Southpaw: UBS investment bank back on its feet, ready to run after Gruebel turnaround

UBS’s investment bank is back in the black but chief executive Oswald Gruebel is not yet shouting from the rooftops. Equity capital markets revenues surged — helped by the firm’s integrated approach — while fixed income recovered but the next big test will be how the firm performs as M&A deals rebound, writes David Rothnie.

  • 12 Feb 2010
UBS chief executive Oswald Gruebel came close to cracking his version of a smile last week when his bank reported its first profitable quarter for almost two years, while its investment banking division entered the black for the first time since June 2007. "Things are going to plan," ...

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