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UBS Global Asset Management Launches UBS Market Neutral Multi-Strategy Fund
UBS Global Asset Management today announced the launch of its new UBS Market Neutral Multi-Strategy Fund. The Fund is an alternative strategy designed to offer returns with low volatility and minimal correlation to the global equity and fixed income markets.
The Fund seeks to achieve a total rate of return equal to 2.25% to 4.25% above the rate of return on three-month US Treasury Bills, net of annual fund operating expenses, over a rolling five-year time horizon. The Fund's investment team combines three investment approaches: fundamental, quantitative and event-driven to enhance diversification.
Investors face many challenges today. They need the growth that equities have historically provided, but they don't want to endure the volatility of the past few years. Bonds have historically offered principal preservation and price stability, but given today's low rate environment, the specter of rising interest rates is real. We believe the UBS Market Neutral Multi-Strategy Fund may be a solution to these challenges. The Fund is designed to provide low volatility and more consistent returns, without reliance on favorable equity or bond markets, said Barry Mandinach, Head of Pensions and Wholesale Distribution, UBS Global Asset Management.
The Fund's strategy combines multiple investment approaches to enhance diversification, including a fundamental approach based on UBS Global Asset Management's signature investment strategy of nearly 30 years. It also employs our proprietary risk management systems designed to allow only compensated risks to be taken in both the long and short positions of the Fund. The Fund is an alternative strategy, offering liquidity and low minimum investments.
For more information, contact your Financial Advisor, or UBS Global Asset Management at 888-793 8637 for a current Fund prospectus. Or, visit us on the Web at www.ubs.com/globalam-us. Investors should carefully read the prospectus and carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk, all charges, expenses and other matters of interest before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. It's important you have all the information you need to make a sound investment decision.
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