Issue 08



BANGALADESH   VH2                                                                                               BUUNEI    VH3                                                                                                                  CHINA    VH4



UBS AG (Swiss) crumbles in Asia


Many readership are mainly concerned with the UBS history of  their litigious contentious nature against their UBS clients.  UBS has had a special relationship with a Washington Deep State faction  under the Clinton/Bush II/Obama Presidencies to the detriment of USA clients and the World in general.  The countries most affected by UBS devious behavior herein mentioned  are now told to be vigilant and scrutinize.  One must be courteous to UBS Group Executive Board but not to the detriment of national security or vital interests.   In particular, Asian financial regulators have recently been scrutinizing and commenting upon  our synopsis of UBS World dubious machinations.   We have been told UBS competitors are using our newsletter to win over UBS customers,  senior staff  et al.  No where is this more prevalent than in mainland China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore for they are the UBS main targets at this juncture in time.





Reuters reports: “UBS, who was advising the partial sale of an electricity network in the country’s biggest ever privatization, removed negative parts of a supposedly independent analyst report after the state’s government ordered it to do so. … UBS Securities’ control framework relating to its research function, and its compliance with that framework, at the relevant times was not adequate for an investment bank of UBS’ size and complexity.”  VH1-1  It is well known with international industry Australian Federal regulators are scrutinizing UBS ethics.



Reuters connotes a falling UBS logo, for a reason.


ABC News reports: “UBS Australia is splitting off its wealth management business but advising clients not to be concerned. ‘There is no immediate impact on your investment management arrangements,’ UBS Wealth director Lachlan Downe wrote to clients today.  ‘The intention is to create a business with the breadth of investment offering of the the current UBS Wealth Management and the benefit of access to independent service providers.’ The transaction has the blessing of UBS. ‘UBS is very supportive of a successful transition for clients and we will be committed to an ongoing positive wealth management relationship with you,’ wrote Mr Downe. … The launch of Crestone ends a long period of uncertainty for UBS Wealth, which has seen profits falling and staff reductions, as well as falling behind on technology advances.”   VH1-2  UBS finally admits they were loosing money in UBS Wealth Management in Australia and decided to quit. We are now seeing other Asian Governments following Australia to be free of UBS fraud allegations. A reliable New York political source says Asia has been watching the UBS/Clinton/Bush/Obama creating for them and their Washington political appointees a self serving USA kleptocracy.



Wall Street Journal reports: “UBS AG said it plans to withdraw from its Australian wealth-management business, leaving senior employees to strike out on their own following a management buyout.  The Swiss bank said Tuesday it made the decision to cease providing wealth-management services in the country following a review of its operation.  Mike Chisholm has stepped down as head of the Australian business unit and, together with a group of former senior advisers from UBS, has established independently owned Crestone Wealth Management.  Alain Robert, global vice-chairman of wealth management at UBS, said the decision to quit wealth-management operations in Australia was based on a number of factors. The industry was experiencing substantial changes due to increased regulatory and client requirements that had made it increasingly difficult to operate on a sustainable basis in Australia, he said in a statement.” VH1-3  UBS has given numerous excuses on it’s Australian Wealth Management shutdown. The most credible is UBS was being investigated by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).



Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG is shutting its Australian wealth-management unit amid competition from local brokerages. The unit’s former head, Mike Chisholm, and some senior advisers are creating Crestone Wealth Management … Most of the client advisers and senior managers from the UBS business have indicated their intention to join Crestone, it said. The Swiss bank’s exit comes after a more than month-long review and as local firms expand in wealth management in a bid to tap the nation’s pension savers and rich investors. … UBS’s global wealth-management business model ‘has become increasingly difficult to fully operate on a sustainable basis in the local market, which is dominated by a brokerage-based system,’ (UBS) Global Vice Chairman for Wealth Management Alain Robert said. The wealth industry is facing ‘increased regulatory and client requirements which have led to increasingly complex operational processes,’ he said. Crestone intends to use UBS’s economic and equities research, and its capital-markets deal flow, according to its statement. The firm said it’s also in talks with domestic banks about product offerings, without being more specific.”    VH1-4  UBS excuse cannot pass the smell test. Reliable source says it was Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigation.



The reports: “The staff of UBS Wealth Management have rebranded the business Crestone, following a management buyout. … It is understood Crestone will be entirely owned by its staff.The new company’s global reach, along with its newly developed IT platform and its independence are expected to be held up as a key selling points. Earlier this year UBS Wealth Management opted to stop servicing clients with less than $1 million managed by the firm. That strategy is likely to be continued under the Crestone badge as it focuses on family office, and its high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients. It is understood Crestone will be entrusted with a AAA custodian ranking, due to be revealed in the coming weeks. It is negotiating with two big global players for its new IT platform, which will be independent from UBS.”  VH1-5 From information and belief UBS was being investigated for fraud by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).



Honorable Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia



The Sidney Morning Herald reports: “Investment bank UBS’ run-in with Prime Minister Baird’s government over the sale of NSW’s poles and wires electricity assets has sparked an extensive review of investment bank practices and the results are not pretty.

So ugly is the result the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned the people often known as the smartest men and women in the room it will take action against the culprits if the poor behaviour continues.



Honorable Premier Mike Baird of New South Wales


The ASIC review of investments banks found that not only do the heavyweights of Australia’s financial system have difficulty in managing their conflicts of interest they also financially reward staff for potentially conflicted behaviour.

Managing conflicts of interest are crucial for investment banks because often one part of the bank is advising on an asset sale or an initial public offering while the bank’s research arm is producing research for the investment banks’ investor clients about the quality of the assets or the IPO.

The most high-profile example of investment banks having issues managing their conflicts of interest is UBS Securities’ ‘research note-gate’ of 2015.

In that instance, UBS – which was managing the $13 billion sale of the NSW government’s Transgrid poles and wires business and producing research for its clients on the sale – dramatically changed its research opinion on the sale process from ‘Bad for the Budget, good for the state’ to ‘Good for the state’ within the space of four hours.

The sudden change in UBS’ research opinion led to a NSW parliamentary inquiry, which heard UBS senior brass had been influenced by the Baird government to change its research opinion.



The UBS poles and wires incident followed on from an earlier one where UBS and Citi analysts downgraded gold miner Newcrest Mining’s forecasts just days before the company revealed $6 billion in write-downs.

ASIC took no action against UBS Securities after the bank acknowledged ASIC’s concerns and hired an external expert to review its controls and practices.

The ASIC review into the wider investment bank community also found there was inadequate training for ensuring research independence among the investment banks it reviewed and instances of “inadequate separation” of research, sales and corporate advisory teams.

‘We have concerns that staff trading can lead to personal interests taking precedence over client interests, which can result in poor advice and poor outcomes for clients,’ the ASIC report said.

‘This risk is heightened around the release of research and capital-raising transactions,’ the report found.



ASIC said it had also found ‘instances of remuneration structures where research remuneration decisions, including discretionary bonuses, took into account research analyst involvement in marketing corporate transactions.

The review also found ‘instances with mid-sized firms where research reports on a company were authored by the corporate advisory team that advised the company on a capital-raising transaction or had an ongoing corporate advisory mandate’.

Further, the review found research department budgets were subsidised by corporate advisory revenues and investor education roadshow expenses incurred by investment banks, including overseas travel, were being funded by corporate issuers.

ASIC’s review of how company floats are managed also found a slew of conflicted behaviour, including research analyst involvement in IPO pitches and promises to corporate clients that research will be provided.

‘We observed one instance where an independent adviser communicated an expectation, before the award of an IPO mandate, that the mandated firms’ research analysts would provide research, assist in marketing the offering, and share un-redacted research with the corporate issuer and the independent adviser before the research was published,’ ASIC found.  ASIC will complete its full review of IPOs later this year.” VH1-6  The Australian Government is free of Prime Minister and political appointee deferred payments schemes from UBS that are laundered through speakers/consulting fees, as in the USA. There are no opaque Australian Prime Minister libraries+ secret UBS/Swiss bank accounts accepting secret UBS/Swiss bank controlled foreign cash as in the USA Presidential Library+ deposits.  USA has been a UBS assisted kleptocracy under Clinton/Bush/Obama regimes. Unlike the USA, Australian regulators have correctly monitored UBS client accounts, especially UBS elderly clients. USA Clinton/Bush/Obama regimes have expedited the UBS theft of elderly client victim assets, for something.  The truth is the best defense.  Sunshine is the best disinfectant.



Business Insider reports: “The UBS banking team has released its annual survey on factual inaccuracies in Australian mortgage applications … one third of mortgage applications contained factual inaccuracies — the highest level in the three-year history of the report. The analysts referred to such discrepancies as ‘liar loans’ — a phrase made popular in the US during the global financial crisis to describe loans approved with poor documentation.” VH1-7  It is ironic UBS is so sacrosanct when UBS and Lehman were said to have triggered the USA 2008 World crash. Perhaps a knowing UBS AG scrutinizes other countries because of it’s past involvement!



Daily Mail reports: “One the top executives at UBS investment bank has been stabbed in the arm and back during an attempted robbery outside his luxury home on Sydney’s north shore. … Kevin Bush, 50, was walking along the footpath towards his $6 million Mosman home on Wednesday night when he was approached by two men with a knife. … Police said Mr Bush was stabbed in the arm and back during an ‘altercation’ with the two men. … A spokeswoman for UBS said Mr Bush was ‘recovering at home’ after his ordeal, and hoped he would be ‘back at work soon’.   VH1-8  UBS has had many senior staff members are known involved with suicides, murders et al. Most of these are whisked away as incidental occurrences. This could actually be a robbery attempt in a wealthy Sidney neighborhood.


AUSTRALIAN BILLIONAIRE JAMES PACKER LEAVES UBS AG AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR. reports: “When it comes to enduring client-banker relationships in the Australian market, not too many have been as high-profile as that of Crown billionaire James Packer and UBS chief Matthew Grounds. … it was difficult to escape the striking conclusion that the Packer/Grounds association is dead … Crown announced that Packer’s private company Consolidated Press Holdings is expecting to sell Crown shares, but retain a 47 per cent holding … who was handling CPH’s shares in the market on Monday? UBS? Nope. The equities desk at Goldman Sachs.” VH1-9   Our UBS AG World causal chain of misdeeds  are circulating but we do not know if James Packer was told by competitors,  astute Australian regulators or just a friend.





Independent Bangladesh reports: “Massachusetts regulators said the Swiss bank (UBS) had also agreed to pay civil fines totaling 150 million dollars as part of a pact with state authorities. … UBS would be the first bank to make all its clients ‘whole.’ The bank has denied any wrongdoing. At the heart of regulators’ probes is the question of how the banks marketed the securities to investors. Some investors have claimed that the banks misrepresented how quickly the securities could be redeemed if an investor decided to cash them in. US banks and UBS marketed billions of dollars’ worth of the complex securities in recent years … They provided a rich business for many banks prior to the market’s collapse in February which left panicked investors scrambling to redeem their holdings and nursing paper losses.” VH2-1 UBS top employees seem to be in denial of their dubious behavior. They are continuing a pattern some think is criminal in nature, especially Federal prosecutors in Miami and Brazil.





Vanity Fair reports: “In the New York court, Derbyshire testified on Jefri’s plan to sell the hotels. The prospective buyer was Ty Warner, the Beanie Babies billionaire (see issue 4, VD-12). Warner particularly wanted Hotel Bel-Air, but it was a trinket in Jefri’s world, priced at only $200 million (and returning only $3 million in annual profit), whereas the Palace was priced at $600 million and had a $50 million profit. (Through an executive at his company, Warner declined to comment.) …  the prince summoned Derbyshire and Zaman to a four-eyes meeting in his Place Vendôme residence. They were joined by two bankers from UBS Zurich. It was agreed that one of them should “open an account at UBS Zurich to receive the $575 million, the sale proceeds, but [the banker] wasn’t confident that UBS wouldn’t treat those funds as being captured by the Brunei freezing order,” Derbyshire testified. “And they wanted a written opinion from me.” (Stewart says the UBS Zurich account had been disclosed to the B.I.A., and the B.I.A. had also heard rumors of the impending sale of the hotels. According to Richard Chalk, “We wrote a warning letter [to Ty Warner] that you ought to be aware that this is beneficially owned by the B.I.A. and there’s a freezing order in place. And that really put the kibosh on it.”) VH3-1





Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG will double its staff in China over five years, adding about 600 people as Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti bets a time of volatile markets is as good as any for ramping up operations. … UBS will start its biggest push in China against a backdrop of convulsions in the nation’s equity and currency markets and as some competitors pare back Asian operations. … UBS was the top non-Chinese bank for domestic investment banking for the first time since 2012, the New York-based research company (Freeman & Co) estimates.” VH4-1  UBS cannot afford many more “misshaps” in the Far East, especially with China.


SHANGHAI COMPOSITE INDEX SHOWS NO CONFIDENCE IN UBS  CHAIRMAN ERMOTTI’S CHINESE STRATEGY. reports: “UBS Group AG’s plan for an unprecedented expansion in China is turning up the heat on Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the only global securities firm that can fully compete with it on the mainland. …China limits overseas firms to minority stakes in domestic securities joint ventures, which are largely excluded from lucrative businesses such as secondary-market trading in Chinese debt and equities, as well as from managing money for wealthy clients. Banks which want to widen their operations need to apply for extra licenses or set up additional joint ventures. … Investment banks typically see an onshore presence as mainly a platform for advisory work for Chinese companies overseas, such as issuing stock or bonds and counseling them on acquisitions. … Wealth management holds particular allure, given China’s soaring number of millionaires … ‘China is a great opportunity like it has been for the last 20 years,’ (UBS Chairman) Ermotti said in Shanghai, adding that times of volatility and challenges ‘are also the good times to plan for the future, and that’s the reason why we are starting to implement our strategic plan.’ … His (Ermotti’s) comments were followed by the Shanghai Composite Index sliding 5.3 percent.” VH4-2  Shanghai Composite Index clearly showed no confidence in what UBS Chairman of Group Executive Board was espousing.  In fact, a one day 5.3% Index decline  attributed to Ermotti’s  utterances showed  he was not properly briefed beforehand by UBS China staff.



Deal%book: “UBS, the Swiss bank, could face fines or suspensions from working on deals in Hong Kong as a result of an investigation by regulators in the city. … Hong Kong has ranked as one of the world’s biggest markets for I.P.O.s for a decade, driven by a wave of blockbuster listings of mainland Chinese companies. But some of these have turned out to be frauds. … The company, which UBS helped to list in 2014, had previously been targeted by short sellers.”  VH4-3 Short sellers or those betting against UBS are a red flag to regulators. Many of the UBS onerous transactions are exposed to World regulators this way. This is one reason UBS has recently found it easier to collaborate with USA Presidents and their political appointees in swindling USA elderly.


Bidness ETC reports: “The Asian debt-financing division includes the bank’s capital market business related to Asia, and the ‘leveraged-finance originations’ of the firm. These operations include cash and derivatives, structured-financing business, and special solutions group. … The European lender is making a move to enhance operations in Asia, by improving operations and market penetration. … Since Asian markets began rallying in 2016, it has become an attractive region to capitalize on. In addition, UBS’ French subsidiary faces witness tampering allegations.” VH4-4  UBS has been repeatedly attempted to shut our newsletter down for reporting truth. Reliable sources have said UBS Clinton family business ties cannot be used until Hillary wins! This UBS Washington corruption is exactly why Trump is winning. We have been reporting it in each of our issues but UBS criminal violations continue despite blather from Washington. From information and belief, establishment publishers will not print anything against UBS no matter how criminal their behavior.



Wise Chinese General Secretary, concerned with UBS Swiss regulation, takes deliberation for Swiss “talks”.


New York Times reports: “(Beijing under the leadership of Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping) Xi’s enormously ambitious initiative to purge the Chinese Communist Party of what he calls ‘tigers and flies,’ namely corrupt officials and businessmen … financial journalist for the weekly business magazine Caijing … New China News Agency, the People’s Daily, and CCTV. … Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). Long one of the Party’s most powerful, secretive, and feared internal organs, the CCDI is dedicated to ‘maintaining Party discipline.’ … first, how to maintain ‘ideological discipline’ among its almost 89 million members in a globalized world awash with money, international travel, electronically transmitted information, and heretical ideas. Second, how to cleanse itself of its chronic corruption, a blight that Xi has himself described as ‘a matter of life and death.’ … banking (all the major banks also belong to the government), officials vetting the deals find themselves in tempting positions to supplement their paltry salaries by accepting bribes or covertly raking off a percentage of the action. … banking (all the major banks also belong to the government), officials vetting the deals find themselves in tempting positions to supplement their paltry salaries by accepting bribes or covertly raking off a percentage of the action.”  VH4-5  UBS has accentuated China as their best Asian target. UBS secretive Group Executive Board Chief Sergio Ermotti’s recent aggressive utterances have duly caused the concern of General Secretary Xi Jinping through metaphorical illustrations.



Bloomberg reports: “In 2014, the Swiss and Chinese central banks signed a three-year currency-swap agreement that can be used to borrow as much as 150 billion yuan.” This conversion has facilitated China capital flight. UBS is prime implementor of capital flight in the World.” VH4-6 The USA presidential race has caused UBS to be seen as a main corruptor of Clinton/Bush/Obama Presidential regimes. USA citizens are suffering as a consequence, especially UBS elderly client victims.



Telegraph reports: “The IIF (institute of international finance), the chief global body for the banking industry, calculates that capital outflows from China reached $676bn last year. The central bank has been burning through foreign exchange reserves to offset the bleeding and shore up the currency — A lot of this is a capital outflow below board through inflated trade invoices and other forms of subterfuge, and some of it is ending up in the London property market, (IIF’s Mr Collyns, a former assistant US Treasury Secretary) said.”  VH4-7 UBS is on record as the most agressive offshore banking facilitator. General Secretary Xi Jinping is now attampting to staunch the bleeding outflow of capital by the corrupt to the likes of UBS.



