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 mainly invests in sovereign, quasi-sovereign and corporate bonds denominated in US dollar from emerging market issuers with high creditworthiness on average (rated investment grade by established rating agencies).
The fund manager combines carefully selected issuers of different credit qualities from different sectors and countries, and securities with different maturities with the aim to seize interesting investment opportunities while keeping risks in check.
Exchange rate risks versus the fund currency Swiss franc is hedged using derivative instruments.
The fund will mature on 17 December 2018.
Investors obtain an investment similar to a single bond with a fixed maturity but with all the benefits of diversification and fund management by specialists.
Investors are protected from exchange rate risk between the Swiss franc (fund currency) and the US dollar (currency of the bonds in the fund).
Investors can benefit from attractive current emerging market credit spreads regardless of whether or not spread-narrowing takes place during the fund's life.*)
*) No guarantee – repayment at fund maturity and distributions can be influenced by various factors including currency hedging
The fund invests in bonds and may therefore be subject to fluctuations in value. This requires corresponding risk tolerance and capacity. The value of a unit upon maturity is uncertain and depends on the repayment of the investments as well as on their reinvestment or new investment. The value of a unit may fall below the purchase price. Changes in interest rates have an effect on the value of the portfolio. Due to transaction costs, extension costs and mismatches between the maturity of bonds and the duration of the fund, currency hedging has an impact on the yield to maturity of the fund and the effective return for investors. Pronounced fluctuations in price are among the characteristics of emerging economies. Others include specific risks such as lower market transparency, regulatory hurdles, illiquidity of markets as well as political and social challenges. Bonds from emerging economies are usually considered as carrying significant credit risk. The fund can invest in less liquid assets that may be difficult to sell in the case of distressed markets.The fund may use derivatives which can reduce investor risks or give rise to additional risks (inter alia the counterparty risk). Every fund exhibits specific risks, a description of these risks can be found in the prospectus.
UBS Bond Funds
UBS Fixed Maturity Funds
UBS Asset Management
UBS Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A.
UBS Europe SE, Luxembourg Branch
Day of inception
March 21, 2014
Currency of account
Close of financial year
Issue / redemption
December 17, 2018
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 launch (before hedging) 1)
Initial yield to maturity at re-opening (before hedging) 2)
Initial yield to maturity at re-opening (before hedging) 2)
Current average portfolio maturity
||Net of fees and not taking defaults, hedging effects and issuing commissions into account
||Net of fees, incl. swing factor and not taking defaults, hedging effects and issuing commissions into account
Performance chart (CHF-based, as of March 16, 2018)
Indexed, Month-end values
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Performance (in %, as of March 16, 2018)
The performance shown does not take account of any commissions, entry or exit charges.
These figures refer to the past. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
By Credit rating (in %, as of February 28, 2018)
By the 10 largest positions (in %, as of February 28, 2018)
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By sector (in %, as of February 28, 2018)
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