Martin Currie Ethical Values with Income Fund - Class A
About this Fund
|FUND MANAGER||Martin Currie Australia|
|ASSET CLASS||AUSTRALIAN EQUITIES|
|INVESTMENT STYLE||The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of ethically screened high-quality companies.|
|INVESTMENT PROFILE||The Fund aims to provide an after tax income yield above the Benchmark and to grow this income above the rate of inflation.|
|BENCHMARK||S&P/ASX 200 Index|
|FUND SIZE||S&P/ASX 200 Index|
|NO. OF HOLDINGS|
|FEES||0.85% p.a. of the NAV of the Fund|
Benefits of investing in the Martin Currie Ethical Values with Income Fund-Class A units
The Fund offers a number of significant benefits:
The Fund is designed for investors seeking an ethical investment strategy that provides sustainable income and who may have low-tax liabilities, such as retirees, charitable trusts, non-for-profit organisations and other low-tax entities.
About the Fund
The Fund seeks to provide a growing income stream by investing in a diversified portfolio of ethically screened high-quality companies.
The investment manager's approach is premised on the philosophy that high-quality companies that have solid earnings can sustain dividends, match rises in the cost of living and are likely to be less volatile than the wider equity market.
The investment manager relies on complementary fundamental and quantitative research, and collective insights into the current investment landscape, to identify the most attractive opportunities.
The Fund is managed in a tax-aware manner in order to potentially benefit from franking credits.
How we invest your money
The Fund predominately invests in Australian listed securities. The Fund aims to hold investments so that at the time of purchasing securities:
Companies that do not meet the Fund's ethical investment screen are excluded from the investment universe (see Ethical Investment Criteria section below).
While the maximum holding of cash or cash equivalents is 10%, the portfolio is intended to be fully invested in securities at all times with cash being held for liquidity purposes only.
The Fund does not use derivatives.
The Fund does not intend to borrow.
Ethical investment criteria
In addition to assessing companies on stringent investment criteria, Martin Currie Australia actively screens out companies that do not meet the Fund's ethical investment criteria.
For more information on these criteria, please refer page 5 of the product PDS.