UBS is hiring ‘content reviewers’ to check its Chinese publications, reports the Financial Times


The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland, January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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Sep 18 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS is hiring a team of “content reviewers” to ensure its analysts’ Chinese research publications are free of “sensitivity”, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

A job posting posted by the bank in July for its global wealth management division said reviewers should ensure the language, tone and content of reports were appropriate and met regulatory and internal guidelines, reported the newspaper.

The bank now has an employee who sits alongside the research writing team, the newspaper added, citing a person familiar with the hiring process.

UBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

The move comes three years after UBS global chief economist Paul Donovan was suspended for a comment about pigs in China that sparked a row with clients who saw the remark as a racial slur.

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Reporting by Rachna Dhanrajani in Bengaluru; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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