Investment Foundations To continue, you must confirm that you are a Swiss pension fund.

Only tax-exempt occupational pension schemes under pillar 2 and pillar 3a domiciled in Switzerland and patronal welfare funds (in accordance with BVG) are authorised investors in the UBS Foundation for the Investment of Pension Fund Assets investment groups.

The investment groups of UBS Investment Foundation 2 (AST 2) are only open to occupational pension plans domiciled in Switzerland that are entered in the register of occupational pension plans in accordance with Art. 48 and Art. 61 of the Swiss Federal Law on Occupational Retirement, Survivors’ and Disability Pension Plans. In accordance with the memorandum of understanding concluded in 2004, the investment groups are only subject to withholding tax on dividends from US equities if they do not meet this precondition.

The investment groups of the UBS Investment Foundation 3 are available only in the occupational pension schemes which are registered for professional pensions pursuant to Art.48 of the Federal Pension Funds Law (BVG) in connection with Art. 61 BVG. This condition must be met for asset groups to be released from paying withholding taxes on dividends from American shares, in accordance with the so-called Mutual Agreement of 2004.

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UBS investment foundation prices and terms Attractive new fee structure

Our investment group fees are dependent on volumes. Anyone investing in UBS investment foundations will benefit from lower flat fees.

As a result, you will take advantage of the tranche concept

Increasing investment volumes will benefit from lower flat fees. In 2016 we pooled all previous I-A0 tranches together with I-A1 tranches. This means that the minimum investment of 5 million francs no longer applies for I-A1 tranches. Clients with an investment volume of less than 5 million Swiss francs per asset group will benefit from lower flat fees.

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Our comprehensive fact sheets contain security numbers, Telekurs symbols, investment groups, benchmarks, subscription closing dates, price-setting methods, buying and selling fees, flat fees and business expenses rates (BAQ).

Tranche concept

Depending on the investment volume, you will invest in one of the following three tranches:

  • A1 < CHF 10 million
  • A2 ≥ CHF 10 million < CHF 30 million
  • A3 ≥ CHF 30 million

We examine your investment volume in each asset group at least once every quarter. If the volume is lower or higher than a threshold (see "tranche volumes per asset group") on the closing date (end of the quarter), we will convert your entitlements free of charge to entitlements for another tranche. If you invest in an additional asset group, we will always invest the amount in your current tranche. Excesses or shortfalls due to subscriptions, returns or market fluctuations between closing dates will not be taken into account.

If you have invested 7 million Swiss francs in the asset group UBS AST Aktien Schweiz (tranche I-A1) and subscribe for entitlements for a value of 5 million Swiss francs, you will receive the entitlements from tranche I-A1. If the overall value of your entitlements amounts to over 10 million Swiss francs on the next closing date, we will convert all the entitlements to those of the more advantageous tranche I-A2. You will therefore benefit from our lower fees. The same will apply if the value changes due to market fluctuations or returns.