and UBS Clients become concerned about the UBS World reputation?  We see many within the financial industry reluctant to work for UBS without large salaries/bonuses to cover the lack of job security.

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Member of the secretive UBS AG (Switzerland) Group Executive Board Robert J McCann.

UBS CHAIRMAN ROBERT J McCANN IS A MEMBER OF A CONTROVERSIAL SECRET WALL STREET FRATERNAL SOCIETY.

New York Magazine on Kappa Beta Phi reports: “It was a secret fraternity, founded at the beginning of the Great Depression, that functioned as a sort of one-percenter’s Friars Club. Each year, the group’s dinner features comedy skits, musical acts in drag, and off color jokes, and its group’s privacy mantra is ‘What happens at the St. Regis stays at the St. Regis.’ For eight decades, it worked. No outsider in living memory had witnessed the entire proceedings firsthand.” VA-16 Robert J McCann is also a member of the Group Executive Board of UBS AG based in Switzerland. Controversial UBS CEO Robert Wolf was also a member of this UBS Board (see issue 1). Sergio P Ermotti is presently UBS AG Group Executive Board Chief.

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UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER McCANN FUZZY RESUME REVELATIONS.

Wikipedia reports: “Robert J. “Bob” McCann … is an US-American and Irish citizen. …  He had … served as a member of the UBS Group AG Group Executive Board since October 2009. … McCann is now Chairman of UBS Americas and his duties involve strategic initiatives around clients and business priorities.” VA-17  From information and belief, McCann is alleged to have been in a decision making capacity in the successful documented looting of the Robert L & Eunice Gardiner Florida/New York $147,000,000 estate (see internalrevenue.com issue 5).  McCann is a USA citizen who, like many citizens of Irish decent, was allowed to obtain an Irish passport. The writer of this article has both a USA and Irish passport.  McCann inexplicably calls himself  “an US-American and Irish citizen”.  It is unknown what a “an US-American” is suppose to be.  A UBS reliable source has said there was a UBS Group Executive Board deliberation on how to make McCann sound less a USA citizen.  This is because other foreign nations would complain of having a USA citizen on the secret Group Executive Board, again.  A UBS reliable source has said EU, China, Russia and Gulfies are particularly leery of UBS Washington coziness. McCann’s oblique language continues with his perplexing present job description uttering that have never been seen  by interviewed  top USA financial reliable sources.   It allegedly connotes that the UBS lucrative looting of USA elderly estates will continue.   Consensus is UBS Group Executive Board has given themselves plausibility of denial in forthcoming McCann operations.   If McCann is caught by a potentially President Trump ethical apolitical USA authorities, he will immediately be a “former UBS” with no expensive Group Executive Board  support base as was given to Raoul Weil.   UBS is blatantly the  highest anti-Trump World entity unilaterally giving millions of Client and stockholder assets  to the Clintons in various known and unknown forms.  These are laundered through speakers/consultant  fees, Clinton Foundation donations, secret Presidential library foreign asset donations et al.

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UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER ORCEL FIRES STAFF, AGAIN.

Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group (Executive Board) AG investment-banking chief Andrea Orcel announced the departure of three senior executives in a sweeping overhaul of his leadership team, citing the need to streamline operations amid ‘dislocation’ from turbulent markets and increased regulation. … The bank’s stock has decreased 35 percent this year, tracking a slide across European financial shares. … ‘Delivering this must start with creating an environment that empowers each of you; an environment that fosters decisiveness, cooperation and accountability,’ Orcel said.” VA-18  A crucial problem at secretive UBS Group Executive Board is that there are many who are called Chief or Chairman. Originating with American Indian parlance, there was only one Chief who was immediately recognizable with his big bonnet of feathers. UBS AG Group Executive Board Chief Sergio Ermotti should properly connote his position as Chief or Chairman, somehow, hence the above noted movie!

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Andrea Orcel

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UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD ORCEL SAYS THINGS ARE GOING TO “SUCK” FOR A WHILE!

Dealbreaker reports UBS Chief Orcel says: “We are now in a period of dislocation — a perfect storm of challenges and changes from regulation, competitors and markets, … I can’t promise you that it will all be smooth sailing from now on,”  V-19  UBS Investment Banking Chief talks bluntly about the predicaments of UBS but it is of no interest  to World finance.

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UBS USA General Legal Counsel David Aufhauser smerking!

UBS USA TOP LAWYER GETS CAUGHT IN WALL STREET CRIMINAL INSIDER TRADING CABAL SCANDAL.  AUFHAUSER AND UBS COLLABORATORS GET  OBAMA/HOLDER UBS GET-OUT-OF-JAIL-FREE-PASS WITH NO PRISON.

Justice Society reports: “While some may have expected attorney David Aufhauser to be seen in the halls of Williams & Connolly as a client but it appears that he has now been embraced as a partner. It appears that involvement in an insider trading scandal is not a barrier to career advancement. The former general counsel and managing director for UBS has joined the firm after agreeing not to practice law for two years due to the alleged insider trading.” VA-20  A reliable UBS source alleges that many UBS hierarchy supplement their compensation package by insider trading, swindling   elderly UBS Clients  and other known criminal acts.  This enhances what they think is their meager UBS compensation.   A reliable UBS source has alleged it is an open UBS secret Auphauser and others have been known to be UBS insider trading for a long period of time but have never been investigated by an alerted Obama Administration. UBS General Counsel David Aufhauser was allegedly UBS Associate General Counsel Craig E Darvin’s boss. Aufhauser’s office was allegedly involved in unilaterally offshore wire transferring (Issue 9 Exhibit L) UBS client account assets.  UBS stole 1 million US$ from Eunice Gardner while she was still alive with the consent of her live-in financial advisor.  It is believed Aufhauser was implicated. There is also a question if UBS ever made the unilateral stock transactions to Client Mallard’s account (see above UBS submitted IRS document) by saying they are “NA”  not available to the US IRS. It is not known at this time if some of Mallard’s accounts allegedly went to Obama’s two presidential cycle donations through Wolf’s UBS Group Americas lobbyist bundling office.

UBS GENERAL COUNSEL DAVID AUFHAUSER GETS CAUGHT INSIDER TRADING 

ABC News reports: “The former chief lawyer for UBS’s investment bank has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle an allegation that he dumped his investments in auction-rate securities after getting a company e-mail warning that the market was in trouble … New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the payment would resolve an insider trading investigation of David Aufhauser, who recently resigned as general counsel at the bank. … Aufhauser will not face criminal charges and he is not required to admit any wrongdoing. … A spokesman for Aufhauser … added that a UBS inquiry had concluded earlier this year that Aufhauser’s transactions were lawful. … Cuomo sued UBS in July, accusing the company of fraudulently promoting the securities as safe, even as it warned internally that trouble was on the horizon. … His investigators said they had identified seven UBS executives who sold $21 million of their personal stakes in the market in the three months leading up to its failure. … Aufhauser, who was general counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department before joining UBS, will also be banned from working in the securities industry or practicing law in New York for two years.” VA20-1 Did Aufhauser become a repetitive criminal upon joining UBS AG or was he a criminal while at Department of Treasury?

