BetaShares FTSE 100 ETF (F100)
About this Fund
|FUND MANAGER||BetaShares Capital|
|ASSET CLASS||EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS|
F100 provides cost-effective exposure to the 100 largest companies by market capitalisation traded on the London Stock Exchange.
|INVESTMENT PROFILE||The Fund aims to provide an investment return that tracks the performance of the Benchmark before taking into account fees and expenses.|
|BENCHMARK||FTSE 100 Index|
|FUND SIZE||FTSE 100 Index|
|NO. OF HOLDINGS||Around 100|
Benefits of investing in the BetaShares FTSE 100
|RISK LEVEL||Very high risk/return profile|
This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer seeking capital growth by providing exposure to the largest 100 companies by market capitalisation traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), to be used as a core allocation to global equities, or a tactical exposure to the U.K. sharemarket, within a portfolio where the consumer has a medium to long investment timeframe (5+ years) and needs daily access to capital.
The Fund is an exchange traded fund (or “ETF”), which is a managed investment scheme whose units will trade on the ASX, much like listed shares.
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide an investment return that aims to track the total return performance of the FTSE 100 Index (the “Index”), before taking into account fees and expenses.
The Index is designed to track the performance of the 100 largest U.K. companies by market capitalisation traded on the London Stock Exchange.
ETFs combine certain features of index managed funds and listed shares in one investment. Like index managed funds, ETFs come with the benefits of diversification, transparency and attractive fee levels. Unlike index managed funds, however, ETFs trade on a stock exchange so they also benefit from simple trading, including the ability to buy and sell during the course of the trading day, much like listed shares.
How we invest your money
In seeking to achieve the investment objective, the Responsible Entity will employ a passive management approach designed to track the performance of the Index, before fees and expenses.
The Fund will generally seek to invest in the securities that comprise the Index in proportion to the weightings of the securities in the Index. This is known as a “full replication” strategy. As far as practicable, the timing and nature of any changes to the composition of the Fund’s investments will generally correspond with the timing and nature of changes to the Index.
The holdings of the Fund may not always exactly replicate the Index. For example, it may not be possible or practical to do so in some circumstances, such as where investment restrictions apply which would prevent direct investment in a particular security. The Fund, from time to time, may not hold all of the securities comprising the Index and may hold securities in weightings which differ from the Index.
The Fund may hold exchange-traded derivatives contracts from time to time (e.g. futures contracts) and other investments that do not form part of the Index where this may help to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Derivatives will only be used in limited circumstances and will not be used to leverage the Fund.
About the Index
The Index provider is FTSE International Limited (“FTSE” or the “Index Provider”), a member of the London Stock Exchange Group. The Index consists of the largest 100 U.K. companies by full market capitalisation which qualify for inclusion in the Index. The Index is part of the FTSE U.K. Series and is designed to measure the performance of the 100 largest companies traded on the London Stock Exchange that pass screening for size and liquidity.