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OVERVIEW

About

Provides simple, cost-effective and transparent exposure to a portfolio of sustainable, ethical companies from a broad range of global locations.

The Fund owns stocks that have been identified as “Climate Leaders” that have also passed other eligibility screens designed to exclude companies with direct or significant exposure to the fossil fuel industry or engaged in other activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investment considerations.

  • “Climate Leaders” are selected based on relative carbon efficiency
  • Additional eligibility exclusion screens are applied to remove companies with material exposure to: fossil fuel, gambling, tobacco, armaments, uranium/nuclear energy, destruction of valuable environments, animal cruelty, chemicals of concern, mandatory detention of asylum seekers, alcohol, junk foods, pornography, recent significant fines/convictions, human rights & supply chain concerns
  • A core component of a global equities allocation providing transparency and diversification benefits in addition to being consistent with ethical and sustainable objectives
  • Tactical exposure to global equities

Advantages

  • Diversification – with a single trade, investors can get exposure to a diversified portfolio of sustainable, ethical companies from a broad range of global locations
  • Cost effective – Fund tracks the performance of an index (no ‘active manager’ fees)
  • Large company exposure – strategy invests only in large global companies
  • No W-8 BEN forms and no US estate tax implications for investors – simplified tax administration, unlike cross-listed alternatives
  • Transparent – portfolio holdings, value of the Fund’s assets and net asset value per unit available daily on our website
  • Liquidity – available to trade on the 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 27 June 2017

Current Price
Last Trade* $6.63
% Change (prev day) -0.15%
Bid (delayed) $6.58
Offer (delayed) -
*Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
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NAV
NAV/Unit * $6.62
* As at 23 June 2017

Profile

Net Assets* ($A) $59,564,735
Units Outstanding* (#) 9,000,000
Mgmt Costs** (% p.a.) 0.59%
Distribution Frequency Semi-annual
Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) Full or partial participation available
Issuer BetaShares Capital Ltd
Fund Administrator RBC Investor Services
Custodian RBC Investor Services
Registry Link Market Services
Auditor KPMG
* As at 23 June 2017
**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading Information

ASX Code ETHI
Bloomberg Code ETHI AU
IRESS Code ETHI.AXW
Trading Hours 10.00-16.00 (AEST)
Market Makers Deutsche Securities
SMSF Eligible Yes

Index Information

Index Nasdaq Future Global Sustainability Leaders Index
Index Provider Nasdaq
Index Ticker N/A
Bloomberg Index Ticker NQFGSLN
Index Methodology

Top Exposures

Name %
Facebook Inc 4.1 %
Roche Holding AG 4.0 %
Apple Inc 4.0 %
Visa Inc 3.6 %
Home Depot Inc/The 3.6 %
Intel Corp 3.5 %
Medtronic PLC 2.4 %
Mastercard Inc 2.4 %
Starbucks Corp 1.9 %
Priceline Group Inc/The 1.9 %
As of close of trading 31/05/2017
The information above shows underlying share exposures of the Fund.

Sector Allocation

Information Technology
35.4%
Consumer Discretionary
19.2%
Healthcare
19.1%
Financials
9.7%
Industrials
6.4%
Consumer Staples
3.2%
Telecommunication Services
2.9%
Real Estate
2.2%
Materials
1.8%
* As of 31 May 2017

Country Allocation

United States
67.5%
Japan
6.8%
Switzerland
6.3%
Sweden
2.9%
Hong Kong
2.9%
Ireland
2.4%
Denmark
2.2%
Spain
2.0%
Finland
1.9%
Other
5.2%
* As of 31 May 2017

PERFORMANCE

Fund Returns After Fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month 3.85% 3.89%
3 months 11.28% 11.36%
6 months - -
1 year - -
3 year p.a - -
5 year p.a - -
Since inception (p.a) 11.85% 11.79%
Inception date 5-Jan-17 -
* As at 31 May 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.

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