Telegraph reports: “operation, named Operation Fox Hunt, was part of a worldwide effort by Beijing to repatriate fugitives and recover funds suspected of being tied to criminal activity. … Ministry of Public Security figures that more than 930 suspects worldwide had been repatriated under the program since last year. Those being sought by China are believed to be prominent expatriates, some wanted for economic corruption or for what China considers political crimes, the newspaper reported.”     VH4-8  UBS has been heavily soliciting newly minted Chinese and other Asian oligarchs to hide their assets in UBS secret Swiss numbered accounts. Oligarchs throughout Southeast Asia are then subject to UBS theft using rigged Swiss Courts. Among other things,Swiss Courts demand Foreign victims translate legal actions into French, German and Italian. This has created a huge Swiss translation industry. UBS and Swiss Court collaborators know oligarchs are then on their own since they have no recourse by being considered economic fugitives in their own countries. UBS cynically calls their swindles “operation perfection experience”. UBS headquarters Zurich is the wealthiest city in the World.



.BBC News reports: “Chinese officials in the US are searching for the exiled brother of a disgraced top aide to former President Hu Jintao … He is accused of accepting huge bribes personally and through his family. His arrest is part of a crackdown on corruption by President Xi. Ling Jihua’s brother moved to the US in 2013 or 2014, according to media reports. Beijing began an initiative called Sky Net in April to help bring to justice allegedly corrupt officials who had fled overseas. … He is accused of accepting huge bribes personally and through his family. His arrest is part of a crackdown on corruption by President Xi. Ling Jihua’s brother moved to the US in 2013 or 2014, according to media reports. Beijing began an initiative called Sky Net in April to help bring to justice allegedly corrupt officials who had fled overseas. … More than 930 suspects around the world have been repatriated to China since last year under the programme, the newspaper said. China has been pushing for talks with the US on an extradition treaty. The fugitives sought under Operation Fox Hunt are believed to be prominent expatriates, sought for economic corruption or what China considers political crimes.”  VH4-9  This Chinese stolen money will be re-stolen by UBS and other Swiss Banks under ruse.



The Guardian reports: “Former premier Li Peng is known by his detractors as the butcher of Beijing for his part in the bloody crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. In 1994, a BVI company called Cofic Investments Limited, ultimately owned by his daughter Li Xiaolin, was incorporated. Her fortune has been estimated at $550m, and she has made a name as China’s “power queen” after a career spent running electricity-generating businesses. … Li is noted in China for conspicuous consumption … inquiries were made with the Geneva law firm that represented it. Cofic’s directors at this time were two partners in the firm, Charles-André Junod and Alain Bruno Lévy. Its shareholder, however, was a secretive Liechtenstein entity called Fondation Silo, whose beneficial owners were named by Junod as Li and her husband. … Cofic held a Swiss bank account at UBS” VH4-10  Chinese top destinations for alleged fugitives are the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. UBS is known to turn in UBS offshore Clients to curry favor with these countries.


UBS LOOSING MARKET SHARE IN ASIA. reports: “The banks’ (UBS) business has also been eroded by local competitors, notably aggressive Chinese firms. One of the sources said UBS’s cuts could involve as many as 20 bankers. UBS has about 550 investment bankers in Asia including China, a source said. A spokesman for UBS in Hong Kong declined to comment. … after leading the equity capital market (ECM) league table in Asia for several years, UBS fell to fourth place in the first nine-months of the year from second in the same period a year earlier, the data showed.  UBS co-head of equity capital markets (ECM) for Asia, Damien Brosnan, will leave the Swiss investment bank at the end of the month.” VH4-11 China, Hong Kong and Singapore seem to be wisely following wealth management in Australia sick of UBS dubious business practices. With local competitors are more inclined to abide with government banking regulations.



Finews reports: “Harvest Global Investments is a unit of Harvest Fund Management, a China-based asset manager. Ties between Switzerland and China have run deep for years: Chinese leader Xi Jinping in January spent four days in Switzerland on a state visit. One of the first countries to recognize the new People’s Republic of China in 1950, Switzerland has since then fostered close trade ties, and the alpine nation has bid to become a renminbi trading hub and to help China liberalize.” VH4-12  How long will China politely carry UBS?



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 in the past two years its performance has suffered as Chinese investment banks made inroads.” VH4-13



Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG has brought David Chin out of retirement to run its investment bank in Asia, as it seeks to stem a wave of defections of China-focused bankers. … Chin, who retired from UBS in 2015, will rejoin the bank … Chin’s return follows a flurry of departures of its China-focused investment bankers. … Since mid-April, four managing directors in UBS’s China investment-banking division have left the bank, including the head and deputy head for the country. … In his new role, Chin will focus on ‘actively reducing bureaucracy’ as well as ‘ensuring clear and full accountability,’ ”  VH4-14



Finews reports: “Switzerland’s biggest lender 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.” VH4-15  UBS is dying of a thousand cuts no matter what staff says to the contrary.



Finews reports: “Switzerland’s biggest bank will move quickly to make the best use of the advantage it has over rivals in getting better access to the market of a billion sparsely banked consumers. … The private funds business is the last piece of the puzzle that UBS is putting together to tap into the gigantic market … We help foreigners invest in China, and also help Chinese invest overseas. Now, we will help Chinese invest locally.” VH4-16  UBS will have to engage a Chinese partner who will then oversee UBS machinations. UBS will be on a tight leash to maintain ethical posture.



Finews reports: “UBS is catering to an opaque Chinese conglomerate [HNA] that other Wall Street banks are shying away from. The lucrative mandates stand in contrast to the Swiss bank’s reputation as a safe and secure money manager. … UBS’ role is eyebrow-raising because financing to an opaque Chinese firm at a time of intense scrutiny of such conglomerates is jarring compared to the image the Swiss bank projects  – that of a stable and reliable wealth manager. … In fact, mystery enshrouds the origin of much of the $40 billion that HNA has spent to diversify globally with major equity stakes. So mysterious that several of Wall Street biggest banks have pulled back from doing business with HNA. … The reasons lie in internal controls and so-called know your cus, or KYC, rules, which the Chinese conglomerate seems unable to fulfil[l] to the satisfaction of many investment banks. … A spokesman for UBS said the bank wouldn’t comment on HNA.” VH4-17   Yet again, UBS AG Swiss Chief Ermotti is playing a dangerous game of flaunting the international banking “rules of engagement”. No more has this been successful than in the USA by giving Presidents’ Clinton/Bush II/Obama deferred payments, while gaining access to the USA elderly UBS client victims assets.  Chinese Government works closely with its business sector to stave off any embarrassing deviousness of entities like UBS.


CHINA PROWESS ADVANCES, WITH CAUTION TOWARDS THE LIKES OF UBS AG. reports: ” China is fashioning a new form of multilateralism, one in which it sets the tone and defines the rules of the game. This strategy will advance its economic and political influence in a far more effective manner than a unilateral approach built on brute economic force, a tactic that has produced mixed results for China so far. …  China has become the second-largest economy and one of the biggest traders in the world, allowing it to hold sway within the WTO. The country is now one of the prime users of the WTO dispute-settlement process, which it uses to protect its own interests and to aggressively counter trade actions brought against it by other countries. … With its rising economic clout, China has also been able to increase its voting shares at international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. At these organisations, the US and other advanced Western economies together still have the dominant voting power. So, China has been subtle in its approach, creating alliances with other emerging-market countries such as India and Russia to advance its priorities. … China has also been effective at pulling potential geopolitical rivals into its economic embrace. Countries such as India and Russia are competitors in many areas. But Beijing has corralled these and two other major emerging-market economies, Brazil and South Africa, into economic alliances. … China’s vision of multilateralism will certainly serve China well, allowing it to expand its economic and geopolitical influence in a manner that will become ever harder to resist. Whether this will be good for the world remains to be seen.” VH4-18  Chinese Government is resolute regarding it’s convictions.  It knows UBS AG is devious and willing to pay for access. The World has seen  within our content Presidents Clinton/Bush II/Obama willingly accepting UBS  deferred payments while giving UBS unregulated  access to now USA elderly UBS client victims, among other things. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) initiated under the auspices of China is more meritorious than IMF and World Bank.



Finews reports: “UBS took a big step towards expanding its stake in a decisive Chinese partnership, in a bid to eventually control the majority. … Zurich-based UBS isn’t wasting any time: the Swiss bank [UBS] has applied to take a 51 percent stake in its Chinese joint venture, UBS Securities Co … The bank [UBS] currently holds one-quarter of the entity, which unites the four Chinese firms Beijing Guoxiang Asset Management, China Guodian Capital, COFCO Group and a Guangdong transport firm.”  VH4-19  UBS AG operates thinking each country does not know UBS AG inflicted turmoil within others. Chinese regulators new the recent UBS AG Singapore and Puerto Rico episodes as they played out. Unlike past USA Presidential Team UBS, President Xi’s office is very protective of the Chinese citizenry, especially the elderly.



UBS is the market leader in private banking for wealthy Asian clients. …Ultra-wealthy Chinese often use export firms who generate profit abroad, which are then invested outside China. A lot of mainland Chinese assets are invested in Hong Kong company shares, which in turn are booked with Swiss financial institutions, as one banker told the paper. This is still legal, but there are apparently other, more risky, loopholes waiting to be exploited. Some assets for instance are moved from China to Hong Kong using illegal currency exchange bureaus. Another favored route is that via the tax havens in the Caribbean, with Hong Kong – and Swiss banks – as the final destination. … The Chinese authorities are probably aware of the detours and shortcuts , and one has to ask for how much longer they will be tolerated. …Both UBS and CS maintain such holdings in China, and are keen to expand them. This means they are reliant on the goodwill of the Chinese authorities. It wouldn’t be the first time that Swiss banks threaten smoothly functioning businesses by exploiting such loopholes.”  VH4-20  It is only a matter of time and Chinese authorities are a very patient group.




