October 25, 2018 / 5:19 PM / a month ago

UBS CEO Ermotti won't rule out large M&A but says it is unlikely

ZURICH, Oct 25 (Reuters) - UBS AG Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti said on Thursday he cannot categorically exclude a large acquisition but that such a deal is unlikely, given the bank’s current status as the world’s largest wealth manager.

“It is difficult to rule out M&A,” Ermotti told investors after the company released third-quarter results, adding options for a transformational deal with a big partner are limited. (Reporting by John Miller Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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