Fixed Income is one of the core capabilities within UBS Asset Management. From a globally integrated investment platform our Fixed Income teams offer a diverse product spectrum of traditional, constrained and specialist strategies for institutional clients worldwide. They provide a range of global, regional and local market-based investment strategies that cover a wide range of benchmarks. Capabilities include core government and corporate bond strategies, complemented by extended strategies such as high-yield and emerging market debt.
At UBS Asset Management our clients trust us with £152bn in fixed income assets (as at 30 June 2013). One of the reasons for this is that we place a greater emphasis than many on the importance of understanding the global economic and market backdrop. Having regional teams of investment professionals on the ground locally allows us to obtain greater granularity of the drivers of the global economy and markets.
Solving the fixed income puzzle
With the exception of some well documented highs, interest rates have been declining steadily for the last 30 years. With the generally accepted convention that as interest rates rise, bond prices decrease, the impact of even a modest rise in interest rates could have a significant impact on traditional fixed income investments and potentially reduce their value.
Diversification could be the solution
In order to maintain exposure to fixed income assets, yet reducing the potential impact of rising rates and heightened market volatility, a diversified portfolio with exposure to funds that have a more unconstrained and opportunistic approach could be the solution.
The UBS (Irl) Investor Selection Plc Fixed Income Global Opportunities Fund has been specifically designed with these objectives in mind. It offers a diversified fixed income solution, aiming to generate total returns under various market conditions and economic cycles. Its opportunity set is unconstrained, taking long and short positions across global interest rate, credit, and currency markets. Despite this, it aims to take only compensated risk exposure and is managed within a risk controlled environment.
UBS Corporate Bond UK Plus Fund
More diversification, more opportunities
At UBS, we have many years of experience and expertise in fixed income investing, which combines local UK expertise with a truly integrated team of global fixed income professionals. We believe our approach affords us the opportunity to deliver real value to our clients.
We are delighted to offer you access to our Corporate Bond UK Plus Fund, which leverages UBS’s highly successful fixed income capability and aims to deliver a higher alpha proposition compared to many core fixed income funds currently available in the market.
For further information, please contact Miles Illingworth on Tel. +44-20-7901 5734.