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High Growth Fund

OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to achieve returns of 4.5% p.a. above inflation (after management costs) over the long term.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

The Fund invests primarily in growth assets such as Australian and international shares, unlisted property and alternative assets. 

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Features & benefits

Diversify with alternatives

Diversify with alternatives

Get access to alternative assets, like private equity, venture capital funds and growth infrastructure assets not as widely available to direct investors.

Exposure to unlisted property

Exposure to unlisted property

The unlisted property asset class is included in this fund for its income and growth characteristics for additional diversification benefits.

Uncompromising ethics

Uncompromising ethics

We apply rigorous ethical assessment for all investments in the fund, the same way as all our equity-focused funds.

Fund facts

ASSET CLASS

Mixed Asset

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM INVESTMENT TIMEFRAME

10 years

DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY

Up to twice per year

BENCHMARK

Australian Ethical High Growth Composite

RISK LEVEL

High

DISTRIBUTION DATES

30 June & 31 December

FUND (WHOLESALE) FUND (RETAIL)
MINIMUM INITIAL INVESTMENT $25,000 $1,000 or $500 with a regular investor plan
FUND SIZE $67.41m $4.99m
INCEPTION DATE 13/01/2012 18/02/2010
ISIN CODE AU60AUG00200 AU60AUG00085
APIR CODE AUG0020AU AUG0008AU
MANAGEMENT COSTS 0.90% p.a. 1.39% p.a.
ADDITIONAL TRANSACTIONAL & OPERATIONAL COSTS 0.00%  0.00% 
BUY/SELL SPREAD 0.05% / 0.05% 0.05% / 0.05%

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

Strategic asset allocation

STRATEGIC RANGE*
AUSTRALIAN AND NZ SHARES 40% – 60%
INTERNATIONAL SHARES 20% – 60%
ALTERNATIVES# 0% – 20%
PROPERTY# 0% - 20%
CASH 0% - 10%

*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.

#A maximum 20% total exposure of the fund will be allocated to alternative and property assets. The actual allocation may temporarily fall outside the ranges stated above in certain circumstances such as large applications, asset transitions or extreme market movements.

Performance

Wholesale
As at 30 September 2021 FUND (WHOLESALE) BENCHMARK
1 MONTH -1.8% -2.2%
3 MONTHS 4.6% 2.3%
6 MONTHS 14.3% 11.0%
1 YEAR P.A. 35.8% 29.9%
3 YEARS P.A. 13.1% 10.7%
5 YEARS P.A. 12.2% 11.0%
10 YEARS P.A. - -
SINCE INCEPTION P.A. 13.6% 12.1%
Retail
As at 30 September 2021 FUND (RETAIL) BENCHMARK
1 MONTH -1.8% -2.2%
3 MONTHS 4.4% 2.3%
6 MONTHS 13.9% 11.0%
1 YEAR P.A. 34.7% 29.9%
3 YEARS P.A. 12.1% 10.7%
5 YEARS P.A. 11.0% 11.0%
10 YEARS P.A. 12.8% 12.0%
SINCE INCEPTION P.A. 10.4% 9.5%

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.

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