UBS Next plans to invest $200 million in fintechs

UBS launches UBS Next with a strategic collaboration with anthemis, a global VC fund with expertise in fintech investing. UBS Next portfolio is an additional step for UBS to further engage with fintechs and the broader tech ecosystem.‍

UBS, one of the world's largest wealth manager, launched UBS Next - a USD 200 million strong portfolio that targets investments in the fintech and broader tech ecosystem. UBS is driving both internal initiatives as well as existing strategic partnerships and external collaborations with technology companies, start-ups, regulators, peer banks, other market participants, academia and industry thought leaders. UBS Next's first strategic collaboration with anthemis, a global VC fund with expertise in fintech investing.

Sabine Keller-Busse, Group Chief Operating Officer and President UBS Europe, Middle East and Africa

Connecting to fintechs and tech start-ups through our innovation labs, digital factories, future of finance initiatives as well as project collaborations has always been key to remaining at the forefront of the digital movement to drive client experiences and operational excellence.

Mike Dargan, Head of Group Technology

UBS Next is a further step to accelerate our innovation efforts as well as to identify and apply the latest technology for our client businesses. With our investments through close collaboration with Anthemis, we widen our access to fintech start-ups.

UBS Next focuses on enabling UBS's key strategic priorities such as:

  • Codeveloping digital innovation and ecosystem through partnerships, research and innovation pipeline management, facilitated by centers of excellence
  • Modernizing and modularizing technical estates, leveraging new technologies, such as public cloud
  • Microservices architecture and AI
  • Finding new and effective ways to engage with UBS clients and deliver UBS services, as well as evolving business models to drive growth across UBS with cutting-edge technologies and solutions.

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