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 10 year periods.

Outperform benchmark after fees over rolling 5 year periods.

Benefits and risks

  • Minimum investment horizon - 7 to 10 years
  • A diversified ethically screened portfolio
  • Twice yearly distributions of net income
  • Exposure to international shares within an actively managed portfolio
  • 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, direct debit or cheque

  • 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 Group NpvAdr Novo-Nordisk A S AdrAlphabet Inc Capital StockAmcor Limited
Apple IncAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group LimitedAustralian Unity Office FundBingo Industries Limited
BlueScope Steel LimitedBoral LimitedBrambles LimitedBristol Myers
Carsales.Com LimitedCharter Hall GroupCharter Hall Social Infrastructure Reit Cisco Systems Inc Common Stock
Citrix Sys Inc Common Stock Cleanaway Waste Management LimitedCME Group Inc Coles Group Limited
Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaCSL Danone
Dexus, Dexus Property Group

Ecolab Inc

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
G.U.D Holdings Ltd

G8 Education Limited

GlaxosmithklineGoodman GroupGpt GroupHome Depot Inc
Inditex InvoCare LimitedJB Hi-Fi LimitedKimberley-Clark Corp
Kingspan Group Plc Koninklijke PhilipsLendlease Corporation LimitedLendlease Group
Macquarie Group LimitedMastercard IncMicrosoft CorpMirvac Group
Monash IVF Group LimitedNational Australia Bank LimitedQBE Insurance Group LimitedRamsay Health Care Limited
REA Group LtdReliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd ResMed Inc. Sap Se
Scentre GroupSeek LimitedShionogi & Co LtdSonic Healthcare Ltd
Stockland NpvSuncorp Group LtdTelstra Corporation LimitedThe A2 Milk Company Limited
Tjx Cos IncTransurban GroupUnibail-Rodamco Unilever Plc
Union Pacific United Parcel Service Vestas Wind Systems Vicinity Centres
VMware IncWebject LimitedWesfarmers LimitedWestpac Banking Corporation

As at 31 March 2020

International Listed Securities
Adr Novo-Nordisk Alphabet Inc Apple IncBristol Myers
Cisco Systems IncCitrix Sys IncCME Group IncDanone
EcolabGlaxosmithkline Home DepotInditex
Kimberley Clark Kingspan Group PlcKoninklijke PhilipsMastercard Inc
Microsoft CorpSap SeShionogi & Co Ltd Tjx Cos Inc
Unilever PlcUnion PacificUnited Parcel ServiceVestas Wind Systems

As at 31 March 2020

U Ethical Growth Portfolio performance

As at 31 May 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 -7.10 -8.02 1.67 6.68 8.62 8.72 9.99 1 July 1985 185.27¹

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
1. Figure includes funds invested in U Ethical Australian Equities Trust - Wholesale

Unit price

On hold as of 30 June 2020

Fund Entry Exit
International Equities Trust - Wholesale On hold On hold

Unit Price is on hold due to Income Distribution. Daily updates to resume on 9 July 2020.

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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