Category: Open Ended Investment Company
The Fund is passively managed and seeks to track performance of the MSCI Australia Index (the "Index"). The Index is designed to measure the performance of mid and large capitalisation companies which are listed on markets in Australia. The Fund will seek to hold all of the shares of the Index, in the same proportions as the Index, so that essentially the portfolio of the Fund will be a near mirror image of the Index. In seeking to implement its investment objective of tracking the performance of the Index, the Fund may also in exceptional circumstances hold securities which are not comprised in its Index, including, for example, securities in respect of which there has been an announcement or it is expected that they will shortly be included in the Index. The Fund may, for the purpose of reducing risk, reducing costs or generating additional capital or income, use derivative instruments. The use of derivative instruments may multiply the gains or losses made by the Fund on given investment or on its investments generally. Currency hedged share classes may also be available in the Fund. Investors other than authorized participants may not subscribe for shares directly with UBS (Irl) ETF plc, but may purchase and sell shares, through an intermediary, on one of the stock exchanges listed for the share class on the website www.ubs.com/etf. In exceptional circumstances, direct redemptions with UBS (Irl) ETF plc, are however possible on each dealing day (as set out in the relevant supplement to the prospectus). Authorized participants may subscribe and redeem shares with the UBS (Irl) ETF plc under the conditions detailed in the relevant authorized participant agreement. Fund income is not paid out, but instead will be reinvested. The impact of currency fluctuations between any foreign currency to the Index currency is reduced by selling foreign currency forwards at one month forward rate in line with the currency version of the Index. Hedging reduces the effect of the fluctuations in the exchange rate between the currencies of the equity securities (i.e. shares) that make up the Index and EUR, the currency of the Share Class. The Fund may enter into securities lending transactions.