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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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  • 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.

  • UIC

    Moderately bullish risk positioning reaffirmed

    At its regular meeting on 22 October 2020, the Union Investment Committee (UIC) is adhering to its moderately bullish risk positioning (RoRo meter level 4) and has reaffirmed all weightings in the model portfolio.

  • 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.

  • US election: Trump trailing behind

    US election: Trump trailing behind

    Donald Trump returned to the White House last week. As expected, the US President is trying to regain control of the election campaign with a flurry of statements designed to sway undecided voters. The markets, however, are already anticipating who will win.

  • EZB

    ECB and Its Watchers XXI

    Last Wednesday, the "ECB and Its Watchers XXI" conference was held at Goethe University Frankfurt, the latest of a series of international conferences at which the European Central Bank’s monetary policy is discussed by financial market participants, academics and central bankers. Christian Kopf, Head of Fixed-Income Portfolio Management at Union Investment, took part in the conference and has taken time to give us his thoughts.

  • Oil price: barometer for the coronavirus pandemic

    Oil price: barometer for the coronavirus pandemic

    Oil is still seen as the commodity that keeps the economy’s engine running. But nothing is running smoothly this year. Oil is used both as a fuel and as a base material for industry, which is why its price serves as a barometer for the economy as a whole. And economic activity dropped dramatically when the coronavirus pandemic broke out. When will we see a sustained recovery?

  • 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?

  • Brexit

    Post-Brexit: time is running out

    The transition period, during which the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) can negotiate their future trade relationship after Brexit, expires at the end of 2020. If they fail to reach an agreement, there is a renewed threat that the UK will make a hard exit from the single European market. Time is running out, as neither side appears willing to yield.

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.