ASX BEAR | Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund | BetaShares
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Fund Objective

BEAR seeks to generate returns that are negatively correlated to the returns of the Australian sharemarket. The Fund expects to generate a positive return when the S&P/ASX Accumulation 200 Index falls (and a negative return when the index rises).

Fund Strategy

A 1% fall in the Australian sharemarket on a given day can generally be expected to deliver a 0.9% to 1.1% increase in the value of the Fund (and vice versa).

NB: The Fund’s portfolio exposure is actively monitored and adjusted to stay within a -0.9x to -1.10x range on any given day. The Fund’s returns will not necessarily be in the range -0.9x to -1.10x over periods longer than a day, due to the effects of rebalancing and compounding of investment returns over time. Investors should monitor their investment to ensure it continues to meet their investment objectives.
The Fund uses futures to obtain its exposure rather than the underlying shares. As the futures market closes at a later time to the share market, at times the Fund’s performance for a given day may differ from that indicated by the share market.

The Fund’s strategy of seeking returns that are negatively correlated to market returns is the opposite of most managed funds. The Fund is actively managed and does not track a published benchmark.

Benefits of BEAR

Hedge your portfolio

Protect your portfolio from market declines, without having to sell your shares and crystallise capital gains.

Profit from declining markets

BEAR gives you the opportunity to profit from a fall in the Australian sharemarket.


Investing in BEAR avoids the costs and complications of futures, CFDs and short selling. Investors are not exposed to margin calls.

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.


Pricing Information 14 August 2022

Current Price
Last Trade* -
% Change (prev day) -
Bid (delayed) -
Offer (delayed) -
iNAV (live)**
iNAV stands for Indicative Net Asset Value. It provides an estimate of the net asset value of the Fund during the ASX trading day.
* Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
** As at 12 August 2022 04:29:59 PM
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NAV/Unit* $8.81
* As at 11 August 2022


Net Assets* ($A) $61,621,090
Units Outstanding* (#) 6,995,830
Mgmt Costs** (% p.a.) 1.38%
Distribution Frequency Annual
Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) Full or partial participation available
Issuer BetaShares Capital Ltd
Fund Administrator Citigroup Pty Limited
Custodian Citigroup Pty Limited
Registry Link Market Services
Auditor KPMG
* As at 11 August 2022
**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading Information

Bloomberg Code BEAR AU
Trading Hours 10.00-16.00 (AEST)

Index Information

Index N/A
Index Provider N/A
Index Ticker N/A
Bloomberg Index Ticker N/A

Portfolio Composition

Name %
1 Cash & Cash Equivalents* 100%
* May comprise cash, ASX-quoted cash trusts and cash on margin accounts

Short Exposure

Range* (%) -90% to -110%
Current Portfolio Exposure ** (%) -102.6%
* As at 14 August 2022
* Represents the Fund's approximate exposure, for the above date, to movements in the S&P/ASX 200 Acc Index, as measured by the futures contracts held in the Fund. For example, if the Fund's portfolio exposure is -105%, and the S&P/ASX 200 Acc index goes down 1% that day, the Fund would be expected to go up approximately 1.05% that day, before fees and expenses. The Fund is actively managed and the portfolio exposure will change on a daily basis, affecting returns over time.


Fund Returns After Fees (%)

  Fund S&P/ASX 200 Accum. Index
1 month -5.95% 5.75%
3 months 5.37% -6.04%
6 months -3.54% 1.71%
1 year -1.18% -2.17%
3 year p.a -8.53% 4.27%
5 year p.a -9.61% 8.03%
Since inception (p.a) -9.14% 9.66%
Inception date 6-Jul-12 -
* As at 31 July 2022


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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.


Yield Information

Distribution Frequency Annual
12 Mth Distribution Yield* (%) -
12 Mth Gross Distribution Yield* (%) -
Franking Level -
*As at 30 April 2021. Yield figures are calculated by summing the prior 12 month net and gross fund per unit distributions divided by the fund closing NAV per unit. 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-22 4-Jul-22 18-Jul-22 $0.13162 1.41%
1-Jul-16 4-Jul-16 18-Jul-16 $0.16857 0.97%
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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 rment of all distributions back to the Fund. Past performance not indicative of future performance.


ASX Announcements: BEAR

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Factsheet - BEAR
Fund Flyer - BEAR
Brochure - BetaShares Bear Hedge Fund Series
BetaShares Bear Funds - Recent FAQs
Portfolio Holdings
Product Disclosure Statement - BEAR
Product Disclosure Statement Update – 20 May 2022
Product Disclosure Statement Update – 20 September 2021
Product Disclosure Statement Update - 8 March 2021
Interim Financial Report - December 2021
Annual Report - June 2021
BEAR Annual Hedge Fund Report – 2021
NRWT and Fund Payment Notice information - June 2022 distributions
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