Australian Equities Trust - W

A diversified managed fund of ethically screened Australian shares.


To achieve competitive risk adjusted returns over the medium to long term while limiting harm and creating positive impact through the implementation of U Ethical’s ethical investment policy.


Outperform benchmark after fees over rolling 5 year periods.

Benefits and risks

  • Minimum investment horizon - 7 to 10 years
  • A diversified ethically screened portfolio
  • Twice yearly distributions of fund net income
  • Exposure to an actively managed portfolio
  • High risk profile
  • Who can invest?

    • Trustees (including superannuation trustees)
    • Companies
    • Partnerships
    • Entities registered as a Tax Concession Charity
    • Individual investors
  • Minimum investment


  • Management costs

    Estimated up to 0.8%p.a.1

  • Buy/sell spread

    0.25% / 0.25%

  • Income distributions

    Half yearly (30 June, 31 December)

  • Additional contributions

    Anytime by electronic transfer, direct debit or cheque

  • Redemptions

    Each business day2

  • APIR Code


  • Inception date

    1 Jan 1986

  • Fund size


  • Benchmark

    S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index

  1. No fees for establishment, contributions, redemptions or exit. Management costs apply
  2. Subject to conditions. Please read Information Memorandum. Valid redemption requests received before 3.00 p.m. on a business day will be processed the next business day at the price applicable on the day of receipt of the request, subject to the Trust's liquidity.

Please note, investors will received an exit statement within 6 months of account closure

Trust Holdings

Amcor LimitedAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group LimitedBingo Industries LimitedBlueScope Steel Limited
Boral LimitedBrambles LimitedCarsales.Com LimitedCleanaway Waste Management Limited
Coles Group LimitedCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaCSL LimitedDexus
Fortescue Metals Group LimitedG.U.D Holdings LimitedG8 Education LimitedGoodman Group
InvoCare LimitedJB Hi-Fi LimitedLendlease GroupMacquarie Group Limited
Monash IVF Group LimitedNational Australia Bank LimitedQBE Insurance Group LimitedRamsay Health Care Limited
REA Group LtdReliance Worldwide Corporation LimitedResMed Inc.Seek Limited
Sonic Healthcare LimitedSuncorp Group LimitedTelstra Corporation LimitedThe A2 Milk Company Ltd
Transurban GroupWebjet LimitedWesfarmers LimitedWestpac Banking Corporation

As at 31 March 2020

U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale performance

As at 31 May 2020

Fund 3 months % 6 months % 1 year % 5 year % p.a. 10 years % p.a. 20 years % p.a. Inception % p.a. Inception date Fund size (million)
Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale -9.16 -10.82 -0.48 6.61 8.06 8.39 10.44 1 Jan 1986 393.81

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
On the 1 November 2019, the U Ethical Australian Equities Portfolio (the Portfolio) was transferred to a unit trust, the U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale (the Trust). Prior to this date performance was generated by the Portfolio. The Trust retains the same investment manager, and investment strategy. From 1 November 2019, performance is that of the Trust.

Unit price

On hold as of 30 June 2020

Fund Entry Exit
Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale On hold On hold

Unit Price is on hold due to Income Distribution. Daily updates to resume on 9 July 2020.

U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale Distributions

Period To Distribution Amount including Franking Credits (cents per unit) Reinvestment Price ($) Franking Credits (cents per unit)
December 2019 43.45 16.0303 20.31
June 2019 30.17 15.4760 N/A
December 2018 40.5 13.0023 17.48
June 2018 19.97 14.5153 N/A
December 2017 44.27 13.7885 22.40
June 2017 23.02 13.3708 N/A
December 2016 47.84 12.8805 20.38
June 2016 21.92 12.1681 N/A
December 2015 60.51 12.2622 22.82
June 2015 51.45 12.6490 N/A
December 2014 53.73 12.4491 29.12

NOTE: Franking Credits are only distributed in December of each year.

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