The Australian Governance & Ethical Index Fund is an ASX listed managed investment scheme which invests in securities within the S&P/ASX100 Index.
Investment objective and strategy
The objective of the Fund is to achieve long term capital appreciation, while reducing risk and preserving capital, through investments in securities within the S&P/ASX100 Index that exhibit relatively high levels of governance, social, and environmental performance.
The Investment Manager pursues a lower cost, index style of investing with securities screened for exclusion from the investment portfolio on the basis of relative governance, social and environmental performance.
In consultation with the Responsible Entity, the Investment Manager also seeks to promote adherence to strong overall corporate social responsibility and governance best practices in its investments by engaging with portfolio companies, directing proxies and participating in shareholder meetings.
Like all investments, an investment in the Australian Governance & Ethical Index Fund carries risks which may result in the loss of income or principal invested. In addition to the general risks of investing, specific risks associated with investing in the Fund include, but not limited to, investment selection and strategy risk, ethical considerations risk and equity risk. For further information about the risks of investing in the Fund see Section 3 of the PDS.