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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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  • US presidency

    US elections: implications of a Joe Biden presidency

    The US elections on 3 November 2020 will become a major preoccupation of the capital markets in the next few weeks, along with the pandemic and the economy. We have analysed the cross-asset implications of a Democratic sweep in terms of tax, trade, infrastructure, wages and regulation.

  • PRI Assessment

    PRI Assessment: A+ Rating

    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.

  • Precious metals

    Euphoria in the precious metal markets

    Precious metals seem to have been heading in just one direction recently: up. And there are good reasons for this. But what are the prospects for the future? The picture looks very mixed, as gold, silver and platinum do not all hold the same allure for investors at the moment.

  • March 2020: Market news and expert views

    Market news and expert views: August

    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 July 2020)

  • UIC

    Union Investment maintains neutral risk positioning

    At its regular meeting on 21 July 2020, the Union Investment Committee maintains its neutral risk positioning (RoRo meter at 3). According to the committee's assessment, the economic picture, monetary policy environment and pandemic developments have not changed significantly in a month-on-month comparison. The results of the EU summit are considered a milestone.

  • Runners

    An active approach to the coronavirus crisis

    As in previous crises, the gap between winners and losers on the capital market is widening. One reason is that in uncertain times, the fundamental data of companies move even more into focus. This opens up opportunities for active fund managers.

  • Central banks

    Central banks: Ready for the second wave?

    Prices of risk assets have rallied strongly in spite of extremely uncertain economic conditions. There are good reasons for this bounce-back from the lows recorded in March – unprecedented action by the central banks was a key factor. What further options do the central banks have at their disposal?

  • Retail

    Retail: coronavirus accelerates online revolution

    The recovery of the retail sector is gathering pace as the economy opens up after lockdown. Revenues in the eurozone are rising sharply. The importance of online sales continues to grow.

  • Investment after the pandemic: the crisis as an accelerator of trends

    Investment after the pandemic: the crisis as an accelerator of trends

    Structural trends that emerged before the coronavirus pandemic have become more pronounced as a result of the global crisis. Government bond yields are now even lower than before the crisis and are likely to remain at these low levels for a long time. The ‘investment emergency’ has intensified. Which asset classes can still offer opportunities?

  • Hydrogen: climate saviour?

    Hydrogen: climate saviour?

    Extensive decarbonisation of the economy is essential if we are to limit climate change and the associated rise in temperature. This realisation forms the basis for the conclusions reached at the Paris climate summit. The target is to establish carbon-neutral economic and production systems by 2050. The increased use of hydrogen is a promising alternative.

  • 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.

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.