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UBS ETFs surpass USD100bn in assets

UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) has announced that its range of ETFs has passed USD 100 billion in assets under management.

The firm writes that it launched its first ETFs in 2001 with a handful of core equity funds. “Through our ongoing engagement with investors, exchanging feedback and ideas, the offering has continuously developed to deliver innovative solutions to meet their needs. The diverse product offering of 130 ETFs act as flexible building blocks across equities, fixed income, commodities, and alternative strategies. UBS ETF assets under management have increased from around USD 30 billion five years ago to USD 100 billion today – an annual growth rate of 27 per cent which is higher than the European ETF market average.

“Over the past decade, there has been a notable shift of investors towards more sustainable ETFs. As sustainable ETFs out-paced other ETFs, UBS AM has been able to capitalise on this growth, raising invested assets of USD 35 billion making UBS the second-largest European provider in this category. In 2021, UBS AM launched 17 new sustainable ETFs, including a full suite of Paris-aligned benchmarks.”

The firm writes that it also offers the widest range of currency-hedged share class ETFs in the UCITS ETF market.

Clemens Reuter, Global Head of ETF & Index Fund Client Coverage at UBS Asset Management, says: “The growth of our ETF business to USD100 billion is testament to our focus on investors’ needs and the breadth of our offering, providing a transparent and flexible way to invest across key markets and assets classes.”

Ian Ashment, Head of Systematic & Index Investing says: “Our commitment to sustainable investing across our indexing business has helped UBS AM grow to become the second-largest European manager of indexed assets. ETFs are a core part of our offering and we continually seek to develop innovative new products and solutions in index management for our clients.”

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