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Australian Shares Fund

OBJECTIVE

To provide long-term growth focusing on Australian companies that meet the Australian Ethical Charter.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

The opportunity to invest in a diversified share portfolio of companies predominately listed on the ASX and selected on the basis of their social, environmental and financial credentials.

The Fund utilises an active stock-picking management style with stocks generally selected for growth rather than income, with a bias towards smaller capitalisation stocks listed on the ASX. All stocks are chosen on the basis of relative value where we deem the risks are being adequately priced. 

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Features & benefits

Eyes on the future

Eyes on the future

Investable universe is inherently skewed towards future-building industries and sectors that will thrive in the new economy.

Actively managed all-cap

Actively managed all-cap

Active stock-picking style with stocks generally selected for growth with a bias towards smaller capitalisation stocks.

Tested in all weather conditions

Tested in all weather conditions

Over 27 years of track record in various market cycles, proving the fund is well positioned to respond to market changes.

Fund facts

ASSET CLASS

Equity

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM INVESTMENT TIMEFRAME

7 years

DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY

Up to twice per year

BENCHMARK*

S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation

RISK LEVEL

Very high

DISTRIBUTION DATES

30 June & 31 December

FUND (WHOLESALE) FUND (RETAIL)
MINIMUM INITIAL INVESTMENT $500,000 across all Australian Ethical Managed Funds, including $25,000 within the Australian Shares Fund. $1,000, or $500 if you start a regular investment plan of at least $100 per month.
FUND SIZE $623.36m $223.47m
INCEPTION DATE 23/01/2012 19/09/1994
ISIN CODE AU60AUG00184 AU60AUG00028
APIR CODE AUG0018AU AUG0002AU
MANAGEMENT COSTS 1.10% p.a. 1.69% p.a.
ADDITIONAL TRANSACTIONAL & OPERATIONAL COSTS 0.00%  0.03% 
BUY/SELL SPREAD 0.15% / 0.15% 0.15% / 0.15%

A full explanation of all the fees and costs that you may be charged for investing in the Fund is provided in the Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (Retail PDS, Wholesale PDS) and the fee information page.

*The current benchmark may not have been the benchmark over all periods shown

 

See fund fact sheets for more information

Wholesale

Retail

Strategic asset allocation

ASSET CLASS STRATEGIC RANGE %*
AUSTRALIAN AND NZ SHARES 85% – 100%
CASH 0% - 15%

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

Performance

Wholesale
As at 31 December 2021 FUND (WHOLESALE) BENCHMARK
1 MONTH 3.0% 2.7%
3 MONTHS -1.0% 2.2%
6 MONTHS 5.3% 4.0%
1 YEAR P.A. 15.0% 17.5%
3 YEARS P.A. 21.3% 13.6%
5 YEARS P.A. 13.9% 9.7%
10 YEARS P.A. - -
SINCE INCEPTION P.A. 15.8% 10.8%
Retail
As at 31 December 2021 FUND (RETAIL) BENCHMARK
1 MONTH 3.0% 2.7%
3 MONTHS -1.1% 2.2%
6 MONTHS 5.0% 4.0%
1 YEAR P.A. 14.2% 17.5%
3 YEARS P.A. 20.3% 13.6%
5 YEARS P.A. 12.7% 9.7%
10 YEARS P.A. 14.6% 11.2%
SINCE INCEPTION P.A. 10.6% 7.5%

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Total returns are calculated using the sell (exit) price, net of management fees and gross of tax as if distributions of income have been reinvested at the actual distribution reinvestment price. The actual returns received by an investor will depend on the timing, buy and exit prices of individual transactions. Return of capital and the performance of your investment in the fund are not guaranteed. Figures showing a period of less than one year have not been adjusted to show an annual total return. Figures for periods of greater than one year are on a per annum compound basis. 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.

Ratings and awards

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Certified by RIAA

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Money Management Fund Manager of the Year 2021

Australian Ethical Australian Shares Fund - Winner Responsible Investments

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Financial Standard Leadership Awards

Australian Ethical Australian Shares Fund - Winner ESG Australian Equities 2021

^The Responsible Investment Certification Program does not constitute financial product advice. Neither the Certification Symbol nor RIAA recommends to any person that any financial product is a suitable investment or that returns are guaranteed. Appropriate professional advice should be sought prior to making an investment decision. RIAA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.

2 ways to invest

Invest directly with AE

Complete our online or paper application form. You may be asked for your IDs for verification purpose.

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Invest through a platform

Our funds are available on a range of platforms, which are typically used by advisers. If you don’t have an adviser but would like to find one, visit the Responsible Investment Association Australasia or the Financial Planning Association