ETF risks and legal information What you should know

Here you will find the legal information about UBS Exchange Traded Funds and everything you need to know about ETF risks.

Every type of investment involves a degree of risk, and UBS Exchange Traded Funds are no exception. The risks involved in investing in UBS Exchange Traded Funds depend on the underlying market:

  • When the market rises, so does your investment
  • When the market falls, so does the value of your investment

UBS Exchange Traded Funds invest in equities and may therefore be subject to high fluctuations in value. For this reason, an investment horizon of at least five years, as well as corresponding risk tolerance and capacity, is required. All investments are subject to market fluctuations. Each fund has its own specific risks, which may increase considerably in unusual market conditions.

Investments in investment funds should be made only after a thorough examination of the current sales prospectus, as well as annual and semi-annual reports.

Representative in Germany for UBS Funds established under foreign law: UBS Deutschland AG, Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4, 60306 Frankfurt am Main. Sales prospectuses, simplified prospectuses, Key Investor Information Documents, articles of association and contractual terms as well as annual and semi-annual reports of UBS Funds are available free of charge from UBS Deutschland AG or UBS Asset Management (Deutschland) GmbH, Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4, 60306 Frankfurt am Main.

Units of the investment funds mentioned on this page may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to US persons.

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UBS ETFs that invest in equities

UBS Exchange Traded Funds invest in equities and are therefore subject to significant fluctuations in value. For this reason, an investment in this fund is suitable only for investors with an investment horizon of at least five years, as well as corresponding risk tolerance and capacity. All investments are subject to market fluctuations. Each fund exhibits specific risks, which can increase significantly in unusual market conditions. The fund's assets are passively managed. The net asset value of the fund's assets is therefore directly dependent on the performance of the underlying equities. Losses that could have been prevented using active management are not offset.

UBS ETFs that invest in commodities

The main risks associated with the subfunds lie in the fact that the returns on, and value of, the units can change as a result of fluctuations in the corresponding commodity price. For this reason, an investment in this fund is suitable only for investors with an investment horizon of at least five years, as well as corresponding risk tolerance and capacity. All investments are subject to market fluctuations. Each fund exhibits specific risks, which can increase significantly in unusual market conditions.

UBS ETFs that invest in HFR

The fund tracks the returns of a broadly diversified hedge fund index and is therefore subject to significant fluctuations in value. Consequently, an investment in this fund is suitable only for investors with an investment horizon of at least five years, as well as corresponding risk tolerance and capacity. Returns payable on this fund depend on the payments received by the fund from the swap counterparty under the terms of the respective swap agreement and are thus subject to the credit risk of the swap counterparty. If the swap counterparty defaults under the terms of the respective swap agreement, the fund can suffer a loss. The investments are passively managed. In other words, losses that could have been prevented using active management are not offset. The net asset value of the fund's investments is directly dependent on the performance of underlying assets. If the currency of a product is different from your reference currency, the return can rise or fall as a result of currency fluctuations.

UBS ETFs that invest in fixed income

This UBS Exchange Traded Fund invests in premium bonds. The fund's assets are passively managed. The net asset value of the fund's assets is therefore directly dependent on the performance of the underlying index. Losses that could have been prevented using active management are not offset. The fund holds bonds of the relevant subindex, which can lead to lower risk diversification, with the fund subject to moderate to high fluctuations in value as a result. For these reasons, this fund is suitable only for investors with an investment horizon of at least five years, as well as corresponding risk tolerance and capacity. All investments are subject to market fluctuations. Every fund has its own specific risks, which may increase considerably in unusual market conditions. Contact your client advisor for more information concerning investment risks associated with this product.

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