Global Shares Currency Hedged ETF

HGBL

A convenient, cost-effective way to build a core portfolio allocation to global equities, hedged into Australian dollars.

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Overview

Fund objective

HGBL aims to track the performance of an index (before fees and expenses) comprising approximately 1,500 developed markets companies (ex-Australia), hedged into Australian dollars.

Benefits of HGBL

  • Core portfolio allocation to global equities

    HGBL provides instant exposure to an index comprising approximately 1,500 companies from more than 20 developed market countries, making the Fund a compelling candidate for a core portfolio allocation to global equities.

  • Convenient, low-cost access

    With management costs of only 0.11% p.a. (or $11 for every $10,000 invested), HGBL is a cost-effective solution for investors seeking diversified exposure to global companies*.

  • Currency-hedged

    HGBL is currency-hedged to the Australian dollar, substantially reducing the effects of currency fluctuations on returns.

*Other costs such as transaction costs may apply. Refer to the PDS for more information.

There are risks associated with an investment in HGBL, including market risk, international
investment risk and currency hedging risk. For more information on risks and other features of HGBL, please see the Product Disclosure Statement.

How to invest

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

Key facts

Pricing information

Current price
Last trade*
% Change (prev day)
Bid (delayed)
Offer (delayed)

* Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.

NAV
NAV/Unit* $62.40

* As at 22 May 2024

Profile

Net assets* ($A) $634,928,979
Units outstanding* (#) 10,175,049
Management fee and cost** (p.a.) 0.11%
Distribution frequency At least annually
Distribution reinvestment plan (DRP) Full or partial participation available

* As at 22 May 2024

* As of close of previous day
**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading information

Bloomberg code HGBL AU
IRESS code HGBL.AXW
Market makers  J.P. Morgan Securities Australia Limited

Index information

Index Solactive GBS Developed Markets ex Australia Large & Mid Cap Index AUD Hedged
Index provider Solactive AG
Index ticker N/A
Bloomberg index ticker SADLMCAH Index

Holdings & allocation

Portfolio holdings

Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORP 5.1%
APPLE INC 4.5%
NVIDIA CORP 4.0%
AMAZON.COM INC 2.6%
ALPHABET INC 1.7%
META PLATFORMS INC 1.7%
ALPHABET INC 1.4%
ELI LILLY & CO 1.1%
BROADCOM INC 1.0%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.9%

* As at 23 May 2024. Excludes cash

Portfolio holdings information shows the direct investments of the Betashares Global Shares ETF (BGBL), the underlying fund into which HGBL invests substantially all of its assets to obtain exposure to index constituents. It closely approximates HGBL's percentage exposure to those investments. See the “Resources” section for HGBL's direct holdings, which comprise holdings of units in BGBL, cash and forward currency positions.

Sector allocation

Information Technology
23.8%
Financials
15.0%
Health Care
12.1%
Industrials
11.3%
Consumer Discretionary
10.7%
Communication Services
7.9%
Consumer Staples
6.8%
Energy
4.6%
Materials
3.5%
Other
4.4%

* As of 30 April 2024

Country allocation

United States
72.4%
Japan
7.0%
Canada
3.1%
Britain
3.1%
France
2.5%
Germany
2.2%
Netherlands
1.5%
Switzerland
1.4%
Denmark
1.0%
Other
5.8%

* As of 30 April 2024

Performance

Fund returns after fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month -3.14% -3.14%
3 months 4.67% 4.70%
6 months 19.50% 19.49%
1 year - 19.31%
3 year p.a. - 6.12%
5 year p.a. - 9.60%
10 year p.a. - 9.96%
Since inception 20.20% 20.23%
Inception date 16-May-23 -

* As at 30 April 2024.
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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Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Please refer to "Fund returns after fees" for additional information regarding performance/return information.

Distributions

Yield information

Distribution frequency At least annually
12 mth distribution yield* -

You can elect DRP by logging into Link’s Investor Centre. Once you are logged in, please proceed to the 'Payments and Tax' tab and select ‘Reinvestment Plans'.

Recent distributions

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Distribution Unit ($) Annual Distribution Return (%) (1)
2-Jan-24 3-Jan-24 17-Jan-24 $0.09547 -
3-Jul-23 4-Jul-23 18-Jul-23 $0.205552 -

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. Distribution return is calculated as the total return less the growth return. Total return is calculated as the percentage change in a continuing investor's interest in the Fund assuming reinvestment of all distributions back into the Fund (and no other application or withdrawal), net of ongoing fees. Growth return is the Fund's return excluding distributions, net of ongoing fees. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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