State Street Global Index Plus (Hedged) Trust


AUD $0.4637

as of 11 Aug 2020

Management Costs

0.32% p.a.

Base Currency


Fund Size

AUD $219.5 mn

as of 31 Jul 2020

Buy/Sell Spread


ESG Certified
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Key Features

Key Features

  • Diversification - provides access to large- and mid-cap stocks across 22 developed market countries.
  • Active Stock Selection - our stock selection approach employs three core themes: quality, value, and sentiment.
  • Risk Management Focus - strict risk controls relative to the index, seek to remove unintended biases to style, size and beta.
  • ESG Certified - excludes tobacco and controversial weapon stocks and is certified by Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).1
  • Currency Risk Mitigation - Fully hedged to reduce the impact of foreign currency volatility on equity returns.
  • Asset Stewardship Impact - active engagement with portfolio companies on issues that promote long-term value creation.

  • Investment Objective

    Investment Objective

    The State Street Global Index Plus (Hedged) Trust ("the Fund") seeks an investment return that modestly exceeds, before expenses, the performance of the MSCI World ex-Australia Index (100% Hedged to AUD) over the long term.

    About this Benchmark

    About this Benchmark

    The MSCI World ex-Australia (Hedged to AUD) Index ("the Index") represents large- and mid-cap stocks across 22 developed markets countries where the local currency exposures are hedged to Australian Dollars. The Index is an industry benchmark used by professional investors for global equity portfolios.

    Investment Strategy

    Investment Strategy

    Four principles drive our investment process:

    1. Investors can take advantage of market inefficiencies through a disciplined application of a systematic, analytical investment process.

    2. The Fund uses more than one strategy designed to take advantage of market inefficiencies to help produce more consistent, investment performance over the long term. We rank companies in the index using factors such as quality, valuation and investor sentiment.

    3. Risk control is an integral part of our investment process. The Fund maintains overall risk, style, and size characteristics similar to those of the benchmark.

    4. Our investment process is based on economic and financial analysis which is continuously updated to adapt over time.

    The Fund will exclude companies, subject to materiality thresholds identified by MSCI, with revenue from or business activities involving: tobacco; cluster bombs; landmines; chemical and biological weapons; and depleted uranium weapons. Further information about the MSCI methodology is available on

    Currency risk arising from holding securities denominated in foreign currencies is hedged using forward foreign exchange contracts.

    The Fund is suitable for investors seeking a low degree of added risk in return for the potential for modest outperformance of the benchmark index.

    Fund Information as of 12 Aug 2020

    Fund Information as of 12 Aug 2020
    Benchmark Inception Date Management Costs Buy/Sell Spread Minimum Initial Investment
    MSCI World ex-Australia Index hedged to AUD 28 Feb 2001 0.32% p.a. 0.14%/0.08% AUD 25,000
    Benchmark MSCI World ex-Australia Index hedged to AUD
    Inception Date 28 Feb 2001
    Management Costs 0.32% p.a.
    Buy/Sell Spread 0.14%/0.08%
    Minimum Initial Investment AUD 25,000
    Pricing Distribution Frequency APIR Code ARSN Code ISIN
    Daily Annually SST0021AU 089 593 251 AU60SST00217
    Pricing Daily
    Distribution Frequency Annually
    APIR Code SST0021AU
    ARSN Code 089 593 251
    ISIN AU60SST00217

    Fund Pricing as of 11 Aug 2020

    Fund Pricing as of 11 Aug 2020
    NAV Application Redemption
    AUD $0.4637 AUD $0.4643 AUD $0.4634
    NAV AUD $0.4637
    Application AUD $0.4643
    Redemption AUD $0.4634
    Most Recent NAV / NAV History

    Fund Performance

    Fund Performance

    • Fund Inception Date: 28 Feb 2001

    as of 31 Jul 2020

    As Of 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years (p.a.) 5 Years (p.a.) Since Inception (p.a.)
    28 Feb 2001
    Fund (Gross) 31 Jul 2020 3.19% 9.85% 1.42% 5.79% 7.05% 6.97%
    Fund (Net) 31 Jul 2020 3.16% 9.76% 1.10% 5.45% 6.71% 6.63%
    Benchmark 31 Jul 2020 3.29% 10.63% 3.46% 6.87% 7.45% 6.75%
    Difference (Gross) 31 Jul 2020 -0.10% -0.78% -2.03% -1.07% -0.40% 0.21%
    Difference (Net) 31 Jul 2020 -0.13% -0.87% -2.36% -1.41% -0.74% -0.12%

    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 reflect capital gains and losses, income, and the reinvestment of dividends. 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 Jul 2020

    Top Holdingsas of 31 Jul 2020
    Name Fund Benchmark
    APPLE INC 4.37% 4.34%
    MICROSOFT CORP 3.57% 3.46%
    AMAZON.COM INC 3.09% 3.12%
    FACEBOOK INC-CLASS A 1.43% 1.42%
    ALPHABET INC-CL C 1.08% 1.06%
    ALPHABET INC-CL A 1.06% 1.04%
    JOHNSON & JOHNSON 0.97% 0.90%
    NESTLE SA-REG 0.94% 0.83%
    JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.81% 0.69%
    Visa Inc 0.80% 0.76%

    Sector Allocationas of 31 Jul 2020

    Sector Allocationas of 31 Jul 2020
    Name Fund Benchmark
    Information Technology 21.99% 21.92%
    Health Care 14.13% 14.05%
    Financials 12.06% 11.91%
    Consumer Discretionary 11.23% 11.36%
    Industrials 9.94% 10.03%
    Communication Services 9.03% 9.06%
    Consumer Staples 8.33% 8.39%
    Materials 4.18% 4.10%
    Utilities 3.49% 3.42%
    Energy 2.93% 2.93%
    Real Estate 2.69% 2.83%

    Country Allocationas of 31 Jul 2020

    Country Allocationas of 31 Jul 2020
    Country Fund Benchmark
    United States 67.55% 67.67%
    Japan 7.37% 7.63%
    United Kingdom 4.32% 4.36%
    France 3.22% 3.41%
    Switzerland 3.15% 3.28%
    Canada 3.10% 3.24%
    Germany 2.78% 2.97%
    Netherlands 1.65% 1.38%
    Sweden 1.07% 1.02%
    Hong Kong 0.92% 1.04%
    Other 4.89% 4.01%

    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

    1 The State Street Global Index Plus (Hedged) Trust has been certified by RIAA according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See for details.

    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. 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. 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 invests in currency exchange contracts 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 (100% Hedged to AUD) is a trademark of MSCI Inc.