Maple-Brown Abbott Responsible Investment Fund

The Fund is an actively managed fund that invests in listed (and to be listed) Australian equities that delivers responsible investment through the adoption of an integration, engagement and negative screening strategy.

Our long-term investment horizon enables us to take a long-term view on ESG factors. We seek engagement and long-term relationships with the board and management of our portfolio companies to position us to influence change and realise potential value over the investment horizon.

The identification and discussion of ESG factors is integrated into our research, including potential implications for valuation and portfolio construction. Stocks deemed to be priced at an attractive discount to our assessment of their underlying value are then reviewed using a negative screen to exclude businesses from the Fund that have material activities that do not meet our range of responsible investment criteria.

The Fund is a diversified portfolio constructed from the highest conviction opportunities which we expect to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns over the long-term. The Fund invests across a broad universe of Australian companies and typically holds between 25–40 stocks.

Investment objective

The Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Index (Total Return), after fees, over a four-year period.

Fund facts
Inception date16/09/2009Distribution frequencyQuarterly
BenchmarkS&P/ASX 300 Index (Total Return)Minimum initial application$ 20,000
APIR codeMPL0544AUManagement costs %0.90
Pricing frequency & cut-offDaily / 2pm Sydney time on a Business DayBuy/Sell spread %0.19/0.19

Fund benefits

Investment expertise

The Fund is managed by a dedicated and experienced team of Australian equity specialists.

Responsible investment return

The potential to provide investment returns in line with responsible investment objectives.

Investment growth and distributions

The Fund aims to deliver long term capital growth, along with the potential to receive quarterly distributions.

Portfolio managers


Garth Rossler
Chief Investment Officer
Dougal Maple-Brown
Head of Australian Equities

Fund performance^

as at 30/11/2021

1 mth %3 mths %1 yr % p.a.3 yrs % p.a.4 yrs % p.a.5 yrs % p.a.Since inception % p.a.*
Fund-2.0-1.515.48.55.16.06.4
Benchmark-0.5-2.316.012.99.210.38.1
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^Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. No warranty can be given for future performance. Returns are volatile and may fluctuate quickly and significantly. Total return is based on the movement in net asset value per unit plus distributions and is before tax and after all fees and charges. Imputation credits are not included in the performance figures.
Source: Maple-Brown Abbott and S&P
* Inception date is 16 September 2009.

Unit price

as at 07/12/2021

Download unit price history
Redemption priceNet asset valueApplication price
$ 1.2537$ 1.2561$ 1.2585
DateCents per unitReinvestment priceDiv 12-H summaryTaxable component summary
30/09/20211.9055 ¢$ 1.2697

Forms & fund information

Proxy voting outcomes 

The table below shows how we have exercised our vote for Australian-listed shares held in the Maple-Brown Abbott Responsible Investment Fund for FY2021. In accordance with our proxy voting policy we voted on all resolutions put to us for the year in question.


MeetingsResolutionsVoted ForVoted AgainstAbstained
Number 3425024370
%1001009730

The data above has been adjusted for shareholder sponsored resolutions. Of the seven "against" votes, four related to remuneration, one related to the election of a Director and two related to other governance.

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