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PERPLEXING EVENTS SURROUND DAVID AUFHAUSER

How can a USA Government  top secret  clearance USA Treasury General Counsel  David Aufhauser join the foreign bank UBS AG (Swiss)  cabal  by assisting  in UBS Wall Street insider trading theft, among other known criminal acts.   Perhaps  Aufhauser knew he was invulnerable because he had the UBS AG (Swiss)  Group Executive Board “USA Presidential Team UBS”  Obama get-out-of-jail-free card.   It is unknown if  his   USA Federal  criminal activities were being committed while  a Washington Williams & Connolly lawyer lobbyist representing Client UBS AG.     Was Aufhauser part of the cabal before  he switched directly  to UBS AG General Council  and Managing Director of UBS AG (Swiss).  A reliable Washington source has maintained after the Cuomo prosecution, Aufhauser paid his nominal  fine for his known misdeeds and went back to work as a Williams & Connolly partner  “advisor” to UBS AG!  Better yet, why was Aufhauser allowed to be caught in the first place?

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UBS COMPLIANCE OFFICER AND COLLABORATORS CHARGED WITH  INSIDER TRADING!

Dealbreaker reports: “This one is just too good. … A former UBS Group AG compliance officer was charged by U.K. regulators with passing tips on five occasions to a London man who traded on the information, according to court records. … Fabiana Abdel-Malek, 34, and Walid Choucair, 38, were each charged with five counts of insider dealing  … Abdel-Malek, who has a law degree, had worked as a compliance officer at UBS”. VA-21  A UBS compliance officer is suppose to oversee UBS staff ethics for any criminal or otherwise behavior!

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DOES UBS ROT AT TOP HIRE CRIMINAL  COMPLIANCE OFFICERS PURPOSEFULLY?

Bloomberg reports: “A former UBS Group AG compliance officer was charged by U.K. regulators with passing tips on five occasions to a London man who traded on the information … charges filed by the Financial Conduct Authority. Abdel-Malek, who has a law degree, had worked as a compliance officer at UBS … A spokeswoman for UBS wasn’t able to immediately provide a statement. … Insider dealing in the U.K. carries a maximum prison term of seven years.” VA-22  It is reasonable to believe  UBS rot at top intentionally hires internationally unethical compliance officers to cover their own questionable behavior in various countries.  This particular UBS scheme has to be UBS top secret for none of our reliable sources knew it as being so active.

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SHADY UBS COMPLIANCE OFFICER  CAUGHT AT INSIDER TRADING THEFT, AGAIN!

Financial Times reports: “A former UBS compliance officer passed takeover tips to a “prolific” day trader who netted £1.4m in profits from insider trading, the UK’s financial watchdog has alleged in court. … Insider trading carries a maximum seven-year sentence in the UK.” UBS top USA lawyer General Council David Aufhauser caught committing insider trading theft was never served time allegedly because of UBS rot at top Obama/Holder deferred payment insider deal.”  VA-23

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ANOTHER UBS COMPLIANCE OFFICER CAUGHT AT INSIDER TRADING THEFT!

Bloomberg reports: “A former UBS Group AG compliance officer and a day trader charged by U.K. regulators with insider trading appeared in a London court for the first time to face allegations that they made 1.4 million pounds (1.8 million) illegally trading shares of Elizabeth Arden Inc. and four other companies. Fabiana Abdel-Malek, 34, and Walid Choucair, 38, were charged by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority with five counts of insider dealing. Prosecutors told a London court Friday that in addition to Elizabeth Arden, the pair traded shares of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG and BRE Properties Inc. based on information Abdel-Malek obtained through her work at UBS.” VA-24  A bank compliance officer is top security officer policing ethics of the bank. This position at UBS worldwide seems to mean you can steal as much as convenient but if you get caught UBS will media you a UBS former.

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UBS CONTINUES  LAYOFFS.

Dealbreaker reports: “UBS Group (Executive Board) AG is trimming some positions at the investment bank as part of a plan to reduce costs across the business in response to a revenue slump, according to people with knowledge of the situation. At least a dozen London-based employees in the securities unit lost their jobs this week, said the people, declining to be identified because the matter remains private. Positions were eliminated in equities, debt capital markets, leveraged finance and real estate, they said. A spokesman for the Zurich-based company declined to comment.”  VA-25  UBS cutbacks reveal serious rot at the top excuses.

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UBS HIT WITH DOWNGRADE.

Financial Post reports: “Analyst Fiona Swaffield lowered her rating on UBS to underperform from market perform, telling clients that earnings for the Swiss financial services giant are less resilient that the market perceives. She cited both an increasingly difficult investment banking and wealth management revenue outlook, and relatively limited cost flexibility given higher regulatory costs.” VA-26 We will see more UBS cascading downgrades in the future causing  alarm to UBS stockholders and Clients as documented UBS international abuses are revealed.

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UBS EXECUTIVE GROUP BOARD CHIEF ERMOTTI CUTS STAFF WHILE PROFITS PLUMIT.

Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti pledged to continue cost cuts after profit at the wealth-management business fell and the securities unit was hurt by a slump in equities trading. … Ermotti, 56, has been forced to deepen cost cuts and scrap some profitability goals as negative interest rates, faltering emerging markets and clients’ unwillingness to trade undermined earnings.” VA-27  Daily Beast reports: “Holder was deputy attorney general at the end of the Clinton administration and has been widely reported to be the primary fixer behind the pardon of the same fugitive billionaire whom Comey had been chasing. Holder’s role in the Marc Rich scandal was investigated by the same committee to which Comey sent his letter that the dozens of prosecutors condemned on Sunday. The resulting 2002 report on the pardon depicts Holder as the worst kind of Washington insider and hardly a fitting clarion of piety.

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Juerg Zeltner

UBS NEXT CHAIRMAN OF SECRETIVE GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD!   A RELIABLE UBS SOURCE SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

finews reports: “As boss of UBS’ flagship private bank, the largest in the world, Zelter is almost predestined to take the helm when Ermotti leaves. Like Ulrich Koerner … , the native Bernese made a play for the top job in 2011, which Ermotti eventually won – a past all three top executives have chosen to bury. Zeltner has now waited six years and counting to inherit Ermotti’s job, but his chances of doing so have actually slimmed. Without question, he has made crucial changes to UBS’ private bank in recent years and put his imprint on the world’s largest wealth manager. A UBS veteran, he knows the bank inside and out and is very comfortable in an international setting such as Asia, an increasingly important market for the bank. But Zeltner lacks the power base necessary to lock in the top job. In addition, his star has fallen recently, making a promotion to the top role difficult: he issued an unconventional call for UBS to lower its sights (in German) and voiced frustration over sinking margins – not the best prerequisite to inherit the top job.” VA-28 Jeurg Zelner seems to be a realist in believing UBS is probably acting in a illusionary manner believing in their own controversial staff hygiene proclamations  and self important  movies, among other things.  Throughout our documentation there is an evident pattern of UBS acting over the edge of the law and customary  financial propriety.  When caught,  the UBS group Executive Board attempt to throw expensive lawyers at the problem causing stockholder money drain.  We will see UBS World reputation has faltered because of this blatant devious at best activity.   Herb Mallard has socially conversed with the very top active financial world players   in New York City and in Southampton.  Mallard has further talked to many international financial top of the game retirees in Palm Beach who are upset at the UBS documented fraudulent activities against Florida elderly.  It is only a matter of time before the small world of financial players react, especially to the Clinton/Bush/Obama/UBS fiasco.  Oh yes, the Trump team is well aware of UBS continual “missteps”.
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WORLD BANKS REDUCING UBS STOCKHOLDINGS.

