Swiss perspectives in 10 languages

Day in court set for UBS trader

The UBS rogue trader accused of costing the Swiss bank $2.3 billion (SFr2.06 billion) has been remanded in custody to appear for a plea and case management hearing next month.

The 31-year-old who worked as a director of exchange traded funds at UBS in London, is charged with two counts of fraud dating back to 2008 and two counts of false accounting.

He made no application for bail at the City of London magistrates court and will next appear on November 22 at Southwark Crown Court, the London court which specialises in financial criminal cases.

It was the trader’s third court appearance since being arrested in September. He is the British-educated son of a retired United Nations official from Ghana, and his father was one of those present.

At a previous hearing, his lawyer said he was “sorry beyond words for what had happened”.

UBS CEO Oswald Grübel resigned in the wake of the scandal. He has been replaced at the helm on an interim basis by 51-year-old Swiss banker, Sergio Ermotti.

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here . Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

SWI - a branch of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR

SWI - a branch of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR