FAQs

You will receive written acknowledgement of your investment in the Fund, and also receive:

Participants in the Regular Savings Plan (RSP) receive a copy of the new Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) upon the expiry of a current PDS and a copy of any supplementary PDS that may be issued.

Correspondence from Hunter Hall will usually include an investor code number. It is helpful for you to quote this number in any communications with us.

Unit prices are updated on the website each business day. Performance data, competitive rankings, funds under management, the top ten holdings and asset allocations are updated on the website monthly. Monthly Performance Reports, which includes performance data and a discussion by the Portfolio Managers, can be downloaded from this website and are also available on request.

Hunter Hall is not authorised to give investment advice however, it is Hunter Hall’s view that any investment in the Funds should be considered a medium to long term investment of 5 years+.

Hunter Hall is committed to the concept of responsible investing and seeks to avoid investing in businesses that are, in its opinion, involved in activities that are harmful to people, animals or the environment. The VGT, GET and AVT utilise a negative screening process. This screening process seeks to avoid investment in companies that derive operating revenues from direct and material business involvement in the manufacture or sale of weapons and weapons components, tobacco manufacture, gambling outlets or systems, intensive animal farming, animal testing for cosmetics, activities that give rise to human rights violations, unremediated destruction of the environment, and uranium mining and nuclear reactors.

The GDG implements a positive ethical investment policy by only investing in companies that are deemed to contribute positively to environmental, humanitarian, social or sustainability issues. The GDG also complies with Hunter Hall's negative screen.

Further information regarding Hunter Hall’s Ethical Investment Policy can be found here.

 There are two main screens used by fund managers to select ethical stocks:

For further information, please refer to our Ethical Investment Policy.

The Hunter Hall investment team continually monitors all investments in the Funds. In the event that the activities of an investee company change, or if additional information becomes available such that the investment is considered to breach the Ethical Investment Policy, the investment is disposed of as soon as practicable. When disposing of an asset under such circumstances Hunter Hall endeavours to realise the best price it reasonably can, taking into account liquidity and other market forces. Therefore, it is possible that disposal of such an investment could extend over a period of time.

Investors should be aware that the negative screening process does not restrict investment in businesses engaged in mining, the manufacture or sale of alcohol, or which use animal by-products. Hunter Hall is of the view that mining does not necessarily cause permanent damage to the environment, provided that due attention is paid to site remediation, control of contamination, worker safety and the welfare of any nearby population. Although we acknowledge the sensitivity of some investors with regards to the sale of alcohol or animal by-products, Hunter Hall believes the decision to invest in these activities to be a personal investor preference, rather than a stated preference of the Funds.

Labour standards are not systematically taken into account in the selection, retention or realisation of investments.

Hunter Hall does not believe that its Ethical Investment Policy detracts from performance as the investment universe is so large that it offers many opportunities. Our experience since the inception of the Funds confirms this opinion.

The performance of a Managed Investment Scheme depends on the performance of its investments. The investments in the Hunter Hall Funds largely comprise exchange-traded shares and related securities, the ownership of which carries an inherent risk element. Unit values reflect the market value of the assets of a Fund and consequently may rise or fall in line with market variations.

The Funds own foreign investments which give rise to an exposure to movements in currency exchange rates. Other risks can be broadly divided into macro-economic risks, company-specific risks, portfolio risks and default and counterparty risks.

For further details, please refer to the current Product Disclosure Statement.

Initial applications for units in any of the Hunter Hall Funds must be made on the application form found in the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

Click here to download or order a PDS for any of the above Funds.

Your completed application form and cheque should be forwarded to:

FundBPO - Unit Registry
GPO Box 4968
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia

Cheques are to be made payable to:
JPM Nominees ACF HH App a/c.

The minimum initial investment for the VGT, GET, AVT and GDG is $5,000.

The minimum initial investment for the AEF is $25,000 (wholesale investors only).

Additional investments can be made by one of two methods, by cheque and by direct deposit.

By cheque:
Submit your cheque, together with a completed Additional Investment Form.

Your completed application form and cheque should be forwarded to:

FundBPO - Unit Registry
GPO Box 4968
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia

Cheques are to be made payable to:
JPM Nominees ACF HH App a/c.

By direct credit:
Direct credit to our bank account:

Account Name:       JPM Nominees Aust Ltd acf Hunter Hall Applications a/c
Account Number:   010059612
BSB:                         212-200
Bank Name:            JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Address:                   Level 35, 259 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
SWIFT:                    CHASAU2X

Please note that all direct credits to our bank accounts must be accompanied by an Additional Investment Form which can be mailed, scanned and emailed or faxed.  Alternatively you can email the required information to registry@fundbpo.com. Please see the form for details.

