Australian Equities Socially Responsible Strategy

The Australian Equities Socially Responsible Strategy is an actively managed strategy that delivers responsible investment through the adoption of an integration, engagement and negative screening strategy. The strategy’s negative screen precludes the portfolio from owning stocks with exposure to pornography, gaming, armaments and tobacco. The strategy offers investors exposure to socially responsible, high quality, large and mid cap Australian listed equities.

How to invest

Investments in the Australian Equities Socially Responsible Strategy can be made via the Portfolio.

Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index

3.80% p.a.* outperformance since inception

Large & Mid cap

Socially responsible focus

15-30 stocks

Inception date - June 2006

*Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. No allowance has been made for taxation and fees are not taken into account.

Investment strategy

The Australian Equities Socially Responsible Portfolio was launched in 2006, making it one of Australia’s first socially responsible investment strategies. The Portfolio offers investors exposure to a concentrated portfolio of high quality, socially responsible stocks that offer attractive valuation. The Portfolio’s negative screen precludes it from owning stocks with exposure to:

  • Pornography
  • Gaming
  • Armaments
  • Tobacco.

This Portfolio delivers socially responsible investment through our quality investment philosophy. For a stock to be eligible for inclusion, it must meet our negative screening and quality criteria and offer attractive valuation. We define quality companies as those with earnings strength, superior industry position, sound balance sheet, strong management and low ESG risk.   

The Portfolio is long-only, “style neutral” and invests over a period of three-to-five years.   

DNR Capital’s Socially Responsible Portfolio has been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) in accordance with the strict guidelines of its Responsible Investment Certification Program.

Portfolio performance

Return on $100,000 invested at inception

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 1mth6mth1yr3yr5yr7yr10yrInception*
%%%% p.a.% p.a.% p.a.% p.a.% p.a.
DNR Capital Australian Equities Socially Responsible Portfolio-0.19%8.78%17.76%13.56%12.05%10.84%13.05%10.79%
S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index-0.85%3.59%10.16%9.42%8.81%7.94%9.90%6.99%
Excess return0.66%5.19%7.60%4.14%3.24%2.90%3.15%3.80%

*inception date - June 2006

*Past performance is not an indication of future performance. No allowance has been made for taxation and fees are not taken into account.

Our Portfolio Managers

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Jamie Nicol
Jamie Nicol

Director & Chief Investment Officer

Scott Bender
Scott Bender

Portfolio Manager

Ratings

"Robust and repeatable investment process, underpinned by performance-driven investment culture."
Rated Recommended by Lonsec
“Zenith's conviction in the Portfolio is underpinned by the high calibre and stability of DNR's investment team.”
Rated Recommended by Zenith

The rating issued 10/2021 DNR Capital Australian Equities High Conviction Portfolio, 10/2021 DNR capital Australian Equities Income Portfolio, 10/21 DNR Capital Australian Equities Socially Responsible Portfolio, 09/2021 DNR Capital Australian Equities High Conviction Fund, 09/2021 DNR Capital Australian Equities Income Fund & 08/2021 DNR Capital Australian Emerging Companies Fund are published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit lonsec.com.au for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2021 Lonsec. All rights reserved.

The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned to the DNR Capital Australian Equities High Conviction Portfolio 06/2021, to the DNR Capital Australian Equities High Conviction Fund 06/2021, to the DNR Capital Australian Equities Socially responsible Portfolio 06/2021, to the DNR Capital Australian Equities Income Portfolio 06/2021, to the DNR Capital Australian Equities Income Fund 06/2021, to the DNR Capital Australian Emerging Companies Fund 02/2021) referred to in this website is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

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