GENEVA - Monday, June 3rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA ("UBP”), one of Switzerland’s leading private banks, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Lloyds Banking Group’s ("Lloyds”) International Private Banking business. This is a key step in the execution of UBP’s strategy to grow its global presence and to expand its private banking activities.
This acquisition further boosts UBP’s standing both in Switzerland and in its core growth markets, such as the Middle East and Latin America. Once the requisite regulatory licences have been granted, Monaco and Gibraltar will become part of UBP’s global footprint. The transaction will increase UBP’s assets under management, which stood at CHF 83.2 billion as at 30 April 2013, by more than CHF 10 billion. Following this acquisition, UBP will continue to be one of the best-capitalised private banks with a Tier 1 ratio above 30%.
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