Recommended minimum investment timeframe: 
Asset mix: 
Investment risk: 
August 1997

Investment objective

  • To provide long-term growth through investment in listed companies on Australian and international stock exchanges that meet the Australian Ethical Charter.

Investors that the Trust may suit

  • Investors seeking capital growth through an exposure to shares in Australian and international companies. The Trust is suited to investors with a longer timeframe and higher risk tolerance.

Recommended minimum investment timeframe

  • 7+ years


  • The opportunity to invest in a diversified share portfolio of Australian and international companies on the basis of their social, environmental and financial credentials. Generally, all Australian investments will have a market capitalisation greater than the 200th ranked stock listed on the ASX. The Trust utilises an active stock-picking management style whereby dividend paying stocks are sought. The portfolio has a moderate level of turnover and aims to be fully invested at all times. The Trust may achieve its international exposure by investing in the Australian Ethical International Equities Trust.

Mix of asset classes and strategic asset allocation*

Asset classAustralian sharesInternational shares
Ranges60 - 80%20 - 30%
Asset classCash
Ranges0 - 10%

*These are indicative asset allocation ranges for the Trust. If market movements, investments into or withdrawals from the Trust or changes in the nature of an investment, cause the Trust to move outside these indicative ranges, this will be addressed by us as soon as reasonably practicable.

Risk level

  • High*

*The risk level of High for the Larger Companies Trust equates to the likelihood of 4.4 negative annual returns over a 20 year period using the standard risk measure.

Minimum investment and withdrawal amounts*

Starting investment and minimum balance$5,000
Starting investment with Regular Investment Plan$1,000
Additional investments$500
Monthly Regular Investor Plan investments$100
Withdrawal amounts$500

*Australian Ethical may accept lesser amounts at its discretion.

Fees and costs

Type of fee or cost


Fees when your money moves in or out of the fund 
Establishment feeNil
Contribution feeNil
Withdrawal feeNil
Termination feeNil
Management costs 
The fees and costs for managing your investment2.24% per year
(comprising 1.9% management fee plus expenses)
General information only

Australian Ethical Investment Ltd (ABN 47 003 188 930, AFSL 229949) is the Responsible Entity of the Australian Ethical Balanced Trust (ARSN 089 919 166). Please be aware that this website provides you with general information only and does not take account of your individual investment objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. Our product disclosure statement (PDS) and financial services guide should be considered before making an investment decision.

Related links

Larger Companies Trust portfolio