The concept of UBS Fixed Maturity Funds is straightforward: clients do not just invest in a single bond, but in a number of carefully selected bonds. And, last but not least, these UBS Funds have a fixed maturity. The fund concept in brief:
1. Investors invest a certain amount in the fund. Our portfolio management team purchases various bonds for the fund. The investment period is determined beforehand.
2. During this period, investors will receive regular income, provided they select the distributing option.
3. The redemption is carried out upon maturity.
Therefore, UBS Maturity Funds are like a single bond - but diversified!
The fund invests primarily in US dollar denominated bonds from emerging markets sovereign, quasi-sovereign and corporate issuers. As at initial investment, the average credit quality of the bonds in the portfolio is investment grade, i.e. not lower than BBB- (Standard & Poor's), and Baa3 (Moody's) respectively, but this may change during the life of the fund.
No single bond in the portfolio matures later than the fund itself (fund maturity: 16 December 2021). Cash flows will be reinvested in issues not purchased at fund inception, or used to increase any existing portfolio positions, depending on the market environment, or held in cash / cash equivalents to meet fund liquidity requirements.
The portfolio management team generally follows a 'buy and hold to maturity' approach, while continuously monitoring all the bonds in the portfolio with scrutiny over the full life of the fund and taking appropriate action as and when required.
Investors can make an investment akin to a single bond with a fixed maturity, but with all the benefits of diversification and professional management.
Investors can lock in yields and credit spreads at current levels due to a 'buy and hold to maturity' approach.
Investors have access to a bond investment with limited duration risk, provided they stay invested until maturity, which may be of particular interest for those concerned about rising interest rates.
Investors can gain broad exposure to emerging markets sovereign and corporate bonds in a cost- and time-efficient way.
The fund is exposed to the risk of default on the payment of coupon or principal by issuers it holds in the underlying portfolio. Should any such default event occur, the value of the fund will be negatively impacted. During the fund’s life, its net asset value (NAV) will be impacted by interest rate and credit spread movements affecting its underlying bond holdings. Typically, a bond’s value is negatively impacted by rising interest rates and/or credit spread widening. Depending on the credit quality, the default risk is higher in the case of high yield bonds than with investment grade corporate and government bonds. Emerging markets are at an early stage of development, which can typically involve a high level of price volatility and other specific risks, such as lower market transparency, regulatory hurdles, corporate governance as well as political and social challenges. The fund does not provide any guarantee on pay-outs of income and final net asset value. There is no specific estimate of the fund’s value as of maturity. This value depends on repayments of the bonds purchased by the fund and the reinvestment of undistributed interest income. All investments are subject to market fluctuations. Every fund has specific risks, which may increase considerably in unusual market conditions. This requires corresponding risk tolerance and capacity.
UBS Bond Funds
UBS Fixed Maturity Funds
UBS Asset Management
UBS Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A.
UBS Europe SE, Luxembourg Branch
Day of inception
May 18, 2017
Currency of account
Close of financial year
Issue / redemption
Total expense ratio (TER)
Net asset value
High - last 12 months
Low - last 12 months
Assets of the unit class in mn
Total product assets in mn
Initial yield to maturity at inception 1)
Initial yield to maturity at re-opening 2)
||net of fees and not taking defaults and issuing commissions into account
||Net of fees, incl. swing factor and not taking defaults and issuing commissions into account.
Performance chart (USD-based, as of October 18, 2017)
Indexed, Daily values
Performance (in %, as of October 18, 2017)
These figures refer to the past. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.
By Credit rating (in %, as of September 30, 2017)
By investment domicile (in %, as of September 30, 2017)
By the 10 largest positions (in %, as of September 30, 2017)
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Kazakhstan Temir Zholy National Co JSC
Sinopec Group Overseas Development 2016 Ltd
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