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UBS ETFs now available on platforms catering to IFAs and private investors

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UBS Exchange Traded Funds (UBS ETFs) has partnered with Ascentric, Hargreaves Lansdown, Nucleus Financial, Raymond James and Transact to make its ETFs available on their platforms. 

The move makes UBS’s range of ETFs accessible for financial advisers and private investors in the trading and investment venue of their choice.
 
The following ETFs are now available on these platforms:
 
UBS ETF – MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis
UBS ETF – FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (GBP) A-dis
UBS ETFs plc – CMCI Composite SF (USD) A-acc
UBS ETFs plc – S&P 500 INDEX SF (USD) A-acc
UBS ETF – MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (CAD) A-dis
UBS ETF – EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (EUR) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI Pacific (ex Japan) UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (EUR) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (EUR) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI EMU Value UCITS ETF (EUR) A-dis
UBS ETF – MSCI World Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis
UBS ETF – Markit iBoxx € Liquid Corporates UCITS ETF (EUR) A-dis
 
Andrew Walsh, head of ETF sales UK at UBS Global Asset Management, says: “We have made our ETFs available on a range of market-leading platforms to cater to the individual preferences of financial advisers and investors, and we are also in dialogue with additional platforms. Our approach is to offer investors a wide selection, providing ETFs in the asset classes, structures and venues that they prefer. For instance, investors can choose between physically-replicated or swap-based ETFs.  Platforms are becoming ever more central to the investment landscape for financial advisers and DIY investors alike, and ETFs are seeing increased demand as they offer efficient, cost-effective access to the global markets.”
 
UBS Global Asset Management has 81 ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange, including equity, fixed income, hedge fund and commodity strategies.  UBS ETFs are FCA recognised, have UK Reporting Fund status, are ISA and SIPP eligible, and have clean share classes.
 
UBS ETFs are also listed on XETRA, SIX Swiss Exchange and Borsa Italiana. With GBP8.5bn in ETF assets under management, UBS ETFs is Europe’s second largest provider of physically-replicating ETFs and the fourth largest ETF provider overall.
 
The move to broaden the distribution of its ETFs follows a reduction in fees across the ‘A’ share class range of ETFs last month, making UBS ETFs among the most competitively priced available. 
 
Dominic Ventham, head of marketing at Ascentric, says: “ETFs are a very important part of our asset mix representing more than GBP500m in terms of platform assets to date. The launch of the UBS range will extend and enhance the range of ETFs available on Ascentric and will undoubtedly fuel demand for this type of investment.”

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