Bloomberg -- UBS AG, the Swiss lender that’s shrinking its investment banking business to focus on wealth management, said it has a business relationship with as many as eight out of 10 billionaires in Asia.

“We have a penetration of one in two billionaires in the world,” Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti told analysts and reporters on a call after second-quarter earnings today. “In Asia, this was much deeper.” The Zurich-based bank has a relationship with as many as 80 percent of the billionaires in Asia, a UBS official said in an e-mail following the call.

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