Associated Press reports: “Hong Kong regulators probe UBS on initial public offerings Associated Press reports: “Swiss bank UBS said Friday that Hong Kong regulators are investigating its work on some initial public offerings on the southern Chinese financial center’s stock market. UBS also said that the city’s Securities and Futures Commission notified it this month of plans to take action against the bank and certain unnamed employees over its work as a sponsor of those IPOs.” VH5-1  It seems the word is out in Asia on UBS devious banking habits while USA Presidents Clinton/Bush/Obama and their immediate political appointees eagerly  signed up for UBS deferred payments laundered through speaker/consulting fees, among other things.



Reuters reports: “Hong Kong I.P.O.s that the bank (UBS) worked on and that later proved problematic included China Metal Recycling and China Forestry, both of which have entered liquidation.” VH5-2  Unlike Washington accepted pay to play scandals,  UBS may be doomed in mor ethical Asia.


Joseph Chee


FineNews reports: “UBS is losing another top shot investment banker at its Asia-Pacific division. The capital markets business in the region proves difficult terrain for the Swiss No. 1.  The Asia-Pacific unit within the UBS investment bank has another departure to deal with: Joseph Chee has left the bank, «Reuters» reported today. He was the head of corporate client solutions for Asia and the point person for Chinese state and private companies looking for capital.  Chee, a veteran UBS manager, will set up his own fund, «Reuters» said. The Swiss bank declined to comment.  Chee’s departure is the second at UBS Hong Kong within a short time. Damien Brosnan, the co-head of the unit, in December left the company after only seven months. His predecessor, Saurabh Beniwal, had left the bank in August.  UBS has lost market share in the equity capital markets of Asia over the past years as Chinese competitors started to make inroads in the business, winning important IPOs and share emissions.” VH5-3  These UBS top bankers leave after seeing UBS ethical lapses, among other things. Why should these ethical bankers taint their reputations.



Bloomberg reports: “Joseph Chee, UBS Group AG’s Asia investment-banking head, has resigned, according to people with knowledge of the matter. … Mark Panday, a Hong Kong-based spokesman for UBS, declined to comment. … As head of Asia corporate client solutions, Chee was responsible for overseeing UBS’s regional mergers advisory, capital markets and financing for companies, financial institutions and private-equity firms. He was left as sole head of the business after Saurabh Beniwal’s departure last year. The group’s Asia head of technology, media and telecommunications,  Michael Aw, left at the end of 2016, people familiar with his exit said Friday.“ VH5-4  As we predicted, UBS trains it’s best and brightest only to have them leave. No banker wants to put up with UBS Group Executive Board low ethics, corresponding law suits and criminal charges. This top staff pattern of quiting UBS is not going to stop in the forceable future.



Wall Street Journal reports: “The U.S. crackdown on clients of UBS AG is widening into a global hunt, with the government detailing in court documents how the Swiss bank and outside advisers helped Americans hide money using enterprises set up in Hong Kong. … Separately, the U.S. has been pursuing a civil case against UBS. … Hong Kong, of course, can be used as a legitimate tax-planning jurisdiction and gateway to mainland China. … According to a person familiar with the UBS structures, a number of outside fiduciary advisers offered templates for setting up offshore structures on behalf of UBS clients. … UBS and the Swiss government had claimed that UBS couldn’t provide account identities to the U.S. because it violated Swiss privacy law.” VH5-5  Asian Governments embarrassed with UBS banking “missteps”. 



Reuters reports: “UBS Group AG has cut a handful of private bankers from operations in Singapore and Hong Kong in recent weeks including a senior catering for the super rich in Southeast Asia … UBS is the largest private bank in Asia Pacific in terms of assets managed. It has more than 2,800 employees in the wealth management division, the most for any private bank in the region.” VH5-6


UBS shabby, tacky and dangerous bill board on top of Hong Kong building.  It is astounding the Hong Kong regulators would allow such a monstrosity.

UBS attractive, decent and safe roof logo in Switzerland.  Does  UBS demean Hong Kong in business as well?



Associated Press reports: “Swiss bank UBS said Friday that Hong Kong regulators are investigating its work on some initial public offerings on the southern Chinese financial center’s stock market. UBS also said that the city’s Securities and Futures Commission notified it this month of plans to take action against the bank and certain unnamed employees over its work as a sponsor of those IPOs.” VH5-7  Why does Swiss Government allow UBS to taint the Swiss brand with questionable banking practices?



Deal%book: “UBS, the Swiss bank, could face fines or suspensions from working on deals in Hong Kong as a result of an investigation by regulators in the city. … Hong Kong has ranked as one of the world’s biggest markets for I.P.O.s for a decade, driven by a wave of blockbuster listings of mainland Chinese companies. But some of these have turned out to be frauds. … The company, which UBS helped to list in 2014, had previously been targeted by short sellers.” VH5-8 Short sellers or those betting against UBS are a red flag to regulators. Many of the UBS onerous transactions are exposed to World regulators this way. This is one reason UBS has recently found it easier to collaborate with USA Presidents and their political appointees in swindling USA elderly.




efinancialcareers reports: “UBS is cutting the senior ranks of its private bank in Singapore and Hong Kong. But when these managers eventually join rival firms they will look to poach some of their former UBS team members. … The redundancies are part of a cost-cutting exercise announced by UBS wealth management head Juerg Zeltner earlier this month and targeted at non-client facing roles. … The danger for UBS is that they may try to entice the relationship managers who reported into them at UBS to join them at their new banks.” VH5-9  UBS  reduces it’s staff   in an attempt to save market share in Asia.


UBS TO SOLICIT MORE HONG KONG MILLIONARES. reports: “UBS plans to hire about 100 wealth management client advisors over the next two years in Hong Kong, the biggest wealth hub in Asia-Pacific, to grab a bigger share of the fast-growing mid-tier millionaire segment. … The high-net-worth business offers a better return on assets than that offered by the ultra-rich segment, UBS’s Humair said. The bank already covered three out of five billionaires in the region and almost 90% in Hong Kong, he added. … Total household wealth in Asia Pacific grew by 4.5% in 2016 from a year ago, compared to a drop of 1.7% in Europe and 2% growth in North America, according to Credit Suisse global wealth report.” VH5-10  UBS questionable yoyo mentality in Hong Kong continues to cause notice within Chinese Government and Hong Kong officials.  We can only see UBS loosing top clients to more controlled regional banks as competition in time.  A reliable Hong Kong official has said:  “UBS will always be looked upon wth suspicion.  We read on computer news what they do to Puerto Rico and Florida elderly.  We have to tolerate UBS for political reasons.”.



Finews reports: “ Managing Directors Wang Cheng, Ding Xiaowen, and Frank Sun have all left UBS in Hong Kong. Xiaowen, who ran UBS’s onshore securities joint venture before relocating to Hong Kong in the past year, will be joining Tianfeng Securities as Head of investment banking, based in Wuhan. Cheng, who was Deputy Head of Investment Banking for Hong Kong, is said to be joining Morgan Stanley as Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific investment banking.” VH5-11 What is astounding is that Cheng is going to the USA firm Morgan Stanley. This can only mean These Asian bankers want to leave UBS and are not partial to a Chinese or other Asian bank. This is very problematic for UBS who has said differently to reliable source investors.



Finews reports: “The Hong Kong financial market regulator is keeping a watchful eye on Switzerland’s UBS. A further case involving questionable activities by an investment banker has now come to light. … UBS has been under the supervision of the regulator since last fall. SFC had threatened to impose sanctions on UBS and its staff or retract the banking license in connection with IPO practices.
In January of 2017 it was made public that SFC had investigated the role of UBS in the IPO of China Forestry Group and had ordered compensation payments.” VH5-12  Hong Kong astutely is scrutinizing  UBS  actions under their governmental control. It is highly likely that UBS will initially loose it’s charter within the Asia/Pacific area.  UBS has been proven to be  criminally entrenched in such areas as USA, Africa and Middle East and will reluctantly give up it’s control.


DESPERATE UBS USES DIRTY TRICKS TO POACH AT DEUTSCHE BANK.  reports: “A dispute over hiring in Asia between UBS and Deutsche Bank resulted in UBS being left out of a rights issue from Deutsche Bank earlier in 2017 … Tensions developed after UBS hired Deutsche Bank’s most senior wealth management executive in Asia, Ravi Raju, in October 2016. UBS had also reportedly tried to hire more Deutsche staff after poaching Raju, with the FT (Financial Times) reporting that some UBS staff members had told Deutsche employees that the German lender “might not be there in a few years time … UBS was subsequently excluded from the list of eight banks underwriting this years rights issue, with people with inside knowledge told the FT that Deutsche executives had ‘sin-binned’ UBS as a result.” VH5-13  If readership reads our corroborating documents the UBS pattern of World financial deviancy will be apparent. In actuality UBS has a slim chance of any discernible advances in Asia, hence the UBS dirty tricks against other European/USA bank.



