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Managed Funds Fees

Managed Funds Fees

Many of the cheaper funds advertise around being lower in fees and we believe this can be misleading. While you do need to consider the amount of fees you pay, the main thing that will determine your total gain is net performance. 

Our fees are deducted before performance is applied so it makes sense to look at the return of your investment after fees have been taken out. The performance figures on our website are all net performance. 

Below is an overview of the fees and costs that may be applicable to your managed fund investment with us. You can also use this information to compare one of our Funds with other managed funds.

You’ll need to read each Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the full list and explanation of fees and costs, as well as examples on how these fees and costs affect your investment.

If you consult a financial adviser, additional fees may be payable to the adviser. You should refer to the Adviser’s Statement of Advice for details.

Wholesale class

For investors investing $25,000 or more, minimum investment amounts apply.

Fund

Management costs p.a. 1

Additional transactional and operational costs 2

Buy/sell spread 3

Minimum investment amount 4

Income Fund

0.20%

Nil

Nil

$25,000

Fixed Interest Fund

0.30%

Nil

Nil

$25,000

Balanced Fund

0.94%

0.02%

0.05% / 0.05%

$25,000 in the Balanced Fund, plus a $200,000 Investment across Australian Ethical’s Managed funds

Advocacy Fund

0.95%

Nil

0.05% / 0.05%

$25,000

Diversified Shares Fund

0.95%

Nil

0.05% / 0.05%

$25,000

International Shares Fund

0.85%

Nil

0.05% / 0.05%

$25,000

Australian Shares Fund

1.10%

0.03%

0.15% / 0.15%

$25,000 in the Australian Shares Fund, plus a $500,000 Investment across Australian Ethical’s Managed funds

Emerging Companies Fund

1.20% plus Performance Fee of 20% of performance above the hurdle 5

0.07%

0.15% / 0.15%

$25,000

  1. Indirect costs, which amount to 0.09% for the Balanced Fund are included in the Management Cost. The indirect costs for all other funds are Nil. The indirect costs are calculated at 30 June each year based on the previous 12 months. These may change from year to year. Management costs are included in the unit price for each investment option and are inclusive of GST.
  2. These figures represent brokerage costs which are not recovered in the buy-sell spread. Transactional and operational costs are calculated at 30 June each year based on the previous 12 months. See the Product Disclosure Statement for further details.
  3. Current as at 1 April 2021 and is subject to change without notice.
  4. Conditions may vary for investors via platforms, mFund Settlement Service and superannuation master trusts.
  5. Please see the Product Disclosure Statement for further information regarding performance fees.

Retail class

For investors investing less than $25,000, please see the fee table below.

Managed Fund

Management costs p.a. 1

Additional transactional and operational costs 2

Buy/sell spread 3

Minimum investment amount 

Income Fund

0.20%

Nil

Nil

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

Fixed Interest Fund

0.50%

Nil

Nil

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

Balanced Fund

1.84%

0.02%

0.05% / 0.05%

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

Advocacy Fund

1.90%

Nil

0.05% / 0.05%

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

Diversified Shares Fund

1.90%

Nil

0.05% / 0.05%

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

International Shares Fund

1.85%

Nil

0.05% / 0.05%

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

Australian Shares Fund

1.99%

0.08%

0.15% / 0.15%

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

Emerging Companies Fund

1.99% plus Performance Fee of 20% of performance above the hurdle 4

Nil

0.15% / 0.15%

$1,000 or $500 with a regular savings plan.

 

  1. Indirect costs, which amount to 0.09% for the Balanced Fund are included in the Management Cost. The indirect costs for all other funds are Nil. The indirect costs are calculated at 30 June each year based on the previous 12 months. These may change from year to year.  Management costs are included in the unit price for each investment option and are inclusive of GST.
  2. These figures represent brokerage costs which are not recovered in the buy-sell spread. Transactional and operational costs are calculated at 30 June each year based on the previous 12 months. See the Product Disclosure Statement for further details.
  3. Current as at 1 April 2021 and is subject to change without notice.
  4. Please see the Product Disclosure Statement for further information regarding performance fees.

Other fees

See below for fees when your money moves in or out of the Fund. This excludes Buy/Sell spreads.

Type of fee or cost

Amount

How and when paid

Establishment fee

Nil

Not applicable

Contribution fee

Nil

Not applicable

Withdrawal fee

Nil

Not applicable

Termination fee

Nil

Not applicable