Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, UBS is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients.

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EX-UBS banker to become head of regulator

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The Swiss government is set to appoint British-born former banker Mark Branson as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, two sources said, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks.

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Citi Building Sign

Citigroup has named Richard Bibbey to run its global spot foreign-exchange business as the bank seeks to more closely align its voice and electronic trading of currencies.

More pay for risk professionals

Pot Of Gold

Once modest of pay and profile, risk experts are being reborn as rock stars of the banking world - their status and salaries soaring as regulators force financial institutions to clean up.

UBS reviewing metals business

Gold Bar And Coins

UBS said it’s reviewing its precious metals business amid regulatory inquiries into the gold market, while the Hong Kong Monetary Authority reprimanded the firm for interest-rate rigging.

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The Strange Case Of Peter Young

It was in September 1996 when trading in three Morgan Grenfell investment funds was suspended following the discovery of certain 'irreguarities'. Peter Young, the fund manager at the center of the affair, is said to have trod the fine line between genius and eccentric.

Credit Suisse Denies, Lehman Pays, UBS Probed

The Wall Street Journal reports that Credit Suisse has denied press reports that it is to relocate 3,500 Swiss-based IT jobs to lower cost locations. The company has said that whilst it is continually looking at offshoring options, it is actually recruiting in IT in Switzerland at the moment, and has around 220 open positions.

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