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

AlphabetAmgenApple Bristol Myers
BT GroupCisco Systems Citrix Systems CME
Danone Deutsche Post Ecolab GlaxoSmithKline
Home Depot Inditex Kimberly Clark Kingspan
Koninklijke Philips Mastercard

Microsoft

Novo-Nordisk

SAP SE

Shionogi & Co TJX Unilever
Union Pacific United Parcel ServiceVarian Medical Systems Vestas Wind Systems
VMWare

As at 31 December 2020

U Ethical International Equities Trust performance

For 31 December 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 -2.08 4.02 5.40 12.68 - - 15.65 1 Sept 2013 29.49
Benchmark* 5.68 9.68 5.75 10.98 - - 13.08 - -

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Based on exit price with distributions reinvested, and are net of all fees.
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 26 Feb 2021

Funds Entry Exit
U Ethical International Equities Trust 0.9974 0.9924

International Equities Trust - Wholesale Distributions

Period To Cash cents per unit paid Non-cash cents per unit paid Total distribution cents per unit
31 December 2020 0.31 N/A 0.31
30 June 2020 8.88 0.27 9.15

For the full break down of all individual income components please refer to your tax statement.

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