State Street International Equities Index (Hedged) Trust


AUD $0.7565

as of 31 Mar 2020

Management Costs

0.2% p.a.

Base Currency


Fund Size

AUD $284.2 mn

as of 29 Feb 2020

Buy/Sell Spread


Key Features

Key Features

  • Diversification - provides low-cost access to large- and mid-cap stocks across 22 developed market countries.
  • Capture Capital Growth - capture potential stock price growth opportunities.
  • Currency Risk Mitigation - Fully hedged to reduce the impact of foreign currency volatility on equity returns.
  • 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.

  • Investment Objective

    Investment Objective

    The State Street International Equities Index (Hedged) Trust ("the Fund") seeks an investment return that approximates as closely as practicable, before expenses, the performance of the MSCI World ex-Australia Index (100% Hedged to AUD), with net dividends reinvested.

    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

    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 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 through a diversified portfolio of international equities.

    Fund Information as of 01 Apr 2020

    Fund Information as of 01 Apr 2020
    Benchmark Inception Date Management Costs Buy/Sell Spread Minimum Initial Investment
    MSCI World ex-Australia Index hedged to AUD 28 Feb 2003 0.2% p.a. 0.13%/0.08% AUD 25,000
    Benchmark MSCI World ex-Australia Index hedged to AUD
    Inception Date 28 Feb 2003
    Management Costs 0.2% p.a.
    Buy/Sell Spread 0.13%/0.08%
    Minimum Initial Investment AUD 25,000
    Pricing Distribution Frequency APIR Code ARSN Code
    Daily Annual SST0022AU 089 590 170
    Pricing Daily
    Distribution Frequency Annual
    APIR Code SST0022AU
    ARSN Code 089 590 170

    Fund Pricing as of 31 Mar 2020

    Fund Pricing as of 31 Mar 2020
    NAV Application Redemption
    AUD $0.7565 AUD $0.7574 AUD $0.7559
    NAV AUD $0.7565
    Application AUD $0.7574
    Redemption AUD $0.7559
    Most Recent NAV / NAV History

    Fund Performance
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    Fund Performance

    • Fund Inception Date: 28 Feb 2003
    As Of 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years (p.a.) 5 Years (p.a.) Since Inception (p.a.)
    28 Feb 2003
    Fund (Gross) 29 Feb 2020 -8.47% -6.74% 4.58% 7.21% 7.04% 10.10%
    Fund (Net) 29 Feb 2020 -8.48% -6.78% 4.37% 6.99% 6.82% 9.86%
    Benchmark 29 Feb 2020 -8.46% -6.72% 4.40% 7.02% 6.86% 10.06%
    Difference (Gross) 29 Feb 2020 -0.01% -0.02% 0.18% 0.19% 0.18% 0.04%
    Difference (Net) 29 Feb 2020 -0.02% -0.06% -0.03% -0.03% -0.04% -0.21%

    as of 29 Feb 2020

    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 29 Feb 2020

    Top Holdingsas of 29 Feb 2020
    Name Fund Benchmark
    APPLE INC 3.10% 3.07%
    MICROSOFT CORP 2.94% 2.97%
    AMAZON.COM INC 1.98% 2.01%
    FACEBOOK INC-CLASS A 1.16% 1.17%
    ALPHABET INC-CL C 1.05% 1.05%
    ALPHABET INC-CL A 1.01% 1.02%
    JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.93% 0.92%
    JOHNSON & JOHNSON 0.89% 0.90%
    Visa Inc 0.80% 0.79%
    NESTLE SA-REG 0.78% 0.77%
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    Sector Allocationas of 29 Feb 2020

    Sector Allocationas of 29 Feb 2020
    Name Fund Benchmark
    Information Technology 18.65% 18.68%
    Financials 14.62% 14.65%
    Health Care 13.14% 13.12%
    Industrials 10.93% 10.92%
    Consumer Discretionary 10.48% 10.46%
    Communication Services 8.80% 8.82%
    Consumer Staples 8.36% 8.37%
    Energy 4.17% 4.18%
    Materials 3.85% 3.86%
    Utilities 3.72% 3.70%
    Real Estate 3.28% 3.25%

    Country Allocationas of 29 Feb 2020

    Country Allocationas of 29 Feb 2020
    Country Fund Benchmark
    United States 65.39% 65.41%
    Japan 8.25% 8.23%
    United Kingdom 5.20% 5.19%
    France 3.72% 3.77%
    Canada 3.47% 3.50%
    Switzerland 3.23% 3.25%
    Germany 2.84% 2.85%
    Netherlands 1.34% 1.35%
    Hong Kong 1.21% 1.23%
    Spain 0.95% 0.96%
    Other 4.42% 4.25%

    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

    Information & Schedules

    Information & Schedules

    Insights & Investment Ideas

    Insights & Investment Ideas

    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. 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 is a trademark of MSCI Inc.