The Billionaire's Strategist - Simon Smiles, UBS

The Billionaire’s Strategist – Simon Smiles, UBS

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Simon Smiles is the Chief Investment Officer for the Ultra-High Net Worth investors of UBS in Switzerland.

He spends his days with people who have over $50M in investments with UBS. UBS banks with half of the world’s billionaires. Simon has a PhD, he is a regular attendee of the World Economic Forum and the Milken Institute events, he speaks with hundreds of the world’s business, government, philanthropy, and NGO leaders every year.

He has a thing for impact investment – investments that earn money for the investor while also helping the planet. And he thinks there are better and more urgent ways to create a different future for the world.

We discuss:

  • How the wealthy think about their investments
  • The UN’s Sustainability Development Goals
  • The World Economic Forum
  • Profit, sustainability, and greenwashing
  • How to speak to business people about doing good

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You can find the UBS white-paper on the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals that we discuss at

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