SPI reports: “Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its position in UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) by 3.5% … Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of UBS. … A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on UBS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of UBS AG from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report” VA-29  UBS international unethical devious behavior is catching up to UBS Group Executive Board.  Let us watch their reputation dwindle before our very eyes.
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UBS CONTINUES TO LOOSE WEALTHY CLIENTS.

Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG suffered a net 15.2 billion francs ($15.2 billion) in withdrawals during the final three months of last year, in part because investors moved money out of Switzerland before the government shares their data with tax authorities, a trend that’s expected to continue this year. … Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti said in an interview with Bloomberg Television that clients were likely to continue repatriating money this year, before the trend should start to slow in 2018. Now in his sixth year as CEO, Ermotti has stepped up cost-cutting to help offset shrinking profit margins and is using technology to streamline wealth management, UBS’s main business since he scaled back the investment bank four years ago.”   VA-30 UBS Chief Ermotti is realistic but UBS cannot see that their World contentious strategy in known by UBS  clients throughout the  World .

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Andrea Orcel

 UBS AG SECURITIES UNIT BOSS ANDREA ORCEL SPEAKS.

Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG has put salary increases on hold at its investment bank, including for employees who are promoted … UBS has pulled back from bond trading in recent years to focus on wealth management, meaning the bank missed out when bond trading picked up … Andrea Orcel, who heads the securities unit … said he’s ‘mildly’ optimistic …  with regard to client activity, which is the main driver for the investment bank after it shrank trading for its own account. … UBS’s investment bank employed about 4,700 people at the end of last year, down from about 5,200 a year earlier. Orcel said in Davos that the bank is now the right size.” VA-31  Andrea is refreshingly blunt in most of his proclamation utterances we have read for future use.  ____________________________________________

UBS AG M & A CEO ANDREA ORCEL NECESSARY UNEXPLAINABLE UP & DOWN YOYO  REMARKS.

eFinancialCareers reports: “Separately, UBS’s truly terrible performance in M&A last year doesn’t reflect well on Andrea Orcel. M&A (mergere & acquisitions) revenues at the investment bank fell by 7% in 2015, compared to a 1% increase at Deutsche Bank and a 40% increase at Goldman Sachs. That’s strange, given that Andrea Orcel, CEO of UBS’s investment bank is an M&A man who’s spent the past few years hiring senior M&A bankers in an effort to create an ‘old school investment bank.’  The New York Times says Orcel desperately needs UBS to win more M&A business in the US, but that UBS’s US advisory brand was ‘hammered after the 2008 crisis as rainmakers decamped to boutiques.’” VA-32
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Profitability at UBS wealth management is last.  This has prompted the  division Chairman  Joe Stadler to replace those under him.

UBS UHNW DIVISION LAST WITH WORST EVER PERFORMANCE.

Finews reports: “Profitability at the UHNW (ultra high net worth)  unit within UBS wealth management, the business with clients worth more than 50 million Swiss francs, has declined over the past two years. The gross margin dropped below 50 basis points in the fourth quarter of 2016, for the first time ever. It is the lowest among all wealth management units.”  VA-33  UBS ULHNW  clients are usually those few who have heard something and thus have the versatility  to move their secret accounts without a governmental interference.

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IS UBS DANGEROUSLY BETTING ON WORLD FINANCIAL EXTREMES?

UBS will be moving more of its US jobs to Nashville (Tennessee). (Business Insider)

UBS will be moving staff from Switzerland to the eurozone [Poland], where costs are lower. (Financial Times)

“It’s incomprehensible to me why UBS is alternating between perfect and awful.” (Bloomberg)

UBS’s chief financial officer Kirt Gardner said the investment bank had gone into “risk off” mode in a “very complex and treacherous trading market”. (Financial Times)

UBS Asian private banking clients were a big part of the problem: they simply stopped trading. (WSJ)

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UBS MAKES CREATES ANOTHER  PUBLIC RELATIONS STUNT AFTER GETTING CAUGHT IMPLEMENTING  INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, AGAIN!

Business Insider reports: “One of the largest financial firms in the world is positioning itself to be the greenest bank on Wall Street.  UBS, which manages over 2.7 trillion Swiss francs, has made sustainability the cornerstone of its business. As such, the bank has taken a number of steps to be the go-to firm for sustainable and impact investment offerings.”  VA-34  We will continually see that when UBS gets caught in criminal actions it invariably reverts to touchy feely statements about UBS  plans to become do-gooders.   All the while UBS continues it’s internationally criminal activities destabilizing the World.  This UBS statement of making the World green is just one in a litany of such UBS publicity stunts.

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Gregor Hirt

UBS CONTINUES LOOSING  COMPETENT TOP MANAGERS.

Finews reports: “Vontobel Asset Management … hiring Gregor Hirt as the head of its multi-asset solutions business. … His departure is the third high-ranking departure in short order: veteran Swiss fund distribution head Martin Thommen is leaving for Geneva rival Lombard Odier, and hedge fund star Dawn Fitzpatrick left to run George Soros’ hedge fund.” VA-35  There is an obvious UBS Group Executive Board apparent problem keeping competent staff. When UBS top staff become aware of rot at the top, they leave UBS for more ethical financial companies. The pervading UBS rot at the top continues to noticeably pervade the company. Singapore sovereign fund and other stockholders should be more concerned, especially those sending us requests for further corroborating documentation.
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Martin Thommen

LOMBARD ODIER POACHES UBS VETERAN.

Finews reports: “Lombard Odier has … appointed Martin Thommen as head of third-party distribution for Europe. … The Swiss banker has a long track record with UBS Asset Management where he was head of Wealth Management and Personal Banking in Switzerland. In his 30 years at UBS … he was «the face of UBS» in the Swiss funds business.”  VA-36

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UBS ORDERED TO FACE ANOTHER WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT IN NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT.

Finews reports: “The case about the alleged unfair dismissal of Trevor Murray … The former bond strategist at Switzerland’s largest lender claims his superiors put pressure on him to publish misleading research reports about mortgage-backed securities. … The managers hoped the publications would support the trading and underwriting business of the bank, Murray said.”   VA-37

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UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD PAYS $445 MILLION OVER TOXIC MORTGAGES AND FAILED USA CREDIT UNIONS.

Reuters reports: “UBS Group AG paid $445 million to settle claims that the Swiss bank sold toxic mortgage securities that helped sink two federal credit unions … UBS’ payment is on top of $79.3 million it paid last year to resolve similar NCUA claims involving two other failed credit unions. The bank did not admit wrongdoing … UBS spokeswoman, in an email said: ‘With today’s settlement another legacy matter has been resolved.’ ” VA-38  UBS has a long way to go throughout the World to satisfy it’s “legacy” matters. We are increasingly receiving requests for more documentation from various entities  within mentioned scrutinized countries.

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A RUMPLED AND WORN UBS CHAIRMAN ERMOTTI GIVES UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD AN UNDESERVED COMPLIMENT.

CNBC reports: “We have seen some confidence by clients although it is still uneven, if you look at private clients and wealth management clients have been a little bit more constructive, while if you look at institutional investors they’ve been clearly affected by the global activity in financial markets,” Ermotti said, explaining that “there’s a difference between client confidence and then their willingness to translate confidence into actions.” … According to Ermotti, one of the factors affecting client participation is the uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration. ‘In general, people are waiting to see what the new administration is really going to deliver. They are really positive and willing to consider investment in financial markets and in their own business but they want to see concrete action,’ he said.” VA-39 UBS Chairman Ermotti does not seem to realize the World economy has increased, not just UBS.  We believe this will be temporary in the case of UBS.  UBS Chairman Ermotti also fails to recognize  UBS criminal activities against World clients, domestic banks et al are part of the problem, especially within the USA.  We repeatedly see this is endemic in UBS historical World functioning.  Fear of loosing a nations Charter to do business only forces UBS to give various forms of payments to top governmental officials at the increasing expense to UBS  client victims and domestic banks.

