Concentrated Alpha Equities

Concentrated Alpha Equities combines high active share with an integrated ESG approach to provide investors with a 'truly active' solution.

Our approach

We seek to invest in the best risk vs. reward stocks that not only offer attractive upside but limited downside risk. Our differentiated "3-circle" process combines fundamental, quantitative and qualitative information sources, which are mutually independent and uncorrelated.

Why Concentrated Alpha Equities?

Investment boutique with an independent decision making process, leveraging all resources of UBS Asset Management

Flexible and benchmark agnostic approach resulting in strong risk-adjusted returns in varying market environments 

Lean and nimble team with access to extensive internal and external resources

Focus on high active share since inception 

ESG as an integral part of the investment process

Assessing sustainable investing factors

The Concentrated Alpha Equity team give their insights on Sustainable Investing (SI) and explain how sustainability factors play a key role in their research and decision making process for the European Opportunity Sustainable strategy.

By Max Anderl, Head of Concentrated Alpha Equity and Nicole Lim, Equity Specialist, Concentrated Alpha Equity

The surge of sustainable equity offerings in recent years has reinforced a long-standing issue in the industry – the lack of a common definition for what is considered sustainable.

Despite regulations such as the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which mandates the disclosure of sustainability integration into investments and periodic reporting, there is no standardized framework. This makes transparency and disclosure critical for asset managers, who should be clearly articulating to clients their sustainability objectives and what they offer.

So, how are we incorporating sustainability into our European Opportunity Sustainable strategy?

Nicole Lim, Equity Specialist, discusses team's profile, investment philosophy and process, and shares her latest views on the market.

Global Equity Concentrated Alpha

An actively managed strategy based on an unconstrained portfolio of stocks globally.

European Opportunity Unconstrained

An actively managed strategy based on an unconstrained portfolio of long and short positions, allow us to take advantage of declining stock prices.

Q2 2021 Global Market Review

Hear how Nicole Lim, Concentrated Alpha Equity Specialist, and her team are positioning their portfolios following the slight pullback in equity markets in the second quarter.

Our team

The team is headed by lead portfolio manager Max Anderl, who is supported by deputy portfolio manager Jeremy Leung and Equity Specialist Nicole Lim.  The structure of our team and the clear split in responsibilities allows us to react quickly and effectively to new opportunities that arise in the market. At the same time, we have access to a diverse and reliable set of resources internally and externally.

Max Anderl

Lead Portfolio Manager
(New stocks and portfolio construction)

Years of industry experience: 20
Years with UBS: 19

Jeremy Leung, CFA

Deputy Portfolio Manager
(Reviews existing holdings)

Years of industry experience: 14
Years with UBS: 12

Nicole Lim, CFA

Equity Specialist
(Reviews existing holdings and ESG)

Years of industry experience: 6
Years with UBS: 6

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