UBS Group AG, with over $5 trillion in invested assets, is Switzerland’s largest bank. The company has a sprawling international footprint, with over half of its wealth management assets coming from clients in the United States. Experts believe these customers are drawn to strict bank-client laws in Switzerland. In recent decades, scandals have embroiled both UBS and its latest acquisition, Credit Suisse. After regulators quickly approved of the merger, fresh litigation risks have come to light.

00:00 — Introduction
01:16 — Secrecy
03:08 — Mega banks
06:24 — Acquisitions
09:41 — Capital assets

Producer: Carlos Waters
Editor: Emily Sternlicht
Supervising Producer: Lindsey Jacobson
Graphics: Jason Reginato, Andrea Schmitz

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Why Wealthy Americans Love UBS, the Secretive Swiss Banking Giant