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UBS BELITTLES  USA FLAG BY SUBORNING  IT UNDER GAY PRIDE FLAG, FOR SOME REASON! 

Connecticut Post reports: “The colors of the rainbow should never trump the red, white and blue, says a retired Navy SEAL and unflagging defender of the president. … Frequent Fox News guest Carl Higbie  … said that’s not proper flag etiquette. ‘Lower that flag below my American flag,’  Higbie told Hearst Connecticut Media. ‘I would never fly a flag above the American flag. I think anybody who does (UBS) is putting whatever that cause is above patriotism.’ ”  VA-40   USA flag is always put hire than any other flag within USA. This is to respect all military who sacrificed their lives to defend USA.  UBS at best is sloppy and at worse purposefully desecrating USA military called upon to defend them.  Let us not forget UBS loves swindling vulnerable USA elderly, some of which were or were married to USA veterans.  It could be said UBS is reprehensible without the free passes given UBS  rot at the top by Clinton/Bush/Obama to facilitate UBS  swindling USA elderly.  When will UBS loose it’s USA Charter and leave.  A rainbow   coalition spokesperson said they had nothing to do with the series of UBS incidents.  We believe them.

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UBS CAUGHT LAUNDERING AFRICAN BRIBES!

Financial Times reports: “Ex-Guinea minister convicted of laundering bribes. Former UBS banker Mahmoud Thiam ‘channelled $8.5m to mansion purchase and school fees’ ”. VA-41  World bank regulators can only wonder the extent to which UBS will go if it will criminally launder insignificant “school fees”.  Please note “former UBS banker”  is repeatedly not true or correct.   We asked a few editors who disclosed this is done to soften the UBS public financial embarrassment but the financial community  are very well aware  all of these “formers” were committing their UBS crimes as UBS bankers.

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UBS IS LARGEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT BECAUSE IT INCLUDES UNTOUCHABLE SECRET  DORMANT ACCOUNTS.

Finews reports: “As the largest wealth manager in the world, UBS has a leadership role in Swiss banking. … private banking head Juerg Zeltner articulated the uncomfortable truths that is the new reality of private banking. … with interest rates in negative territory and risk-aversion widespread, more assets actually mean higher costs. Zeltner’s surprising admission provoked a wave of agreement from other firms, also suffering from client remaining on the sidelines.” VA-42 UBS suffers because most of it’s dormant customers are afraid of the slightest shifting of assets. In general, UBS existing clients do not want their countries of origin to discover illicit assets in UBS Swiss vaults. UBS looses money if it cannot shift client assets around to create charges, hence a UBS conundrum or paradox.

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Dave Bruno

UBS CLASH OF USA SUBSTANCE AND CREATIVITY OVER SWISS REGIMENTATION  AND DEVIOUSNESS.

Finews reports: “The former head of UBS’ digital efforts in private banking who cut a colorful figure in Zurich’s staid finance circles has resurfaced after leaving the Swiss bank … The American banker cultivated an eclectic personality to go with his role: shorts and colorful t-shirts instead of grey suits, hair tied back into a man-bun, and a «Superdave» avid social media presence often featuring his weightlifting feats, instead of the anonymity many Swiss bankers prefer.” VA-43   This was a clash of substantive casual sponteneity over UBS boss Ermotti mandatory formal business uniforms with underwear matching skin color. UBS had to allow Bruno’s UBS contradictory behavior because UBS desperately needed his creativity.  Bruno is now in his element with folks he prefers.

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UBS TOP BANKER POACHED BY VANGUARD.

Vanguard, the U.S. provider of exchange traded funds … has hired Thomas Merz as head of distribution in continental Europe … Merz was head of ETF Europe at UBS asset management. … Vanguard is one of the big three providers of passive investment products.      VA-44  UBS looses another effective banker.  One has to wonder why  UBS continues to train bankers who are then poached by etyhical competitors.

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HAS UBS FAILED IN ASIA?

Reuters reports: “Two senior bankers working for UBS Group AG (UBSG.S) in Asia have left to join Citigroup Inc (C.N), adding to other top bankers who have left the Swiss bank in the region in the last few months. … UBS has had a number of senior level departures in Asia in the last six months. … UBS was a powerhouse in Asia equity capital markets and along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), it dominated the league tables from 2002. But …  its performance has suffered as Chinese investment banks made inroads.” VA -45

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UBS ASIA BANKING CANNOT KEEP STAFF!

Finews reports: “Switzerland’s biggest lender [UBS] has seen a number of bankers exit its investment banking business in Asia over recent months and replaced them swiftly. … Over the past decade, the Swiss bank has built one of the largest China-focused investment-banking businesses and while China remains a key market, UBS wants to pay more attention to other parts of Asia. … Recently, Sam Kendall, head of corporate client solutions Asia Pacific region, said that UBS is committed to strengthen the business across Asia, especially in Southeast Asia, South Korea and India.” Asian banking industry sees otherwise. UBS is loosing excellent staff replaced with amateurs.” VA-46

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UBS Chairman Sergio Ermotti

UBS CHAIRMAN SERGIO ERMOTTI SAYS HE GETS NO RESPECT!

Finews reports: “CEOs of listed companies take the value of their shares as a judgement of their performance. Sergio Ermotti, UBS’ CEO, is no different. … UBS was not the investment bank with the highest valuation, but the wealth manager with the lowest valuation of the world, he told the newspaper. … Ermotti knows that UBS still carries the stigma of the high-flying investment bank that crashed. Investors see UBS as a risky bet because it has kept the investment bank. And regulators at the same time have come down hard on the bank as well, both in Switzerland and in Europe. Seen this way, UBS very much is part of a European financial industry that struggles to escape the crisis, while the U.S. rivals are prospering.” VA-47  Ermotti only has to look at the trail of UBS World litigation, especially swindling USA elderly UBS Clients allowed to do such by giving Clintons/Bush II.Obama deferred payments .

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UBS CHIEF SERGIO ERMOTTI USES MEDIA TO TEST SWISS POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS TO GET OUT OF UBS.

Finews reports: “Swiss weekly … suggested that UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti should become a member of the Swiss government. ,,, The Radical Party, the traditional party of business so far has had a rather narrow list of candidates for the post in the seven-member government … In past decades, it wasn’t unusual for prominent representatives of Swiss business (and indeed banks) to respond to the call of duty and to serve as a minister. Ex-Finance Minister Kaspar Villiger, who later became chairman of UBS, was one such businessman.” VA-48  Sergio may see what is coming for UBS and wants to bail out.  We know there will be severe weakness in Asia.  Asian Governments will talk the talk without any marked UBS contracts.  It will be sad to watch.

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UBS CEO ERMOTTI SAYS NO TO POLITICS AFTER WEAK RESPONSE.

