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OVERVIEW

About

Provides exposure to the performance of a basket of the most globally significant agricultural commodities

  • Simple way to obtain exposure to ‘soft commodities’ (corn, wheat, soybeans, sugar)
  • Soft commodities are primarily used in the production of food, drinks and textiles
  • Includes a currency hedge against movements in the AUD/USD exchange rate
  • Aims to track the performance of an index which is based on commodity futures

Please note during Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, trading hours for this Fund will be 11.00-16.00

Advantages

  • Access – performance of agricultural commodities as simply as buying a share
  • Convenience – investors avoid complications and costs of directly buying futures or physical commodities
  • Reduced currency risk – commodities globally are priced in U.S dollars; the Fund’s U.S dollar exposure is hedged to the Australian dollar
  • 100% backed by cash held by third party custodian
  • Portfolio diversification – commodities historically have low correlation to other asset classes
  • Liquidity – available to trade on ASX like any share

How to Invest

  • You can buy or sell units just like you’d buy or sell any share on the ASX
  • Fund requires no minimum investment

KEY FACTS

Pricing Information 25 July 2017

Current Price
Last Trade* $7.25
% Change (prev day) 0%
Bid (delayed) $6.90
Offer (delayed) $7.65
*Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
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NAV
NAV/Unit * $7.29
* As at 21 July 2017

Profile

Net Assets* ($A) $2,922,356
Units Outstanding* (#) 401,127
Mgmt Costs** (% p.a.) 0.69%
Distribution Frequency Annual
Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) Not available
Issuer BetaShares Capital
Fund Administrator RBC Investor Services
Custodian RBC Investor Services
Registry Link Market Services
Auditor KPMG
* As at 21 July 2017
**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading Information

ASX Code QAG
Bloomberg Code QAG.AU
IRESS Code QAG.QXW
Trading Hours 10.00-16.00 (AEST)
iNAV IRESS Code QAGINAV.ETF
Market Makers Citigroup Global Markets, Susquehanna Pacific
SMSF Eligible Yes

Index Information

Index S&P GSCI Agriculture Enhanced Select Index Excess Return (Hedged into A$)
Index Provider Standard and Poor's
Index Ticker N/A
Bloomberg Index Ticker SGECASP Index
Index Methodology

Top Exposures

Name %
-
* As at 3 May 2017

Sector Allocation

Corn
37.1%
Wheat
26.7%
Soybeans
22.8%
Sugar
13.4%
* As of 30 June 2017

PERFORMANCE

Fund Returns After Fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month 3.80% 3.81%
3 months 0.52% 0.59%
6 months -1.21% -1.07%
1 year -11.76% -11.46%
3 year p.a -11.06% -10.89%
5 year p.a -15.74% -9.95%
Since inception (p.a) -6.39% -6.75%
Inception date 30-Nov-11 -
* As at 30 June 2017

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Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated in Australian dollars using net asset value per unit at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect brokerage or the bid ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling units on the ASX. 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.

DISTRIBUTIONS

Yield Information

Distribution Frequency Annually
12 Mth Distribution Yield* (%) 0.6%
12 Mth Gross Distribution Yield* (%) -
Franking Level -
*As at 30 June 2017. Yield figures are calculated by summing the prior 12 month fund per unit distributions divided by the fund closing NAV per unit at quarter-end. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Recent Distributions

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Distribution Unit ($) Annual Distribution Return (%) (1)
1-Jul-16 4-Jul-16 18-Jul-16 $0.04573 0.52%
1-Jul-15 3-Jul-15 20-Jul-15 $0.10581 1.02%
1-Jul-14 3-Jul-14 16-Jul-14 $0.1125 1.00%
1-Jul-13 3-Jul-13 16-Jul-13 $0.35319 2.71%
2-Jul-12 4-Jul-12 17-Jul-12 $0.24679 -
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1 This is the annual distribution return to the end of the relevant distribution date. The distribution return reflects the contribution to total investment return made by the Fund's distributions. It is calculated as the difference between total Fund return and NAV return. NAV return is the change in the Fund's NAV price. Total return is the NAV return plus reinvestment of all distributions back to the Fund. Past performance not indicative of future performance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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RESOURCES

Factsheet - QAG
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Introduction to BetaShares Commodity ETFs
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Product Disclosure Statement - OOO, QCB, QAG
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Whitepaper | The How and Why of Investing in Agriculture
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Index Methodology
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A guide to trading BetaShares Commodity ETFs
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BetaShares Commodity ETFs | Frequently Asked Questions
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Annual Report - June 2016
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PDS Updates - QAG
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Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement August 2013 - QAG
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Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement July 2014 - QAG
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Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement November 2016 - QAG
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31 December 2016 Interim Financial Report - Commodity Funds
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OTC Derivatives Counterparty Exposure Information – June 2017 report
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