Advisor head rely in UBS’ World Wealth Administration Americas division remained regular yr over yr, although complete income fell, regardless of a lift from increased web curiosity earnings, in accordance to the financial institution’s This fall 2022 earnings.
CEO Ralph Hamers confused that UBS’ world efficiency throughout 2022 got here within the midst of “a difficult macroeconomic setting, persistent inflation, speedy central financial institution tightening, the Russia-Ukraine struggle, the affect of COVID in China and different geopolitical tensions.”
In complete, advisors (or full-time equivalents) in UBS GWM Americas (which incorporates the USA, Canada and Latin America) stood at 6,245, with the agency’s world rely at 9,215. In This fall 2021, these numbers stood at 6,218 and 9,329, respectively.
Whole income for the Americas Wealth Administration division fell 5% yr over yr by $126 million to $2.64 billion, pushed by decrease recurring web charges and transaction-based earnings, in response to the earnings report. Internet curiosity earnings elevated 37% yr over yr within the fourth quarter, in response to UBS.
In This fall, World Wealth Americas generated web new fee-generating belongings totaling about $4.2 billion, in contrast with $21.9 billion in This fall 2021. UBS outlined new fee-generating belongings as its sum of discretionary and nondiscretionary wealth administration portfolios, in addition to belongings the place revenues are “predominantly of a recurring nature.”
GWM Americas additionally noticed motion in various investments, with $10 billion in web new commitments to non-public markets throughout the course of the yr, in response to the This fall earnings. Nonetheless, invested belongings dropped from $1.84 to $1.58 billion between This fall 2022 and the prior yr’s fourth quarter, in response to the earnings report. The American wealth administration arm’s pretax earnings stood at $375 million in This fall 2022, a year-over-year drop from $471 million, a $96 million lower.
Regardless of the worldwide financial outlook, Hamers stated he was optimistic in regards to the coming yr, touting the agency’s operational resilience, capital energy and technology in an announcement accompanying the earnings.
“We’re beginning 2023 from a place of energy,” he stated. “We stay dedicated to a progressive dividend and anticipate to repurchase greater than ($5 billion) of shares in 2023.”