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As one of the most experienced German fund managers, Union Investment has acted as a professional asset management partner to institutional investors for decades. Efficient risk management is a particularly important component of all our investment processes.

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  • UIC

    UIC confirms equities overweight

    After deciding to raise the equity weighting at an extraordinary meeting in mid-November, the Union Investment Committee (UIC) confirmed all existing weightings in the model portfolio at its regular meeting on 24 November. The risk strategy remains neutral (RoRo meter at level 3). This positioning is driven mainly by the combination of current coronavirus-related risks, the anticipated final breakthrough in the development of a vaccine, and monetary and fiscal stimuli.

  • Risk Management conference 2020

    Risk management conference 2020

    The global coronavirus pandemic has eclipsed the financial crisis of 2008 as the biggest risk event in recent history. And the result of the US elections is likely to bring additional changes to a world already in a state of flux. But what are the implications for asset allocation? Guidance in answering this question was provided by Union Investment’s 15th annual risk management conference.

  • US election

    Spreads expected to narrow in the wake of US election

    Joe Biden has won the US presidential election. The incumbent Donald Trump is contesting the result, but his chances of success are minimal. For investors, the key concern is whether the Senate will remain in Republican hands after the run-off election on 5 January. Overall, there are many indications that risk assets will benefit and the US dollar will weaken.

  • E-Ladestation

    Automotive sector:
    2021 will be a pivotal year

    German car manufacturers prepare to launch a whole host of models in the electric vehicle segment in a bid to catch up. Will their shares gain momentum too?

  • March 2020: Market news and expert views

    Market news and expert views: November

    Economy, growth, inflation and monetary policy – the monthly report ‘Market news and expert views’ will keep you informed about the latest developments and our expert assessments. It will also give you a comprehensive review of and outlook for the relevant asset classes. (As at 26 October 2020)

  • Joe Biden

    US elections: Biden sweep looking more likely

    The latest US election polls are pointing towards a win for President Donald Trump’s opponent Joe Biden. The risk of the result being challenged is receding as the chances of Biden winning and the Democrats securing a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate grow.

  • Milestone issuance of European Social Bonds

    Milestone issuance of European Social Bonds

    The European Union is accessing the primary market today with large-scale bond issues to fund its crisis management efforts.  The first Social Bonds in the history of the European Union are meeting enormous market demand.  

  • It’s Mostly Fiscal

    It's Mostly Fiscal: Report on IMF Annual Meeting

    Last weekend, the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) came to a close. This year, they brought together in Washington the central bank governors and finance ministers of 190 member states plus several thousand observers – and for the very first time, they were held as an entirely virtual event. Christian Kopf, Head of Fixed-Income Fund Management at Union Investment, reports from the meetings and looks at the implications for the capital markets.

  • Real estate

    How resilient are Europe’s office property markets?

    As the global coronavirus pandemic continues, many companies are re-evaluating their office environments and use of space. The attempt to save on office rents could likewise prove challenging for some market segments in the future. But there are also positive indicators.

  • Central banks take proactive steps to facilitate growth

    Central banks take proactive steps to facilitate growth

    Going forward, the US Federal Reserve will allow a bit more scope for inflation. The European Central Bank is likely to follow suit. This approach should support growth – at least until the fiscal stimulus packages adopted during the coronavirus crisis properly start to take effect.

  • Asbestos, glyphosate…PFAS?

    Asbestos, glyphosate…PFAS?

    The fact that chemical products are not necessarily beneficial in every respect and may be harmful to human health and the environment is well known, and not just since the controversy around Glyphosate. The parallels with the current debate about PFAS are quite striking. Are people and companies at risk of harm and loss on a similar scale to that caused by asbestos in the past century?

Our awards

A+ Rating by PRI

Union Investment given A+ rating by PRI

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative has awarded Union Investment its top mark of A+ in recognition of the company's overarching approach to responsible investment.

Sustainability strategy awarded has been the FNG Label

FNG Label 2020

Six Union Investment funds received the FNG Label of approval for sustainable investment funds. Mutual funds that have been awarded the Sustainable Investment Forum (FNG) Label comply with the quality standard it has developed for sustainable investments in the German-speaking countries.