UBS ETFRetail Investors in the UK:
UBS ETFs are available on a wide range of underlying asset classes such as equities (154), bonds (32), commodities (11), precious metals (7), hedge funds (4), and real estate (2) and so offer investors access to numerous markets with just one transaction. Investors can also choose the replication method they prefer as UBS offers a wide spectrum of physically and synthetically replicated ETFs.
Expert portfolio management team
The first UBS ETF was launched as long ago as 2001, so UBS is one of the most experienced European ETF providers. Indexed portfolio management has been a core competence of UBS Asset Management for 30 years and, thanks to this know-how, UBS ETFs feature precise index replication according to the highest standards.
Listings on several exchanges
UBS ETFs are there where the investors are, which is why they are listed on exchanges in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the UK. UBS ETFs can be traded in various currencies.
For UBS ETFs, costs are measured by the total expense ratio (TER).
Cost efficiency and tradability
UBS ETFs have low management fees and can be traded flexibly at fair prices at all times because of the partnership with numerous market makers which results in high quality on the market and allows for narrow bid/ask spreads on and off the market (OTC).
Fully collateralized securities lending
UBS ETFs engage in securities lending for select physically replicated ETFs in order to generate additional returns and thus reduce investors' net costs. These are at least 105 percent overcollateralized.
ETFs with recognized quality - leading international awards
- Swiss Fund Award 2013, Morningstar: UBS (CH) ETF SMI® is «Best Equity Fund for Swiss Large Cap Stocks»
- ETF Express Global Awards: 2013 "Best Europe Equity ETF Manager" and 2014 "Best Mixed ETF Manager"
- IAIR Awards 2013 and 2014: “ETF Provider of the year” and “Excellence in Asset Management”
UBS ETFs - Risks
UBS Exchange Traded Funds invest in asset classes such as equities, bonds, commodities, precious metals, hedge funds and real estate and are thus subject to significant fluctuations in value. For this reason, an investment horizon of at least five years, as well as appropriate risk tolerance and capacity, is required. All investments are subject to market fluctuations. Each fund exhibits specific risks, which can increase significantly in unusual market conditions. Hence, the net asset value of the fund's assets is directly dependent on the performance of the underlying index. Losses that could have been prevented using active management are not offset. More information on the risks can be found in the prospectus.