Financial Times reports: “Sergio Ermotti, chief executive of Switzerland UBS bank, has ruled out pursuing a political career, rejecting a suggestion in a Swiss magazine that he should become a top government minister. … Members of the seven person Bundesrat take turns to serve as Switzerland’s president. … Die Weltwoche suggested Mr Ermotti would be suitable because he comes from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, and so would help correct an imbalance in the Bundesrat. He has been UBSs chief executive since 2011.” VA-49   A Swiss reliable source has said Ermotti may have a better chance later but his often goofy proclimations could destablise the presently insecure Swiss Government.  A Swiss Italian could bslance the Bundestrat at some future date.

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UBS AG TARGETS ULTRA HIGH NET WORTH (UHNW) WOMEN USING ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AS THE HONEYPOT DRAW!

Forbes reports: “Annie Leibovitz’s exhibition ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ just completed its 10 city global tour, which included stops in Hong Kong, Mexico, New York and London. The final showcase took place in Zurich, Switzerland, the home of the exhibition’s commissioning partner, UBS. … This diverse group of women includes artists, CEOs, politicians and philanthropists, amongst others. Existing photographs of famous women who are at the top of their fields, such as Meryl Streep, Queen Elisabeth II or Hilary Clinton, were showcased … UBS Unique focuses on globally scaling expertise in better serving female clients with their financial needs, questions and planning. Additionally, UBS aims to launch an education initiative in partnership with leading education organizations to increase the financial confidence of one million women by 2021.”  VA-50  UBS contracted Annie Leibowitz for the UBS traveling art show spouting  fluffy statements to UHNW women in World. It was considered a joke within both the Financial and Art World. statedepartment.org had people who went to several and interviewed targeted women who were curious as to why they received UBS formal invitations. Most had some first rate food, with bubbly and then left confused. It was later said to have been  embarrassing to be seen at the UBS AG honeypot.  Reliable sources within the international financial community have said  that UBS AG  allegedly has used art as a money laundering tool.  These UBS AG events are said to have put an international  spotlight upon the UHNW women attending.

UBS AG TARGETS ULTRA HIGH NET WORTH (UHNW) WOMEN USING A FLUFFY ART HONEYPOT FOR “PERFECTION EXPERIENCE”!

Forbes Magazine reports: “UBS created a short film, underlined by Joss Stone’s re-recorded song ‘Free Me’, that pops up some common female life questions, doubts and fears. How is UBS going to guide female clients through these? Dr. Mara Harvey [UBS]: We want the public to understand what ‘Holistic [UBS] Wealth Management’ really means. You don’t just come to a bank like ours [UBS] if you want to know how to invest in stocks and bonds. You rather come to us to have a dialogue on what the purpose of your wealth is. For example, how is that wealth created in a business? Have you inherited or sold your company? Is it within a family context? What do you want to leave behind one day? We [UBS] are not in a position to give clients definitive answers to those questions. However, we [UBS] are there to guide them through possible solutions and similar cases. We [UBS] conduct a conversation in such a way that makes a client (especially female ones) confident and feel that they are not alone with those questions. We show them a spectrum of other people in similar situations. Here is what we’ve done, here is what worked. We play an active role in developing our [UBS] client’s financial life plan and helping them become the architect of their life.  What are the essential details that differentiate UBS’ work with female clients from the usual client relationship management?
Dr. Mara Harvey [UBS]: It’s a combination of many details across all departments, which makes the work different. The most important factor is that the aim to support women is deeply rooted in our organization. We have built specific platforms specifically targeting UHNW [ultra high net worth] clients that bring together passion, purpose, legacy and success. A unique quality of these dialogue platforms is that they are tailored to women. We give them an opportunity to network that you won’t find anywhere else. To serve women better, UBS Wealth Management developed a plan that spans across every element of the business. It starts by asking the question: Does this appeal to a woman as much as this appeals to a gentleman? In certain parts of the bank, we have already targeted female clients and see great results. There are various shapes and sizes of projects and cases. It does need to be tailored in every individual case. We do have a certain consistency in what we [UBS] do and we know that the experience needs to be adapted to each customer’s needs.  What challenges does UBS face when it comes to female clientele? And what is the plan to overcome those challenges?  Dr. Mara Harvey [UBS]: One of our main questions and biggest challenge is: Do they know what we can do for them? There are so many aspects of the organization where we had to create balance in order to connect with clients from a feminine viewpoint. We make efforts outside in and inside out. We have expressed that they need something different from the financial industry. We are responding to it and listen to client’s needs to shape our organization their way. The biggest challenge we [UBS] face is in developing a mindset shift in society. It starts with gender, that’s the most obvious one and then we try to evolve it on every dimension.” VA-51  Remember the UBS mantra of solicit, recruit, isolate, control, dupe and loot. Let us not forget in USA Clinton/Bush II/Obama are on record as successfully receiving deferred payments from UBS for “taking no action” against UBS schemes. Although President Trump has sort of shut the dubious operation down, renditions thereof are still being perpetrated by UBS throughout the World.UBS always follows up with a hard pitch to solicit and recruit UHNW women.  ________________________________

UBS CONTEMPORARY ART HUSTLE CONTINUES!

UBS has been peddling contemporary art through the use of renowned Annie Leibovitz World shows for a few years with disappointing results. Many wealthy know contemporary art is used to launder money, thus causing present tax World authority notice.  UBS World contemporary art hustle continues long after criminal prosecution for their successful Miami Basel Art Show offshore criminal sales promotions were exposed by UBS officer Bradley Birkenfeld.  Thereafter, UBS had to pay deferred payments similar to the successful Bush I/Bandar  bakshish (deferred payments) bribes.    UBS has been more than willing to overtly pay the often publicized  Clinton/Bush II/Obama the deferred payments to continue their lucrative swindle mantra of solicit, recruit, isolate, control, dupe and loot criminal activities against UBS elderly USA clients depicted in issue 4.

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UBS new women’s representative Maria Shaparova

UBS IS COMMITTING MORE WOMEN IN SALES TO SOLICIT/RECRUIT ELDERLY WOMEN CLIENTS FOR UBS “PERFECTION EXPERIENCE”!

Finews reports: “The Zurich-based firm has made no secret of its wish to curry favor with women: UBS has two separate programs aimed at hiring and at winning clients. The first is an effort to bolster its management ranks with more women … CEO Sergio Ermotti  is taking counsel from Gail Kelly … who sits in on UBS top management’s strategy meetings and provides advice on overall strategy, regulation and risk, is part of an effort to lift representation of women in management … Juerg Zeltner: the private banking head wants to swivel the unit’s admittedly man-centric attention towards women. It is, of course, a bid to win more business off them. … on four core dimensions: business, investments, family and legacy … Along with being thin on self-made women, the absence of the largest wealth market in the world is a stunning oversight by UBS.” VA-52    UBS now is using high achieving female athelets and accomplished business women to attract female elderly for the UBS “perfection experience”.  Like the UBS contemporary art scheme, we believe this new effort will also fail because women usually inherit their husband or family assets at an elderly age and are not interested in seeing youthful athletes as a prelude to having UBS separate them from their estates.  All World women will have to do is look at UBS elderly USA victims herein displayed in issue 4 to see what happens in USA.

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UBS AG  UTTERS THEIR ALLEGED STRATEGY ALLUDING TO SOLICIT, RECRUIT, ISOLATE, CONTROL, DUPE AND LOOT UHNW (ULTRA HIGH NET WORTH) WOMEN!

