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

Australian Listed Securities
Abacus Property GroupAusNet ServicesAustralia and New Zealand Banking GroupAustralian Unity Office Fund
BlueScope Steel BoralBrambles CarSales.Com
Charter Hall Education Trust Charter Hall GroupCharter Hall Social Infrastructure Cleanaway Waste Management
Commonwealth Bank of Australia DexusDexus Property GroupFortescue Metals Group
G.U.D Holdings G8 EducationGoodman GroupGPT Group
InvocareJB Hi-FiLendlease Corporation Lendlease Group
Mirvac GroupNational Australia bank QBE Insurance GroupREA Group

Reliance WorldwideResMed Scentre GroupSeek
Spark Infrastructure Stockland Suncorp GroupTelstra
Transurban GroupUnibail-Rodamco Vicinity Centres Webjet
International Listed Securities

AlphabetAmgen IncApple IncBristol Myers
BT GroupCisco Systems Citrix Systems CME Group
Danone Ecolab Inc Glaxosmithkline Home Depot
Inditex Kimberly Clark KoninklijkeMastercard
Microsoft Novo-NordiskSAP SEShionogi & Co
Tjx & Cos Unilever Union Pacific United Parcel Service
Varian Medical Systems Vestas Wind Systems VMware

As at 30 September 2020

U Ethical Growth Portfolio performance

As at 30 September 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)
Growth Portfolio 2.10 13.47 -0.93 9.50 8.45 8.45 10.00 1 July 1985 189.79¹
Benchmark* 0.97 15.45 -7.58 7.20 7.53 6.66 - - -

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
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

Transaction prices for 26 Nov 2020

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical Growth Portfolio 6.0299 6.0059

U Ethical Growth Portfolio Distributions

Period To Distribution Amount including Franking Credits (cents per unit) Reinvestment Price ($) Franking Credits (cents per unit)
December 2019 13.62 5.8013 11.62
June 2019 9.60 5.6176 N/A
December 2018 11.98 4.8960 4.17
June 2018 6.30 5.2926 N/A
December 2017 13.33 5.0359 5.95
June 2017 7.29 4.8531 N/A
December 2016 14.85 4.7023 5.68
June 2016 7.41 4.4985 N/A
December 2015 17.68 4.5068 6.23
June 2015 7.58 4.5729 N/A
December 2014 15.09 4.4736 7.44

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

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