International Equities Trust - W

A high-conviction and actively managed portfolio of international equities designed to combine positive impact with competitive financial returns.

Aim

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.

Objective

Outperform benchmark after fees over rolling 5-year periods while delivering a high conviction bias to socially responsible investments.

Benefits and risks

  • Suggested minimum investment horizon - 7 to 10 years
  • A high-conviction, ethically screened and actively managed portfolio of international shares
  • Targeted portfolio alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings
  • High-risk profile
  • Who can invest?

    • Entities registered as a Tax Concession Charity
    • Companies
    • Trustees (including superannuation trustees)
    • Partnerships
    • Individuals
  • Minimum investment

    $500,000

  • Management costs

    Estimated up to 0.90% 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

    UGF1996AU

  • Inception date

    1 August 2019³

  • Fund size

    28.70m

  • Benchmark

    MSCI World Ex Australia Net Total Return Index AUD (unhedged)

1 No fees for establishment, contributions, redemptions or exit. Management fees are 0.85% p.a. and recoverable expenses are 0.05% p.a.

2 Subject to conditions. Please read the Information Memorandum (IM). 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 On 1 August 2019, the International Equities Portfolio was transferred from a sub-account of the U Ethical Growth Portfolio into a unit trust, the U Ethical International Equities Trust (Trust). The Trust retains the same investment manager and investment strategy, and charges management cost of 0.90% p.a.

*United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Trust Holdings

Apple Inc Amgen IncBristol Myers Danone
BT GroupCME GroupCisco Systems Citrix Systems
Ecolab Inc Alphabet Inc Glaxosmithkline Home Depot Inc
Inditex Kingspan GroupKimberly Clark CorpMastercard Inc
Microsoft CorpNovo-Nordisk Koninklijke Philips Sap Se
TJX Companies Inc Unilever PlcUnion Pacific Corp United Parcel Service
Varian Medical Systems VMware Inc Vestas Wind Systems Shionogi & Co

As at 30 September 2020

U Ethical International Equities Trust performance

For 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)
International Equities Trust³ 6.23 9.26 11.83 13.38 - - 16.61 1 Sept 2013 29.34
Benchmark* 3.78 9.94 4.32 10.08 - - 12.69 - -

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
On 1 August 2019, the International Equities Portfolio was transferred from a sub-account of the U Ethical Growth Portfolio into a unit trust, the U Ethical International Equities Trust (Trust). The Trust retains the same investment manager and investment strategy, and charges management cost of 0.90% p.a.
*Benchmark demonstrates MSCI World Ex Australia Net TR (AUD).

Unit price

Transaction prices for 27 Nov 2020

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical International Equities Trust 1.054 1.0487

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