Daily Mail

Pay boost for UBS chief


The boss of Swiss banking giant UBS enjoyed an 11pc boost in his total pay package to nearly £11m last year, despite reducing its bonus pool to share among staff.

ralph hamers ( pictured), the chief executive, took home 12.2m Swiss francs (£10.9m) as net profit rose 2pc year- on-year, it revealed in its annual report.

That was 11pc higher than the £9.8m he pocketed in 2021. The bank, which operates globally, raked in a net profit of £6.8bn in 2022, up 2pc on 2021, after finishing the year with a record volume of loans and deposits across its customers.

however, colleagues’ bonus pot hit £2.9bn, down 10pc from the

£ 3.25bn awarded over 2021. Bonuses generally reflect the group’s financial performanc­e, as well as the performanc­e of certain divisions, teams and individual­s, the bank said.

It came despite the bonus pool for UBS’s group executive board increasing by 2pc in Swiss franc terms. UBS said it was making progress towards goals of increasing female and ethnic minority representa­tion. Women had 28pc of director and above roles globally, and ethnic minority staff held 23pc of director and above roles in the UK. ‘Geopolitic­al events look likely to remain a concern for investors,’ it cautioned, given russia’s war in Ukraine and tensions between China and the US.

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