Sustainability Leaders Diversified Bond ETF – Currency Hedged

GBND

A portfolio of high-quality bonds that meet stringent ethical standards

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Overview

Fund Objective

GBND aims to track the performance of an index (before fees and expenses) that comprises a portfolio of global and Australian bonds screened to exclude issuers with material exposure to fossil fuels or engaged in activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investment considerations (other than sovereign bond issuers). At least 50% of GBND’s portfolio is made up of “green bonds” (using the definition applied by the Climate Bonds Initiative), issued specifically to finance environmentally friendly projects.

Benefits of GBND

  • Align your investments with your values

    Invest in a way that is consistent with your ethical standards.

  • True-to-label

    GBND’s investment methodology consists of stringent screening criteria, offering investors a true-to-label ethical investment solution. At least half the Fund’s portfolio will be “green bonds”.

  • Diversified, high-quality bonds

    Exposure to a diversified portfolio of both global and Australian bonds issued by a wide range of government and corporate issuers. All bonds in the portfolio must be rated at least investment-grade.

There are risks associated with an investment in GBND, including interest rate risk, credit risk, international investment risk, non-traditional index methodology risk and foreign exchange risk. Investment value can go up and down. An investment in the Fund should only be considered as a part of a broader portfolio, taking into account your particular circumstances, including your tolerance for risk. For more information on risks and other features of the Fund, please see the Product Disclosure Statement and Target Market Determination, both available on this website.

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.
The Betashares Sustainability Leaders Diversified Bond ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: GBND) has been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See www.responsiblereturns.com.au for details.1
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.

Key facts

Pricing information

Current price
Last trade*
% Change (prev day)
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* Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.

NAV
NAV/Unit* $20.50

* As at 20 May 2024

Profile

Net assets* ($A) $349,413,461
Units outstanding* (#) 17,042,578
Management fee and cost** (p.a.) 0.49%
Distribution frequency Quarterly
Distribution reinvestment plan (DRP) Full or partial participation available
Issuer Betashares Capital Ltd
Registry Link Market Services

* As at 20 May 2024

**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading information

ASX code GBND
Bloomberg code GBND AU
IRESS code GBND.AXW
Market makers BNP Paribas Financial Markets SNC

Index information

Index Solactive Australian and Global Select Sustainability Leaders Bond TR Index - AUD Hedged
Index provider Solactive AG
Index ticker N/A
Bloomberg index ticker SOLESGAH Index

Portfolio characteristics

Running yield (local currency, % p.a.) 2.68
Yield to maturity (local currency, % p.a.) 4.14
Yield to worst (local currency, % p.a.) 4.12
Estimated FX hedging impact (% p.a.) 0.03
Average maturity (yrs) 7.32
Modified duration (yrs) 6.19
Average credit rating AA
As at 22 May 2024

Holdings & allocation

Portfolio holdings

Name Weight (%)
FRANCE (GOVT OF) 1.75% JUN-39 1.9%
TREASURY CORP VICTORIA 4.25% DEC-32 1.0%
TREASURY CORP VICTORIA 5.5% NOV-26 1.0%
NEW S WALES TREASURY CRP 3.0% MAR-28 1.0%
NEW S WALES TREASURY CRP 3.0% FEB-30 1.0%
QUEENSLAND TREASURY CORP 3.25% JUL-28 0.9%
TREASURY CORP VICTORIA 3.0% OCT-28 0.9%
NEW S WALES TREASURY CRP 3.0% APR-29 0.9%
TREASURY CORP VICTORIA 1.5% SEP-31 0.9%
NEW S WALES TREASURY CRP 1.5% FEB-32 0.9%

* As at 21 May 2024. Excludes cash

Sector allocation

Australian State Government
38.7%
Corporate - Financial
15.4%
Supranational
13.6%
Foreign Sovereign
13.5%
Corporate - Non Financial
9.3%
Government Special Purpose Bank
5.9%
Sovereign Agency
2.5%
Foreign Local Authority
1.1%

* As of 30 April 2024

Country allocation

Australia
40.7%
Snat
13.7%
Germany
9.9%
France
7.7%
Netherlands
8.0%
United States
3.4%
Spain
2.4%
Norway
1.5%
Belgium
1.7%
Other
11.0%

* As of 30 April 2024

Performance

Fund returns after fees (%)

  Fund Index
1 month -1.99% -1.95%
3 months -1.67% -1.53%
6 months 4.55% 4.87%
1 year 0.75% 1.34%
3 year p.a. -4.23% -3.70%
5 year p.a. - -0.86%
10 year p.a. - 2.13%
Since inception (p.a.) -2.59% -2.09%
Inception date 26-Nov-19 -

* 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 Quarterly
12 mth distribution yield* 2.8%

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-Apr-24 3-Apr-24 17-Apr-24 $0.147011 2.85%
2-Jan-24 3-Jan-24 17-Jan-24 $0.150006 2.89%
2-Oct-23 3-Oct-23 17-Oct-23 $0.144121 2.68%
3-Jul-23 4-Jul-23 18-Jul-23 $0.136749 2.58%
3-Apr-23 4-Apr-23 20-Apr-23 $0.138281 3.04%
3-Jan-23 4-Jan-23 18-Jan-23 $0.136687 2.32%
3-Oct-22 4-Oct-22 18-Oct-22 $0.137893 1.84%
1-Jul-22 4-Jul-22 18-Jul-22 $0.278125 1.42%
1-Apr-22 4-Apr-22 20-Apr-22 $0.025848 2.10%
4-Jan-22 5-Jan-22 19-Jan-22 $0.030007 2.13%
1-Oct-21 4-Oct-21 18-Oct-21 $0.024824 2.14%
1-Jul-21 2-Jul-21 16-Jul-21 $0.487975 2.19%
1-Apr-21 6-Apr-21 20-Apr-21 $0.0157 0.42%
4-Jan-21 5-Jan-21 19-Jan-21 $0.025699 0.64%
1-Oct-20 2-Oct-20 16-Oct-20 $0.031953 -
1-Jul-20 2-Jul-20 16-Jul-20 $0.035345 -
1-Apr-20 2-Apr-20 20-Apr-20 $0.0675 -

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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