UBS Defensive Investment Fund


Asset allocation is our heritage. Globally, we have been managing multi-asset strategies since 1982 and have over 20 years of experience as a multi-manager in Australia.

UBS Defensive Investment Fund

Fund Features

Inception Date: 

15 June 1992

Management Fee:

0.85% p.a.

Minimum initial investment:




Entry/Exit Fees:


Buy/sell spread:


Switching Fee:


Active foundations, active overlay

The UBS Defensive Investment Fund is an actively managed multi-asset fund which invests in active funds, index funds and derivatives. Relative to the Balanced Investment Fund it has a greater allocation to income style assets.

Investment philosophy

Our key beliefs for managing the strategy are:

  • Market inefficiencies can be exploited by analysing both fundamental valuation and market behaviour indicators;
  • Teams generate ideas and individuals are accountable for implementation;
  • Risk should only be taken where compensated.

Investment objective

The Fund aims to provide investors with a total return (after management costs) in excess of its Neutral Allocation, over rolling five year periods. Over the full investment cycle, this Neutral allocation displays performance characteristics of CPI plus 4.5%-6.5% per annum on average.

Investor suitability

The Fund is best suited to investors who seek to enhance the returns from a diversified portfolio of income assets through a limited investment in growth and alternative assets.  

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