Ethical Partners Management Services ACN 623 503 720 (EPMS) as Corporate Authorised Representative of Ethical Partners Funds Management Pty Ltd (EPFM) ACN 623 475 454; AFSL 504749 is the operator of this website and Equity Trustees Limited (ABN 46 004 031 298, AFSL 240975) (EQT) is the issuer and responsible entity of the Ethical Partners Australian Share Fund (Australian Share Fund). Unless otherwise indicated, EPMS is the issuer and Trustee of all other unregistered managed investment schemes described on this website (Funds). Access to this website and the information on it is intended only for people or entities that are Wholesale investors or Sophisticated investors (as set out in the following paragraph).The information provided on this website is general information only. The information has been prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Therefore, before acting on any advice, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice in light of your own or your client’s objectives, financial situation or needs. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with accessing the website.
Prior to investing in the Australian Share Fund and any of the Funds mentioned in this website, you should obtain and consider closely the Information Memorandum (IM) for the relevant Fund by contacting our office on 02 8999 1228 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you should obtain advice tailored to your personal circumstances (retail investors should refer to the EQT website). The IM has been produced exclusively for Wholesale investors or Sophisticated investors (collectively “Qualifying Investors”) as defined by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – Sections 761G(7) and 761GA. The Trustee needs to be satisfied that an investor is a “Qualified Investor” before issuing units in the Fund. This IM is not the same as a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and is not required to be the same as a PDS. The IM may not have the same level of detail as a PDS and is not required to be lodged with or notified to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). The information set out in this website has been prepared in good faith and while EPMS and EPFM (Ethical Partners) reasonably believe the information and opinions to be current, accurate, or reasonably held at the time of publication, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Ethical Partners: (a) makes no warranty as to the content’s accuracy or reliability; and (b) accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from any errors, omissions, or information that is not up to date.
Performance figures contained on this website are not necessarily indicative of future returns and should be used as a general guide only. Returns on investments necessarily are volatile and subject to change. These returns are likely to vary from year to year. No allowance has been made for taxation. Taxation will vary significantly between investors with different personal circumstances. Future returns may bear no relationship to the historical information displayed. Returns in the Fund can be particularly volatile in the short term and in some periods may be negative.
Unless expressly provided otherwise, the information on this website is directed at Australian residents or citizens who are located within Australia only. The website is intended solely to provide information to investors in each jurisdiction in which the funds are registered of offered for sale and should not be relied upon for any purpose. The contents of the website do not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer is not authorised or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation and does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any security, including shares of any fund.
Neither this website nor any information or documents on this website constitutes an offer to sell, or an invitation to subscribe for or to buy, securities in the United States or in relation to any U.S. person. The information or documents on this website are not available to persons in the United States. No action has been taken to register or qualify the products referred to on this website in any jurisdiction outside Australia. By accessing this website you agree to the above statements and confirm that you are a resident of the Commonwealth of Australia and are accessing this website from within Australia.
The current IM for the Ethical Partners Australian Share Fund is dated 27 May 2020. It was amended from the previous version of the IM dated 1 July 2019 to update the issuer and responsible entity of the Australian Share Fund to EQT.
The previous IM for the Australian Share Fund was dated 1 July, 2019. It was amended from the previous version of the IM dated 1 February 2019, such that Indirect Costs were estimated at less than 0.35% of the average gross fund assets per annum assuming the average fund balance was $100m over the year.
The Ethical Partners Australian Share Fund – Class C (ARSN 640 785 904) (Class C Units) is a registered managed investment scheme. EQT act as the issuer and responsible entity of the Class C Units and EPMS provides investment management services.
The information contained in this website that relates to the Class C Units is general information only, is not financial advice, and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the PDS of the Class C Units dated [X] prior to making any investment decisions in relation to the Class C Units. If you require financial advice that takes into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs you should consult your licensed or authorised financial adviser.
A copy of the PDS can be found on the EQT website at https://eqt.com.au/corporates-and-fund-managers/fund-managers/institutional-funds/institutional-fund-manager?f=4a3e9879-8d48-4107-af82-e6bbe814b783
The information is believed to be accurate at the time of compilation and is provided by Ethical Partners in good faith. Ethical Partners makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, completeness, accuracy, reliability, timeliness or currency of information contained in this website. While Ethical Partners will endeavour to keep information up to date, it has no absolute obligation to update this website or to notify you of any changes to information on this website.
This website contains trademarks and intellectual property. “Ethical Partners Funds Management” and “Ethical Partners Management Services” and the “Ethical Partners Hourglass” belong to Ethical Partners and its associated entities. Ethical Partners owns the copyright and any other intellectual property rights on this website. You may use the information for your own personal reference only. Except for this purpose or as permitted law, no part of the information on this website may be reproduced or adapted to a third party, distributed in any way without the written consent of Ethical Partners or the owner of the copyright material.
Ethical Partners recognises the importance of protecting the privacy and rights of individuals in relation to their personal information. This Policy details how we protect your privacy and how we comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth).
As outlined in this policy, privacy laws apply to firms with annual turnover exceeding $3 million. If Ethical Partners’ turnover is less than this level, the company will note privacy requirements outlined in this policy as a guide not an absolute requirement.
Ethical Partners may collect and hold personal information for the purposes of providing our services. The kinds of personal information that we may collect and hold include your name, date of birth, tax file number, email address, home address, phone number and bank account details.
Where you do not provide us with all or some of your personal information that we request then we may not be able to provide services to you.
We only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for us to conduct our services. We will usually collect your personal information directly from you either in person, by telephone, email, letter or facsimile. We may also collect personal information from third parties however, we will only do so where it is not reasonable and practical to collect the information from you directly.
We take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from misuse and loss from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form. Any personal information held that is no longer needed, or required to be retained by any other laws, is destroyed in a secure manner, deleted or de-identified as appropriate.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we hold, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. On an ongoing basis we maintain and update personal information when we are advised by individuals or when we become aware through other means that personal information has changed.
You may request us to provide you with access to any of your personal information that we hold. You should promptly notify us if you become aware that any of your personal information that we hold is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading.
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2016 was enacted on 22 February 2018, thereby introducing a mandatory data breach notification regime into Australia. This new law will apply to all entities currently subject to the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) who have annual turnover of more than $3 million.
Under the new law, applicable entities must notify eligible data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and affected individuals as soon as practicable after the applicable entity becomes aware that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been an eligible data breach of the entity” (refer section 26WK of the Bill).
An eligible data breach occurs where there has been:
The Bill primarily supplements the existing obligations under APP Chapter 11.1 (Security of personal information) which requires an applicable entity holding personal information to take reasonable steps to protect information from unauthorised disclosure, misuse, interference and loss.
Under the Bill, an eligible data breach occurs where:
Eligible data breaches must be notified where a reasonable person would conclude that the access, disclosure or loss would be likely to result in serious harm to the affected individual. For clarity, the phrase likely is intended to mean more probable than not.
Applicable entities are required to report a serious breach within 30 days otherwise penalties of up to $340,000 for individuals and up to $1.7 million for organisations can apply.
Any questions about this Policy, complaints regarding the treatment of your privacy or a possible breach by us of the Australian Privacy Act, should be directed as per the following:
Address: Suite 3, Level 4, 130 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 02 8999 1228
Ethical Partners will respond, usually within 21 days after receipt of a complaint.
Where necessary we may seek further information in order to provide a full and complete response.
The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned May 2020) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of,and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at http://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines