State Street Global Equity Fund


AUD $1.5725

as of 15 Jan 2021

Management Costs

0.85% p.a.

Base Currency


Fund Size

AUD $189.6 mn

as of 31 Dec 2020

Buy/Sell Spread


Key Features

Key Features

  • High Conviction, Benchmark Unaware - rather than building stock positions dictated by the underlying benchmark weight, the Fund explores the market's full opportunity set, constructing a high conviction portfolio based on total return and total risk characteristics.
  • Active Stock Selection - our stock selection approach employs three core themes: quality, value, and sentiment.
  • Human Led, Research Tested - only our best investment ideas survive the rigorous research of our investment team.
  • Core Active Exposure - a potential core international equity exposure for investors.
  • Focus on Reducing Total Volatility - explicit focus on risk management at multiple stages in the investment process aims to reduce the impact of market volatility.
  • Currency Risk Management - our Dynamic Strategic Hedging programme (”DSH”) adjusts the hedge ratio for each currency in the portfolio according to our medium to long-term assessment of that currency's economic value relative to the Australian dollar.
  • Asset Stewardship Impact - active engagement with portfolio companies on issues that promote long-term value creation.

Investment Objective

Investment Objective

The State Street Global Equity Fund ("the Fund") seeks to outperform the Benchmark over a full market cycle of approximately 5 - 7 years, with lower volatility than the Benchmark. It also seeks to mitigate currency risk associated with the Benchmark.

About this Benchmark

About this Benchmark

The MSCI World ex-Australia Index ("the Index") represents large- and mid-cap stocks across 22 developed markets countries. The Index is an industry benchmark used by professional investors for global equity portfolios.

Investment Strategy

Investment Strategy

The Fund invests in listed global equity securities selected from the MSCI World-ex Australia Index. We create a portfolio that aims to deliver strong total returns with lower total variability of returns than the market index.

The strategy looks for high quality companies that are reasonably valued and have an improving growth outlook and positive investor sentiment. Via security selection and portfolio construction, the implemented portfolio is expected to have a lower level of absolute risk (as defined by standard deviation of returns) than the market index, and the potential to provide total returns above the market index over the long term. We manage currency risk using SSGA's DSH programme.

The Fund is suitable for investors who:

  • Seek long term capital growth, but with a lower risk profile than the broader global equity market index; and
  • Are prepared to accept some volatility in investment returns.

  • Fund Information as of 19 Jan 2021

    Fund Information as of 19 Jan 2021
    Benchmark Inception Date Management Costs Buy/Sell Spread Minimum Initial Investment
    MSCI World ex-Australia Index 31 Jan 2014 0.85% p.a. 0.10%/0.10% AUD 25,000
    Benchmark MSCI World ex-Australia Index
    Inception Date 31 Jan 2014
    Management Costs 0.85% p.a.
    Buy/Sell Spread 0.10%/0.10%
    Minimum Initial Investment AUD 25,000
    Pricing Distribution Frequency APIR Code ARSN Code ISIN
    Daily Annually SST0050AU 162 547 784 AU60SST00506
    Pricing Daily
    Distribution Frequency Annually
    APIR Code SST0050AU
    ARSN Code 162 547 784
    ISIN AU60SST00506

    Fund Pricing as of 15 Jan 2021

    Fund Pricing as of 15 Jan 2021
    NAV Application Redemption
    AUD $1.5725 AUD $1.5740 AUD $1.5710
    NAV AUD $1.5725
    Application AUD $1.5740
    Redemption AUD $1.5710
    Most Recent NAV / NAV History

    Fund Performance

    Fund Performance

    • Fund Inception Date: 31 Jan 2014

    as of 31 Dec 2020

    As Of 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years (p.a.) 5 Years (p.a.) Since Inception (p.a.)
    31 Jan 2014
    Fund (Gross) 31 Dec 2020 0.46% 2.58% -4.89% 5.08% 8.23% 10.97%
    Fund (Net) 31 Dec 2020 0.38% 2.36% -5.76% 4.08% 7.20% 9.91%
    Benchmark 31 Dec 2020 -0.50% 5.68% 5.73% 11.16% 10.94% 11.98%
    Difference (Gross) 31 Dec 2020 0.96% -3.11% -10.62% -6.08% -2.70% -1.01%
    Difference (Net) 31 Dec 2020 0.88% -3.33% -11.49% -7.08% -3.74% -2.07%

    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 and 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.

    Source: State Street Global Advisors

    Top Holdingsas of 31 Dec 2020

    Top Holdingsas of 31 Dec 2020
    Name Fund Benchmark Active Weight
    SONY CORP 1.73% 0.25% 1.48%
    FUJITSU LTD 1.60% 0.06% 1.54%
    ORACLE CORP 1.55% 0.26% 1.30%
    ALLSTATE CORP 1.55% 0.07% 1.48%
    MERCK KGAA 1.54% 0.04% 1.49%
    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG-REG 1.52% 0.12% 1.40%
    ELECTRONIC ARTS INC 1.52% 0.08% 1.44%
    CARLSBERG AS-B 1.51% 0.03% 1.47%
    COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO 1.48% 0.14% 1.34%
    TARGET CORP 1.46% 0.18% 1.28%

    Sector Allocationas of 31 Dec 2020

    Sector Allocationas of 31 Dec 2020
    Name Fund Benchmark Active Weight
    Health Care 21.56% 12.99% 8.57%
    Consumer Staples 19.84% 7.65% 12.19%
    Information Technology 13.91% 22.48% -8.57%
    Communication Services 13.45% 9.04% 4.41%
    Consumer Discretionary 9.66% 12.31% -2.65%
    Materials 6.09% 4.17% 1.92%
    Financials 5.38% 12.33% -6.95%
    Industrials 4.94% 10.61% -5.67%
    Utilities 3.44% 3.17% 0.27%
    Real Estate 1.72% 2.55% -0.83%
    Energy 0.00% 2.68% -2.68%

    Country Allocationas of 31 Dec 2020

    Country Allocationas of 31 Dec 2020
    Country Fund Benchmark
    United States 59.89% 67.55%
    Japan 12.55% 7.98%
    Switzerland 5.72% 3.04%
    Germany 4.12% 2.96%
    Denmark 3.62% 0.80%
    Norway 3.23% 0.19%
    Netherlands 2.02% 1.21%
    Canada 1.70% 3.18%
    New Zealand 1.36% 0.09%
    Italy 1.22% 0.75%
    Other 4.56% 12.26%

    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, sector and country allocations 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.

    Source: State Street Global Advisors

    Fund Footnote

    Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Investing in foreign domiciled securities may involve risk of capital loss from unfavourable fluctuation in currency values, withholding taxes, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Actively managed funds do not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The Fund is actively managed and may underperform its benchmarks. An investment in the Fund is not appropriate for all investors and is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investing in the Fund involves risks, including the risk that investors may receive little or no return on the investment or that investors may lose part or even all of the investment. 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. Investments in issuers in different countries are often denominated in different currencies. Changes in the values of those currencies relative to the Portfolio's base currency may have a positive or negative effect on the values of the Portfolio's investments denominated in those currencies. The Portfolio may, but will not necessarily, invest in currency exchange contracts or other currency-related transactions (including derivatives transactions) to reduce exposure to different currencies. These contracts may reduce, take or eliminate some or all of the benefit that the Portfolio may experience from favourable currency fluctuations.

    The MSCI World ex-Australia Index is a trademark of MSCI Inc.