Pendal Horizon Sustainable Australian Share Fund

About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/100273-2023-01-13-02:38.pdf
FUND MANAGER Pendal Institutional
ASX Code
INVESTMENT STYLE The Fund is an actively managed portfolio of Australian shares.
INVESTMENT PROFILE The Fund aims to provide a return (before fees, costs and taxes) that exceeds the Benchmark over the medium to long term.
BENCHMARK S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index
FUND SIZE S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index
FEES 0.95% p.a.



Benefits of investing in the Pendal Horizon Sustainable Australian Share Fund

Investing in the Fund offers investors a range of benefits:

  • access to a professionally managed portfolio of Australian shares and the potential for long-term capital growth and tax effective income;
  • access to Pendal's investment expertise and core investment style;
  • exposure to companies assessed as demonstrating and or/offering leading environmental and social practices, products and services, whilst avoiding companies that do not meet the Fund's ethical guidelines;
  • regular investment statements and an annual tax statement to keep you up-to-date on your investment;
  • ability to keep track of your investments in the secure client area by visiting the login section at www.pendalgroup.com

Risk level

Medium to High

Investor suitability

This Fund is designed for investors who want the potential for long-term capital growth and tax effective income, diversification across a broad range of Australian companies and industries and are prepared to accept higher variability of returns. The Fund may also hold cash and may use derivatives.




Key Features

About the Fund

The Pendal Horizon Fund (Fund) is an actively managed portfolio of Australian shares which seeks to ensure that funds are invested in an ethical and socially responsible manner. The investment process combines the potential to achieve strong performance over the long term while also investing in companies whose practices and impacts are aligned with an investor's own social, environmental and ethical preferences.

Investment Approach

The Fund will not invest in companies which:

  • produce alcohol or tobacco
  • manufacture or provide gaming facilities
  • directly mine uranium for the purpose of weapons manufacture
  • manufacture weapons and armaments
  • derive more than 10% of revenue from the manufacture or distribution of pornography.

In addition to the above ethical exclusions, the Fund also applies an exclusion screen based on companies who have been subject to environmental, workplace healthy and safety, anti-discrimination, equal opportunity, trade practices, or industrial relations prosecutions.


How we invest your money

Investment Process

The Fund uses the same investment process as Pendal's flagship Australian equities products with the addition of ethical and social responsibility screens.

The negative screening process effectively determines the investment universe of the Pendal Horizon Fund.

The Fund then applies a positive screen that seeks exposure to companies assessed as demonstrating and/or offering leading practices, products and services that provide a direct benefit to social or environmental outcomes (such as environmental management, energy efficiency, improved health & community well-being, business ethics and conduct or occupational health and safety).

We actively seek companies assessed as demonstrating and/or offering leading environmental and social practices, products and services. This includes companies already listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and investments in initial public offerings. Pendal actively engages with the management of companies we invest in to manage risk, effect change and realise potential value over the long term.

Pendal's investment process for Australian shares is based on our core investment style and aims to add value through active stock selection and fundamental company analysis. Pendal's core investment style is to select stocks based on our assessment of their long term worth and ability to outperform the market, without being restricted by a growth or value bias. Our fundamental company analysis focuses on valuation, franchise, management quality and risk factors (both financial and non-financial risk).

Derivatives may be used to reduce risk and can act as a hedge against adverse movements in a particular market and/or in the underlying assets. Derivatives can also be used to gain exposure to assets and markets.

Asset Classes and Asset Allocation Ranges

  • Australian shares: 80%-100%
  • Cash: 0%-20%