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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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  • Emerging marktes

    Emerging markets: investing sustainably in development

    The prevailing low-interest-rate environment is forcing many investors to look to emerging markets. This is hardly a surprise. Many of these countries are among the fastest-growing economies in the world. At the same time, sustainability is becoming increasingly important for investors, as it is for Union Investment. But emerging markets are often starting from a low base when it comes to their environmental and social standards. How then is this compatible with an investment?

  • March 2021: Market news and expert views

    Market news and expert views: April 2021

    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 March 2021)

  • UIC

    Moderately bullish positioning reaffirmed

    At its latest regular meeting in March, the Union Investment Committee (UIC) reaffirmed its moderately bullish risk positioning (RoRo meter at level 4). At the start of the month, the UIC had already scaled back the portfolio’s underweight in industrial metals. All in all, the model portfolio remains underweighted in fixed-income investments, especially ‘safe havens’, and overweighted in equities.

  • Economic transformation

    Economic transformation

    Change is a constant companion. But sometimes, several trends coincide and combine in a way that significantly accelerates change and ushers in a new era or cycle. Will we be facing such a historic structural upheaval in the economic sphere in the coming decades?

  • Back on track for growth

    Back on track for growth

    Will the global economy quickly bounce back from the coronavirus slump? Or will the economic consequences be with us for some years to come? It is likely that further recovery will vary significantly from region to region and sector to sector – depending on how the coronavirus pandemic is handled.

  • Not quite green

    Not quite so green

    Current carbon emissions in the traffic and transport sector are too high to meet the Paris climate targets. For this reason, policymakers and industry are now pushing electrically powered transport. However, one aspect of this often remains neglected, namely the extent to which battery production damages the climate. Or to put it another way: When are electric vehicles really green?

  • Biden’s stimulus package: Too much of a good thing?

    Biden’s stimulus package: Too much of a good thing?

    Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package will support the recovery of the US economy. Economic output in the United States is likely to have reached pre-crisis levels by the beginning of the third quarter. However, the stimulus is not expected to create lasting inflationary pressure.

  • Yield rise in the bond market: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Yield rise in the bond market: the good, the bad and the ugly

    The bond markets remain in turmoil. Although the situation has since eased, it remains precarious. The cause of the yield rise is key to assessing its effect on other risk assets, such as equities and credits. We take a look beyond the current market volatility to study the bigger picture in the capital markets.

  • Inflation after the pandemic

    Inflation after the pandemic

    In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, could inflation make a comeback that is more than just a flash in the pan? Our research paper shows which factors will be key and what the medium and long-term inflation trend might look like.

  • Precious metals

    Precious metals: myths and facts about silver, platinum and gold

    Precious metal markets are exhibiting a growing number of anomalies. What are the influences on precious metal prices, what is the effect of the economy’s shift towards greater sustainability, and is gold able to compete with cryptocurrencies? In short, what should we expect from silver, platinum and gold?

  • Press release

    Union Investment continues to grow despite the coronavirus pandemic

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Union Investment can look back on a successful 2020. The company generated net new business of €15.1 billion (2019: €19.4 billion), which is on a par with the figure for 2018 -  "This is a remarkable achievement in these challenging times” says Hans Joachim Reinke

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.