UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund

The Fund

The UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund ("Fund") aims to replicate the performance of the UBS Research Preferred Index before fees and expenses. The Fund is an exchange traded fund (“ETF”) which is a registered managed investment scheme. Units in the Fund trade on the AQUA market of the ASX. The Fund allows investors, in one transaction, to gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of listed Australian securities constructed by reference to, amongst other things, UBS equity research. The Fund provides investors with the benefits of a managed fund along with the flexibility of listed securities.

The Index

The UBS Research Preferred Index ("Index") provides exposure to approximately 40 Australian listed securities that, ordinarily, have each been given a “buy” rating in UBS equity research. In selecting the Index constituents, certain quantitative filters, based on information in publicly available financial statements for each security, are also applied.

Key benefits

  • Access to a portfolio of securities constructed by reference to UBS research, amongst other things 
  • Diversified investment through one transaction 
  • Intra-day trading with units traded continuously throughout each ASX business day 
  • Source of income via dividends and distributions (including franking credits) 
  • Transparent performance with the Fund designed to replicate the performance of the Index

Investment objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to replicate the performance of the UBS Research Preferred Index, before fees and expenses.


To purchase a UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund ETF contact your broker or financial advisor.

Fund details
Name of Fund UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund
ASX code ETF
Currency AUD
Launch date 18 October 2012
ETF share class NAV $55,633,838.61
Total Fund NAV $55,633,838.61
NAV per unit 20.21
NAV date 9 October 2015
Number of ETF share class units 2,752,782.00
Typical number of fund holdings 40
Management costs 0.70% p.a.
Distribution frequency Half yearly

Index details
Index name UBS Research Preferred Index
Index calculator S&P Opco, LLC
Typical number of Index holdings 40
Reweighting frequency Monthly
Index ticker (Bloomberg) UBSRPIT Index
Index ticker (IRESS) UBSRPIT.IF
Daily index level 130.6

Trading information
ASX code ETF
Intra-day NAV code YETF
ETF Bloomberg ticker ETF AU
Trading hours 10am-4.10pm
Market maker Multiple market makers

Important information
UBS Global Asset Management (Australia) Ltd ABN 31 003 146 290, AFS Licence No. 222605 is the product issuer. This document has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making an investment decision you need to consider whether this information is appropriate to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Any potential investor should consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement in deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold units in a fund. Please consult your financial adviser. The PDS is available from our website or by calling Client Services on freecall 1800 023 043. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. © UBS 2015. All rights reserved.

The UBS Research Preferred Index (the “Index”) is a UBS Securities Australia Limited (UBS-SA) proprietary index. Any use of the Index or its name must be with the written consent of UBSSA. UBS-SA has agreed to the use of, and reference to the Index by the Responsible Entity of the UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund (“Fund”) in connection with the Fund, but the Fund is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by UBS-SA. No warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, is provided by UBS-SA in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the Index and associated data, nor in relation to the results to be obtained by use of the Index. UBS-SA, its related entities, directors, employees and agents accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of the use of all or part of the Index. 

UBS Research Preferred Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of UBS Securities Australia Limited, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to calculate and maintain the Index. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and, these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices” and its related stylized mark(s) have been licensed for use by UBS Securities Australia Limited and its affiliates. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones nor any of their affiliates sponsor and promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.