Magellan Sustainable Fund (Ticker:MSUF)

A portfolio of 20 to 50 high quality global companies within a framework that considers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks. The Fund has dramatically lower carbon risks than global markets, and is designed to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns and preserve capital in adverse markets.

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Investment objectives

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The investment objectives of the Fund are to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long-term while reducing the risk of permanent capital loss. These objectives incorporate consideration of environmental, social and governance risks and the application of a proprietary low carbon framework.

Low Carbon

Globally agreed climate goals provide the guiding framework for the Magellan Sustainable Fund. According to modelling by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global post-industrial era temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius will necessitate a 30% cut in global emissions intensity over the next five years and, by 2100, a carbon neutral world.

Magellan believes it is highly likely that the world will move further towards addressing climate change risks by reducing carbon emissions. Climate change is therefore an increasingly important issue for global companies and investors, with the potential to profoundly affect business models through government regulation (eg carbon pricing), technology and changes in consumption patterns. These factors directly and indirectly impact the relative cost of companies’ products and services, customer demand, and pricing power.

Magellan incorporates a proprietary low carbon overlay in portfolio construction by:

  1. Screening out companies based on their carbon emissions intensity.
  2. Excluding companies with fossil fuel exposures or interests, such as for example companies engaged in the extraction, storage and transportation of fossil fuels.
  3. Limiting the overall carbon emissions of the portfolio through a portfolio emissions intensity cap. Both the company emissions and portfolio emissions caps will be revised over time to remain in line with evolving carbon reduction goals.

The caps and exclusions set a very high standard compared to global equities benchmarks. Magellan believes this is appropriate given the magnitude of the risks associated with climate change and the ambitious nature of globally agreed climate goals.

Magellan’s investment team conducts detailed due diligence on companies’ exposures under the caps and exclusions to verify their low carbon status. As a signatory of CDP’s climate change program, Magellan has access to detailed climate change reports and data on companies. Magellan is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

Fund facts

Portfolio manager
Global Equity Fund
Fund size
$7.70 million 31 Jul 2022
Cboe Ticker
MSUF Market Data Tickers
Thomson Reuters MSUF.CHA
ICE iNav*
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Thomson Reuters MSUFAUiv.P
Solactive iNav
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Bloomberg MSUFAIV
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The iNAV reflects the estimated NAV per Unit updated for portfolio stocks that have live market prices during the Trading Day, or where they do not have live market prices, may be updated for equivalent securities or movements in after-market trading and for foreign exchange movements. The iNAV will not be updated for market-based movements such as movements in stock market indices.

Magellan has engaged ICE Data Indices, LLC and Solactive AG as iNAV calculation agents to independently calculate and disseminate an iNAV. Both iNAVs are freely available to investors. From time to time there may be differences between the two iNAVs as a result of different calculation methodologies or timing of the data.

Management fee Distribution Frequency ARSN
1.35% per annum Semi-annually 645 516 187
MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD)
Performance Fee

Performance Fee: 10.0% of excess return over the higher of the Index Relative Hurdle (MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD)) and the Absolute Return Hurdle (the yield of 10-year Australian Government Bonds). Additionally, the performance fees are subject to a high water mark.

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All management costs described above are inclusive of the estimated net effect of GST.

* iNAV calculations as shown on (the "data") provided by ICE Data Indices, see ICE Terms of Use, and is updated during Cboe trading hours. Powered by Factset. iNAV is indicative and for reference purposes only. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or marketed by ICE Data Indices, LLC, its affiliates ("ICE Data") and ICE Data or its respective third party suppliers MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE iNAV, IOPV, FUND OR ANY FUND DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ICE DATA HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. You acknowledge that the data is provided for information only and should not be relied upon for any purpose. 

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Investment philosophy

The Magellan Sustainable Fund adopts a long-term investment approach by investing in outstanding companies at attractive prices within a framework that considers Environmental, Social and Governance risks and delivers very low carbon exposure, while exercising a deep understanding of the macroeconomic environment to manage investment risk.

Magellan perceives outstanding companies to be those that have enduring competitive advantages that allow them to sustainably earn returns on capital that are materially in excess of their cost of capital.

While Magellan is extremely focused on fundamental business value, it is not a typical 'value' investor. The Magellan Sustainable Fund will invest in companies that have relatively high price-to-earnings and price-to-book multiples, provided that their businesses are outstanding and their shares are trading at an appropriate discount to their assessed intrinsic value. Equities that appear undervalued on the basis of a low price-to-earnings or price-to-book multiples will often prove to be poor investments if the underlying business is fundamentally weak and exhibits poor returns on capital.

Magellan focuses on risk-adjusted returns, rather than benchmark-relative returns. As a result, the Magellan Sustainable Fund's investment process is designed to generate an unconstrained, concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies.

Magellan believes that an appropriately structured portfolio of 20 to 50 investments can provide sufficient diversification to ensure that investors are not overly correlated to any single company, industry-specific or macroeconomic risk.

