For the seventh consecutive year, UBS has earned top marks from the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which measures corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. This year marks the ninth time in the past twelve years that UBS earned a perfect rating in the annual report and designation by HRC as one of the best places to work for LGBT employees. Key efforts by UBS in LGBT equality and resources
- Continues to develop resources focused on wealth planning for LGBT clients, including the recently released special edition of Investor Watch: The LGBT investor in a post-DOMA world
- Among the first Wall Street firms to offer a tax offsetting benefit for employees who pay for healthcare coverage for their same sex partners or spouses
- Provides comprehensive healthcare benefits to transgender employees
- Joined several other Wall Street firms in signing a Supreme Court amicus brief which set forth the business case for repealing the "Defense of Marriage Act"
- Joined the business coalition to support equal protection of LGBT individuals under the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
- Maintains longstanding partnerships with a number of LGBT community service organizations which focus on health and social services, at-risk youth mentoring, education and entrepreneurship
Notes to EditorsUBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise and drive further growth across the Group. UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs about 61,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). www.ubs.com/media