Financial News reports: “UBS is teaching staff at its sprawling wealth management business – the world’s largest – how to talk to rich women about their money.  The training for its wealth advisers is part of the Swiss bank’s Unique programme, which aims to generate ‘tens of billions’ of dollars of revenue growth over the next five years by increasing the number of female clients it advises.  Managing director Mara Harvey said UBS wanted it to begin conversations with women who ‘have always been present but never really been part of the dialogue’ around looking after family wealth.  Harvey said the bank’s wealth advisers were being given ‘very pragmatic talking points’  to improve the quality of conversations they have with female clients. These, she said, centred around goals rather than financial products.” VA-53  The World of finance should be now well aware of what UBS AG is doing regarding UHNW women.  We believe this UBS AG strategy started with the successful looting of the Robert L Gardiner estate as mentioned in Issue 4.

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UBS ASSET MANAGEMENT TEETERING!

Finews reports: “UBS asset management boss Ulrich Koerner reveals where he is setting accents instead of taking on the fund industry’s top players and addresses speculation of a unit sale. … By contrast, Koerner puts the kibosh on speculation that part of all of the unit will go, saying «that’s not an issue for us.» Instead, the 54-year-old Koerner is focusing on organic growth in markets like Asia, where he says the Swiss bank is in the top three. … The unit’s profit …  (2016) was 552 million francs before tax, a figure Koerner must find a way to double if he wants to meet the targets.” VA-54  If one looks at Issue 7 they will find it is wishful thinking for UBS to think any gains will be made in  China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.   Asain market makers will continue to be polite as they slowly move away from UBS.  Issue 7 depicts this action.

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UBS DECLINES, AGAIN!

Reuters reports: “UBS’s core tier 1 ratio, a key measure of a bank’s financial strength which the bank uses as a benchmark for its dividend, slipped to 13.5 percent. UBS put the fall down to stricter rules for calculating risks introduced by Switzerland’s financial watchdog, predicting that it would have a 6 billion franc increase in risk-weighted assets in the second half of the year. Vontobel analyst Andreas Venditti described this as a ‘big surprise’. VA-55  Whenever UBS has bad news it attributes it to some government intervention, ebb and flo of World finance and even acts of God.  UBS AG Group Executive Board rarely rightfully blame themselves for then they could not give each other salary increases and bonuses.

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DAMAGED UBS BRAND TRIES TO REINVENT ITSELF.

thedrum.com: “ ‘Everybody believes the content they produce is going to change the world of everyone. They believe it is going to be groundbreaking, changing world initiatives,’ said Thierry Campet, global head of marketing communications at UBS Wealth Management … if you don’t push your content in the good old fashioned way – and that’s not TV anymore but paid social media marketing – if you don’t push it they won’t see it. … we really thought the content would sell on its own and it didn’t. … a key issue UBS faces is measuring the success of it’s marketing initiatives when it takes a minimum of two years to convert a consumer from one bank to another … I believe people will engage with us through our content rather than through our name,” he added. Campet hopes the more content people read, the more they associate that content with its wider purpose of the bank.  ‘The more money you have the less interested you are in talking about money, … As a consequence we engaged too many times in conversations with potential prospects about money, where people are really interested in your purpose. Over the last few months we have realised it hugely revolved around three things: families, business, and purpose.’ … Having people from varying horizons to work together in their own way but following a thread which is common in all of them.”  VA-56

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UBS SENIOR STAFF CONTINUE TO LEAVE FOR MORE JOB SECURITY.

Financial Times reports: “Citigroup has nabbed a second seasoned European investment banker from UBS … Sean Weissenberger … days after Citigroup said that it had poached UBS veteran Jean-Baptiste Petard to a newly created global industrials role based in London. … Earlier this year, Citigroup said it hired Alison Harding-Jones, also from UBS”.  VA-57  UBS hires junior staff and trains them only to have them leave for more ethical World financial institutions. UBS AG has become the butt of many international finance jokes.

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UBS AG Chairman Axel Weber

UBS AG CHAIRMAN AXEL WEBER AS CHIEF GLAD-HANDER CRAVES HONORARIUMS AND MEDIA EXPOSURE!

Finews reports: “UBS Chairman Axel Weber is on first name basis with the world’s most influential monetary policy setters. He reveals whom he would prefer as next head of the Federal Reserve. … The chairman of Switzerland’s largest lender is often asked to armchair quarterback monetary policy in the U.S. and Europe”. VA-58  It has been well known in the financial world Axel loves to collect awards, honorariums and fluffy degrees on his resume. He has hung around the Obama crowd at University of Chicago to being easy to interview at Davos. Of late, Axel has started hanging around Washington to put lipstick on the UBS AG pig in an attempt to cover up UBS AG documented criminal activities under Clinton/Bush II/Obama. He is considered a typical UBS AG politically oriented jolly financial buffoon by some international financiers.

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UBS IDENTITY CRISIS AND GUILTY CONSCIENCE!

Finews reports: “The shift from profit-seeker to do-gooder lays bare conflicts of interests and contradictions that are inevitable with a sprawling multinational firm with often disparate interests. … The bank is producing reams of reports on issues such as income inequality, climate change, and discrimination of women and minorities. UBS quickly rolls out initiatives, such as a push for female clients … The options range from investment strategies and pension schemes for the financially disadvantaged to philanthropy and impact products meant to quell their clients’ guilty consciences.” VA-59

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ERMOTTI SAYS 2017 GOOD YEAR BECAUSE LESS SPENT DEFENDING UBS CLIENT LAW SUITE SWINDLES UBS 3 BILLION USA WRITEDOWN BAD FOR SHAREHOLDERS!

CNBC reports: “The Swiss bank UBS reported a net profit … for the whole of 2017, weighed down by a write down in the fourth quarter that related to the new U.S. tax overhaul. … Speaking to CNBC about the results, Ermotti said the highlight of the year was more clarity on international banking regulation, and the fact that the bank reduced its litigation portfolio further.” VA-60

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Joe Stadler, UBS AG Chief

JOE STADLER ELBOWS HIS WAY TO TOP.

Finews reports: “Joe Stadler. The Swiss bank’s head of ultra-wealthy clients fought long and hard for the promotion …  Joe Stadler isn’t much-loved within UBS, but the new head of its global ultra-rich push is widely respected and admired. …  The ultra-rich segment is the highest echelon in private banking, open only to clients and families with more than $50 million in bankable assets. It is also widely viewed as the most demanding – and lucrative, with clients paying extra for customized products they can’t get elsewhere. … Stadler has built the super-rich segment into one of the private bank’s most important – and a key focus of top management under CEO Sergio Ermotti. Stadler didn’t adopt the delicate and discreet manner better known by private bankers… As a former investment banker, he is accustomed to elbowing his way through turf wars, and he adopted pushier trading room methods …Stadler had managed to draw UBS’ ultra-high net worth clients from Asia, Switzerland, Europe, and emerging markets into one unit – that he is fully responsible for, operationally and financially.”  VA-61 Ermotti’s goal is to go after rich vulnerable  elderly women whose husbands have died.  This is the Ermotti UBS office “perfection experience” of solicit, recruit, isolate, control, dupe and loot.  Stadler will act just as Ermotti.  It is going to be tough because Joe does not have the movie theater looks that got Sergio his job.

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JOE STADLER WILL HAVE DIFFICULTY  PERFECTING THE ERMOTTI MANTRA OF GOING AFTER RICH VULNERABLE WOMAN  OF THE WORLD. 