Finews reports: “Julius Baer has added to its Hong Kong work force by hiring from a fellow Swiss private bank.  Nelson Ip has joined Julius Baer in Hong Kong, has learned. Ip was previously director of products and services at UBS. He worked with UBS in Hong Kong for over nine years, most recently working with ultra-high net worth clients. … UBS in its half year report published last week recorded a slight fall in the number of client advisors in Asia. … The region’s largest wealth manager reported 1,008 private bankers in the second quarter, compared to 1,025 in March.”  VH5-14  UBS continues to loose credibility in the Asian market but fails to address the problem. One only has to look at this and our other newsletters to readily see the problem yet to be respectfully handled.



Reuters reports: “Two senior bankers working for UBS Group AG  in Asia have left to join Citigroup Inc … 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, it dominated the league tables from 2002. But in the past two years its performance has suffered as Chinese investment banks made inroads.”  VH5-15  How long can UBS survive defections in Asia?



Reuter’s 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 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 in the past two years its performance has suffered as Chinese investment banks made inroads. … Separately, Citi on Thursday said it had hired Alison Harding-Jones, UBS’s head of Asia Pacific M&A, as its new head of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) M&A and vice-chairman of EMEA corporate and investment banking.” VH5-16  UBS is known as a place to learn the good/bad contrast and then leave to more responsible banking endeavors.


Andrea O

Andrea Orcel


Financial Times reports: “UBS, the only active bank in the equities market known to be under investigation by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission, has not sponsored a single deal this year … Andrea Orcel, global head of UBS’s investment banking arm, said the bank felt it had a “very strong case” … The industry has paid hundreds of billions of dollars for misdeeds from money laundering and mis-selling to sanctions-busting and fixing interest rate markets. … Last year the bank warned it could face a suspension from sponsoring IPOs following the regulator’s probe.” VH5-17  Asian countries are getting smart on UBS et al criminal activities. Asian financial companies have hired away smart Asian bankers from UBS to expose UBS devious schemes to regulators. The only ones that seem to be clueless are UBS AG shareholders.



Finews reports: “Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong … accused UBS as well as Standard Chartered and others of market misconduct in the public listing of China Forestry Holdings [SFC]. … UBS is still being probed over the 2009 IPO of China Metal Recycling as well as that of Tianhe Chemicals … The SFC’s own investigation into the 2009 IPO would continue despite the withdrawal of one lawsuit, one person with knowledge of the matter told «Reuters» . This could result in some action against the banks.” VH5-18  World litigant UBS continues to create it’s World noted “misconduct”.



Bloomberg reports: “Hong Kong has used UBS Group AG to send a harsh message to investment banks: Take your job as a gateway to initial public offerings seriously. With deals starting to boom again and the city’s exchange planning to allow dual-class shares, regulators are right to adopt a tougher stance.  The Securities and Futures Commission suspended UBS from sponsoring Hong Kong offerings for 18 months and handed it a HK$119 million ($15.2 million) fine, the Swiss group said in its annual report released Friday. UBS is appealing the ruling, which related to a particular IPO that it didn’t identify. … ut landing the role of sponsor is generally a path for banks to take the job of lead underwriter, also known as joint global coordinator, so the SFC ban will indirectly hurt.” VH5-19



Financial Times reports: “Hong Kong’s securities regulator [Securities and Futures Commission]  hit UBS with a fine for failing to keep proper track of its trading activities for clients. …The SFC said the Swiss bank did not apply proper controls to log transactions and client consents…. The fine comes as Zurich-based UBS appeals an 18-month suspension … The SFC said its investigation into trading showed that the bank could only provide about half of its consent records relating to client facilitation”.  VH5-20  UBS AG uses this procedure for their solicit, recruit, isolate, control, dupe and loot  mantra in their UBS Client swindling  “perfection experience”.  USA  authorities do not enforce these matters while while accepting UBS AG deferred payments.  The recent USA Puerto Rican UBS AG Puerto Rican UBS swindle (see issue 6, VF4-1 >) of the Puerto Rican investment would never happened with a honest and capable Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission enforcement.


UBS DECLINES IN ASIA FROM QUESTIONABLE BANKING PRACTICES. reports: “Competitors have been quick to delight in the travails of UBS’s Asian investment bank, notably its decline in the league tables and a revolving door at senior management level. A ban imposed by Hong Kong’s regulator is the latest stick with which to beat the Swiss bank. … The bank has had a rough ride in Asia over the last few years, written off on more than one occasion by rivals as a real force in Asian investment banking because of numerous changes in senior management and a slide down the league tables…. Among the threats facing UBS’s business in Asia, the most talked about is regulatory risk. … Asia’s performance is closely watched at the UBS headquarters in Zurich because of the impact on the global numbers. … It would make sense. Investment banking is hyper-competitive, even more so over the last few years as Chinese securities houses have muscled in.”  VH5-21





Private bank Julius Baer appointed a new head for the Taiwanese market. He joins the firm from larger Swiss rival UBS. … Chew Mun-Yew joins Julius Baer with immediate effect as the market head Taiwan. He joins from UBS, where he is currently in the same role.” VH6-1





Wikipedia reports: “The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) alleged that UBS had played a role in … Black Monday stock market crash … SEBI’s ruling of May 17, 2005 barred UBS from issuing or renewing participatory notes for a period of one year. The ban was later lifted on appeal, as a result of a government tribunal ruling.” VH7-1   It is obvious UBS is breaking nation state laws and religious tenets throughout the world. We only see some countries pursuing UBS while others are curiously ambivalent, especially the authoritarian regimes like Saudi Arabia. It is not known how many Saud family billions are hidden at UBS in Switzerland in secret numbered accounts. We doubt the Saud family government will allow citizens of Arabia under their control to find out. We doubt the Saud family government will allow citizens of Arabia under their control to find out. What the Saud family are doing with UBS is directly against Islamic tenets. How can you have the Islamic “Protector of the two Holy Places” Mecca and Medina with offshore UBS numbered bank accounts collecting interest? Has UBS AG manipulated the accounts to give the Saudi Family members “plausibility of denial”? There is no defense capability on the documented.



Financial Times reports: “An ex-UBS investment adviser has been fined £35,000 and banned from holding sensitive finance industry posts in the first of what is expected to be several individual misconduct cases stemming from the bank’s former India private client desk. … for helping to cover up a scam that cost UBS $42m (£25m) in compensation after staff used customer money to hide losses from unauthorized trading. … The bank’s India operations have spawned a separate investigation by the Indian government’s Enforcement Directorate, which has been probing whether what it terms “unspecified parties” violated foreign exchange transactions by misusing accounts in London.” VH7-2 We just do not know what is going on at UBS. This is a definite example of UBS policy of blaming incentivised individual UBS employees for internal UBS policies. Time and time again incentivised UBS employees get caught. They are then on their own.Release: Is UBS USA a threat to national security?


Ghandis as well as the Rajmata & Maharaja of Jaipur gifted Herb Mallard with a marriage in India


Herb Mallard plans to continue entertaining his long standing  international friends  some now curious of the Palm Beach Winter White House.   The  USA winter White House is only several streets South.    We know for a fact several of Herb’s USA  friends have withdrawn their substantial accounts from UBS after reading our newsletter.  We also believe the same will continue to occur internationally.  UBS is currently pandering to the Indian investment class for the UBS AG “perfection Experience”.  The computer game of  “Whack a Mole” comes to mind.  Every time UBS AG (Swiss) pops up in a country  making  grandiose or deceptive     statements,   they are inevitably scrutinized and whacked by honest regulators.  We have seen this in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore et al.  USA President Trump  is starting to turn against UBS and their collaborators  rampant corruption during the Clinton/Bush/Obama regimes.


Ghandis with Rajmata & Maharaja of Jaipur bestow a wedding in honor of Herb  & Coco  Mallard


Herb Mallard has had a warm and cordial relationship with the Indian financial community.  Herb has has expressed  trepidations regarding Swiss banking intent towards India, especially the overt deviousness  of UBS expressed herein.   It is doubtful the Swiss in general and UBS in particular will be successful in their India banking solicitations.  Mallard is an outspoken proponent of keeping assets close to home for security.  We only have to read herein of other Asian entities   that have not been allowed rightful access to their UBS controlled assets.   Mallard has advised Asian entities  to pay respect to UBS but keep your hands in your pockets, else questionable losses may be incurred.



Finews reports: “Asia’s largest wealth manager has initially hired 300 employees to help the group’s technology function primarily and will gradually ramp up the number … This is the second such centre for UBS in the country, after a similar one in Pune. UBS operates similar centres in China, Poland and the U.S.” VH7-3  We have increasing requests from financial regulators, firms and wealthy in India for more information on UBS. We have been completely cooperative.





