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Currency hedged Reduce currency risks 

Currency hedging

When it comes to your equity investments, 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.

  • 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 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

Currency hedged ETFs in focus

Fundname ISIN Replication Fee Last NAV
Currency
Fact sheet

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accIE00BDR55F85

Physical

0.48%

9.0361 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in the MSCI ACWI SRI 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 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.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disIE00BYQ00X44

Physical

0.19%

11.5983 GBP

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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.

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

Physical

0.43%

15.1461 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI USA Socially Responsible 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 USA Socially Responsible 100% hedged to CHF Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-disLU1273488475

Physical

0.50%

17.0998 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks contained in the MSCI Japan Socially Responsible 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 Japan Socially Responsible 100% hedged to CHF Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

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

Physical

0.38%

16.4196 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI EMU Socially Responsible 5% Issuer Capped 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 EMU Socially Responsible 5% Issuer Capped 100% hedged to CHF Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU hedged USD UCITS ETF (USD) A-accLU0950669415

Physical

0.28%

27.9374 USD

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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 components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI EMU hedged to USD.

UBS ETF (LU) Factor MSCI EMU Low Volatility UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disLU1215455350

Physical

0.38%

10.9603 GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in European large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI EMU Select Dynamic 50% Risk Weighted 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 Select Dynamic 50% Risk Weighted 100% hedged to GBP Total Return Net index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU hedged CHF UCITS ETF (CHF) A-accLU0950669175

Physical

0.28%

28.6588 CHF

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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 components correspond to their weightings in the index.The investment objective is to replicate the price and yield performance of the MSCI EMU hedged to CHF.

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

Physical

0.43%

15.7463 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI USA Socially Responsible 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 USA Socially Responsible 100% hedged to CHF Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

UBS ETF (IE) Factor MSCI USA Total Shareholder Yield UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accIE00BX7RRY77

Physical

0.35%

15.9788 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in US large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA Total Shareholder Yield Total Return Net hedged in 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 USA Total Shareholder Yield Total Return Net hedged in CHF 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.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accLU1273488715

Physical

0.50%

11.6891 EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks contained in the MSCI Japan Socially Responsible 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 the MSCI Japan Socially Responsible 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 JPY denominated asset in a currency other than JPY.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Switzerland 20/35 hedged to USD UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0979892659

Physical

0.30%

22.4271 USD

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Fund description

The fund invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI Switzerland 20/35 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.

UBS ETF (IE) Factor MSCI USA Low Volatility UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accIE00BWT3KJ20

Physical

0.35%

19.6152 EUR

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in US large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA Select Dynamic 50% Risk Weighted 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 the MSCI USA Select Dynamic 50% Risk Weighted 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.

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

Physical

0.19%

23.1404 EUR

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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.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-accLU1130156323

Physical

0.43%

13.5489 GBP

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in stocks contained in the MSCI Canada 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 Canada Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI UK hedged USD UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0937837275

Physical

0.30%

12.8016 USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in large and mid cap stocks which are contained in the MSCI United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom100% hedged to USD.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Select Factor Mix UCITS ETF (hedged to GBP) A-disIE00BDGV0852

Physical

0.40%

15.2963 GBP

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Fund description

The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI USA Select Factor Mix 100% hedged to GBP Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.The fund generally invests in US stocks which are contained in the MSCI USA Select Factor Mix 100% hedged to GBP Index.

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accLU1273489440

Physical

0.50%

11.4608 USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in Japanese large and mid cap stocks contained in the MSCI Japan Socially Responsible 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 Japan Socially Responsible 100% hedged to USD 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 JPY denominated asset in a currency other than JPY.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI ESG Universal UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accIE00BDQZN113

Physical

0.48%

11.9343 USD

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in the MSCI ACWI ESG Universal 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 ESG Universal 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.

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI ESG Universal UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accIE00BDQZN774

Physical

0.48%

10.3655 CHF

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Fund description

The fund generally invests in the MSCI ACWI ESG Universal 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 ESG Universal 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.


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