Green Bond Fund

An investment that contributes to lowering carbon emissions.

About the fund

The Green Bond Fund invests in green, sustainable and social bonds with a primary aim of targeting investments that will contribute to lower carbon emissions. It is aligned with Australian Unity’s values to create positive impact.

We take a diversified approach to cash and fixed interest funds management, combining both credit and duration strategies, and seeks to optimise returns for investors throughout all market conditions. Our team’s depth and breadth of experience in fixed interest markets enables it to manage market risk and is focused on responsible investing to shape a positive future.

This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer seeking capital preservation to be used as a core or satellite component within a portfolio where the consumer has a medium or long investment timeframe, low risk/return profile and needs daily access to capital.

Fund information

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Investment objective

To achieve returns in excess of the Bloomberg1 AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index after fees over the medium term.



Investment approach

  • The Fund invests in a range of green, sustainable and social bonds from providers that conduct their business and apply capital responsibly, giving consideration to a range of Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) issues.
  • The Fund invests in a broad range of fixed interest securities along with cash and similar investments. These may include direct or indirect international and domestic holdings of government, corporate and asset backed securities issued in Australian dollars or appropriately hedged.
  • The investment manager may also use derivatives for portfolio positioning and for managing market risk.
  • The Fund has the ability to borrow funds for day to day operational activities but does not use gearing in implementing portfolio positions.
  • The Fund may gain exposure to specific assets by investing through other investment vehicles including those managed by a related entity.

Introduction to the Green Bond Fund

4 Jan 2021

Watch our video about the Australian Unity Green Bond Fund with Bill Bovingdon, Chief Investment Officer, Altius Asset Management.

 

Fund features

Sustainable

Investing in a combination of green, social and sustainable fixed interest securities

Top-down

Independent Sustainable Advisory Committee that oversees the investment universe

Minimum initial investment amount

$100,000

Diversified

The portfolio will hold a range of government and credit securities providing both impact and the potential to generate regular income quarterly

Distribution

Quarterly

Fund performance

Fund Snapshot

APIR Code
Minimum initial investment
Altius Enhanced Cash Fund
Performance fee
Buy/Sell spread
Fund Switch

* Effective 30 September 2017. Inclusive of the impact of RITC (Reduced Input Tax Credits). Refer to the PDS and Additional Information Document for more information about fees and costs for this Fund.

Performance

Total Return1 Benchmark* Active return
1 mth % -1.29 -0.89 -0.40
3 mth % -6.88 -6.02 -0.86
1 yr % pa -9.55 -8.54 -1.01
3 yrs % pa N/A N/A N/A
5 yrs % pa N/A N/A N/A
7 yrs % pa N/A N/A N/A
10 yrs % pa N/A N/A N/A
Since Inception †‡% pa -5.29 -5.18 -0.11

1Green Bond Fund – Ordinary Units As at 31 May 2022.

†‡ Inception date for performance calculations is 18 June 2020.

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Performance - Green Bond Fund - Retail

Unit Prices

Effective date 24 Jun 2022
Entry price $0.8668
Exit price $0.8668
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Distributions

Frequency Quarterly
Period end 31 Dec 2021
Cents per unit 0.1500
Reinvestment price $0.9734
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How to invest?

Click here to download the Retail application form.

For further information please contact:

E australianunitywealth_transactions@unitregistry.com.au
T 1300 997 774

To apply online into the Retail class of this fund, please click here:

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Important information

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The Australian Unity Green Bond Fund - Ordinary Units (the Fund) is issued by Australian Unity Funds Management Limited (AUFML) ABN 60 071 497 115, AFS Licence No. 234454. Units in the Fund are issued by AUFML as Responsible Entity for the Fund. The information in this document is general information only and is not based on the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular investor. You should obtain financial and legal advice relevant to your circumstances before making investment decisions. In deciding whether to acquire, hold or dispose of the product, investors should obtain the current Product Disclosure Statement (Australian Unity Green Bond Fund - Ordinary Units) to consider whether the product is appropriate for them. The information provided on this page is current at the time of publishing.