UBS IQ MSCI Asia APEX 50 Ethical ETF (UBP)

The Fund  

UBP aims to replicate the performance of the MSCI Asia APEX 50 ex Tobacco ex Controversial Weapons Index, before fees and expenses by physically holding the shares within the underlying Index.

The Index  

The MSCI Asia APEX 50 ex Tobacco ex Controversial Weapons Index is a free-float adjusted market capitalisation weighted index that is designed to track the 50 largest stocks in the Asia ex Japan region represented in the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index. The MSCI Asia APEX 50 Index serves as a tradable proxy to the broader MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index, a benchmark index widely followed by investors investing in Asia and forms the basis for many investment products.
The Index excludes companies with significant business activities involving tobacco and those engaged in the production of cluster bombs, landmines, chemical and biological weapons and depleted uranium weapons. This exclusion is the sole difference between the Index for the Fund and its parent index. As a result of the screen there are zero companies screened out of the parent index. Constituent selection is based on data from MSCI research.

Key benefits  

  • International Exposure: Gain exposure to securities listed on a range of Asian exchanges
  • Diversification: Access a diversified portfolio of the 50 largest securities in the Asia ex Japan region
  • Low Cost: ETFs are generally cheaper than traditional managed funds
  • Ease of access & Liquidity: Trade units in the ETF as simply as trading any other ASX listed share

Trading 

To purchase a UBS IQ MSCI Asia APEX 50 Ethical ETF contact your broker or financial advisor. 

Fund details

 

Name of Fund

UBS IQ MSCI Asia APEX 50 Ethical ETF

ASX code

UBP

ISIN

AU000000UBP7

Currency

AUD (Unhedged)

Launch date

7 May 2015

UBP share class NAV

$959,090.26

Total Fund NAV

$959,090.26

NAV per unit (AUD)

19.17

NAV date

28 September 2016

Number of ETF share class units on issue

50,038.00

Typical number of holdings

50

Management costs (p.a.)

0.45%

Distribution frequency

Annually

Domicile

Australia

Index details

 

Index name

MSCI Asia APEX 50 ex Tobacco ex Controversial Weapons Index

Typical number of holdings

50

Reweighting frequency

Quarterly

Index ticker (Bloomberg)

M1CXUBSN Index

Daily index level

1,290.81

Trading information

 

ASX code

UBP

ETF Bloomberg ticker

UBP AU

ETF IRESS ticker

UBP.AXW

Trading hours

10am-4.10pm