ETFs are exchange traded funds, quoted on the ASX. The units of an ETF trade like listed shares.
• Investor protection: ETFs are registered managed investment schemes and the assets are held separately with a custodian
• Flexibility: ETFs trade and settle like any ASX listed securities and can be bought and sold at any time during ASX trading hours
• Diversification: Easy access to a diversified portfolio of securities in one single transaction
• Transparency: Net asset values, intra-day NAV, portfolio structure, portfolio holdings and performance figures are publicly available
• Liquidity: Intra-day market making at the ASX and creation/redemption procedures on the primary market provide the depth to handle large volumes
Most ETFs replicate the performance of a market capitalisation index (e.g. S&P/ASX 200 Index). The UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund ("Fund") tracks the performance of the UBS Research Preferred Index. This index typically includes 40 ASX listed securities that are rated by UBS equity research analysts. The UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund combines the liquidity and flexibility benefits of an ETF with the insights and expertise of Australia's number one equity research team.¹
You can trade UBS IQ ETF units on the ASX through a stock broker just like trading listed shares. You should contact your stock broker if you would like to acquire units in a UBS IQ ETF.
You can search for UBS IQ ETFs by typing the ticker code into your online broking account.
Yes. UBS IQ ETFs will generally distribute income if the underlying securities in the Fund distribute dividends or other income.
Distributions may be reinvested under the distribution reinvestment plan. If you do not make an election under the distribution reinvestment plan, we will automatically pay any distribution entitlement in cash to your nominated bank account. If you do not provide us with account details to enable us to pay distribution entitlements to your account via electronic funds transfer, you will be deemed to have elected to participate in the distribution reinvestment plan.
The UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Share Fund management fee is 0.70% per annum of Fund net asset value. The management fee does not include brokerage cost and the bid/ask spread. Please consult the PDS for further details.
Any investment involves a number of risks. Generally, the higher the expected rate of return of an investment, the greater the risk and volatility of the returns. The trading price and the net asset value per unit may not be the same at any given time and may vary within a wide range.
Investors should consider their personal tolerance for variable returns before investing in the Fund. UBS Asset Management does not guarantee any future returns on investment, distributions or return of capital. Your investment may decline in value. Please consult the PDS for further details on risks.
No. UBS IQ ETFs do currently not participate in securities lending.
Yes. UBS IQ ETFs are generally fully physically replicated by investing in the stocks of the underlying index.
ETFs generally provide greater liquidity when compared with unquoted managed fund investments because they can be bought and sold at any time during ASX trading hours.
The bid/ask spread for ETFs is the difference between the prices quoted by market makers for an immediate sale (ask) and an immediate purchase (bid). The investor pays the spread and the market maker earns the spread. This works in the same way as for ASX listed securities.
For a specific fund's holdings, please click on the relevant fund in the left hand menu and choose the 'Holdings' tab.
For a specific fund's index components please click on the relevant fund in the left hand menu.
For a specific fund's NAV please click on the relevant fund in the left hand menu.
For the Australian ETFs (ETF, DIV, UBA), ASX will calculate and publish an indicative intra-day net asset value per unit (iNAV) each ASX business day. For international funds, there is no iNAV available.
Administrative queries (such as change of address, change of bank account details, participation in the dividend re-investment plan) should be directed to Link Market Services.
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