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Australian Sustainability Trust

Inception Date 04/12/18
Fund Net Assets $607.576 M (As at 30/04/22)

The investment objective of the Trust is to provide long-term capital growth by gaining exposure to a diversified portfolio of securities listed in Australia with increased emphasis on higher expected return securities, and adjusted to take into account certain environmental and sustainability impact and social considerations. 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 S&P/ASX 300 Index. Investors should note that the index is referred to for comparison purposes only. The index is not intended to represent the current or targeted asset allocation of the Trust. The performance of the Trust may differ significantly from the index.

Returns (As at 30/04/22)(As at 31/03/22)

Calendar Year Returns

Fund Reference Index
2021 19.66% 17.54%
2020 6.46% 1.73%
2019 27.06% 23.77%

Annualised Returns

Fund Reference Index
YTD -0.42% 1.23%
1 Year 11.34% 10.17%
3 Year 12.01% 9.65%
Since Inception 13.86% 12.27%

Annualised Returns

Fund Reference Index
YTD -0.57% 2.08%
1 Year 16.03% 15.21%
3 Year 13.18% 10.85%
Since Inception 14.17% 12.88%

Trust performance is net of fees and costs, includes dividends and other earnings and assumes the reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Dimensional does not guarantee the performance of any trust or strategy referred to, the repayment of capital or particular rates of return. Performance figures are as at the date shown and are subject to change; therefore current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Returns for periods shorter than one year are not annualised. Investors should consider the current PDS in deciding whether to invest in the trusts or to continue to hold their investments in the trusts. A copy of the most current PDS is available at The trust is not managed with the objective of achieving a particular return relative to a benchmark index. A reference index has been provided for comparison purposes only and is not intended to represent the current or targeted asset allocation. Trust performance may differ significantly from the reference index. 

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Fees and Costs

Management Costs 0.275%
Transaction Costs Allowance - entry 0.08%
Transaction Costs Allowance - exit -0.08%

Management costs comprise management fees, expense recoveries and indirect costs. Section 6 of the Product Disclosure Statement contains further information on fees and costs including a breakdown of management costs into management fees, indirect costs and expense recoveries. The expense recoveries and indirect costs components are calculated based on the relevant costs incurred for the financial year to 30 June 2019. Where applicable, the Transaction Costs Allowance is paid to the trust and is not a fee paid to Dimensional.

Characteristics (As at 30/04/22)


Price-to-Book 2.21
% in Top 10 Holdings 29.06%
Wtd. Avg. Mkt. Cap. (Millions) $36965
Number of Holdings 442

Sector Allocation

Financials 26.01%
Materials 24.95%
Consumer Discretionary 9.39%
Health Care 7.74%
Industrials 7.02%
REITs 6.61%
Communication Services 5.46%
Consumer Staples 4.45%
Information Technology 4.16%
Energy 2.75%
Real Estate 1.10%
Utilities 0.36%

Top Holdings

Commonwealth Bank of Australia 5.30%
National Australia Bank Ltd 4.10%
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 3.81%
Macquarie Group Ltd 2.86%
CSL Ltd 2.78%
Westpac Banking Corp 2.46%
Rio Tinto Ltd 2.19%
Goodman Group 2.11%
Woolworths Group Ltd 1.92%
Telstra Corp Ltd 1.53%

Holdings are subject to change.

Numbers may not total 100% due to rounding.


Calendar Year

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Unit Reinvestment Price
29/03/19 01/04/19 04/04/19 Dividend $0.09216121 $10.6260
28/06/19 01/07/19 12/07/19 Dividend $0.05265718 $11.4099
30/09/19 01/10/19 04/10/19 Dividend $0.10782244 $11.9415
31/12/19 02/01/20 07/01/20 Dividend $0.05203788 $11.9475
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Unit Reinvestment Price
31/03/20 01/04/20 06/04/20 Dividend $0.09518910 $8.6966
30/06/20 01/07/20 14/07/20 Dividend $0.02022338 $10.5211
30/09/20 01/10/20 07/10/20 Dividend $0.09596020 $10.8214
31/12/20 04/01/21 07/01/21 Dividend $0.03134281 $12.4154
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Unit Reinvestment Price
31/03/21 01/04/21 08/04/21 Dividend $0.11045410 $12.6205
30/06/21 01/07/21 07/07/21 Dividend $0.03589310 $13.7602
30/09/21 01/10/21 06/10/21 Dividend $0.17160246 $13.8497
31/12/21 04/01/22 07/01/22 Dividend $0.05443025 $14.4554
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Unit Reinvestment Price
31/03/22 01/04/22 06/04/22 Dividend $0.13961956 $14.2335

Distribution data reported by DFA Australia Limited represents past distributions and are not indicative of future distributions.

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NZD classes of units are measured in New Zealand dollars. All other unit classes are measured in Australian Dollars.