Australian Equities Trust - Retail Retail

A diversified managed fund of ethically screened Australian shares.


5 years p.a.


Since Inception p.a.

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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?

    • Individual investors
    • Self-managed super funds (SMSFs)
    • Trustees (including superannuation trustees)
    • Companies
    • Partnerships
  • Minimum investment


  • Management costs

    Estimated up to 1.315% p.a.1

  • Buy/sell spread

    0.25% / 0.25%

  • Income distributions

    Half yearly (30 June, 31 December)

  • Additional contributions

    Anytime by BPAY or recurring direct debit

  • Redemptions

    Each business day2

  • APIR code


  • Inception date

    7 July 2003

  • Fund Size

    $71.76m (as at 30 June 2022)

  • 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 the Product Disclosure Statement. Valid redemption requests received before 1.00 p.m. on a business day will be processed within 2 business days at the price applicable on the day of receipt of the request, subject to the Trust's liquidity.

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

Trust Holdings

AmcorAPM Human ServicesAustralia & New Zealand Banking Group

BlueScope Steel

BramblesCarsales.ComCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaCochlear
Coles Group


Cleanaway Waste ManagementDexus Property Group
Fortescue Metals GroupGoodman GroupGPT Group

G.U.D Holdings

InvoCareJB Hi-FiLendlease CorporationMacquarie Group
National Australia Bank

Pilbara Minerals

QBE Insurance GroupRamsay Health Care
ResMedReliance WorldwideSandfire ResourcesSonic Healthcare
Suncorp GroupTransurban GroupTelstra CorporationWestpac Banking Corporation

As at 30 September 2022.

U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Retail performance

For 30 September 2022

Fund 3 months % 6 months % 1 year % 3 year % p.a. 5 years % p.a. 10 years % p.a. 20 % p.a. Since inception Inception date Fund size (million)
Australian Equities Trust - Retail 1.73 -8.82 -8.41 4.55 7.69 7.97 - 7.74 7 July 2003 71.81
Benchmark* 0.45 -11.82 -8.00 2.73 6.83 8.38 - 8.53 -

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

Unit price

As at 25 Jan 2023

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Retail 1.7978 1.7888

Australian Equities Trust - Retail Distributions

Period To Cash cents per unit paid ​Non-cash cents per unit paid Total distribution cents per unit
30 June 2022^ 7.25 1.51 8.76
31 December 2021* 2.99 N/A 2.99

^Includes 0.013 cents per unit from a special distribution due to the closure of the Enhanced Cash Portfolio.

*Includes 0.08 cents per unit from a special distribution due to the closure of the Enhanced Cash Portfolio.

For the full break down of all individual income components please refer to your tax statement

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