Fees and costs

Changes from 1 July 2019

Changes from 1 July 2019

Below is an overview of the fees that have changed from 1 July 2019 and may be applicable to your super account with Australian Ethical.

You need to read our Super Product Disclosure Statement for the full list and explanation of fees and costs, as well as examples on how these fees and costs affect your investment.


Type of fee or cost Change from / to How and when paid
Buy-sell spread Defensive 0.00% 0.00% Applied to the unit price before processing each buy and sell transaction.
Conservative 0.05% 0.05%
Balanced (accumulation) 0.15% 0.10%
Balanced (pension) 0.15% 0.10%
Growth 0.15% 0.10%
Advocacy 0.15% 0.10%
International Shares 0.20% 0.10%
Australian Shares 0.15% 0.20%
Investment fee Growth 1.05% 0.99% Investment fees are paid from the Fund’s assets prior to unit prices being calculated. The investment fee you pay will depend on the investment options you are invested in.
International Shares 1.40% 1.29%
Type of fee or cost Definition
Buy/sell spreads buy/sell spread is a fee to recover transaction costs incurred by the trustee of the superannuation entity in relation to the sale and purchase of assets of the entity.
Investment fees An investment fee is a fee that relates to the investment of the assets of a superannuation entity and includes:(a)     fees in payment for the exercise of care and expertise in the investment of those assets (including performance fees); and

(b)     costs that relate to the investment of assets of the entity, other th​an:

(i)      borrowing costs; and

(ii)     indirect costs that are not paid out of the superannuation entity that the trustee has elected in writing will be treated as indirect costs and not fees, incurred by the trustee of the entity or in an interposed vehicle or derivative financial product; and

(iii)    costs that are otherwise charged as an administration fee, a buy-sell spread, a switching fee, an activity fee, an advice fee or an insurance fee.

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