If you are an existing unitholder but wish to invest in another Hunter Hall Fund, you must complete a new Application Form from the current PDS.

The Regular Savings Plan is a way to save and accumulate long term wealth. It also allows you to benefit from averaging the cost of your units through periods of fluctuating market prices.

For the VGT, GET, AVT and GDG:

To start a Regular Savings Plan you will need to:

For the AEF:

To start a Regular Savings Plan you will need to:

We will debit your Australian bank, building society or credit union account around the 15th of each month. Your first payment will be in the month immediately following the month in which we receive your completed application form.

Please note that the conditions regarding the Regular Savings Plan are detailed in the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

No, but from this website you can download a copy of the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) or request that a copy be mailed to you. The completed application form must be mailed to us.

Yes. The Hunter Hall Funds are offered by a number of discount brokers.

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Yes, some Hunter Hall Funds can be accessed through a number of margin lenders. Further, the parent company, Hunter Hall International Limited (HHL) and the listed investment company Hunter Hall Global Value Limited (HHV) can also be accessed through margin lenders.

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Yes, some Hunter Hall Funds are on a number of Platform offerings.

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The number of units issued to an investor is dependent on the Entry Price of the Fund for that particular day.

Units are allotted on the business day that Hunter Hall receives a completed Application Form, provided that the form is received by 3pm on a business day. Valid applications received by Hunter Hall after 3pm Sydney time on a business day are deemed to have been received on the next business day. Units will be issued at the Entry Price applicable for that day.

Hunter Hall has the discretion to refuse an application.

Upon receiving and accepting an application for units, Hunter Hall will issue an investment confirmation statement setting out the number of units issued. The allocation of additional units by way of the automatic reinvestment of income is free of transaction costs and no Entry Fee is payable.

Unitholders investing in the Hunter Hall Funds from outside Australian may experience a delay in the processing of applications due to international funds clearance.

Hunter Hall may issue fractions of units.

New investors in the Funds have the benefit of a 14 day cooling-off period starting from the earlier of:

If you cancel your investment during the cooling-off period, you must do so by writing to Hunter Hall within the 14 day period advising that you wish to cancel your investment.

The cooling-off period only applies to initial investments and does not apply to any additional investments.

If an investor reconsiders their decision to invest in one of the Funds within the 14 day period and notifies Hunter Hall before the expiry of the 14 days, the investor is entitled to receive their money back, subject to no adverse market movements in the intervening period and after the deduction of Hunter Hall's reasonable expenses. If you cancel your investment during the cooling-off period we will return to you:

In the event of adverse market movements, the return of your investment will be subject to the redemption rules set out in the PDS.

The minimum redemption is $500 unless the total investment has a redemption value of a lesser amount.

You can make a redemption of all or part of an investment by sending us your instructions by 3pm (AEST) on a business day. If your request is received by 3pm it will be processed using the redemption price at the close of business that day. If it is received after 3pm it will be processed using the redemption price at the close of business on the following business day.

There are three available redemption methods:

By post:
Please include your investor code and signature with your written redemption instructions. You may choose to use our Redemption Request Form (New Zealand investors, please use this form).

By telephone:
Please be advised that for security purposes you will be required to identify account particulars.

By signed facsimile or email:
Signed email means an original signed letter which has been scanned and emailed to registry@fundbpo.com. You may choose to use our Redemption Request Form (New Zealand investors, please use this form).

Redemption monies can be paid into an Australian bank, building society or credit union account in the unitholder's name or by cheque to the unitholder.

Redemption proceeds going into a new bank, building society or credit union account requires that the redemption request be received by post. Redemption requests made by telephone, facsimile or email will result in your funds being paid into a previously nominated account.

Please note that unitholders who reside outside Australia may experience delays in the clearance of funds for the payment of redemptions.

Furthermore, during distribution periods, post 30 June and 31 December, redemption monies may be delayed by approximately 15 days. This is due to the half-yearly and annual financial audit process which has to be completed before pricing can be resumed.

To transfer units in the Funds into an account with another name, the existing unitholder and transferee must complete a Standard Transfer Form. This form is available from Hunter Hall by contacting our Investor Relations team. The form must be completed and sent to the NSW Office of State Revenue to be assessed for Stamp Duty. The transferee must also complete an Application Form from the current PDS.

The address for the NSW Office of State Revenue is:

GPO Box 4042
Sydney NSW 2001

To expedite the process you should include the completed Hunter Hall Application Form and a letter with your Standard Transfer Form requesting that the NSW Office of State Revenue send the stamped Transfer Form and Application Form directly to Hunter Hall after it has been assessed. Remember to include the address of our unit registry:

FundBPO - Unit Registry
GPO Box 4968
Sydney NSW 2001

Transferring units may incur a fee and may have taxation implications so we recommend you consult your financial or taxation advisor before you arrange any transfer of units.

