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Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund

Investors can choose from two classes of units:

Solid return potential with ESG integration

The Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund offers a high-quality approach to ESG investing. The Fund has a low carbon impact and scores well on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, as measured by third parties, such as MSCI ESG, relative to broad equity indices such as the MSCI World Index.

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How to Invest

Investment strategy

The Fund invests primarily in a concentrated portfolio of equity securities of companies in the world’s developed countries. The Fund may from time to time also invest in equity securities of companies located in emerging markets, in debt securities convertible into equity securities, and other equity-linked securities.

The Sub-Manager seeks to identify high quality companies with sustainable and high returns on operating capital with dominant franchises, powerful intangible assets including brands, networks, licences and patents, and pricing power. The Sub-Manager also seeks to identify capable management teams able to allocate capital effectively to grow the franchise and sustain and/or improve the return on operating capital.

Investment parameters

The following guidelines will be used when selecting investments for the Fund:

  • The Fund will hold equity and equity related securities which are traded, listed or due to be listed on recognised exchanges throughout the
  • The portfolio will typically hold between 25 to 50 securities
  • A maximum of 10% of the portfolio may be invested in any one company.
  • The portfolio will not purchase more than 10% of the outstanding securities of any one company.
  • A maximum of 10% of the portfolio may be invested in unlisted securities
    (Note: Percentage restrictions apply at the date of purchase of the relevant security)
  • The international currency exposure of the Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund (Hedged) will be hedged back to the Australian dollar.

Investment restrictions

  • Investments shall not knowingly include any company whose core business activity involves the following:
    1. Tobacco;
    2. Alcohol;
    3. Adult entertainment;
    4. Gambling;
    5. Gas and electric utilities;
    6. Bulk commodities (including but not limited to fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal as well as metals and mining);
    7. Civilian firearms; or
    8. Weapons

For the purposes of this investment restriction, a “core business activity” is one that accounts for more than 10% of the relevant company’s revenue.

  • The Fund will not invest in any company that has been excluded from the MSCI World ex Controversial Weapons Index due to its involvement with controversial weapons, as defined by that index.

 

Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund

At a Glance

APIR code ETL9199AU mFund code - Minimum investment $20,000 Management cost 1.18% Distributions per annum 1 Commencement date 29/06/2020 Asset class Equity Benchmark MSCI World (Net) Index
Investment objective The Fund seeks an attractive long-term rate of return. It will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing in a concentrated portfolio (25 to 50 stocks) of what the Sub-Investment Manager believes to be high quality, dominant franchises characterised by sustainable and high returns on operating capital, powerful intangible assets including brands, networks, licenses and patents, and pricing power. The Sub-Investment manager seeks to identify high-quality companies with capable management teams able to allocate capital effectively to grow the franchise and sustain and/or improve the return on operating capital. As an essential and integrated part of the investment process, the Sub Investment manager seeks to engage with management teams to assess relevant factors material to long term sustainable returns including ESG factors.
Please refer to the current PDS and reference guide for further details including any additional fees that may be applicable.

Performance as at 30 September 2020. Powered by data from Financial Express. For funds with less than 5 yrs performance history, refer to fact sheet for since inception returns.

Performance
Performance 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Entry Nav Exit Date History
MOREBACK
Fund Name 0.14% 2.96% - - - - - - $1.0728 $1.0707 $1.0686 22/10/2020

Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund (Hedged)

At a Glance

APIR code ETL5365AU mFund code - Minimum investment $20,000 Management cost 1.18% Distributions per annum 1 Commencement date 29/06/2020 Asset class Equity Benchmark MSCI World (Net) Index – hedged to AUD
Investment objective The Fund seeks an attractive long-term rate of return. It will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing in a concentrated portfolio (25 to 50 stocks) of what the Sub-Investment Manager believes to be high quality, dominant franchises characterised by sustainable and high returns on operating capital, powerful intangible assets including brands, networks, licenses and patents, and pricing power. The Sub-Investment manager seeks to identify high-quality companies with capable management teams able to allocate capital effectively to grow the franchise and sustain and/or improve the return on operating capital. As an essential and integrated part of the investment process, the Sub Investment manager seeks to engage with management teams to assess relevant factors material to long term sustainable returns including ESG factors.
Please refer to the current PDS and reference guide for further details including any additional fees that may be applicable.

Performance as at 30 September 2020. Powered by data from Financial Express. For funds with less than 5 yrs performance history, refer to fact sheet for since inception returns.

Performance
Performance 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Entry Nav Exit Date History
MOREBACK
Fund Name -1.61% 5.61% - - - - - - $1.0894 $1.0872 $1.0850 22/10/2020

HOW TO INVEST

Existing SGH or DMP investor with Mainstream investor number:

  1. Download and read PDS and reference guide.
  2. Complete a Morgan Stanley Funds application form and send to Mainstream Fund Services Unit Registry.

Not an existing SGH or DMP investor:

  1. Download and read PDS and reference guide.
  2. Submit application form online.

OR

  1. Download and read PDS and reference guide.
  2. Complete a Morgan Stanley Funds application form and send to Mainstream Fund Services Unit Registry.

SWITCH FUNDS BETWEEN YOUR EXISTING ACCOUNT

1. Complete Switching Form – Morgan Stanley Global Sustain Fund Download
2. Send completed form to Mainstream Fund Services Unit Registry

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