Reuters reports: “A lawyer for the estate of former Indonesian diplomat and United Nations president Adam Malik has asked a federal appeals court to revive a lawsuit accusing UBS AG of seizing billions of dollars from inactive accounts over the past 30 years. In a filing on Wednesday, the lawyer said a lower court erred in ruling it did not have jurisdiction over UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank. UBS is so enmeshed with the U.S. banking system that it has a dual nationality in both Switzerland and the United States, lawyer Thomas Easton said in the filing.” VH8-1  We clearly see how UBS AG has operated in many countries by keeping assets of UBS Clients vaulted in Switzerland. .  We have reported a growing number of UBS AG incidences within our corroborating documents.  Sometimes Client sovereign wealth fund or other assets are in jeopardy.   Let us be reminded of the difficulties countries have had clawing back rightfully owned sovereign wealth funds using Swiss Courts.  Swiss financial regulators and courts order that all proceedings be translated into  French & German.  Impediments like these vastly reduce the UBS Client procedurally of ever receiving a favorable judgement or ever seeing any of their Swiss UBS entrusted assets  again.



Wall Street Journal reports: “The complaint, filed by AM Trust, which says it represents Mr Malik’s heirs and creditors, alleges UBS converted the late political leader’s assets for it’s own use after his death in 1984. … (UBS) used Switzerland’s secrecy laws to lure clients like Malik … Swiss government says a significant amount of money stashed in local banks by foreign political leaders who illegally dipped into state funds.” VH8-2 This form of inside theft is common at UBS and considered one of their best money makers. A reliable UBS source said each numbered account owner’s heirs are profiled for weakness. UBS allegedly used this procedure with Jewish Holocaust, collaborator Bernie Madoff, Gaddafi family and other victims. UBS theft from heirs to drug lords, politicians and white slaver et al clients are particularly easy prey since they have no civil court recourse since the onerous derivation of the assets makes it a challenge against UBS looting particularly difficult. We see UBS operatives sneak in and out of countries using various subtfuge. There are said to be many country and client victims of UBS Swiss bank that would like to recoup their assets stolen by UBS. Is it any wonder why capable Swiss security is so needed to protect UBS chiefs, chairmen and other operatives. Paris Hilton and other notaries now want to move to receive Swiss security given UBS and other dubious entities.





Bloomberg interviews UBS conspirator Tom Hayes: “The first thing you think is where’s the edge, where can I make a bit more money, how can I push, push the boundaries, maybe, you know, a bit of a gray area, push the edge of the envelope. But the point is, you are greedy, you want every little bit of money that you can possibly get because, like I say, that is how you are judged, that is your performance metric. – Tom Hayes, UBS trader as leader of the biggest financial conspiracy in history.”  VH9-1





Reuters reports: “Malaysian companies and banks linked to 1MDB are at the centre of corruption and money laundering probes that have led investigators to look at transactions and financial relationships across the globe – from Malaysia to Singapore and the Seychelles, from Abu Dhabi to offshore companies in the Caribbean, and from the United States to Switzerland. Probes are being conducted by authorities in the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.’’ VH10-1  Presently, there seems to be a noted surge of investigations into opaque UBS. UBS Chief Sergio Ermotti has expressed frustration that Swiss FINMA is becoming resolute by investigating UBS alleged World criminality.



Reuters reports: “Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak … The lawsuits said $681 million from a 2013 bond sale by sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was transferred to the account of ‘Malaysian Official 1”. A source familiar with the investigation confirmed that “Malaysian Official 1’ was Najib. … The civil lawsuits allege that a total of $3.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB, a fund Najib established in 2009 and whose advisory board he chaired. … Federal prosecutors are seeking to seize $1 billion that they say was diverted from 1MDB into luxury real estate in New York, Beverly Hills and London; paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet and a private jet. They also are trying to seize proceeds from the 2013 film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Riza Aziz, Najib’s stepson and founder of Red Granite Pictures, which produced the movie, was named in the lawsuit. … Malaysia’s Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi … said in January the money in Najib’s bank account was a political donation from the Saudi royal family and most of it was returned. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in April thatfunds wired into Najib’s personal bank account were a ‘genuine’ donation originating from Saudi Arabia. … A top White House official distanced Obama from the Justice Department’s litigation. … Najib has weathered attacks on his leadership since the scandal first broke 18 months ago. He culled dissenting voices from within his ruling United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) and used draconian laws such as the Sedition Act to silence activists and opposition party leaders.” VH10-2



Reuters reports: “1MDB was founded by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in September 2009 to invest in strategic property and energy projects. Najib was the chairman of 1MDB’s advisory board until recently. Malaysia’s Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali cleared Najib in January of any corruption or criminal offences. He said that $681 million, deposited into Najib’s personal account in March 2013 before a Malaysian general election, was a gift from a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and most of it was returned. A Malaysian parliamentary investigation made public earlier this year found that $4.2 billion of 1MDB’s money was unaccounted for or went to overseas bank accounts whose owners could not be ascertained.” VH10-3  Again, UBS originated their conveniant acronyms to facilitate criminal clients. PEP is a “politically exposed person” or bribe/bakshish taker.



Malaysiakini reports: “The Swiss Federal Court yesterday ordered that the records held by UBS Bank on its business ties with Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman be released to the country’s Attorney-General’s Office (AGO). It further ruled that the documents can be used in criminal proceedings against the bank. International non-governmental organisation, Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), in a statement today welcomed the Swiss Federal Court’s decision, saying that it expects UBS to be charged with money-laundering in relation to Musa’s case. It was reported in November 2014 that Swiss prosecutors had confiscated confidential bank records on UBS’ relationship with Musa, who is alleged to be involved in a US$90 million corruption scandal for allegedly collecting bribes for granting logging concessions of tropical rainforest in Sabah. The alleged deposits for logging concessions were collected through UBS Bank accounts in Singapore and Hong Kong. … ‘The bank argued that no accused could be forced to testify against itself, an argument which the Swiss Federal Court refused to follow in this case. The court stated that the investigation of this grave case of international corruption and money-laundering justified the release of the relevant bank records to the prosecutors. … The decision looks set to throw further crucial light on the practices of Malaysia’s corrupted ruling politicians and the facilitating role of global banks and off-shore entities. … The bank argued that it initially sealed the records as it believed that documents produced for and on behalf of the bank’s supervisory authority should not be made available to a criminal prosecution authority investigating the bank.’’ VH10-4



RHB Bank Bhd (Malaysia), the fifth-biggest Malaysian lender by market value, has hired UBS Group AG’s James Yeo as regional head of mergers and acquisitions. … He was previously head of institutional client coverage for South-east Asia at UBS Asset Management”.  VH10-5



The Local CH reports: “A Swiss banker was jailed for seven months in Singapore on Wednesday for money laundering and other offences related to a corruption scandal involving neighbouring Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB. … Allegations that huge sums were misappropriated from 1MDB have triggered a scandal which has embroiled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, though the leader has denied any wrongdoing. Singapore, a regional financial hub known for its transparency and tough stance on corruption … Swiss banks were allegedly used to transfer illicit funds.  The United States and Switzerland have also launched investigations into the fund but only Singapore has meted out convictions so far.”  VH10-6







President Kim Jong-un at school in Liebefeld, Switzerland


Telegraph reports: “Kim Jong-un … was educated under a false name at a Swiss school. … Unbeknown to them, their classmate was in actual fact the youngest son of Kim Jong-il, the ageing, tyrannical Supreme Leader … his father decided that the best place for his son to be educated was the Hessgut Schule, a state-run, German-speaking establishment in the suburb of Liebefeld outside Berne. … Jong-un spent nearly four years here without even his teachers being any the wiser as to his real identity.”    VH12-1  The questions yet to be addressed are: How many other children presently are secretly insinuated within Swiss Schools? Should the Swiss voters be told? This Swiss Bank behavior jeopardizing Swiss citizens has been going on quite some time. We reported (Issue 11) UBS allegedly facilitates ultra high net worth client leaders of drug, slavery, arms etc crime families as well as politicians by insinuating at least one of their sons into Swiss schools. The justification for the family offshore accounts is that the family has to be able to fund crime rejuvenation or counterrevolution if destabilized. A reliable UBS source said: “UBS officers were put in fear when international criminal oligarchs found UBS betraying both overt and covert US client trust. There has recently been an extreme reluctance of UBS officers to travel outside of Switzerland into oligarch client comfort zones.” A reliable source said UBS has again threatened employees (Issue 6) with at least immediate termination if they assist clients targeted by UBS. We believe there will be many more suicides and accidents of UBS officers in coming months.


President Kim Jong-un of North Korea


DO SWISS BANKS JEOPARDIZE SWISS CHILDREN BY ALLOWING CONTROVERSIAL FOREIGN CHILDREN TO ATTEND SCHOOLS USING FALSE NAMES? said: “Are Swiss families jeopardized by repeatedly allowing  foreign children of name recognition families or controversial parents to be secretly insinuated within Swiss schools? In actuality, the North Korean Supreme Leader could have a substantial amount of account assets allegedly in either UBS or similar collaborating Swiss Bank. The Bank was instrumental in getting the Supreme Leader’s son into the Swiss school under the assumed name. It is believed Kim Jong-un was initially groomed to be the family offshore moneyman, overseeing the Swiss family bank accounts.” VH12-2  The questions yet to be addressed are: How many other children presently are secretly insinuated within Swiss Schools?  Should the Swiss voters be told?  This Swiss Bank behavior jeopardizing Swiss citizens has been going on quite some time. We reported (Issue 11) UBS allegedly facilitates ultra high net worth client leaders of drug, slavery, arms etc crime families as well as politicians by insinuating at least one of their sons into Swiss schools. A Ghadaffi family source said the justification for UBS and other Swiss family offshore accounts is that the family has to be able to fund crime rejuvenation or counterrevolution if destabilized.  The Gadaffi family wanted access to their accounts but a dispute caused a fight causing Swiss apology.  A reliable UBS source said: “UBS officers were put in fear when international criminal oligarchs found UBS betraying both overt and covert US client trust. There has recently been an extreme reluctance of UBS officers to travel outside of Switzerland into oligarch client comfort zones.” A reliable source said UBS has again threatened employees (Issue 6) with at least immediate termination if they assist clients targeted by UBS. We believe there will be many more suicides and accidents of UBS staff in coming months.


