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Trillium ESG Global Equity Fund

Trillium ESG Global Equity Fund

Class A

The Trillium ESG Global Equity Fund is designed to provide investors with long-term capital growth through investment in quality global shares using an integrated ESG approach.

The Fund is an actively managed, diversified portfolio of global equities, which provides the potential for long-term capital growth by investing in companies that are leaders in managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities, have above average growth potential and are reasonably valued.

With a long history in shareholder advocacy and public policy work, Trillium leverages the power of company ownership to promote positive social and environmental change while seeking to fulfil the Fund's investment return objective.

 

 

Features and benefits

Innovators in ESG

Experienced portfolio management team

Proprietary ESG scoring

Active ownership

Innovators in ESG

Trillium is at the forefront of ESG thought leadership and drawing from decades of experience focused exclusively on sustainable investing, Trillium uses a holistic, ESG- integrated fundamental investment process to uncover compelling long-term investment opportunities.

Experienced portfolio management team

Team-based portfolio management approach led by four Portfolio Managers with over 90 years of combined experience in the industry.

Proprietary ESG scoring

Over 20 years of proprietary ESG research and analysis on hundreds of global companies with dedicated in-house ESG analysts who archive and curate the data collected.

Active ownership

Trillium has a dedicated shareholder advocacy team focused on engaging companies to press for positive change on key ESG performance drivers. Click here for more information on Trillium’s advocacy approach.

Pricing & Performance

Fund Commencement: August 2020

Unit Pricing

As at
Entry 1.450
Exit 1.446
View Price History

Distributions

Frequency
Half Yearly
Cents per Unit
0.508
Reinvestment Price
1.348
View Distribution History

Performance

As at

Returns

As at
Growth (%) Distribution (%) Total (%)
1 month 2.75% 0.39% 3.14%
3 month 5.91% 0.40% 6.31%
6 month 1.19% 0.38% 1.58%
1 year 16.34% 1.70% 18.04%
3 year 6.44% 1.88% 8.31%
5 year -- -- --
10 year -- -- --

Investment Approach

Trillium believes that a companys understanding of sustainability principles can demonstrate the qualities of innovation and leadership that support the creation of a distinct competitive advantage and build long-term value. Trillium believes that finding companies that meet its financial and ESG standards is an important part of the process, but that it is also critical to make investments at reasonable valuations.

Details & Fees

Investment Objective To provide investors with long-term capital growth through investment in quality global shares using an integrated ESG approach. To outperform the MSCI All Countries World Net Total Return Index (AUD) (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.
Minimum Suggested Timeframe 7 years or longer
Fund Manager Trillium Asset Management
Asset Class International shares
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Minimum Initial Investment (with saving plan) $25,000 Monthly Minimum Nil
Minimum Additional Investment $2,000
Cash 0 - 10%
Global shares 90 - 100%
Half Yearly June 30, December 31
Entry 0
Exit 0
Management Fee (p.a.) 0.89%. Refer to PDS for Management costs.
Buy / Sell Spread 0.15% / 0.15%

What Are The Risks?

All investments carry risk. While it is not possible to identify every risk relevant to your investment, we have provided details of the risks that may affect your investment in the relevant product disclosure statement (PDS) or offer document.

Meet the team

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Matthew W. Patsky
CFA
CEO, Trillium
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Laura L. McGonagle
CFA
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
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John Quealy
CPA
Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Trillium
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Samantha D'Amore
Portfolio Manager
Matthew W. Patsky
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Matthew W. Patsky

CFA CEO, Trillium
Bio

Matt Patsky is CEO and Lead Portfolio Manager of the Trillium ESG Global Equity strategy and Portfolio Manager of the Trillium Sustainable Opportunities strategy. Matt has over three decades of experience in investment research and investment management. He began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 as a technology analyst. In 1989, while covering emerging growth companies for Lehman, he began to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into his research, becoming the first sell side analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994. As Director of Equity Research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built the firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, resource optimization, and organic and natural products. Before Trillium, Matt worked at Winslow Management Company in Boston, where he served as director of research, chairman of the investment committee, and portfolio manager for the Green Growth and Green Solutions Strategies.

Matt currently serves on the board of TONIIC and has previously served on the Boards of Environmental League of Massachusetts, Shared Interest, Pro Mujer, US SIF, and Root Capital. He is also a member of the Social Venture Circle (SVC) and is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Laura L. McGonagle
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Laura L. McGonagle

CFA Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Bio

Laura is a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst. She leads the Trillium Small/Mid Cap Core strategy and is on the portfolio management team of the ESG Global Equity strategy and the Sustainable Opportunities strategy. She joined Trillium Asset Management in 2001. Prior to joining Trillium she was an equity research analyst at Adams, Harkness and Hill, a Boston-based investment bank that focuses on emerging growth companies. Laura’s last position at Adams was as a sell-side equity analyst in the “Healthy Living” group. This group covered specialty consumer stocks which addressed the consumers’ growing awareness of the impact of nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices on their well-being.

Laura earned a B.A. in quantitative economics from Tufts University in 1992. Laura is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

John Quealy
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John Quealy

CPA Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Trillium
Bio

John Quealy is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of the ESG Global Equity strategy. He oversees the management of all investment strategies and portfolio construction at Trillium. He joined the firm in 2018 and has extensive experience in sustainable investing.

Prior to joining Trillium, John spent 17 years with Canaccord Genuity in Equity Research, where he was a Managing Director, specializing in the Sustainability and Industrial Technology sectors. He joined the firm as an Associate in 2000, helping to launch this franchise in the United States.  Over his career, John helped lead Canaccord’s efforts across this emerging area, having previously served as Sector Head overseeing Sustainability Equity Research in North America and the UK.  John has covered a broad array of companies in the Energy Technology, Water, Recycling, Agriculture, and Electrical Equipment sectors. Prior to Canaccord, John worked for Deloitte & Touche, where he was a Manager in the Audit and Assurance practice, serving a wide range of domestic and international, public, and private companies.

John has served on the boards of Rosie’s Place (founded in 1974 as the first dedicated Women’s Shelter in the U.S.) and the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM). John received a B.S. degree in Accounting and Philosophy cum laude from Boston College and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.

Samantha D'Amore
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Samantha D'Amore

Portfolio Manager
Bio

Samantha is a Portfolio Manager for the Trillium ESG Large Cap Core and a member of the ESG Core Equity strategy team and joined the firm in 2023. Prior to joining Trillium, she held key investment roles at Jennison Associates, most recently as a Managing Director where she generated and maintained investment ideas for multiple, long-only equity funds with $21 billion in assets across various sectors, styles, and geographies. She began her journey at Jennison as an equity research analyst on the PGIM Jennison Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior to Jennison, Samantha worked as an investment analyst on a global alternative energy long/short equity hedge fund at Sound Energy Capital Management and began her investment career as an Equity Research Analyst at Credit Suisse covering media and electric utilities.

Samantha currently serves on the board of Progress for Informatics and Energy Foundation. She earned a BA in Physics from Harvard University.

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