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

  • 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 (SDG’s) 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, direct debit or cheque

  • 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.

Trust Holdings

Adr Novo-Nordisk Alphabet IncApple IncBristol Myers
Cisco Systems IncCitrix Systems IncCME Group IncDanone
EcolabGlaxosmithklineHome DepotInditex
Kimberley-Clark CorpKingspan Group PlcKoninklijke PhilipsMastercard Inc
Microsoft Sap SeShionogi & Co LtdTjx Cos Inc
Unilever Plc Union Pacific United Parcel Service Vestas Wind Systems
VMware Inc

As at 31 March 2020

U Ethical International Equities Trust 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)
International Equities Trust³ 3.34 3.71 21.52 13.10 - - 16.95 1 Sept 2013 30.31

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.

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.

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