WILL ANOTHER CONCERNED UBS OFFICER DIVULGE MORE COVERT UBS CLIENT NAMES? reports: “A concerned reliable UBS source has said there are other names available of ultra high net worth political, drug, arms and white slave criminal family children insinuated within Swiss schools by UBS and alike banks. This pandering is done allegedly by UBS to curry favor for the crime family Swiss Bank accounts. Assumed names with one or two proper name letters changed but similar pronunciation to facilitate the child is common. This practice has endangered unsuspecting Swiss and other potential collateral damage children also attending the schools.” VH12-3  Swiss banks are expensive and supposedly make most money hiding criminal and political assets as well as stealing those assets upon perceived weakness. What if there was an explosive incident? What would happen if the clandestine child got angry with another at the school? What would happen if an unknowing teacher or administrator severely chastised an embedded child? What if Kim Jong-un carried a school grudge soon to be gratified?  The Swiss bank perpetrators scenario would provide a media disinformation cover up. Allegedly UBS or alike other would neither confirm nor deny any implication to the best of their recollection. Lastly, there is the timeworn Swiss bank confidentiality. Perhaps the Swiss president would seek out the criminal family and apologize with the usual embarrassing photo opportunity. The sadness comes with knowing this pandering jeopardizes Swiss children to obtain criminal bank account assets, for profit.



North Korean President Kim Jong-Un’s Hessgut Schule Liebefeld Steinhölzli


Comic license of an unknown photographer.




UBS lacked the authority to draft this collateral account document when UBS is just a Custodian.  This is fraudulent international document is signed by the UBS AG Group Executive Board Chairman Kaspar Villiger.


IWB reports: “there is clear and indisputable proof that the aforesaid USD Notes are being printed against a Certified True copy of a Gold Bullion Certificate, claimed to be issued by Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), covering 3,500 MT of 99.999 Gold in 12.5 Kg Bars taken out of the country and deposited in UBS and registered under the name of Ferdinand E. Marcos as owner. … An official communication issued by UBS Switzerland dated January 26th 2015. This document confirms all the other documents. In addition, it states, quote ‘The agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines is recognize, approve by the Union Bank of Switzerland and certify in accordance that the Centennial Energy (Thailand) Company Limited will be authorized by the Philippine Government in performing these production of United States Currency Notes’. Strange that it is recognised and approved by UBS when they have no power or authority over any part of the Collateral Accounts. They are just Custodians – with no power or authority.” VH13-1  This is considered an international criminal transaction by the Philippine Marcos regime, UBS and USA Government political operatives . We have more corroborating documents evidencing beyond any reasonable doubt this transference of Philippine gold reserves to the UBS secret accounts of Ferdinand E Marcos. This demonstrates the simplicity of such theft shifting from many herein mentioned countries to UBS secret accounts.  Unfortunately, Herb Mallard and above signatory Chairman Kaspar Villager have a highly respected friend in common.



philstar global reports: “The Marcos family has remained silent over reports that Irene Marcos-Araneta supposedly tried to withdraw some $13.2 billion in alleged ill-gotten wealth from the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). … Irene is the youngest daughter of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, who allegedly amassed billions of dollars in ill-gotten wealth and stashed them in difference banks all over the world. Jacobi (investigator) had claimed in 1998 that he discovered an account owned by Irene in UBS bank in Lugano, Switzerland, under client number 885931.” VH13-2


TRACKING MARCOS OFFSHORE UBS ACCOUNTS. reports: “The issue of Marcos’ gold has hit the headlines since Atty. Robert Swift submitted during an LA (Los Angeles, California) Court hearing last 29 September 1997 documents on two incidents of Marcos gold transfers, their sale and subsequent deposit in other secret accounts reportedly done by Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. last June-July and June 1997 amounting to $466 million and $23 million, respectively. … The secret transfer of Marcos gold was initiated by the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) as early as 1986.” VH13-3



New York Times reports: “The current dispute arose from a review by the International Monetary Fund last year of a statistical anomaly in the Philippines’ balance-of-payments figures — an unexplained apparent outflow of money. The fund learned that the true problem was that the country’s duty-free zones were underreporting imports. … Reports that the current-account surplus was smaller than the central bank had reported — a fact apparently well-known to Philippine bond analysts — prompted the (UBS Warburg) bank to announce that it would revise downward its figures going back to 2000. (UBS) Warburg’s analysts issued their report the same day, alarming some foreign investors who were considering bidding for the new Philippine government bonds.” VH13-4  UBS sophomoric blurp was untimely abusing Philippines credibility unnecessarily after UBS Marcos offshore scandal involvement. UBS staff turnover continually shows in the UBS lack of ethical professionalism.





Reuters reports: “Singapore’s central bank is scrutinising several banks, including UBS and DBS Group Holdings, to see if they broke anti-money laundering rules in handling transactions linked to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB … The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is looking at several aspects of the banks’ operations including whether they were diligent enough in knowing who their customers were and what the source of their funds was, and whether they were particularly careful in screening politically-exposed persons such as government officials, banking and legal sources aware of the review said. … Singapore faces pressure to show that banks in the city-state are complying with increasingly tough anti-money laundering rules around the world. While the United States has imposed hefty fines on banks for lapses related to money laundering, tax evasion and international sanctions.”  VH14-1



Bloomberg reports: “UBS Group AG has ended a legal fight with the Internal Revenue Service, (USA IRS) agreeing to hand over records on an American client’s account in Singapore … ‘The Department of Justice and the IRS are committed to making sure that offshore tax evasion is detected and dealt with appropriately,‘ Acting Assistant Attorney General … in a statement. … Singapore’s laws and regulations don’t prohibit sharing of information for investigations into possible tax offenses, and banking information could be disclosed through client’s consent or Singapore mutual legal assistance, according to the city state’s central bank. ‘Even if Singapore’s bank secrecy laws, as UBS contends, precludes disclosure of the summoned bank records relating or pertaining to Hsiaw’s Singapore account(s), international comity requires that the records be disclosed,’ IRS revenue agent James Oertel said.”  VH14-2  Ermotti and other UBS Chairmen and Chiefs have been courting Chinese recruitment for years. It is not good for business having a USA IRS not controlled by Obama or Clintons. After the Saud family and a few hidden others, UBS is said to have given most money to Clintons for access. How dare USA IRS act upon it’s own in enforcing USA law. We commend such bravery by IRS officers.



Singapore authorities said:  “(We) had seized S$240 million ($177 million) of assets in an investigation of 1MDB-related fund flows for possible money laundering. They also said they found problems at three major banks: top local lender DBS Group Holdings Ltd, the world’s largest private bank UBS AG, and British-based Standard Chartered.”  VH14-3



Independent reports: “More than $3.5 billion was misappropriated and about $1 billion laundered through the US, the US Justice Department said as it launched what could be its biggest ever seizure of ill-gotten gains … The regulator’s probe, which started in March 2015, is part of global investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd. that stretch across Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, the Caribbean, Hong Kong and the US.  More than $3.5 billion (£2.64 billion) was misappropriated from the Malaysian firm, and about $1 billion (£755 million) laundered through the US banking system … Representatives for UBS and Falcon didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.” VH14-4  How can UBS AG be so devious to Singapore when GIC Sovereign Wealth Fund aided UBS AG in past time of need?



efinancialcareers reports: “UBS is cutting the senior ranks of its private bank in Singapore and Hong Kong. But when these managers eventually join rival firms they will look to poach some of their former UBS team members. … The redundancies are part of a cost-cutting exercise announced by UBS wealth management head Juerg Zeltner earlier this month and targeted at non-client facing roles. … The danger for UBS is that they may try to entice the relationship managers who reported into them at UBS to join them at their new banks.” VH14-5



Reuters reports: “Singapore’s central bank on Tuesday shut down a second Swiss bank in the city-state and fined banks DBS and UBS in its biggest crackdown on alleged money-laundering activities connected with Malaysia’s scandal-tainted 1MDB fund. … Falcon is the second bank to lose its license in connection with Singapore’s probe into 1MDB, in which authorities have frozen millions of dollars in bank accounts, fined banks and charged several private bankers. … A FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) spokesman said the watchdog still has an ongoing investigation into UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, in connection with 1MDB. … Ravi Menon, managing director of Singapore’s central bank said in the MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) statement the board and senior management of financial institutions play a pivotal role in keeping Singapore a clean and trusted financial center. ‘They must put in place robust mechanisms to detect suspicious activities, promote strong risk awareness among their staff, and empower their compliance and risk management people,” said Menon.’  Most of all, they must set the tone from the top – that profits do not come before right conduct.’  The crackdown also sends a message that banks have to adopt a compliance culture and the need for compliance staff “to be able to take decisions independent of management,” VH14-6  We believe UBS will continue its World reign of terror on UBS client victims, unimpeded by rubber stamp Swiss regulator FIMNA. USA collaborators have made it too lucrative for UBS to stop harvesting USA elderly, especially in Florida.



