Betashares Australian Sustainability Leaders Fund

Invest in a portfolio of sustainable, ethical Australian companies

Factsheet

Overview

Fund objective

The Fund aims to track the performance of an index (before fees and expenses) that includes Australian companies that have passed screens to exclude companies with direct or significant exposure to fossil fuels or engaged in activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investment considerations.

The Fund’s methodology also preferences companies classified as ‘Sustainability Leaders’ based on their involvement in business activities aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Benefits

  • Align your investments with your values

    Invest in a way that is consistent with your ethical standards.

  • True-to-label

    The Fund’s investment methodology consists of stringent screening criteria, offering investors a true to label ethical investment solution.

  • Diversified exposure

    Investors can gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of ethical Australian companies.

There are risks associated with an investment in the Fund including market risk, non-traditional index methodology risk and sector concentration risk. An investment in the Fund should only be made after considering your particular circumstances, including your tolerance for risk. For more information on risks and other features of the Fund, please see the Product Disclosure Statement, SIPO and OMI available on this website.

Risk indicator

The Fund is expected to have a very high level of volatility. See the PDS for more information regarding the risk indicator.

How to invest

  • You can invest in Betashares NZ funds through an approved platform
  • Contact us to enquire about direct applications (minimum investment $500,000)
The ethical ETF, ASX: FAIR, through which the Betashares Australian Sustainability Leaders Fund gains its exposure has been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See www.responsiblereturns.com.au for details.1
1 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.

Key facts

Profile

NAV / Unit $1.0571
Net assets ($NZ) $8,287,039
Annual Fund Charges 0.67%
Buy/Sell spread 0.06%
Distribution frequency N/A
Distribution reinvestment plan (DRP) N/A
Manager Betashares Capital NZ Ltd
Registry Link Market Services
Supervisor Trustees Executors Limited
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* As at 21 February 2024

* As of close of previous day

Index information

Index Nasdaq Future Australian Sustainability Leaders Index
Index provider Nasdaq
Index ticker N/A
Bloomberg index ticker NQFASLGL Index

Holdings & allocation

Portfolio exposure

Name Weight (%)
COCHLEAR LTD 4.8%
SUNCORP GROUP LTD 4.2%
CSL LTD 4.0%
BRAMBLES LTD 3.9%
TELSTRA GROUP LTD 3.7%
WISETECH GLOBAL LTD 3.7%
INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP LTD 3.7%
XERO LTD 3.7%
COMPUTERSHARE LTD 3.3%
CARSALES.COM LTD 3.2%

* As at 23 February 2024.

As described in the PDS, the Fund may either invest directly and/or via an underlying exchange traded fund (ETF). The information above shows either the direct holdings of the Fund or the holdings of the underlying ETF on a look through basis which closely approximates the Fund’s percentage exposure to those investments.

Index sector exposure

Health Care
21.6%
Financials
19.7%
Real Estate
12.4%
Information Technology
12.0%
Communication Services
11.4%
Industrials
10.8%
Consumer Discretionary
6.6%
Materials
4.7%
Consumer Staples
0.8%
Utilities
0.1%

* As of 31 January 2024

Performance

Fund returns after fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month 1.61% 1.68%
3 months 14.13% 14.32%
6 months 0.77% 1.02%
1 year - 7.53%
3 year p.a. - 5.44%
5 year p.a. - 7.91%
10 year p.a. - 9.80%
Since inception 5.15% 5.48%
Inception date 16-May-23 -

* As at 31 January 2024
Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated in New Zealand dollars using exit unit prices at the start and end of the specified period. Returns are after fund management costs, assume reinvestment of any distributions and do not take into account tax paid as an investor in the Fund. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualised. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown.

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Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Please refer to "Fund returns after fees" for additional information regarding performance/return information.