UPDATE 1-UBS settles US mortgage probe, Q2 profit beats views
* UBS Q2 net profit 690 mln Sfr vs 558 mln Sfr consensus
* Private banking arm posts 10.1 bln francs net new money
* Asset management arm record 2 bln Sfr in outflows
* Shares up 2.7 pct pre-market
* Full earnings July 30
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ZURICH, July 22 (Reuters) - UBS said it settled a Federal Housing Finance Agency lawsuit over soured mortgage investments, taking an 865 million Swiss franc ($919.63 million) charge against second-quarter earnings for litigation, impairments and other provisions.
The Swiss bank, which reports the full quarter on July 30, said its net profit was 690 million francs, from 425 million francs year-ago. It didn't disclose the specific charge to settle the mortgage probe.
Analyst consensus for the quarter's net profit is 558 million francs, according to Thomson Reuters data. The shares rose 2.7 percent in pre-market indications; trading begins at 0700 GMT.
UBS said net new money was 10.1 billion francs for the quarter at its flagship private banking arm and 2.7 billion in its U.S.-based brokerage, but that its asset management arm suffered 2 billion francs in outflows.
The result shows that UBS's private bank, which attracted the most customer money in six years last quarter, continues to thrive. The unit is the centerpiece of UBS's strategy following exits from large parts of the fixed income business - including cutting 10,000 jobs across the bank.
UBS, the largest private bank in the world, is seeking to reinvent itself following a series of scandals, including a $1.5 billion penalty for manipulating Libor and other benchmark interest rates.
The U.S. settlement comes shortly after UBS and thirteen other banks sued by the FHFA, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the two mortgage finance companies were placed into federal conservatorship at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, lost a bid to have a U.S. appeals court intervene in their cases based on what they called a judge's "gravely prejudicial" rulings. ($1 = 0.9406 Swiss francs)
(Reporting By Katharina Bart; Editing by Louise Heavens)