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Publications

Pension Fund Indicators

Pension Fund Indicators

Pension Fund Indicators is an objective and educational source of investment data and practical explanations, covering the range of investments available to pension funds and the various techniques for combining them. During these challenging times, we believe that this publication provides readers with a range of informative facts and valuable insights that can be drawn upon when thinking about pension fund investment strategy.

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Glossary of Financial Terms

Glossary of Financial Terms

We have compiled a glossary of some of the most commonly used financial terms. Whilst it is not possible to cover every definition, we hope that this will be a useful tool when researching the meaning of financial acronyms and terms.

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Thought leadership  

We regularly publish thought leadership and topical papers, of which a selection of the latest papers are published below. We would welcome your feedback on these items and, of course, suggestions for topics that you would find useful for us to cover.

To view a full list of our research papers and publications, please visit our global research page.

Pension-Insights

Pension Insights – Generating income in a de-risking portfolio

In this paper we assess how pension scheme trustees can achieve a positive near term cash flow as schemes de-risk and near term liabilities fall due.

Global Asset Views

Global Asset Views

December 2015

A key part of the investment strategy-setting process across UBS Asset Management is assessing the economic and financial market developments affecting the fortunes of different asset classes at any given time. To foster debate, we host a quarterly Cyclical Market Forum (CMF) attended by investors from different areas of our business: Multi-Asset, Fixed Income, Equities, Real Estate and Hedge Funds.

This Global Asset Views Q4 publication provides insights into our December 2015 CMF, as well as featuring the latest asset allocation views of our Multi-Asset team. For the first time, we also showcase the views of our Real Estate team.

Global Asset Views

Global Asset Views

October 2015

This quarterly publication details some of the key findings of the global economic scenario analysis that is at the core of UBS Asset Management's September Cyclical Market Forum, hosted by Curt Custard, Global Head of our multi-asset Global Investment Solutions (GIS) team, and Andreas Koester, Head of Asset Allocation & Currency. It also features the asset allocation and currency views held by GIS at the end of September 2015.

The investment drought: How can the problem of weak investment be fixed?

UBS Opinion-leaders' whitepaper

September 2015
The investment drought: How can the problem of weak investment be fixed?

This whitepaper explores the perceived investment deficit – driven by the reluctance of investors, governments and companies all over the world to engage in long-term investment - which comes at a cost of slower economic growth. It addresses some of the causes of the recent investment malaise, and proposes potential solutions.

QE: time for the genie to go back in the bottle?

Current Perspectives

June 2015
QE: time for the genie to go back in the bottle?

Quantitative easing (QE) was a dramatically unorthodox solution to the entrenched economic problems created by the financial crisis. It has worked. So should QE now be considered a permanent part of central bankers' toolkits?

Pension Insights – The Income Balancing Act

Pension Insights – The Income Balancing Act

A new report examining how pension schemes are currently addressing a number of challenges, including methods employed to meet future liabilities, achieving a sustainable level of growth and tactics to maintain a regular level of cash flow to meet near term commitments.

Oil market dynamics

Oil market dynamics

A thematic report on oil market dynamics and their potential impact on asset classes and economies.

Investing in 2015

Investing in 2015 is the latest edition of our annual series looking at cyclical and long-term investment developments.