During October 2019 the Ethical Partners Australian Share Fund returned -3.52% versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of -0.38%, underperforming the market by-3.14% (after fees). A small number of stocks contributed the majority of the underperformance during October and we detail our reasons for our positions and their outlook below. Over the last quarter the Fund benefited from an underweight position in Materials and an overweight position in Industrials. Key detractors over the last quarter included an underweight position in Health care and an overweight position in both Financials and Consumer Staples.
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During October 2021 the Fund returned 1.09% versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of 0.10%, outperforming the market by 0.99%. An overweight position in Materials added to relative performance while and overweight position in Financials detracted from relative performance.
This World Children’s Day, 20 November, we recognise the devastating and disproportionate impact the climate crisis is having and will continue to have on children. As the most anticipated event of the year, COP26, finishes, it remains clear we have never needed more urgent action from government, business and society to respond to the climate crisis
During September 2021 the Fund returned -1.19% (after fees) versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of -1.89%, outperforming the market by 0.70%. An underweight position in Healthcare and an overweight position in Transport added to relative performance. Over the last 12 months the Fund has returned 36.03%, outperforming the ASX300 Accum Index by 5.17%.