Union Bancaire Privée

Fund Company

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Union Bancaire Privée, which was founded in 1969 by Edgar de Picciotto, specialises in private banking and asset management. With a Tier-1 capital ratio of more than 20%, it is one of the most strongly capitalised, independent private banks.

Edgar de Picciotto has been active in the financial world since 1956 and officially established the  Compagnie de Banque et d’Investissements (CBI) in Geneva on 11 November 1969. From the 1980s onwards, the CBI undertook numerous acquisitions. The largest of these was that of TDB-American Express Bank in 1990, which led to the creation of the current entity, Union Bancaire Privée. After taking over the Discount Bank and Trust Company in 2002, UBP developed organically, building on the excellence of its financial expertise.

In 2011, the Bank acquired the Swiss subsidiary of the Dutch group, ABN AMRO, which was active in the field of wealth management. It also established two partnerships – in Hong Kong and Taiwan – with TransGlobe, a company renowned for its expertise in the Chinese market. In early 2012, UBP acquired Nexar Capital Group, a global player in alternative investment management recognised for its skills in investment strategy, risk management and product innovation.

With the centre of world growth shifting towards Asia, UBP is expanding its operations not only there, but also in other emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Through targeted acquisitions and sustained, organic growth, UBP has built a strong international network of subsidiaries, branches and representative offices. Edgar de Picciotto remains the principal shareholder and Chairman of UBP’s Board of Directors, and his son, Guy de Picciotto, is the bank’s Chief Executive Officer.

UBP is defined by its values: creativity, responsibility and adaptability. It is a family-owned company with a clear, entrepreneurial vision built on independence and innovation. Their tagline, “Committed to you” encompasses their corporate culture and expresses the proactive and positive relationships that the Bank has with both its clients and its staff alike.

UBP draws its strength from its knowledgeable and professional workforce of some 1,400 people, 35% of whom are women - including one member of the Executive Committee. Operating in more than twenty locations around the world, and comprising 55 different nationalities, their staff combines global expertise with local know-how.

UBP prides itself on developing and training new talent in the financial sector through partnerships with INSEAD in Paris and Singapore, as well as through commitments to various charities.

The Bank has also signed up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), a set of guidelines which reflect the view that investors must give appropriate consideration to environmental, social and corporate-governance issues. In doing so, UBP is demonstrating its commitment and determination to advancing the cause of socially-responsible investment.

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Calamos US Equity Growth A Cap

LU0034171404

USD

12/12/2003

1

High

Invests in equities issued by companies based in the US. The restrictions stipulating that investments in Canada could not exceed 25% and those in Mexico 10% of the total assets of the compartment and that those two combined limits could not exceed 25% of the total assets of the compartment, no longer apply. Neither does the requirement for equities and other transferable securities of a similar nature, warrants on transferable securities, convertible bonds or bonds with warrants on transferable securities in which the compartment is invested, to be listed on the US stock markets any longer apply.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Nb Us Equity Value Ac

LU0045841987

USD

26/02/1992

2

High

Invested in shares issued by first class US companies.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM IFDC Japan Equity A Cap

LU0052780409

JPY

28/06/1996

3

High

The investment seeks to achieve long-term, high-risk capital growth. The fund invests at least 2/3 of net assets in JPE-denominated equities and other debt securities issued by the companies located in Japan or by these which perform majority of economic activity in Japan. The recommended holding period is greater than five years.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Swiss Equity ACC Cap

LU0073503921

CHF

31/01/1997

3

Medium

Compartment denominated in CHF invested in equities and other transferable securities of the same kind (for a minimum of 2/3 of the net assets) and in warrants on transferable securities, convertible bonds or bonds with warrants on transferable securities (up to a maximum of 1/3 of the net assets) issued by global issuers.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Dr. Ehrhardt German Eq A Cap

LU0087798301

EUR

18/05/1998

4

Low

A compartment invested in shares; other similar transferable securities and convertible bonds or with warrants on transferable securities issued by German front-ranking issuers or guaranteed by front-ranking German guarantors. A maximum of 25% of net assets of the compartment may be invested in shares, other similar transferable securities and convertible bonds or with warrants on transferable securities issued, respectively guaranteed, by front-ranking issuers in other European countries with German related activities.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Corp Euro Bond AC Cap

LU0095453105

EUR

11/03/1999

3

Medium

Compartment denominated in EUR invested mainly – i.e. at least 2/3 of the net assets – in bonds denominated in this currency, issued by companies (“corporate bonds”) with a minimum quality of BBB- (Standard and Poor's) or Baa3 (Moody's).

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Yield Curve Euro Bd A Cap

LU0100809085

EUR

09/01/2002

3

High

Compartment denominated in EUR invested mainly – i.e. at least 2/3 of the net assets – in securities denominated in this currency. This compartment will invest a minimum of 2/3 of its net assets in bonds and other debt securities at all times. The portfolio’s average modified duration will at all times be within the range 2% to 8%.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Calamos Us Equity Growth R

LU0132641126

USD

03/06/2003

1

High

Invests in equities issued by companies based in the US. The restrictions stipulating that investments in Canada could not exceed 25% and those in Mexico 10% of the total assets of the compartment and that those two combined limits could not exceed 25% of the total assets of the compartment, no longer apply. Neither does the requirement for equities and other transferable securities of a similar nature, warrants on transferable securities, convertible bonds or bonds with warrants on transferable securities in which the compartment is invested, to be listed on the US stock markets any longer apply.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Japan Equity R Cap

LU0132641639

JPY

12/12/2003

2

Medium

The investment seeks to achieve long-term, high-risk capital growth. The fund invests at least 2/3 of net assets in JPE-denominated equities and other debt securities issued by the companies located in Japan or by these which perform majority of economic activity in Japan. The recommended holding period is greater than five years.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Dr. Ehrhardt German Eq R Cap

LU0181358762

EUR

06/12/1990

4

Low

A compartment invested in shares; other similar transferable securities and convertible bonds or with warrants on transferable securities issued by German front-ranking issuers or guaranteed by front-ranking German guarantors. A maximum of 25% of net assets of the compartment may be invested in shares, other similar transferable securities and convertible bonds or with warrants on transferable securities issued, respectively guaranteed, by front-ranking issuers in other European countries with German related activities.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Neuberger Berman Us Eqty Value

LU0181361980

USD

08/07/2004

1

High

Invested in shares issued by first class US companies.

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Emerging Market Bd (USD) A

LU0244149653

USD

13/02/2006

3

Medium

N/A

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Equity Bric APC Cap

LU0306285940

USD

10/10/2007

5

High

n/a

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Emerging Mkt Bd USD B EUR Cap

LU0352160815

EUR

01/09/2009

2

Medium

N/A

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Loc.Curr.Em.Mkt Bd USD-AC Cap

LU0352161110

EUR

01/09/2009

2

High

N/A

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM Local Curr. Em. Mkt Bd AD DIS

LU0352161383

EUR

01/09/2009

2

High

N/A

Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.

UBAM IFDC Japan Equity BD EUR Dis

LU0352162431

EUR

25/02/2008

1

High

The investment seeks to achieve long-term, high-risk capital growth. The fund invests at least 2/3 of net assets in JPE-denominated equities and other debt securities issued by the companies located in Japan or by these which perform majority of economic activity in Japan. The recommended holding period is greater than five years.