Finews reports: “[UBS] CEO Sergio Ermotti highlighted the expansion of UBS’ ultra-rich business as a top management priority, which suggests a strengthening of Stadler’s role. Raphael (deposed) also had a lackluster 2017 in performance”. VA-62 Ermotti’s pattern is to bring in some off-beat capable women to attract UHNW [ultra high net worth] widows and daughters fr the UBS “perfection experience”. He is also bringing in ruthless bankers with capable of successfully swindling for profit throughout the World. This will be the Ermotti legacy.

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ERMOTTI/STADLER UBS UHNW “PERFECTION EXPERIENCE”!

Financial Times reports: “The panorama is breathtaking but the delegates are probably used to better. They are mainly billionaires “ultras”, congregating at this UBS boot camp in Wolfsberg and hoping to gain insights into a topic that unites their 10 nationalities” how to pass their wealth to the next generation without family feuds and foolish business decisions. … The wealth management arm of UBS casts itself in the role of adviser and educator for the three-day camp, which the Swiss bank uses to deepen client relationships and entice new ones to its private bank … Mr Stadler says the rich are indeed particularly concerned about preserving their fortunes now because the wealth held by the top 0.1 per cent has been rising for decades, so they fear an inflection point is coming…. One issue UBS does not want to discuss “publicly” is tax”. VA-63  We are getting profit documents on both Ermotti and Stadler thought to be from UBS internal detractors. It is we’ll known Ermotti likes watching Quentin Tarentino grey films. It is said, Stadler attempts to mimic his life after a macho cartoon figure.

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CHIEF ERMOTTI WORRIED ABOUT SHAREHOLDER RESPONSE AT EXCESSIVE LITIGATION.

Barrons reports: “How hard will the big brokerage firms fight breakaway brokers to hold on to their assets? … ‘I think the most likely scenario is that UBS is evaluating it on a case-by-case basis and they might not walk into a court every time an advisor leaves,’ he tells the publication. ‘It can be costly, and maybe not every advisor who leaves is worth the cost.’ ” VA-64  It should be known that Barrons has collaborated on business matters in the past.

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND HEROIN & COCAINE CAPITAL OF EUROPE!

Drug War Facts reports: “According to what is currently known , there are only a small number of dependent drug users (Zurich, Switzerland) who are dependent on drugs, consumed heroin first and foremost. However, cocaine is increasingly consumed in addition to heroin. … Zürich authorities allowed people who used illicit drugs to gather in a defined space near the main train station—the Platzspitz park … This space came to be known as the ‘needle park.” VA-65  Zurich and Geneva are second and fifth in a survey of 60 European cities ranked by residual traces of cocaine in their wastewater. … Switzerland’s high per capita income and the availability of heroin & cocaine is said to blame. In particular Zurich senior banking execurives are known to be high consumers of heavy drugs.

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WHY DOES SWISS GOVERNMENT ALLOW LACK OF ETHICS AND MORALS BY DRUGGED BANKERS?

Narconon reports: “The addicted lie and manipulate those around them. Even those who have long been close to one’s heart … These were people who were loved and trusted, sometimes for decades before addiction came … Their need for drugs is making them crazy. When cravings kick in, they are so completely overwhelmed that all other considerations—like love, truth and honor—take a back seat. … Drugs immediately begin to shut down the user’s ability to be analytical. As soon as the effects of the drug kick in, the user has a lowered capacity for objective thought and decisions.… Once those analytical, objective capacities are lowered, it’s not a big jump to the loss of morals. When an addicted person is desperate to prevent withdrawal cravings and sickness, criminal acts they never ever would have engaged in begin to look like the only way they can survive. This is how a person who was honest and ethical his whole life can begin assaulting people and robbing them … The person is now locked in that destructive pattern of behavior.” VA-66  There is at least one senior UBS AG staff member and one collaborator known to be addicted to hard drugs. UBS AG Chief Sergio Ermotti should allow Swiss Health authorities to give drug tests to senior male staff members rather than commanding UBS AG women employees to wear certain undergarments, dresses and facial make-up.

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IS UBS IN A SELF DESTRUCT MODE?

Finews reports: “Once the epitome of security, competence and reliability, the slow descent began some twenty years ago. The rot became all too apparent through a number of events – as an incomplete list compiled by finews.com shows. … (UBS) Swiss banking was in blindsided by the class action launched by Jewish claimants in the mid-1990s. The attempt to smooth over the dormant accounts accusations and talk down any fallout was naïve. The bankers badly underestimated the historic dimension of the demands. It was the first time that the once-admired Swiss bankers in corpore stood accused in front of an international audience. With hindsight, the controversy was the big watershed.

UBS was maintaining a finely-tuned system to abide tax avoidance in France … . The French attorney general also accuses the bank of money-laundering and intends to follow this through in a court case later this year. Several top managers stand accused in the case … The case is fraught with risks and has cemented the reputation of Swiss banking as having mainly profited from a system of helping rich people avoid paying taxes.  Swiss taxpayers had to save UBS from going under during the global financial crisis in autumn of 2008. The aggressive growth strategy with U.S. subprime securities came back to haunt Switzerland’s largest bank, which had to write off about 50 billion francs. UBS was shown to be extremely vulnerable and prone to strategic miscalculations, despite its Swiss origins and solidity. The government’s intervention drew headlines across the globe and impaired the image of Swiss banking further.

UBS for years helped rich Americans avoid paying taxes – a practice that caused a massive damage to Swiss business interests in the world’s largest economy. … The system was based on Switzerland’s distinction between tax fraud and tax avoidance – providing legal assistance only in cases of fraud. … The …  strategy decision to only bank with taxed assets in future brought to light a large number of cases of tax avoidance in Germany. UBS had to pay 300 million euros to settle the cases.” VA-67  UBS mantra of solicit, recruit, isolate, control, dupe and loot is still active in USA and elsewhere.

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UBS STOPS RESEARCH ACCESS TO 3RD PARTIES!

Financial Review reports: “The apparent cooling of relations between the data services providers and the research houses [UBS AG] alludes to the broader issue of who profits from the work of analysts in an era where the brains trust of brokers is being leaned on to become self-sustaining. When it comes to the buy side, sell-side research and the data service providers tend to target the same clients. … Bloomberg faced scrutiny from banks …  after it emerged that reporters had visibility, since restricted, of the functions that clients were using.” VA-68

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Joe Stadler, UBS AG Chief

ASTUTE STADLER ELBOWS HIS IDEAS TO UBS AG TOP

Finews reports: “In 2017 he prevailed in a power struggle with Europe boss Paul Raphaeland out of the UHNWI segment he created a business unit with budgetary responsibility.  Then he expanded his sphere of influence with the integration of the UHNW Americas business. … Stadler claims the UBS has business links with every second billionaire in the world. …  A client adviser in Zurich or Singapore has thus far had no incentive or interest in referring a billionaire-client on to the New York office, when the client wants to do business there. Stadler wants to change this now. … The synergies should also apply to the client business. So there needs to be more cooperation among the thousands of UBS relationship managers. That apparently will only happen if there are financial incentives, which Stadler is now busy formulating.”  VA-69  

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UBS AG ANNUAL STOCKHOLDER MEETING CHIEF  ERMOTTI MAGNIFIES THE OBVIOUS WISHES

Reuters reports: “UBS Group (UBSG.S) Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti warned on Thursday that investors may be expecting too much too soon from Switzerland’s biggest bank … UBS shares were 0.3 percent higher by midday. They have fallen more than 7 percent this year … He said priorities for 2018 included becoming more profitable in the global wealth management business, maintaining its leading position in this area and continuing to increase profits in other businesses, and capturing growth opportunities, ‘especially in Asia and the Americas’  while reinforcing its leading position in Switzerland.”  VA-70

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UBS AG smart looking Andrea Orcel.

