Oracle Ethical Diversified Portfolio
Environmental, Social & Governance Investing
Oracle’s Ethical Diversified Portfolio provides investors:
- A diversified portfolio that has been screened for ethical criteria,
- Is spread across all major asset classes,
- Capital growth over the medium to long term
- A moderate level of income
Investors will need to accept a moderate degree of volatility as is associated with a relatively high exposure to growth assets and are prepared to invest for the minimum investment timeframe.
Conservation of the natural world
Waste & Pollution
Consideration of people & relationships
Occupational Health & Safety
Employee Turnover & Pay
Community Relations & Participation
Standards for running a company
Management & Board Structure
Portfolio top 10 holdings
Rockwool International Class B
Northland Power Inc
Lend Lease Green Bond
a2 Milk Company Ltd.
REA Group Ltd
Our negative screening tool identifies companies and industries that many would consider unethical. We exclude these companies from our investment universe.
Oracle Investment Management leverages third party data platforms to research a company’s exposure to 15 industries we have identified as not achieving our desired ethical standards.
We then apply a hard 10% revenue filter to our portfolios and potential universe. Any company that derives more than 10% of their revenue from one of the filtered industries is not able to be included in an ethical portfolio.
Oracle have identified the following Industries as not suitable for an ethical investment portfolio:
Fur & Specialty Leather
Genetically Modified Food & Plants
Oil and Gas
Our positive screening tool helps to identify certain companies and industries as ethical and sustainable and seeks to promote them within our investment universe.
Oracle Investment Management leverages third party data platforms to research a company’s exposure to 12 industries we have identified as ethical and sustainable.
We then apply a 25% revenue filter to our portfolios and potential universe. Any company that derives more than 25% of their revenue from one of the filtered industries receives a higher ethical score when researched by the analyst.
Companies that screen positively must still meet our strict investment criteria for entry into an ethical portfolio.
Oracle have identified the following Industries as ethical:
Pollution Prevention and Reduction
Sustainable Agriculture and Food
Green bonds are debts issued by Governments, Banks or Corporations to fund ethical or environmentally positive projects. In Australia, most green bonds have been issued by the major banks, who back the bond with a pool of loans that meet ethical criteria.
Green bonds are promoted within the Oracle Investment Management fixed income universe but must still meet our risk weighted return criteria. Also, we leverage third party data to look past the specific bond and analyse the ethical quality of the issuer. If the issuer does not meet our <10% negative screen threshold, we will not own any bonds regardless of whether they are rated green.
Oracle Ethical Diversified
Portfolio Asset Allocation
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Valuation models are created as part of deep research to estimate intrinsic value and appropriate earnings multiple.
To provide investors with long-term growth and to outperform the Consumer Price Index + 3% over the medium term (5 years).
The Oracle Ethical Diversified Portfolio is collectively managed by Luke Winchester, Nicholas Cummings and Luke Durbin.
Listed ASX Securities, cash, ETF’s, corporate bonds, short term money market securities, international securities, listed sub-debt, listed hybrids and listed property investments.
Consumer Price Index + 3%
At Oracle we fundamentally believe that sustainable earnings growth drives share prices over the medium to long term. Finding these opportunities at a reasonable valuation is the key to superior returns over time.
0.75% incl. GST
15% including GST of any amount by which the Portfolio’s investment return is greater than the Benchmark, which is Consumer Price Index + 3%.