The UBS Institutional Consulting Group provides objective, insightful advice to help institutions of all types and sizes manage their assets. Our dedicated Consultants specialize in serving mission-based organizations, government agencies and corporations. The personal relationships we build with clients are long-term and collaborative. And our disciplined consulting process is backed by the capital strength and resources of one of the world's leading wealth management firms.

The proof is in our numbers

30+ years

experience delivering customized investment solutions1

27+ years

average experience of our Consultants1
 

$131 billion +

combined assets under advisement1

The resources of a global leader

150+ years

wealth management experience1
 

50+ countries

with UBS offices1  

$1 trillion +

invested assets (Wealth Management Americas)1


Hands-on guidance

Focused on your goals

Our process begins the moment you engage us. Right from the start, we focus on learning everything we can about you and your organization. Our approach is high-touch and responsive because that's the only way to provide you with customized solutions. And because we're backed by the vast resources of UBS, we offer you a viewpoint grounded in a global perspective.

 

Investment planning

Before you can determine how to pursue your goals, you need to understand where you are today. We can:

  • Assess your current situation and make appropriate  recommendations for the future
  • Evaluate your risk and reward profile to come up with a plan that meets your investment objectives
  • Assist in creating an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) that we can regularly review and amend to reflect any changes in your outlook  or circumstances

Asset allocation

Your organization has a unique set of values and goals, and your asset allocation should reflect that. We can:

  • Compare expected risk, return and correlation across traditional asset classes by using parameters identified in your Investment Policy Statement (IPS)
  • Assist in developing a strategy we can adjust over time to manage your risk exposure
  • Structure your portfolio to reflect the philosophy of your organization
  • Analyze alternative strategies using portfolio optimization models, economic forecasts and proprietary capital markets assumptions developed by UBS
  • Recommend strategic rebalancing of your portfolio to maintain the appropriate risk/return profile

Manager and strategy alignment

Making sure your managers and investment strategies are aligned is important to your plan's success. We can:

  • Identify and recommend appropriate investment vehicles, both active and passive, that match your organization's philosophy
  • Analyze current manager performance to determine if adjustments are needed
  • Screen and identify prospective managers who better reflect your organization's investment philosophy, risk management and style adherence
  • Monitor managers for adherence with qualitative and quantitative criteria

Ongoing advisory services

Institutional consulting requires depth and insight. Once we've established a relationship with you, we're there for the long term. We will:

  • Review your portfolio performance to determine if strategy changes are needed
  • Discuss portfolio adjustments based on objective analysis of strategies and types of investments
  • Share information on global and domestic economic outlooks, as well as capital market trends
  • Educate your fiduciaries on current market trends to help them make more informed decisions

Specialized knowledge

Perfected in the field

At UBS Institutional Consulting Group, we continually hone our skills to help you pursue your goals. Currently, we have more than 800 clients with more than $77 billion in assets under advisement3. We work with a sophisticated range of organizations. And, our Consultants are among some of the most highly credentialed in the industry.

Consultant credentials:

  • Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA?)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst? (CFA?)
  • Annual training requirement
  • An average of 26+ years of industry experience
     

Corporations

Corporations

We offer corporations a structured approach designed to help them better manage their pension funds and 401(k) plans, as well as their balance sheet assets and nonqualified plans. Our services include:

  • Sophisticated modeling and portfolio evaluation tools
  • Fiduciary oversight for specified consulting services
  • Manager search databases
  • Innovative investment and reporting solutions
  • Liability driven investing for pension plans
  • Market research
  • Due diligence reviews of investment managers

Governments

State and local governments

Our customized solutions help city, county and state governments structure their investments and investment funds. We offer:

  • Access to global resources and perspective
  • A sophisticated advisory service platform
  • Funding-level assessments and estimates of future contributions
  • Regular opportunities to share current ideas and trends with board members and government officials

Religious organizations

Religious organizations

It's important that our solutions reflect the values and objectives of faith-based organizations. Our approach involves:

  • Understanding each organization's vision
  • Customizing our investment solutions to reflect each organization's objectives
  • A commitment to keeping faith-based objectives on track
  • Implementing socially responsible screens

Foundations and endowments

Foundations and endowments

Our Consultants are aware of the different needs of nonprofit entities. In many cases, they have personal connections to philanthropic causes. Our consultants will help:

  • Collaborate on goals and risk tolerance
  • Evaluate spending policy
  • Implement socially responsible investment strategies
  • Leverage relevant proprietary UBS research insights and resources
  • Customize investment solutions to each organization's objectives

Other clients

Other clients

Our list of clients is continually expanding. Currently, we also provide services to:

  • Public and private retirement plans
  • Hospitals and healthcare systems
  • Colleges and universities
  • Insurance companies
  • Native American tribes
  • Taft-Hartley plans
  • Associations and other not-for-profit organizations

The right combination

For confident investing

Many fiduciaries today outsource investment decisions to a discretionary consultant. UBS has the combination of institutional experience and global asset management expertise to work on your behalf. When you outsource your chief investment office to us, your UBS Institutional Consultant will align the UBS resources to further your organization's goals.

You can expect:

Risk Focus

Manage risk with better governance

  • Investments aligned with your portfolio goals
  • Sharing fiduciary responsibility
  • Improved governance

Simplicity

Move administrative burden from organization to UBS

  • Holistic approach eases your involvement
  • Streamlined reporting and transparency make for easy review
  • Disciplined process keeps your focus on results

Efficiency

Focus on overall net results: time, money, risk

  • Costs managed through a focus on active management, which can deliver better value than passive management
  • Transparent fees
  • Streamlined implementation