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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 USA hedged EUR UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disIE00BD4TYF66

Physical

0.19%

27.9419EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA hedged to EUR index. The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI USA 100% hedged to EUR.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA hedged EUR UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BD4TYG73

Physical

0.19%

30.9867EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA hedged to EUR index. The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI USA 100% hedged to EUR.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA hedged CHF UCITS ETF (CHF) A-accIE00BD4TYL27

Physical

0.19%

31.027CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA hedged to CHF index. The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI USA 100% hedged to CHF.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) Factor MSCI USA Prime Value UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accIE00BWT3KL42

Physical

0.30%

24.3038EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in US large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA Prime Value 100% hedged to EUR 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 MSCI USA Prime Value 100% hedged to EUR Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The purpose of the Currency Hedge is to limit the profit or loss generated from foreign exchange exposure when holding an US Dollar denominated asset in a currency other than US Dollars.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-UKdisIE00BZ2GTT26

Synthetic

0.21%

133.0253CHF

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Fund description

The investment objective of the fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the MSCI ACWI with Developed Markets 100% hedged to CHF Index less costs.The Fund replicates synthetically the index performance by investing in a swap.The swap counterparty transfers collateral to the ETF in the form of G10 government bonds, supranational bonds and cash.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Australia UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accIE00BX7RS779

Physical

0.50%

22.1981CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Australia 100% hedged to CHF index. The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Australia 100% hedged to CHF.The purpose of the Currency Hedge is to limit the profit or loss generated from foreign exchange exposure when holding an Australian Dollar denominated asset in a currency other than AUD.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Australia UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accIE00BX7RS555

Physical

0.50%

19.9174USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Australia 100% hedged to USD index. The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Australia 100% hedged to USD.The purpose of the Currency Hedge is to limit the profit or loss generated from foreign exchange exposure when holding an Australian Dollar denominated asset in a currency other than AUD.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accIE00BYQ00Y50

Physical

0.19%

16.0772GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA 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 USA 100% hedged to GBP.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-UKdisIE00BYVDRC61

Synthetic

0.21%

168.1999USD

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Fund description

The investment objective of the fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the MSCI ACWI with Developed Markets 100% hedged to USD Index less costs.The Fund replicates synthetically the index performance by investing in a swap.The swap counterparty transfers collateral to the ETF in the form of G10 government bonds, supranational bonds and cash.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-UKdisIE00BYVDRD78

Synthetic

0.21%

150.2123EUR

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Fund description

The investment objective of the fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the MSCI ACWI with Developed Markets 100% hedged to EUR Index less costs.The Fund replicates synthetically the index performance by investing in a swap.The swap counterparty transfers collateral to the ETF in the form of G10 government bonds, supranational bonds and cash.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) Factor MSCI USA Prime Value UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disIE00BXDZNH00

Physical

0.30%

13.8648GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in US large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA Prime Value 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 USA Prime Value 100% hedged to GBP Total Return Net Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The purpose of the Currency Hedge is to limit the profit or loss generated from foreign exchange exposure when holding an US Dollar denominated asset in a currency other than US Dollars.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Australia UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accIE00BXDZNQ90

Physical

0.50%

19.1352GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Australia 100% hedged to GBP index. The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Australia 100% hedged to GBP.The purpose of the Currency Hedge is to limit the profit or loss generated from foreign exchange exposure when holding an Australian Dollar denominated asset in a currency other than AUD.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) Factor MSCI USA Quality UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disIE00BXDZNK39

Physical

0.30%

19.6983GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in US large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA Quality 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 USA Quality 100% hedged to GBP Total Return Net Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The purpose of the Currency Hedge is to limit the profit or loss generated from foreign exchange exposure when holding an US Dollar denominated asset in a currency other than US Dollars.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accIE00BYM11K57

Synthetic

0.21%

154.0663EUR

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Fund description

The investment objective of the fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the MSCI ACWI with Developed Markets 100% hedged to EUR Index less costs.The Fund replicates synthetically the index performance by investing in a swap.The swap counterparty transfers collateral to the ETF in the form of G10 government bonds, supranational bonds and cash.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accIE00BYM11J43

Synthetic

0.21%

172.3469USD

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Fund description

The investment objective of the fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the MSCI ACWI with Developed Markets 100% hedged to USD Index less costs.The Fund replicates synthetically the index performance by investing in a swap.The swap counterparty transfers collateral to the ETF in the form of G10 government bonds, supranational bonds and cash.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accIE00BYM11L64

Synthetic

0.21%

148.8763CHF

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Fund description

The investment objective of the fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the MSCI ACWI with Developed Markets 100% hedged to CHF Index less costs.The Fund replicates synthetically the index performance by investing in a swap.The swap counterparty transfers collateral to the ETF in the form of G10 government bonds, supranational bonds and cash.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Switzerland 20/35 UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disLU1169830442

Physical

0.30%

20.0051GBP

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Fund description

The fund invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to GBP index.The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to GBP.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Switzerland 20/35 UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accLU1169830525

Physical

0.30%

22.4035GBP

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Fund description

The fund invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to GBP index.The relative weightings of the components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to GBP.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Switzerland 20/35 UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accLU1169830368

Physical

0.30%

12.4253USD

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Fund description

The fund invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 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 yield performance of the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to USD.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Switzerland 20/35 UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-disLU1169830285

Physical

0.30%

12.26USD

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Fund description

The fund invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 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 yield performance of the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to USD.The fund is passively managed.The product described herein aligns to Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.


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