About the UBS Hong Kong Open
The Hong Kong Open is Hong Kong’s oldest professional sporting event. Beginning in 1959, the Hong Kong Open became part of The European Tour International Schedule in the 2002 season and has a rich history of winners including ten different Major Champions who have amassed 27 Major titles between them. UBS, the diversified global financial services company, has been title sponsor of the event since 2005. The Asian Tour is a co-sanctioning partner of the championship.
About the Mega Events Fund
This year, the UBS Hong Kong Open is sponsored by the Mega Events Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government. The Mega Events Fund was set up in 2009 to support mega arts, cultural, sports and entertainment events to be staged in Hong Kong. Funding approval was obtained from the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council in April 2012 to extend the operation of the Fund for five years to attract more internationally acclaimed mega events to Hong Kong and reinforce Hong Kong’s position as the Events Capital of Asia.
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise and drive further growth across the Group. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS has offices in more than 50 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 64,000 people. UBS AG is the parent company of the UBS Group (Group). Under Swiss company law, UBS AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. The operational structure of the Group comprises the Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, the Investment Bank, Global Asset Management and Retail & Corporate.
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Eric Chiu, Communications Director, Fast Track Asia
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Matteo Manassero (L), fresh from his win at the Singapore Open last week, joins Paul Casey of England and local player Wilson Choy (R), on a trip to Wong Tai Sin, one of the most famous and popular temples in Hong Kong, ahead of the 2012 UBS Hong Kong Open
Matteo Manassero (L) and Paul Casey (C) were shown the Chinese fortune sticks, or ‘Kau Cim’, by local player Wilson Choy in a trip to Wong Tai Sin ahead of the 2012 UBS Hong Kong Open
Singapore Open Winner Matteo Manassero (L), former world number three Paul Casey (C) and local player Wilson Choi relax at the Wong Tai Sin Temple ahead of the 2012 UBS Hong Kong Open