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Why UBS for Investment Banking? / Overview of UBS

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Based in Zürich, UBS Investment Bank is a top bulge bracket firm and boasts a rich history in Swiss finance. Its parent, Union Bank of Switzerland, has several divisions and operates as a full-service investment bank worldwide.

In March 2023, UBS historically announced the historic acquisition of fellow Swiss bank Credit Suisse for CHF 3B. The deal came after years of scandals associated with CS and multiple bank runs that threatened to result in Credit Suisse's collapse.

UBS Investment Bank

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with UBS Investment Bank, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

  • Transaction Description: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 60% stake in the Hospice and Personal Care Divisions of Kindred At Home, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM).

  • Transaction Value: US$3.4B post-closing enterprise value

  • Transaction Date: Announced April 2022

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: UBS Investment Bank (part of UBS)

  • Description: UBS Investment Bank provides advisory services, research, and access to global capital markets to corporate and institutional clients

  • Bank Category: Bulge Bracket

  • Ticker: NYSE:UBS and SWX:UBSG

  • Founded: 1998 (for UBS)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Sergio Ermotti

  • Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland


UBS Investment Bank Glassdoor

UBS Investment Bank Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS is $68k - $92k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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