Portfolio construction

The Magellan Sustainable Fund's investment process integrates four key disciplines:

The Magellan Sustainable Fund typically invests in companies with market capitalizations in excess of $US 5 billion.

Intensive bottom-up stock analysis and industry research is undertaken in order to identify outstanding companies. This involves the assessment of potential investments against key quality criteria, as well as assessments of their intrinsic value. Magellan uses a proprietary ranking tool, the Magellan Asset Management Conviction Scoring Matrix, to rank companies based on these factors. This process enables the portfolio to be weighted towards higher conviction ideas (on a risk-adjusted basis).

Magellan's detailed macroeconomic analysis is overlayed during portfolio construction, alongside the application of both fixed and dynamic risk limits. This process ensures that the portfolio is not overly exposed to aggregation risk (risk which arises from correlated portfolio positions) or macroeconomic event risk. Macroeconomic event risk can be a significant source of negative returns for investors. Magellan will make significant changes to the portfolio if it believes that macroeconomic events could lead to significant and sustained loss in value for investors. Such events would include a financial crisis, a sustained oil price shock, a global pandemic or a major global conflict.

The Magellan Sustainable Fund considers a broad spectrum of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of its investment approach.


Growth of AUD $10,000
31 July 2022

Important Information: Calculations are based on exit prices with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). Fund Inception 11 December 2020 (inclusive).

31 July 2022
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year Since Inception**
(% PA)
Magellan Sustainable Fund (Ticker:MSUF) -0.06% -12.06% -9.39% 2.96%
Benchmark* 0.48% -8.52% -4.31% 9.08%
Out/Under Performance -0.54% -3.54% -5.08% -6.12%

* MSCI World Net Total Return Index 
** Inception date 11 December 2020.

Important Information: Calculations are based on exit prices with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). Fund Inception 11 December 2020 (inclusive).

Unit Prices

Date Net Asset Value Entry Exit
08/08/2022 2.4949 2.4966 2.4932
05/08/2022 2.5229 2.5247 2.5211
04/08/2022 2.5172 2.5190 2.5154
03/08/2022 2.5237 2.5255 2.5219
02/08/2022 2.4774 2.4791 2.4757
01/08/2022 2.4553 2.4570 2.4536
29/07/2022 2.4749 2.4766 2.4732
28/07/2022 2.4536 2.4553 2.4519
27/07/2022 2.4453 2.4470 2.4436
26/07/2022 2.3729 2.3746 2.3712
25/07/2022 2.4090 2.4107 2.4073
22/07/2022 2.4124 2.4141 2.4107
21/07/2022 2.4544 2.4561 2.4527
20/07/2022 2.4373 2.4390 2.4356
19/07/2022 2.4249 2.4266 2.4232
18/07/2022 2.3892 2.3909 2.3875
15/07/2022 2.4125 2.4142 2.4108
14/07/2022 2.3995 2.4012 2.3978
13/07/2022 2.3812 2.3829 2.3795
12/07/2022 2.3941 2.3958 2.3924
11/07/2022 2.4233 2.4250 2.4216
08/07/2022 2.4065 2.4082 2.4048
07/07/2022 2.4186 2.4203 2.4169
06/07/2022 2.4168 2.4185 2.4151
05/07/2022 2.4065 2.4082 2.4048
04/07/2022 2.3716 2.3733 2.3699
01/07/2022 2.3951 2.3968 2.3934
30/06/2022 (ex) 2.3385 2.3401 2.3369
30/06/2022 2.3885 2.3902 2.3868
29/06/2022 2.4174 2.4191 2.4157
28/06/2022 2.4003 2.4020 2.3986
27/06/2022 2.4480 2.4497 2.4463
24/06/2022 2.4561 2.4578 2.4544
23/06/2022 2.3965 2.3982 2.3948
22/06/2022 2.3707 2.3724 2.3690
21/06/2022 2.3545 2.3561 2.3529
20/06/2022 2.3353 2.3369 2.3337
17/06/2022 2.3481 2.3497 2.3465
16/06/2022 2.3189 2.3205 2.3173
15/06/2022 2.3663 2.3680 2.3646
14/06/2022 2.3454 2.3470 2.3438
10/06/2022 2.3926 2.3943 2.3909
09/06/2022 2.4340 2.4357 2.4323
08/06/2022 2.4567 2.4584 2.4550
07/06/2022 2.4679 2.4696 2.4662
06/06/2022 2.4613 2.4630 2.4596
03/06/2022 2.4497 2.4514 2.4480
02/06/2022 2.4755 2.4772 2.4738
01/06/2022 2.4504 2.4521 2.4487

Distribution history


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If you have elected to receive distributions in cash, please ensure that your bank account details are provided to the Unit Registry by Record Date, otherwise your distribution payment will be withheld until a valid bank account is provided.

