Australian Shares Fund

Formerly known as the 'Smaller Companies Trust', the fund has a strong history of outperformance for over 20 years

Why choose the Australian Shares Fund?


Track record of performance

Our flagship Australian Shares Fund has delivered 9.9% pa since inception in 1994. Over the last 5 year to 30 June 2018, it has returned 13.1% pa
(net of fees)

Take Advantage Of Global Trends

Take advantage of global trends

The fund invests in industries like IT, health services, efficiency and biotechnology leveraged to global growth opportunities.

Ethical Approach

Ethical approach

Every company in this portfolio has passed Australian Ethical’s rigorous positive and negative screening process.

The Australian Shares Fund in detail

Minimum investment amount
Investors that the Fund may suit

Investors seeking capital growth through an exposure to Australian shares. The Fund is suited to investors that have a longer investment timeframe and a higher risk tolerance.

Risk level: very high

Risk Level - Very High

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Return of capital and the performance of your investment in the fund are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

This information is of a general nature and is not intended to provide you with financial advice or take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and read the relevant product disclosure statement (PDS) and financial services guide (FSG) available at

You may wish to seek independent financial advice from a licensed or authorised financial adviser before making an investment decision. Interests in the Australian Ethical Managed Funds are issued by Australian Ethical Investment Ltd (ABN 47 003 188 930, AFSL 229949), the Responsible Entity of the Australian Ethical managed funds.

The current benchmark may not have been the benchmark over all periods shown in the above chart and tables. The calculation of the benchmark performance links the performance of previous benchmarks and the current benchmark over the relevant time periods.

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*(after tax and before bonuses)

Calculating returns – Managed Funds

Total returns are calculated:

The actual returns received by an investor will depend on timing, buy and exit prices of individual transactions.