UBS Balanced Investment Fund

About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/100387-2023-09-21-03:31.pdf
FUND MANAGER UBS Asset Management (Australia)
ASX Code

The Fund comprises a diversified portfolio through allocation to differing asset classes anywhere within the allowable ranges, by normally investing in other UBS managed funds, third-party funds, derivatives and through a range of instruments. The Fund’s Investment Thesis may be changed on notice to Fund members. 


The Fund aims to outperform (after management fees and costs) 
the Benchmark (see investment guidelines) over rolling five year 

BENCHMARK Neutral Allocation (refer to PDS)
FUND SIZE Neutral Allocation (refer to PDS)
FEES 0.95% p.a. of the net asset value of the Fund



Benefits of investing in the UBS Balanced Investment Fund

The significant benefits and features of investing in the Fund are:

  • Access: The pooling of assets in the Fund provides investors with access to investment opportunities and diversification that may not be available to an individual investor.
  • Diversification: Access to a wide range of asset classes, including equities, bonds and property securities, providing
  • a diversified portfolio of both growth and income assets. By constructing a portfolio with a broad mix of investments, the aim is to diversify the sources of investment risk and return.
  • Research resources: We have over 30 years' experience in asset allocation and managing multi-asset strategies. Our global team of investment professionals are located across
  • multiple time zones allowing them to work around the clock and bring their global insights and local market knowledge together, capitalising on this breadth of opportunity to identify the best investment ideas.
  • Distributions: The potential to receive quarterly distributions.

Risk level

Medium to High

Investor suitability

The Fund is best suited to investors who seek to achieve returns from a mix of growth, income and alternative assets. Due to the inherent volatility of markets, investment returns will fluctuate and may be negative in some periods.

RISK LEVEL Medium to High

The Fund is intended to be suitable for investors with at least a 
five year investment timeframe and with a medium to high risk 
and return profile.



Key Features

About the Fund

The Fund is a diversified portfolio of growth and income assets, with a long term neutral (or average) exposure expected to be around 65% and 25% respectively of the total portfolio. The remaining 10% is expected to be allocated to various alternative asset strategies, which are likely to provide a combination of both income and growth potential.

Investment objective

The Fund aims to outperform (after management costs) the Neutral Allocation, over rolling five year periods. The Neutral Allocation is the likely expected long term average exposure of the portfolio to various asset classes.


How we invest your money

Investment strategy

Our portfolio management team will build a diversified portfolio by allocating to differing asset classes anywhere within the allowable ranges by investing in other UBS managed funds, third party funds and through a range of instruments.

Investment universe

Eligible investment of the Fund comprise (but are not limited to): Managed funds (including other UBS managed funds; Direct securities; Derivatives (including currency forwards and options); ETFs that are listed on a recognised exchange; Passive funds (unit trusts) which may be listed or unlisted; Equity futures and options; Fixed income futures, swaps and options and associated derivatives; Cash and Cash Funds.

Investment guidelines

The Benchmark is based on the return on the following market indices based on the Neutral Allocation of assets. The Neutral Allocation of assets represents the likely expected long term average exposure of the portfolio to various asset classes in order to meet its investment objective over a full investment cycle. At any point in time the actual asset weighting of the portfolio may be set away from the neutral position, although still consistent with the asset allocation range, reflecting the views of the portfolio manager. The asset allocation framework is shown in the table below.

(Asset sector - Benchmark: Neutral allocation / Strategy range)

  • Cash - Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index: 5% / 0%-30%
  • Australian Bonds - Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index: 10% / 0%-60%
  • International Bonds - Barclays Global Aggregate Index (hedged in AUD): 10% / 0%-60%

Total Income assets: 25% / 0%-70%

  • Property Securities / REITs - FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Net Total Ret: 5% / 0%-30%
  • Australian Shares - S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index: 30% / 0%-60%
  • International Shares - MSCI All Country World ex Australia Index in AUD: 30% / 0%-60%

Total Growth assets: 65% / 20%-95%

  • Alternative strategies - N/A: 10% / 0%-20%
  • Foreign currency exposure - N/A: 30% / 0%-95%