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Investment expertise

Alternative investments

Alternative investments

UBP has long been convinced of the significant benefits of alternatives as investment vehicles, including the value and diversity they can create in portfolio construction. Determined to be a front-runner in the alternative investment space, we have been investing in hedge funds since 1972 and are one of Europe’s top players in the industry, investing assets close to USD 10 billion for both prominent institutional clients and highly sophisticated private investors.


We distinguish two main families within alternatives, based on their utility within an overall portfolio:

  • Diversifiers to traditional fixed income will seek uncorrelated return drivers to cope with expectations of rising interest rate volatility
  • Substitutes to traditional equities will seek convexity through a reduced market beta to cope with rising market volatility

 Investment philosophy & process

The rapid growth of the alternatives industry over the last two decades has led to an extraordinary rise in the number of alternative funds, financial innovations and inherent risks. UBP endeavours to construct an Approved List of alternative funds that consists of the best names across many strategies and take into consideration a variety of constraints such as liquidity, transparency and the regulatory framework.

Our strict investment process in selecting alternative investments is a blend of top-down and bottom-up analysis with risk oversight at each step.

Product range

  • Single Alternative UCITS solutions
  • Bespoke alternative portfolios
  • Niche investment strategies through opportunistic partnerships: insurance-linked securities, leveraged loans, private markets

Acces to broad expertise in long/short corporate credit

Acces to broad expertise in long/short corporate credit

New technology-focused equity long/short strategy

New technology-focused equity long/short strategy

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Institutional clients

With a team of more than 200 people, UBP Asset Management has built an on-the-ground presence in the world’s major markets through organic growth and selected partnerships.

Our fund range


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Insight 24.11.2020

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