Core Index Exposure - a potential core Australian equity exposure for investors.
Diversification - provides low-cost access to the 200 largest, and most liquid, publicly listed entities in the Australian equity market.
Capture Growth and Income - capture possible stock growth opportunities, dividends and franking credits.
Rigorous Index Tracking - a rigorous investment approach seeks to closely mirror the performance returns of the benchmark.
Asset Stewardship Impact - active engagement with portfolio companies on issues that promote long-term value creation.
The State Street Australian Equities Index Trust ("the Fund") seeks an investment return that approximates as closely as practicable, before expenses, the performance of the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index.
About this Benchmark
The S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index ("the Index") represents the 200 largest, publicly listed entities in the Australian equity market by float adjusted market capitalisation. The Index is recognised as one of the most systematically important financial benchmarks in Australia.1
In managing the Fund, our primary investment approach is full replication of the Index. The goal of the indexed strategy is to mirror the returns and characteristics of the underlying benchmark. As a result, we will attempt to hold each stock in the benchmark in approximately the same weight as it appears in the Index. Our strategy is to buy and hold securities, trading only when there is a change to the index, investor cash flows, or to reinvest cash from dividend or distribution income, tax reclaims or corporate actions. This approach minimises tracking error and transaction costs due to its low turnover.
The Fund is suitable for investors seeking capital growth over the long term and returns consistent with the broader Australian equity market.
Prior to 31 January 2013 the performance benchmark for the Fund was the S&P/ASX All Australian 200 Accumulation Index. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Performance returns for periods of less than one year are not annualised. The performance figures contained herein reflect Total Returns and are provided on a net and gross of fees basis. Performance figures are calculated using end-of-month exit prices except for the 'Since Inception' return which is calculated using NAV prices for the pre 1 January 2010 period, and end-of-month exit prices thereafter, assume the reinvestment of distributions and make no allowance for tax. Net performance figures are after management and transaction costs. Gross performance figures are before management costs but after transaction costs. Index returns are unmanaged and do not reflect the deduction of any fees or expenses. The calculation method for the value added returns may show rounding differences.
Sector reporting based on the Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS") which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P") and is licensed for use by State Street.
Holdings and sector allocation shown are as of the date indicated and are subject to change. This information should not be considered a recommendation to invest in a particular sector or to buy or sell any security shown. It is not known whether the sectors or securities shown will be profitable in the future. The holdings are taken from the accounting records of State Street Global Advisors which may differ from the official books and records of the custodian. Excludes cash, cash equivalents and accruals.
1 ASIC Corporations (Significant Financial Benchmarks) Instrument 2018/420 under subsection 908AC(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Austl.). Retrieved from https://www.legislation.gov.au
Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. This information should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any security.
Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones") and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and sublicensed by State Street Global Advisors. The S&P/ASX 200 Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, and has been licensed by State Street Global Advisors. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, nor their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).
This website is intended for persons resident in Australia. State Street Global Advisors, Australia Services Limited ABN 16 108 671 441, AFSL Number 274900 ("SSGA, ASL") is the product issuer. State Street Global Advisors, Australia, Limited (AFSL Number 238276, ABN 42 003 914 225) (“SSGA Australia”) is the Investment Manager. The material on this website is general information only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs.
You should seek professional advice and consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and target market determination, available at www.ssga.com, before deciding whether to acquire or continue to hold units in the Funds.
You can access our PDS online or by calling us. The offer made in our PDS is available to persons receiving the PDS within Australia and applications from outside Australia will not be accepted. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investing entails risks and there can be no assurance that State Street Global Advisors will achieve profits or avoid incurring losses.
Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal. This material should not be considered a solicitation to apply for interests in the Funds and investors should obtain independent financial and other professional advice before making investment decisions. There is no representation or warranty as to the currency or accuracy of, nor liability for, decisions based on such information. Performance quoted represents past performance, which is not a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.