Banks: UBS FICC restructuring

UBS FICC restructuring

The strategic restructuring plan, announced yesterday, shone the spotlight on specific product areas; in this note, we focus on UBS’ strengths and opportunities in key client segments.
Drawing on our ‘360-degree’ profitability work and on the basis of the information released thus far, we view UBS Investment Bank’s RoAE and cost/income targets as very achievable …

… but struggle to square the severe reduction in RWA with the bank’s stated goal of retaining a meaningful presence in fixed income markets.

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