U.S. banks Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley will find it harder to compete in Russia after sending their “second string” to President Vladimir Putin’s economic forum as the country tilts toward Asia, according to Alexis Rodzianko, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.
Siena, the medieval city renowned for its Palio horse races, is home to the world’s oldest bank. Within its aging walls lies a distinctly 21st-century tale of devastation wrought by local politicians and global financiers.
UBS AG Chairman Axel Weber said compensation at Switzerland’s biggest bank has to be in line with competitors to attract professionals at all levels, defending the board’s pay decisions for executives.
Barclays Plc investment-banking Chairman Ros Stephenson is joining UBS AG, becoming the latest senior executive to leave the U.K.’s second-largest lender amid a reorganization of the securities business.
UBS AG will need three to five years to fully transform its investment bank under a plan outlined last month, Andrea Orcel, who heads the unit, told staff at town hall-style meetings over the past two weeks, according to two people who heard him speak.
When UBS AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti announced 10,000 job cuts in 2012, he put hundreds of staff on leave the same day. Since then efforts by Switzerland’s biggest bank to cut costs and boost profit slowed.
UBS AG boosted Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti’s compensation by 21 percent to 10.73 million Swiss francs ($12.3 million), the last time the decision will fall exclusively on the bank’s board as Swiss governance rules change.