UBS AG FOCUSED ANDREA ORCEL THOUGHTFULLY IMPROVISES.

Finews reports: “Andrea Orcel, the top investment banker at UBS, has come up with an alternative career path for the most talented among his staff. Not all may appreciate his decision. … In addition to the traditional career path to the sought-after managing director position at UBS, the bank has now added a fast track for investment bankers who deal with large clients only … The decision to strengthen a perceived elite within the bank may, little surprise there, lead to more frustration for others. For those who find it hard to adapt to the stiffer breeze, it may be better to look for an alternative employment, UBS has recently let it be known.” VA-71

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Cozy UBS AG bosses Ermotti & Weber self adulations!

UBS AG PUTS FRUMPY CHIEF AXEL WEBER TO TARGET, SOLICIT, RECRUIT FEMALE BILLIONARES! WHY NOT APPEALING CHIEF SERGIO ERMOTTI?

Finews reports: “Women, Asia, philanthropy: UBS has moved well to position itself for growth in a world of quickly growing numbers of very wealthy people. Interestingly, … it has teamed up with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) in its bid to map the world of the rich.” VA-72

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UBS AG Group Executive Board Chief Sergio Ermotti

WHY DOES UBS AG CHIEF ERMOTTI LIE ABOUT LYING?  ERMOTTI IS REPETITIVELY CAUGHT IN THE BIGGER LIE THEORY AND SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE,  ALONG  WITH UBS AG LOOSING IT’S USA CHARTER.

CNBC reports: “ ‘When there is scope for admitting something went wrong, we do that,’ Ermotti said. However, if  ‘we believe that there are situations where people are just trying to take advantage of something, then we will fight and we will just try to present facts.’  …He was referring to the tsunami of arbitration claims that have been filed against UBS by Puerto Rico-based investors for — among other counts — breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and fraud. … ‘Until 2013, it was very difficult to predict that things could…evolve in such a way,’ Ermotti said. No ratings agencies, ‘nobody was waving their flag about the danger of Puerto Rico.’  However, a CNBC investigation in December showed that a mere few months after Ermotti took over as CEO in November 2011, it was clear not only to the ratings agencies, but also to UBS, that Puerto Rico’s credit was deteriorating. … ‘We are trying to clearly [and] constructively find resolutions,’ Ermotti said. ‘The truth of the matter is we are very committed to Puerto Rico.’ … UBS has disclosed in regulatory filings that the Department of Justice is conducting a criminal inquiry … ‘We are cooperating with the authorities in this inquiry,” the filing states.’ ” VA-73 (VF4-35)  Both UBS Americas Chairman Mc Cann and UBS AG Group Executive Board Chief Ermotti have been caught red handed swindling Puerto Rico UBS Clients, especially elderly (see issue 6, VF4-1 >).   USA Presidential Team UBS triplets have made considerable fortunes from their UBS AG deferred payment schemes.

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USA FEDERAL RESERVE INCREASES THEIR “TO BIG TO FAIL” REQUIREMENTS WITH UBS AG & CREDIT SUISSE IN SEVERE DEFICIT.

finews reports: “In future, UBS and Credit Suisse will have to pass fewer stress tests as the U.S. authorities [Federal Reserve Bank (Fed)] will increase the criteria for companies deemed essential to guarantee the stability of the economy. Only banks with assets totaling $250 billion will be too big to fail. UBS and Credit Suisse in the U.S. have assets of about $140 billion each.” VA-74  There are 33 other big banks in USA that meet the USA Federal Reserve criteria.  UBS AG and their “USA Presidential Team UBS”  collaborators are on record for swindling  UBS Clients to which the USA Federal Reserve regulators continue to  turn a blind eye and deaf ear.  This  problematic behavior cannot pass the World financial  smell test and will continue be scrutinized  by World banks and regulators.

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UBS AG INCAPABLE OF MERGING IT’S VITAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

fines reports: “UBS is faltering on the «improved efficiency» part, according to Swiss daily «Neue Zuercher Zeitung» (in German). The bank won’t be able to merge its information technology platforms for the foreseeable future, according to the report – meaning a weighty lever of cost savings falls away. … The merger was one of the first measures unveiled by new co-heads Tom Naratil and Martin Blessing, and it has sparked a host of top management and organizational changes at the unit … As a result, a tech tie-up isn’t viewed as feasible or sensible by the bank – a big stumbling block in the wider merger.” VA-75  UBS AG can do few things correctly other than swindle UBS AG Clients (see . anything right is dying of a thousand cuts.

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DOES GOLDMAN SACHS QUIETLY STALK  UBS AG SUCCESSFUL WORLD SWINDLES FOR VULTURE REMNANTS?

Malaysian authorities want to ask the (USA) DoJ, which is pursuing a corruption and money laundering probe at 1MDB, to get Goldman to disgorge profits it made from the sale of the bonds … Goldman raised nearly $6.5 billion in three bond sales … More than $2.5 billion raised from these bonds was misappropriated by high-level 1MDB officials, their relatives and associates … The U.S. bank earned almost $600 million for the three deals – an amount critics say is far in excess of the normal 1-2 percent fees a bank could expect for helping sell bonds. … U.S. authorities say investors were not properly informed about the use and nature of the bonds that Goldman helped sell for 1MDB. Goldman has come under scrutiny for its involvement in the 1MDB affair”. VA-76 (VH10-9)  A reliable UBS source has said Goldman Sachs  constantly tracks UBS AG as the vulture funds awaiting to pick at remnants of UBS scheme victims.  Goldman Sachs attempts to avoid notoriety and victim legal actions by staying arms length   from the UBS AG World swindles.  This is said to incense UBS AG because they consider themselves a patsy for Goldman Sacchs and vulture funds exploiting UBS AG World swindles.  Goldman Sachs did have to call in their crisis management team for damage control in their successful filching caper from the Libya sovereign wealth fund.

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UBS AG ROT AT TOP HAVE CONTROL OF SECRET DISCRETIONARY ALLOCATIONS ALLOWING NO  JAIL WHILE STAFF ARE SACRIFICED.

Bloomberg reports: “Arif Hussein, a former head of UBS’s sterling rates desk, didn’t personally manipulate the benchmark interest rate and acted with “integrity” in online chats however, “there is no doubt that Mr. Hussein did mislead” the U.K. agency during interviews, tribunal judges ruled in a decision …

“Hussein was a relatively junior trader at UBS and he was put under investigation in relation to a limited number of chats which took place over a very short period,” the judges said. “This was against a background of widespread manipulation of Libor within UBS for which senior managers bear ultimate responsibility and which” was widely condoned. …

Several traders charged with criminal misconduct over Libor-rigging have regularly pointed toward the fact that senior management at the offending banks got away without punishment while their own careers were over. …

Several traders charged with criminal misconduct over Libor-rigging have regularly pointed toward the fact that senior management at the offending banks got away without punishment while their own careers were over. … UBS declined to immediately comment.”  VA-77  Many UBS junior staff get wise early on and move on after UBS training.

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SEE INTERNALREVENUE.COM ISSUE 4 FOR MORE ON UBS GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD USA CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS AGAINST UBS ELDERLY USA CLIENTS