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Currency hedgedReduce currency risks 

Currency hedging

When it comes to your equity investments, we enable you to concentrate solely on the markets themselves. With the currency-hedged UBS ETFs based on equity indices, you hedge your portfolio against exchange rate fluctuations – cost effectively, efficiently and transparently. Investing with UBS ETFs allows for a secure currency hedging strategy. 

Your benefits of investing in UBS ETFs currency hedged at a glance

  • Reduced foreign currency risk.
  • Cost efficient access to currency hedged indices.
  • Transparent currency-hedging methodology with one month forward FX contracts.
  • Physical replication of the index market exposures.
  • Distributing and accumulating share classes available.
  • UCITs compliant fund structure.
  • Widest range of currency-hedged ETFs in Europe.*

Exchange rate fluctuations have many causes, whether central banks' monetary policy, external trade imbalances or unexpected political changes. In difficult phases in particular, these fluctuations can drive either profits or losses on stock markets.

With UBS ETFs, however, investors can concentrate completely on their equity strategies – UBS Asset Management offers you a wide range of physically replicated ETFs based on equity indices with currency hedging. This transparent currency hedging strategy helps you to reduce exchange rate risk and optimize your return opportunities.

Performance of MSCI Japan indices and JPY/CHF exchange rate

This example illustrates just how significantly currency fluctuations can impact returns: Calculated in Japanese yen (JPY), the MSCI Japan Index generated a return of 11.28% p.a. between March 2009 and March 2014. Due to exchange rate losses against the franc (CHF), however, Swiss investors only saw a return of 4.90% p.a. With currency hedging in CHF, the annualized return was 9.28%, almost twice as high.

With UBS ETFs, investors can hedge their portfolio in four currencies: Swiss francs (CHF), euros (EUR), US dollars (USD) and the pound sterling (GBP). The currency-hedged ETFs offer access to the equity markets in the Eurozone, the US, Switzerland, Japan, Australia and Canada. This allows UBS Asset Management to offer investors the widest range of currency-hedged ETFs in Europe.*

CHF

EUR

USD

GBP

MSCI Australia UCITS ETF

MSCI Australia UCITS ETF

MSCI Australia UCITS ETF

MSCI Australia UCITS ETF

MSCI Canada UCITS ETF

MSCI Canada UCITS ETF

MSCI Canada UCITS ETF

MSCI Canada  UCITS ETF

MSCI Japan UCITS ETF

MSCI Japan UCITS ETF

MSCI Japan UCITS ETF

MSCI Japan UCITS ETF

MSCI United Kingdom UCITS ETF

MSCI United Kingdom UCITS ETF

MSCI United Kingdom UCITS ETF

MSCI EMU UCITS ETF

MSCI EMU UCITS ETF

MSCI USA UCITS ETF

MSCI EMU UCITS ETF

MSCI USA UCITS ETF

MSCI USA UCITS ETF

MSCI Switzerland UCITS ETF

MSCI Switzerland UCITS ETF

MSCI Switzerland UCITS ETF

 

MSCI Switzerland

MSCI Switzerland

MSCI Switzerland

UBS ETFs hedge the foreign currencies of the replicated indices by selling foreign currency forwards at the one-month forward rate. The sum of the sold forwards as at the last trading day of the month corresponds to the market capitalization weighting of the equities contained in the index. These securities are valued in the respective currency two trading days before the first calendar day of the following month. The amount hedged remains constant over the entire month.

The overall return of a currency-hedged UBS ETF therefore comprises two components:

  1. The return of the non-currency-hedged index in the selected reference currency.
  2. The profit or loss arising from the forward contract in the selected reference currency

Source: MSCI. UBS Asset Management. For illustrative purpose only.

Currency hedged ETFs in focus

Fundname ISINReplicationFeeLast NAV
Currency
Fact sheet

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-disIE00BDR55D61

Physical

0.33%

12.0267CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in the MSCI ACWI SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped with Developed Markets 100% hedged to CHF Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI ACWI SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped with Developed Markets 100% hedged to CHF Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI United Kingdom IMI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accIE00BYNQMM85

Physical

0.38%

21.7606USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to USD Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the performance of the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to USD Total Return Net Index.The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI United Kingdom IMI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accIE00BYNQMK61

Physical

0.38%

19.0865EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to EUR Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the performance of the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to EUR Total Return Net Index.The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI United Kingdom IMI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-disIE00BZ0RTB90

Physical

0.38%

10.5898CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the performance of the MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index.The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accLU1589328068

Physical

0.30%

13.2247GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI Europe Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI Europe hedged to GBP Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accIE00BDR55703

Physical

0.33%

14.8002USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in the MSCI ACWI SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped with Developed Markets 100% hedged to USD Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI ACWI SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped with Developed Markets 100% hedged to USD Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accLU1169820138

Physical

0.28%

12.7311GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in European large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI EMU index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The fund invests in shares and currency hedges according to the respective composition of the index. The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI EMU 100% hedged to GBP.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disLU1169822340

Physical

0.29%

13.2921GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Japan index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The fund invests in shares and currency hedges according to the respective composition of the index. The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Japan 100% hedged to GBP.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accLU1169822423

Physical

0.29%

14.1715GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Japan index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The fund invests in shares and currency hedges according to the respective composition of the index. The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Japan 100% hedged to GBP.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accLU1169819635

Physical

0.28%

17.5995CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in European large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI EMU index.The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The fund invests in shares and currency hedges according to the respective composition of the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI EMU 100% hedged to CHF.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accLU1169822266

Physical

0.29%

17.1788EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Japan index.The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The fund invests in shares and currency hedges according to the respective composition of the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Japan 100% hedged to EUR.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI USA Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-disLU1273642733

Physical

0.25%

22.3005CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI USA SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI USA SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI USA Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accLU1273641503

Physical

0.25%

23.6041CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI USA SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI USA SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-disLU1273642907

Physical

0.27%

19.7164CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI EMU SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI EMU SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accLU1589327680

Physical

0.30%

13.9332CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI Europe Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI Europe hedged to CHF Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accLU1589327847

Physical

0.30%

16.0192USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI Europe Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI Europe hedged to USD Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Euro Area Liquid Corporates Sustainable UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accLU1484800955

Physical

0.25%

14.6451CHF

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Fund description

The fund aims to track, before expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Euro Area Liquid Corporates Sustainable hedged to CHF Index.The fund invests in bonds of the underlying index, and provides exposure to investment grade, EUR denominated securities issued by Eurozone corporate issuers operating in financial, industrial and utility sectors.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accLU1169822779

Physical

0.29%

16.2324USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Japan index.The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The fund invests in shares and currency hedges according to the respective composition of the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Japan 100% hedged to USD.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accLU1273642816

Physical

0.27%

22.649CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI EMU SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI EMU SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Total Return Net Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund is passively managed.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disLU1280300853

Physical

0.27%

16.193GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI EMU SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to GBP Total Return Net Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI EMU SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to GBP Total Return Net Index.The fund is passively managed.


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