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The expert for institutional investors

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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  • Coronavirus: the strong get stronger

    Coronavirus: the strong get stronger

    The coronavirus pandemic marks a turning point not just for society but also for many companies. It is dividing them into the winners and losers of the crisis. This is partly because of the way in which lockdown measures are being eased.

  • UIC

    Risk positioning remains neutral

    The Union Investment Committee (UIC) reaffirmed its neutral risk positioning (RoRo meter at 3) at its regular meeting on 19 May 2020 but adopted a slightly more bullish stance. The committee raised the equity weighting a little. While there is a stronger economic slump than expected, positive news on the pandemic is helping.

  • Outlook for the capital markets:“A considered approach is needed”

    Outlook for the capital markets: “A considered approach is needed”

    The coronavirus crisis is still ongoing but we appear to have passed the first peak. Public life is restarting, and economic activity is picking up as the restrictions are lifted. At the same time, the long-term economic impact and the ongoing effects for the capital markets are becoming apparent. Dr Frank Engels, Head of Portfolio Management at Union Investment, explains the situation and looks ahead to the future.

  • Italy: coronavirus and its consequences

    Italy: coronavirus and its consequences

    The coronavirus pandemic will send Italy into a deep recession in 2020 and the country may even need to draw on additional assistance from the EU. Union Investment’s assessment of Italian government bonds is currently neutral.

  • The current state of the property markets - May 2020

    The current state of the property markets

    The global spread of coronavirus has led to a substantial reduction in economic activity. Experience has shown that real estate markets in particular react with a time lag. Nonetheless, some market trends are already emerging and must be closely monitored.

  • Does meat-based food still have a future?

    Meat is not a vegetable

    They are still something of a niche product, but the trend for alternative meat products is growing. The financial and environmental cost of the world’s consumption of animal-based pro ducts is immense. Will we be able to afford to eat meat at all in future?

  • Corona

    Coronavirus puts economy on hold

    The world of business has come to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic: For most people, life is currently taking place almost exclusively within their own four walls. Many companies have reduced their employees’ working hours or furloughed staff. The measures implemented to contain the spread of coronavirus are changing people’s everyday life and social interactions. But they have also caused a severe slump in the economic activity globally.

  • March 2020: Market news and expert views

    Market news and expert views: May

    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 24 April 2020)

  • What will happen once the pandemic is under control?

    A post-coronavirus world

    What will happen once the pandemic is under control? Will the world be different? Here are some initial propositions on where the crisis is likely to have a major impact – and where not.

Our awards

Quality Leader 2019

Quality Leader 2019

Greenwich Associates has recognized Union Investment as a "Quality Leader" in Institutional Clients business. This is the result of this year's survey of institutional investors in Germany conducted by the international consulting firm. According to Greenwich Associates, Quality Leaders distinguish themselves from their competitors by providing outstanding customer service that helps institutional investors reach their investment goals.

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.