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BT Investment Funds (A$ unit trust) Fund Fact Sheet

BT Fixed Interest Fund 

Investment strategy
Invests in fixed interest securities issued by the Commonwealth and State Governments, corporations and cash.

Investment guidelines

Risk/return profile Low / Conservative
Recommended investment timeframe 3 years or more
Annualised investment returns to 31 October 2010 1 Total return (%

1 year 6.31
3 years 5.99
5 years 4.48
10 years 4.66
Since inception 7.65

Asset Allocation 2

Asset Allocation as at 31 October 2010


Government 23%
Semi-Government 29%
Corporate 41%
Cash & Other 7%

The performance aim of the fund is to provide a total return (i.e. before fees and tax) that exceeds the return from the UBS Australian Composite Bond All Maturities Index over the long term.

Please remember this fund has a long-term investment objective and it is not always appropriate to compare the performance of the fund with its benchmark over shorter time periods.

Features at a glance
Inception date March 1988
Size of fund as at 31 October 2010 $26.71 million
Initial investment (minimum) A$5,000*
Additional investment (minimum) no minimum amount
Contribution fee 4%
Exit fee 0%
Distribution frequency


* A$5,000 (or NZ dollar equivalent) across all BT Investment Funds offered in New Zealand, or A$2,000 (or NZ dollar equivalent) across all BT Investment Funds offered in New Zealand if commencing a Regular Investment Plan.

More information
For copies of the BT Investment Funds product disclosure statement you can:

  1. Download a copy of the product disclosure statement here.
  2. Email us to request that a copy of the product disclosure statement be mailed to you.
  3. Obtain a copy of the product disclosure statement from your financial adviser.
  4. Call BT Customer Relations on 0800 800 661 to request that a copy of the product disclosure statement be mailed to you.

BT Funds Management No. 2 Limited ABN 22 000 727 659 is the issuer of the BT Fixed Interest Fund (Fund), which is offered in the BT Investment Funds Product Disclosure Statement (PDS),  The PDS is available by calling BT Customer Relations on 0800 800 661 or for download by clicking here. You should consider the PDS in deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold, the Fund. This document does not take account of your objectives, financial situation and needs. Because of this, you should, before acting on information in this document, consider its appropriateness, having regard to your objectives, financial situation or needs. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit with, or any other liability of, Westpac Banking Corporation (ABN 33 007 457 141) or any other company in the Westpac Group of companies. It is subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment or loss of income and principal invested. None of Westpac Banking Corporation or its related entities stands behind or otherwise guarantees the capital value or investment performance of the Fund and consider whether the fund is appropriate for you.

1. Figures to 31 October 2010. Performance data shown represents the combined income and capital return as a result of holding units in the Fund for the specified length of time, based on exit prices. All earnings from the investment option have been reinvested (net of fees). The data does not allow for the initial contribution fee or the effect of income tax or inflation. However, management costs are included. Future performance of the investment option including the payment of distributions is not guaranteed.

2. Fund information as at 31 October 2010. In preparing the asset exposure and portfolio holdings of the Fund, BT has taken into account both direct and indirect investments and the effects of futures and options contracts. Market exposure and holdings of the fund may change significantly on a daily basis. The fund's investments do not always add to 100% due to rounding.

All figures for funds under the BT Investment Funds are in Australian dollars. Exchange rate fluctuations between the Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar affect the New Zealand dollar value of the return for New Zealand investors. A copy of the current BT Investment Funds product disclosure statement is available free of charge from any BT office. Initial investments may only be made on an application form attached to a current product disclosure statement. No guarantee is made as to the return of capital or performance of the funds.

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