During December 2019 the Ethical Partners Australian Share Fund returned -1.90% versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of -2.03%, slightly outperforming the market by 0.12% (after fees). Over the last quarter the Fund benefited from overweight positions in Consumer Discretionary and an underweight position in Real Estate. Key detractors over the last quarter included an underweight position in Health care and an overweight position in Industrials.
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The tragic human rights situation currently unfolding in Myanmar holds particular significance to our Sustainability Analyst Georgina. Please read Georgie’s poignant thoughts on her visit to the camp, our expectations on our portfolio companies in regard to Myanmar, and why Ethical Partners has recently signed on to the Investor Statement on Human Rights and Business Activities in Myanmar.
As members of the Investor Group on Climate Change, Ethical Partners Funds Management strongly endorses its new roadmap released today in conjunction with the CDP and the Principles for Responsible Investment. It is entitled: "Confusion to clarity: A plan for mandatory TCFD-aligned disclosure in Australia".
During May 2021 the Fund returned 1.56% versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of 2.31%, underperforming the market by -0.75%. An underweight position in IT and an overweight position in Westpac contributed to relative performance while an overweight position in Consumer Staples and an underweight position in CBA detracted from relative performance.