UBS Convertible Funds enable investors to participate in the equity markets without bearing the full risk of traditional equity investments. Convertible bonds allow for the bond to be exchanged for shares of the company concerned. Convertible funds therefore offer the combined advantages of two asset classes - the price potential of shares and the defensive characteristics of traditional bonds.
The fund can also acquire a limited number of convertible bonds issued by other European companies.
Combines the upside potential of equities with the defensive features of bonds.
The investment objective is to fully exploit the risk-return features of European convertible bond markets.
The exchange rate risk between EUR and CHF is largely hedged.
Investors participate in some of the price gains when equity markets are rising, and benefit from the defensive characteristics of a bond investment in falling markets
The portfolio's return potential is considerably increased using carefully selected convertible bonds, without incurring significant additional risk.
The fund invests mainly in convertible bonds. Changes in equity prices, interest rates, credit quality and other factors can subject the fund to high fluctuations in value, which are for the most part less pronounced than with equities but significantly higher than with traditional corporate bonds. The fund may use derivatives which can reduce investment risk or give rise to additional risks (inter alia the counterparty risk). The fund can invest in less liquid assets that may be difficult to sell in the case of distressed markets. The value of a unit may fall below the purchase price. This requires an elevated risk tolerance and capacity. Every fund reveals specific risks, a description of these risks can be found in the prospectus.
UBS Bond Funds
UBS Convertible Funds
UBS Asset Management, Zürich
UBS Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A.
UBS Europe SE, Luxembourg Branch
Day of inception
May 21, 2012
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
Ø premium to investment value
Performance chart (CHF-based, as of October 19, 2017)
Indexed, Month-end values
Performance (in %, as of October 19, 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 29, 2017)
By investment domicile (in %, as of September 29, 2017)
By the 10 largest positions (in %, as of September 29, 2017)
Unicredit (Aabar) 1% 2022
Siemens Unit 1.65% 2019
Steinhoff NV 1.25% 2022
Nordea Bank(GS) 0% 2018
STOXX(Uni) 0% 2020
Reckitt Benckiser(BNP) 0% 2020
Stoxx Europe(SG) 0% 2018
KPN (Movil) 5.5% 2018
Fresenius 0% 2019
Novartis(GS) 0% 2018
Reference index change on 01.07.2014 - old: UBS Eurozone Convertible Bond Index(EUR), new: Thomson Reuters Eurozone Convertible Bond Index (EUR)
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