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Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
June 2022 5.0000 cents $2.3385 Annual Fund Distribution 2022
December 2021 5.0000 cents $2.9126  
June 2021 5.0000 cents $2.7115 Annual Fund Distribution 2021

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Additional information and forms

Magellan Sustainable Fund (Ticker:MSUF)

  1. Click here to APPLY NOW and start your online application process.

You will need the following information handy to support your online application:

  • Identification documents (e.g. drivers license) 
  • Mobile number and email address
  • Your Tax File Number (TFN)
  • Complete the FATCA/CRS self-certification

Note: Magellan accepts initial direct investments from individuals with a minimum of $10,000.  You must be over 18 years of age.

If you require a hard copy of the application from please request a copy here.

Additional information and forms

Log into the online portal via the link below to:

  • Check your balance(s), view transaction confirmations and periodic statements.
  • Update your personal details.
  • Invest additional funds and switch investments.
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There is no minimum investment amount if buying on the securities exchange. If applying directly with Magellan, the minimum investment amount is $10,000.

You have the choice of either buying units on the Securities Exchange (Ticker: MSUF) via your stockbroker/online broker or applying directly with the Responsible Entity by sending an Application Form to our unit registry.

If you hold your investments via an investment administration platform, you should consult your financial adviser who will be able to assist you in investing in the Fund.

There are important differences between investing in the Fund through the Securities Exchange or by applying directly with the Responsible Entity, including the price you will receive. You should read the PDS before making any decision on how to invest in the Fund.

We seek to be transparent with our clients and are making the following disclosures in relation to our listed funds:

  • Securities exchange announcements under each ticker code;
  • Estimated Net Asset Value ("NAV") per Unit published on Magellan's website daily;
  • Indicative intra-day NAV per Unit ("iNAV") published on Magellan's website daily and which is updated throughout the trading day;
  • Monthly fund factsheets on Magellan's website and on the securities exchange; and
  • The full portfolio on a quarterly basis with a delay period of no longer than two months on Magellan's website and on the securities exchange.

The Fund targets a cash distribution yield of 4% per annum. The Target Cash Distribution will be paid semi-annually (for the periods ending 30 June and 31 December each year), with the actual amount for each period determined by using the average of the month-end NAV per Unit over the two year rolling period.

Magellan intends to pay a Target Cash Distribution of $0.05 per unit for the first four distribution periods, being the six month period ending 30 June 2021, 31 December 2021, 30 June 2022 and 31 December 2022.

The Fund can hold up to 20% cash.

You can exit the Fund either by making a withdrawal request to the Responsible Entity using a Withdrawal Form or by selling units on the Securities Exchange (Ticker: MSUF) via your stockbroker or online broker. How you enter the Fund does not affect the method by which you can exit the Fund.

To make a withdrawal request with the Responsible Entity…
If you have a Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Investor Number
You will need to make a withdrawal request to the Unit Registry.
If you have a Holder Identification Number (HIN) with your stockbroker or online broker
You will need to convert your holding from your HIN with your stockbroker or online broker to an SRN issued by the unit registry.
This is a standard process which your stockbroker or online broker can assist you with.



To sell your units on the Securities Exchange….
If you have a Securityholder Reference Number (SRN) or Investor Number
You can provide your SRN to certain stockbrokers who can sell your units on your behalf.
If your stockbroker does not offer this service, you will need to ask your stockbroker to convert or transfer your holding onto a HIN.  This is a standard process which your stockbroker can assist you with. You can then instruct your stockbroker to sell your units on the Securities Exchange.
If you have a Holder Identification Number (HIN) with your stockbroker
You can instruct your stockbroker to sell your units on the Securities Exchange.

There are important differences between exiting the Fund via the Securities Exchange or by withdrawing directly with the Responsible Entity, including the price you will receive. You should read the PDS or consult with your financial adviser before making any decision on how to invest in the Fund.

Important Information: Units in the fund(s) referred to herein are issued by Magellan Asset Management Limited (ABN 31 120 593 946, AFS Licence No 304 301). Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and no person guarantees the future performance of the fund(s), the amount or timing of any return from the fund(s), or that the investment objectives of the fund(s) will be achieved. This material has been provided for general information purposes and must not be construed as investment advice. It does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. Investors should consider obtaining professional investment advice tailored to their specific circumstances and should obtain and read the relevant Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) and Product Disclosure Statement (‘PDS’) applicable to the fund(s) prior to making a decision about whether to acquire or continue to hold an interest in the fund(s). The TMD and PDS for the fund(s) are available on this website or can be obtained by calling 02 9235 4888. Any trademarks, logos, and service marks contained herein may be the registered and unregistered trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained herein should be construed as granting by implication, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark displayed without the written permission of the owner. No part of this material may be reproduced or disclosed, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Magellan Asset Management Limited.

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The Lonsec Ratings (assigned as follows: Magellan Sustainable Fund - April 2022) presented here is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421445. The Ratings are limited to "General Advice" (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial products. Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. They are not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any financial products, and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in these products. The Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant documents following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the products using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec's Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at:

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned November 2021) referred to in this document 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 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 

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