Australian Equities Trust - R

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?

    • 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 electronic transfer or direct debit

  • Redemptions

    Each business day2

  • APIR code


  • Inception date

    7 July 2003

  • 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 the Product Disclosure Statement. 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 receive an exit statement within 6 months of account closure

Trust Holdings

AmcorAusNet ServicesAustralia & New Zealand Banking Group

Bingo Industries

BlueScope SteelBoralBramblesCarsales.Com
Cleanaway Waste Management


Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaCSL
DexusFortescue MetalsG.U.D HoldingsG8 Education
Goodman GroupInvoCareJB Hi-FiLendlease
MacquarieNational Australia BankQBERamsay Health Care
REAReliance WorldwideResMedSeek
Sonic Health CareSpark InfrastructureSuncorpSuper Retail Group
Sydney AirportTelstraThe A2 Milk CompanyTransurban



As at 30 June 2021.

U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Retail performance

For 30 June 2021

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 7.97 12.34 25.93 11.02 11.36 8.44 - 8.66 7 July 2003 91.35
Benchmark* 8.48 12.98 28.49 9.77 11.26 9.21 - 9.55 -

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 21 Oct 2021

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Retail 1.9168 1.9072

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 2021^ 8.60 0.78 9.38
31 December 2020* 1.57 N/A 1.57
30 June 2020 4.50 1.15 5.65

^Includes 0.36 cents per unit from a special distribution due to the closure of the Enhanced Cash Portfolio.

*Includes 0.11 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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