Dimensional Global Bond Sustainability Trust - AUD Class Units

About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/101464-2023-11-12-02:21.pdf
ASX Code
INVESTMENT STYLE The Trust is managed to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of eligible intermediate term domestic and global fixed interest and money market securities.
INVESTMENT PROFILE The Trust seeks to maximise the return of the portfolio.
NO. OF HOLDINGS Around 500
FEES 0.35% p.a. of the net asset value of the Trust



Benefits of investing in the Dimensional Global Bond Sustainability Trust - AUD Class Units

An investment in the Trust offers investors a range of key benefits:

  • The Trust provides diversified exposure to the global bond market.
  • The investment strategy is grounded in rigorous academic research.
  • The investment strategy will provide continuous exposure to a professionally managed portfolio of securities.
  • The investment strategy seeks to take into account certain social and sustainability considerations and the impact companies may have on the environment.
  • The investment strategy is diversified to manage risk. Diversification also provides flexibility, which in turn allows for more efficient implementation of the portfolio.
  • Dimensional seeks to keep costs low by paying close attention to costs, including both management and implementation costs.
  • Direct investors receive regular investment statements and an annual tax statement to keep you up-to-date on your investment.

Risk level


Investor suitability

The Trust may suit those investors seeking a liquid, diversified portfolio that provides exposure to the returns of global fixed interest securities. In particular, the Trust may suit those investors who seek to have certain environmental and sustainability impact and social considerations taken into account in the investment decision making process of the Trust.




Key Features

About the Fund

The Trust is managed to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of eligible intermediate term domestic and global fixed interest and money market securities. Within portfolio constraints, including controls on portfolio maturity, security maturity, credit quality and diversification, and adjusted to take into account certain environmental and sustainability impact and social considerations, the objective of the Trust is to maximise the return of the portfolio. The Trust is not managed with the objective of achieving a particular return relative to a benchmark index. However, to compare the performance of the Trust with a broad measure of market performance, reference may be made to the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index hedged to the Australian dollar (for AUD class units), or to the New Zealand dollar (for NZD class units). Investors should note that the index is referred to for comparison purposes only. The performance of the Trust may differ significantly from the index.

About Dimensional

Dimensional is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981.

Guided by a strong belief in markets, Dimensional offers strategies that focus on the drivers of expected returns. The firm applies a dynamic implementation process that integrates advanced research, methodical portfolio design, and careful execution, while balancing risks, costs, and other tradeoffs that may impact performance. This approach is applied across a full suite of investment strategies to help meet the needs of investors worldwide.


How we invest your money

Dimensional's fixed interest portfolios are based on dimensions of expected returns that have been identified by academic research.

Relative performance in fixed interest is largely driven by two dimensions: bond maturity and credit quality. Bonds that mature further in the future are subject to higher risk of unexpected changes in interest rates. Bonds with lower credit quality are subject to higher risk of default.

Extending bond maturities and reducing credit quality increases potential returns.

Ordinarily, the Trust invests in a diverse portfolio of Investment Grade corporate and government fixed interest securities, with a maximum maturity of 15 years from the date of settlement.

Dimensional generally changes the portfolio's exposure to term risk and credit risk in response to changes in security prices, while keeping the portfolio's overall maturity similar to the overall maturity of the global bond market. Subject to this and other portfolio constraints, Dimensional seeks to target those eligible markets, and securities within those markets, with higher expected returns considering the dimensions described above.

Dimensional may also consider additional factors when determining term and credit exposures.

The Trust may lend securities for the purpose of generating additional income. The Trust may gain some or all of its market exposure by investing in other funds managed by Dimensional or its affiliates (including other Dimensional Wholesale Trusts).

Strategic asset allocation

Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest in accordance with the following target allocation range:

  • Fixed interest: 100%