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

  • Suggested 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 or direct debit

  • 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

AmcorAusnet Services Australia & New Zealand Bank Bingo Industries
Bluescope Steel BoralBrambles Carsales.Com
Cleanaway Waste Management Coles Commonwealth Bank of Australia CSL
Dexus Property Fortescue Metals G.U.D Holdings G8 Education
GoodmanInvoCare JB Hi Fi LendLease
Macquarie National Australia Bank


QBE Insurance
Ramsay Healthcare REAReliance WordwideResMed

Sonic Healthcare

Spark Infrastructure Suncorp
Super Retail Telstra The A2 Milk Company


Webjet Wesfarmers Westpac

As at 31 December 2020

U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale performance

For 31 March 2021

Fund 3 months % 6 months % 1 year % 3 years % p.a. 5 years % p.a. 10 years % p.a. 20 years % p.a. Since inception Inception date Fund size (million
Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale 4.14 15.40 34.58 12.03 11.91 8.56 9.10 10.76 1 Jan 1986 491.19
Benchmark* 4.15 18.51 38.34 9.73 10.32 7.86 8.37 - -

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Based on exit price with distributions reinvested, and are net of all fees.
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.
*Benchmark is ASX 300 Accum Index.

Unit price

As at 07 May 2021

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale 17.9322 17.8428

Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale Distributions

Period To Cash cents per unit paid Non-cash cents per unit paid Total distribution cents per unit
31 December 2020 17.27 N/A 17.27
30 June 2020 16.21 8.92 25.13

NOTE: Distributions paid prior to December 2019 were made by the U Ethical Australian Equities Portfolio. The Portfolio was converted to the Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale on 1 November 2019.

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