Friday 11 Nov 2016, 14:00-15:00
- Venue: Geneva Business School
Avenue Blanc 53, 1202
Tel: +41 22 906 94 94
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) was founded in 1969 by Edgar de Picciotto. Since then, it has remained a family-owned independent Swiss financial institution. UBP is one of Switzerland’s leading private banks, and is among the best-capitalised, with a Tier I ratio of 22.3% as at 30 June 2016. The Bank is specialised in the field of wealth management for both private and institutional clients. It is based in Geneva and employs 1,680 people in twenty-four locations worldwide; it held CHF 113.5 billion in assets under management as at 30 June 2016.
Group Head of Communications
Bernard Schuster has extensive experience in banking, having spent 25 years in an international financial environment. He joined UBP’s Private Banking division in 2011 as Global Head of Products & Solutions, he was responsible for strategic planning as well as managing the wealth planning teams. In this position he led several projects related to regulatory and tax suitability. In 2015 he took on a new challenging role as UBP’s Group Head of Communications. As such he oversees all corporate internal and external communications for the group including Asia, as well as managing the PR activities globally. Bernard Schuster has always been passionate about innovation and he is active in the implementation of UBP’s digital strategy.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Analysis from ITB Paris and a Master’s in Banking Strategy, Marketing and Asset Management from CNAM/CESB, Paris.