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Global Sustainability Trust AUD Hedged Class

Inception Date 23/05/16
Fund Net Assets $1.095 B (As at 31/08/21)

The investment objective of the Trust is to provide long-term capital growth by gaining exposure to a diversified portfolio of securities associated with approved developed markets (excluding 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 MSCI World ex Australia Index (net div.) (for unhedged class units), net div., hedged to AUD (for AUD hedged class units), or net div., hedged to NZD (for NZD hedged class units). 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 31/08/21)(As at 30/06/21)

Annualised Returns

Fund Reference Index
YTD 20.24% 19.30%
1 Year 34.22% 29.38%
3 Year 15.33% 13.38%
5 Year 15.63% 14.38%
Since Inception 15.79%

Annualised Returns

Fund Reference Index
YTD 15.25% 14.17%
1 Year 41.30% 35.75%
3 Year 15.74% 13.46%
5 Year 15.99% 14.44%
Since Inception 15.39%

Calendar Year Returns

Fund Reference Index
2020 14.55% 10.57%
2019 29.64% 26.81%
2018 -8.90% -7.58%
2017 20.69% 20.02%

Performance shown represents past performance and is not indicative of future performance. Returns for periods shorter than one year are not annualised. Returns are net of fees and costs and assume income is reinvested and are gross of tax. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's units, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. 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. An index is not available for direct purchase.

MSCI data copyright MSCI 2021, all rights reserved.

Fees and Costs

Management Costs 0.360%
Transaction Costs Allowance - entry 0.12%
Transaction Costs Allowance - exit -0.12%

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 31/08/21)


Price-to-Book 2.91
% in Top 10 Holdings 16.15%
Wtd. Avg. Mkt. Cap. (Millions) $455572
Number of Holdings 4370

Sector Allocation

Information Technology 20.54%
Financials 15.47%
Industrials 13.75%
Consumer Discretionary 12.66%
Health Care 12.60%
Communication Services 9.03%
Consumer Staples 5.46%
Materials 4.41%
REITs 2.77%
Real Estate 1.20%
Utilities 1.10%
Energy 1.02%

Top Holdings

Apple Inc 4.66%
Microsoft Corp 2.60%
Facebook Inc 1.86%
Alphabet Inc 1.77% Inc 1.56%
UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.01%
JPMorgan Chase & Co 0.77%
Johnson & Johnson 0.73%
Home Depot Inc/The 0.59%
Visa Inc 0.59%

Top Countries

United States 70.19%
Japan 6.76%
United Kingdom 4.32%
Canada 2.72%
Switzerland 2.67%

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
31/12/20 04/01/21 07/01/21 Dividend $0.02324506 $17.3381
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Type Rate per Unit Reinvestment Price
30/06/21 01/07/21 07/07/21 Dividend $1.21159937 $18.7713

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

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Information on this site is intended for Australian residents only.

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