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OVERVIEW

About

*Information on Facebook’s removal from the Fund: On March 23 2018, the Responsible Investment Committee of the Fund determined to remove Facebook from the index that ETHI is designed to track, and accordingly from the ETF. For more information on this see BetaShares Media Statement

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.

  • Recognised as a responsible and ethical investment option by Australia’s leading certifier of responsible investors, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
  • “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, ESG related reputational risk or controversy, 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

 

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. www.responsibleinvestment.org

KEY FACTS

Pricing Information 21 August 2018

Current Price
Last Trade* $7.88
% Change (prev day) 0%
Bid (delayed) $8.00
Offer (delayed) $7.93
*Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
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NAV
NAV/Unit * $7.89
* As at 17 August 2018

Profile

Net Assets* ($A) $227,718,175
Units Outstanding* (#) 28,845,938
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 17 August 2018
**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 %
Visa Inc 4.4 %
Apple Inc 4.3 %
Home Depot Inc/The 4.2 %
UnitedHealth Group Inc 4.2 %
Intel Corp 3.5 %
Roche Holding AG 3.4 %
Mastercard Inc 3.3 %
NVIDIA Corp 2.4 %
Netflix Inc 2.2 %
Adobe Systems Inc 2.0 %
As of close of trading 31/07/2018
The information above shows underlying share exposures of the Fund.

Sector Allocation

Information Technology
35.2%
Consumer Discretionary
20.3%
Healthcare
18.4%
Financials
11.6%
Industrials
6.2%
Real Estate
3.2%
Telecommunication Services
2.4%
Materials
1.8%
Consumer Staples
0.9%
* As of 31 July 2018

Country Allocation

United States
71.4%
Japan
6.6%
Switzerland
4.3%
Hong Kong
3.1%
Netherlands
2.6%
Sweden
2.6%
Denmark
2.2%
Spain
1.9%
Canada
1.3%
Other
4.1%
* As of 31 July 2018

PERFORMANCE

Fund Returns After Fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month 1.25% 1.29%
3 months 6.37% 6.45%
6 months 9.04% 9.15%
1 year 24.01% 24.42%
3 year p.a - -
5 year p.a - -
Since inception (p.a) 19.37% 19.66%
Inception date 5-Jan-17 -
* As at 31 July 2018

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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 Semi-Annual
12 Mth Distribution Yield* (%) 1.8%
12 Mth Gross Distribution Yield* (%) -
Franking Level -
* As of 31 July 2018. 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)
2-Jul-18 3-Jul-18 17-Jul-18 $0.1247 2.18%
2-Jan-18 3-Jan-18 17-Jan-18 $0.01267 -
3-Jul-17 4-Jul-17 18-Jul-17 $0.07949 -
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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RESOURCES

Factsheet - ETHI
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Fund Flyer - ETHI
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Product Disclosure Statement Updates - ETHI
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Product Disclosure Statement - ETHI
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The Case for Sustainable Investing
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Notice of Proposed Modifications to Fund Constitution – AMIT Tax Regime
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ETHI: Portfolio Holdings - Company Profiles - Examples
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Portfolio Holdings
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NRWT and Fund Payment Notice information – June 2018 distributions
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NRWT and Fund Payment Notice information – June 2017 distributions
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Annual Report - June 2017
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NRWT and Fund Payment Notice information – December 2017 distributions
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2018 Distribution Calendar
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Interim Financial Report
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