For information regarding the amount of duty on the transaction, or for any further information regarding the transfer, contact the NSW Office of State Revenue on 1300 139 814 or visit their website at www.osr.nsw.gov.au.

All or part of an investment can be switched between the Hunter Hall Funds. This facility is free of an entry fee; however, transaction costs will apply for the redemption and application components of each switch. Further, other fees such as management fees or performance fees may change as a result of a switch to another Fund.

To use the switching facility, a current Application Form for the new Fund must be completed and forwarded to Hunter Hall together with switching instructions.

Switching involves a disposal of the original units, which may realise a capital gain or loss for the unitholder.

If switching into a new account, the minimum initial investment amount of $5,000 still applies.

In the interests of client safety, change of address details cannot be accepted via telephone or email. If you wish to change your address or contact details, please print and return our Change of Details Form and send it to us at the address listed on the form.

The Unit price for a day is calculated by dividing the Net Value of the Fund by the number of units on issue as at the close of business on the preceding day. The Entry price equals the Unit price plus the notional transaction cost per unit of acquiring Authorised Investments (e.g, brokerage and stamp duty). The Exit price equals the Unit price less the notional transaction cost per unit of acquiring Authorised Investments (e.g. brokerage and stamp duty).

Please refer to the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for details of the current notional transaction cost per Fund.

Daily by 5pm.

Please note that during distribution periods post 30 June and 31 December, pricing updates to the website are delayed. We generally resume ordinary scheduled pricing approximately 15 days after 30 June and 31 December.

Click here to go to the Unit Prices page of this website.

For investors purchasing units through a licensed broker or financial planner, Hunter Hall is entitled to an Entry Fee of 5% of the value of the initial investment and any subsequent investments. Up to 4% of this Entry Fee is generally paid to the broker or planner who may rebate part, or all, of this fee to the investor in the form of additional units.

Hunter Hall has elected to forgo its entitlement to the remaining 1% until advised otherwise.

Investors who apply for units directly to Hunter Hall will also be charged a 4% Entry Fee, however, Hunter Hall reserves the right to rebate up to 100% of the fee.

No Entry Fee is payable on additional units issued as a result of the automatic reinvestment of income distributions.

For further information on fees and expenses, please refer to the Managed Funds areas of this website or the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

No, Hunter Hall does not charge any exit fees.

The MER is a measurement of the costs incurred by an investor who invests in an unlisted Managed Investment Scheme that would not be incurred by an investor who invests directly in the same assets held by the Scheme. It does not include the costs an investor would incur by investing directly, such as brokerage, stamp duty and bank charges. The MER for each Fund is calculated by dividing the total on-going fees (ie: Hunter Hall’s fees) and recovered and direct expenses of the Fund by its average daily net asset value.

The MERs of each Fund can be found in the Managed Funds areas of this website.

The Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) measures the costs of managing the Funds' investments that are not deducted directly from an investors account, including investment-related legal costs, management and performance fees paid to the investment manager, custody fees and the net effect of any GST. For the Hunter Hall Funds the ICR equates to the Total MER.

Under existing legislation a Managed Investment Scheme generally does not pay Australian income tax provided that it distributes its net income. Hunter Hall intends to distribute the net income of the Hunter Hall Funds.

It is envisaged that distributions during the current and future financial years may include capital gains derived by the Funds. As the taxation of capital gains may differ between investors, unitholders should obtain their own professional advice.

Unitholders who provide an address outside of Australia will be treated as non-residents of Australia for tax purposes unless we are notified otherwise. Where unitholders are non-residents of Australia their distributions will be subject to the relevant withholding tax provisions of the Australian income tax legislation.

If you are not exempt from providing a TFN, the Manager is required by law to deduct tax from your income at the highest marginal rate plus Medicare Levy.

Investing in the Fund may change your entitlement to social security benefits. If you require specific advice, please contact Centrelink or your professional advisor.

The net income of the Fund is distributed to unitholders as soon as practicable after each 30 June and 31 December when there is net income to distribute.

Income distributions can be automatically reinvested in additional units, deposited into a bank account nominated by a unitholder, or paid by cheque.

The distributions of the Fund are the product of its net income. The income of the Fund may include dividends, interest and realised gains from the sale of investments. Expenses and fees are deducted to calculate net income.

The links to the distribution tables below provide details of past distributions paid by the Funds.

Please note that Hunter Hall does not guarantee the payment of distributions by any of its Funds in current or future distribution periods.

Click here for: VGT distribution details, GET distribution details, AVT distribution details and GDG distribution details.

Please print and return our Change of Details form.

Please call or email us if you have a question not shown on this page.

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