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Equity and Bond Mandates

Passive Management
Comes in Serveral Forms

Equity and Bond Mandates

The range of rule-based portfolio concepts in the field of equities and bonds is extensive, ranging from a strategy that precisely mirrors a market index (passive) to one that adapts an investment universe to a client’s specifications (passive customised).

It is also important to keep an overview of this dynamic market with its constantly expanding universe of indexes.



Universal Investment’s experienced portfolio management team covers all relevant local and global markets on both the equity and the bond side. In addition Universal Investment’s rule-based portfolio management concepts include state-of-the-art beta strategies.

One key objective of the enhanced beta strategies is to use alternative weighting methods to significantly improve diversification through professional portfolio management, and thus to optimise the risk/return ratio in comparison to standard market indexes and benchmarks.


White Paper Fixed-Income-ESG_EN_2022

Fixed-income: ESG-compliant and passive investing

Sustainable investment strategies are increasingly becoming standard in fixed-income investing. This white paper examines which of the ESG strategies used in equity investments can also be applied to this asset class.

Passive Management

Mirroring certain market indexes precisely, including

  • Standard blue chips and second-tier equities
  • Global government and corporate bonds
  • Inflation-linked bonds
  • Indexes structured according to ESG criteria

Passive Management Customised

Adjusted mirroring of certain market indices based on investors’ individual specifications, including

  • The exclusion, from market indexes, of, for example, certain sectors, countries or individual equities
  • Limitation to specific maturities
  • The specification of certain ratings, seniorities or issuers
  • The use of negative and positive lists

Enhanced Beta

The optimisation of the risk/return ratio of rule-based strategies in comparison to standard market indexes or benchmarks

  • Bottom-up and top-down factor investments
  • Alternative weightings of index constituents based on an internally developed, rule-based procedure
  • The management of portfolios with no reference index in compliance with individually agreed rules
  • The integration of ESG aspects
  • Mapping of complex indices possible via Total Return Swaps

Contact

Passive management comes in several forms. Let's take a look at which strategy suits you best. We look forward to sharing ideas with you.
Marcus Kuntz

Marcus Kuntz

Area Head Sales & Fund Distribution

+49 69 71043 190

marcus.kuntz@universal-investment.com

Jochen Meyers

Jochen Meyers

Area Head Relationship Management Institutional Investors

+49 69 71043 460

jochen.meyers@universal-investment.com

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