Reuters reports: “Patrick Liu, co-head of UBS’s Asia debt financing group, and Paul Au, its co-head of credit market syndicate for Asia ex-Japan, have both left the bank … UBS is not expected to withdraw from any parts of the DCM primary business in Asia … A spokesman for UBS confirmed the departures but declined to comment further.” VH14-7  There is more to this than is being said. It is believed these two internationally respected bankers did not ethically like what UBS was implementing in Asia.



Finews reports: “Singapore and Hong Kong will attract wealth at more than twice the rate of Switzerland, says Boston Consulting Group in an annual private banking study. … By the end of 2017, the level of private wealth in Asia-Pacific is projected to surpass that in Western Europe, and by 2019, the combined level of private wealth in Asia-Pacific and Japan is projected to surpass that in North America.  While Switzerland remains the world’s leading offshore wealth management hub with $2.4 trillion in assets, twice as much as Singapore’s, the safety and stability of the city-state is expected to ensure continued asset growth. … Asia’s biggest wealth centers are attracting clients from within the region who are becoming richer in tandem with its rising economic output. Asian clients feel more comfortable knowing their wealth is being managed geographically closer.”  VH14-8  Bluntly, Hong Kong and Singapore now do not trust their earned money  with the far away Swiss and their one sided  banking regulations.



Bloomberg reports: “Switzerland and Singapore are bearing down on the banks linked to a corruption scandal at 1Malaysia Development Bhd., with the Swiss financial regulator saying enforcement proceedings are underway against UBS Group AG, one of six banks targeted, and the Asian city-state ordering one institution to cease operations and fining others. … Malaysian state investment company 1MDB is at the center of several international investigations into alleged corruption and money laundering by public officials. … Samuel Brandner, a spokesman for UBS in Zurich, declined to comment on the FINMA proceedings. In response to the Singaporean sanctions, UBS and DBS said in separate statements they will strengthen controls and take actions against employees responsible for the lapses. … FINMA is targeting the Zurich-based UBS, rather than individuals at the bank, said Vinzenz Mathys, a spokesman for the Bern-based regulator. He added that he couldn’t say when the proceedings might be concluded. The MAS said it had found control lapses at UBS by specific bank officers.” VH14-9  World finance now is seeing Swiss Government complicit in UBS World criminal activities.  Swiss banking is slowly dying of a thousand cuts.



Finews reports: “76 private banks in Switzerland to ink settlements to pay fines for past sins in exchange for escaping prosecution. Is it over for Switzerland?  … The 76 banks which came clean in the standardized program delivered data to the U.S. on how much in undeclared money they had bled as a result of cleaning house, and to which banks clients had transferred their funds. … Justice and tax officials are zeroing in on Israel, Singapore and Hong Kong after Switzerland … Swiss Bankers Association emphasized that no client data was delivered as part of the standardized U.S. program, and the data exchange was congruent with Swiss secrecy laws. … UBS – which had originally settled in 2009 – agreed to hand over information on an American who moved funds from the bank’s Swiss office to Singapore.” VH14-10 UBS disclosures are tainting the Swiss Bankers Association both of which cannot pass the smell test.



Bloomberg reports: “Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte ceased being the biggest shareholder in UBS Group AG after cutting its ownership by almost half, saying it was “disappointed” that it lost money during nearly a decade in which it was invested in the Swiss bank. … ‘Conditions have changed fundamentally since GIC invested in UBS in February 2008, as have UBS strategy and business,’ GIC Chief Executive Officer Lim Chow Kiat said early Tuesday in a statement. ‘It makes sense now for GIC to reduce its ownership of UBS and to redeploy these resources elsewhere.’ … ‘Maybe GIC just found better ways to invest their money, maybe they had enough of banking,’ said Peter Casanova, a Kepler Cheuvreux analyst.”  VH14-11 From information and belief, recent press releases exclusively presented to China, Hong Kong and Singapore have been totally heeded by those respective financial markets and regulators. The press releases true and correct statements substantiated by corroborating documentation prove beyond any reasonable doubt the collusion between the Clinton/Bush/Obama Presidents and UBS. Specifically, a system of deferred payments given to these USA Presidents to absolve UBS of any USA criminal activity. One of the press releases was targeted to Singapore GIC CEO Lim Chow Kiat specifically. Others were targeted to the financial communities in Hong Kong, China and Australia. The timing of events perfectly coincides with our press release in those respective financial markets by popular Sunshine is the best disinfectant. When is UBS going to loose their charter to do business in these efficiently regulated markets?


Lim Chow Kiat CEO of GIC


Finews reports: “Under then-chairman Marcel Ospel, the Swiss bank persuaded the city-state to pour in 11 billion Swiss francs as an emergency backstop late in 2007. … Undoubtedly, UBS’ more than 50 year-old ties in the city-state helped bolster trust. … The fund appointed a new CEO and a new investment chief in January: Lee Chow Kiat and Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, respectively. Both are long-time GICers as well as consummate insiders to «Singapore, Inc. … What ultimately prompted Kiat and Jaensubhakij to pull the plug is unknown, and going by past convention, the GIC will never tell. What cannot be ignored is the billion-dollar graft scandal surrounding 1MDB, which has imploded in Singapore and Switzerland. The GIC has implicitly voiced its displeasure at the banking industry’s propensity for unethical and illegal behavior. Entirely possible that 1MDB and especially UBS’ involvement in the scandal was the last straw for the GIC.”  VH14-12 very recently had a press release directed towards “Singapore Inc” and GIC. From information and belief, to the detriment of UBS it was read and acted upon.  What is worrisome to these Asian countries is the increasing proliferation of UBS Swiss international scandals aided and abetted by their collaborators. Specifically we do not see why UBS is allowed to continually give deferred payments to Clinton/Bush/Obama presidents and their collaborators, for something.


Marcel Ospal

How did UBS Chairman Ospal convince Singapore GIC sovereign wealth to prop up UBS AG with a $9,700,000,000US  stock purchase?


Finews reports:  “Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has reiterated that paring its stake in UBS earlier this year was a chance to redeploy its capital – and not an indication of its lack of faith in the Swiss private bank.  The move does not mean the fund has given up on banks and financial institutions, said group chief investment officer Jeffrey Jaensubhakij.  In May, GIC sold about 93 million shares in UBS, or a stake of 2.4 per cent, at a loss that it declined to disclose. It retained 2.7 per cent.” VH14-13  We respect Lim Chow Kiat CEO of GIC  for finessing an issue with political ramifications.  After all,  GIC still has  a large position as a UBS shareholder at this time.  We did not expect the sale to occur so swiftly.  As a sovereign wealth fund GIC has a responsibility to the citizens of Singapore, especially the vulnerable elderly.  We commend GIC.  Conversely,  issue 3 and depict the callous fraud perpetrations of  Clinton/Bush II/Obama by selling out USA elderly inalienable rights to UBS for deferred payments.  This known USA behavior is what elected Donald Trump President but the bad guys do not want to loose their addictive  Washington entitlements they have grown to love and are fighting back.


Katherine Bart

Katharine Bart is a senior contributor for and She also writes for our Asian partner site, She is a dual Swiss-American citizen with 17 years experience as a journalist, most recently as chief correspondent for Thomson Reuters in Zurich. Prior to that, she wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal from 2003 to 2011. She studied communications at Grand Valley State University in Michigan and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Singapore dumps UBS


This Finews article created by a highly competent Singapore and Asia based journalist Katherine Bart permeates most  of the articles herein mentioned. This is an encapsulation an  enactment of what UBS AG has really been doing within the World financial community.  It is delightful reading such quality work from a Swiss/American German educated journalist  writing truly and correctly about UBS AG of Zurich.


Shoddy Singapore UBS sign.



Straightstimes reports: “Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has reiterated that paring its stake in UBS earlier this year was a chance to redeploy its capital – and not an indication of its lack of faith in the Swiss private [UBS] bank. … In May, GIC sold about 93 million shares in UBS, or a stake of 2.4 per cent, at a loss that it declined to disclose. It retained 2.7 per cent. … GIC chief executive Lim Chow Kiat said: ‘Recently, we did decide to reduce our stake in UBS because we find better use of capital elsewhere.’ … He added: ‘It doesn’t mean the prospects of UBS are necessarily no good; that’s not what we would say. We’re saying that we can make better use of the capital that we have.” VH14-14  UBS suffered among the largest losses during the subprime mortgage crisis, and it was required to raise large amounts of outside capital. The bank received a controversial US$9.7 billion capital injection in 2007 from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). The GIC investment remains one of the bank’s largest shareholders.[9] UBS also received capital from the Swiss government, further complemented by a series of equity offerings in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  Oh yes, USA government anted up bailout as well through an AIG counter party “loan”.  There can be nothing but admiration  the way GIC CEO handled a delicate but necessary Swiss UBS financial necessity.  We would have suggested a few weeks later to maximize $2.4US billion sale amount, however slight.