UBS: The Swiss Bank in China


Code : COM0076

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Industry : Banking, Insurance and Financial Services

Region : China Switzerland

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Abstract: UBS AG, which was formed in 1998 as a result of a merger between Union Bank of Switzerland(Zurich) and Swiss Bank Corporation (Basel), started its association with China investment research activities.

With continued reforms in the Chinese capital markets, it increased its exposure by actively participating in corporate investment banking and investing in the capital markets through the scheme of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII).

UBS has the highest investment quota among all QFIIs of $800 million and has asked for a further increase. It has also planned to enter the derivatives sector which has been opened to foreign and private participation.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the Chinese capital market reforms, UBS' operations in China and its strategies for future operations in the country.

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    Keywords : UBS AG; Chinese capital markets; China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC); Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII); Market Entry Strategies Case Study; A-listed securities; Shenyin and Wanguo Securities Co; Swiss bank in China; Investment banking; Initial Public Offering (IPO); Mergers and acquisitions; Investment research; Foreign financial institutions

    Contents :
    China's Financial Reforms
    UBS in China
    Future of UBS in China

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