Growth Portfolio

A diversified debenture portfolio including ethically screened Australian shares, international shares, listed property trusts and enhanced cash designed specifically for not-for-profit and charitable organisations.


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 Consumer Price Index + 3.0% pa after fees over rolling 5-year periods.

Benefits and risks

  • Suggested minimum investment horizon - 5 years
  • A diversified ethically screened portfolio
  • Twice yearly distributions of net income
  • Exposure to international shares within an actively managed portfolio
  • Medium to high-risk profile
  • Who can invest?

    Entities registered as a Tax Concession Charity

  • Minimum investment


  • Management costs

    Estimated up to 0.8% p.a.1

  • Buy/sell spread

    0.20% / 0.20%

  • 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 July 1985

  • Fund Size


  • Benchmark

    • 70% S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index
    • 10% MSCI World Ex Australia Net Total Return Index AUD (unhedged)
    • 10% S & P/ASX 300 Real Estate Accumulation Index
    • 5% Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index
    • 5% Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0-3 Yr Index
  1. No fees for establishment, contributions, redemptions or exit. Management costs apply
  2. Subject to conditions. Please read the Offer Document. 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.
  3. Figure includes funds invested in U Ethical Australian Equities Trust – Wholesale, U Ethical Enhanced Cash Trust - Wholesale, U Ethical Property Trust (not open to investors) and U Ethical International Equities Trust.

Portfolio Holdings

Abacus PropertyAlphabetAmcorAmgen
AppleArenaAusNet ServicesAustralian and New Zealand Banking Group
Australian UnityBingoBlueScope SteelBoral
BramblesBristol MyersBT GroupCarsales.Com
Charter Hall Social InfrastructureCisco SystemsCitrix SystemsCleanaway Waste Management

Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Deutsche Post

Fortescue MetalsG.U.D HoldingsG8 EducationGlaxoSmithKline


GPTHome DepotHomeco Daily Needs
InditexInvoCareJB Hi-FiKimberley Clark
Koninklijke PhilipsLendleaseMacquarieMastercard
MicrosoftMirvacNational Australia Bank GroupNovo-Nordisk
QBE InsuranceRamsay Health CareREA GroupReliance Worldwide
ResMedSAP SEScentre GroupSeek
Shionogi & CoSonic HealthcareSpark InfrastructureStockland
SuncorpSuper RetailSydney AirportTelstra Corporation
The A2 Milk CompanyTJXTransurbanUnibail-Rodamco
UnileverUnion PacificUnited Parcel ServiceVarian Medical Systems
Vestas Wind SystemsVicinity CentresVMWareWebJet

As at 31 March 2021.

U Ethical Growth Portfolio performance

For 31 March 2021

Fund 3 months % 6 months % 1 year % 3 year % p.a. 5 years % p.a. 10 years % p.a. 20 years % p.a. Since inception % p.a. Inception date Fund size (million)
Growth Portfolio 2.63 10.52 25.40 10.40 10.42 8.35 9.10 10.16 June 1985 225.12
Benchmark* 3.50 15.48 33.32 9.31 9.55 8.37 7.58 - -

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Based on exit price with distributions reinvested, and are net of all fees.
1. Figure includes funds invested in U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale, U Ethical International Equities Trust (Wholesale), U Ethical Property Trust (not open to investors) and U Ethical Enhanced Cash Portfolio. From 1 July 2020, Growth Portfolio’s cash allocation in U Ethical Enhanced Cash Portfolio was transferred to U Ethical Enhanced Cash Trust (Wholesale).
*Benchmark demonstrates Custom Index comprising 70% ASX300 Accumulation, 10% MSCI World Ex Australia Net TR (AUD), 10% ASX300 Real Estate, 5% Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill, 5% Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0-3yr indices.

Unit price

As at 27 Jul 2021

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical Growth Portfolio 6.4575 6.4317

Growth Portfolio Distributions

Period To Total distribution cents per unit Franking credit component included within total cents per unit paid
30 June 2021 11.36* N/A
31 December 2020 5.27 0.00
30 June 2020 12.02 N/A

*Includes 2.47 cents per unit from a special distribution due to the closure of the Enhanced Cash Product.

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

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