Managed funds

Managed funds are professionally managed investment portfolios with specific investment aims (e.g. to follow or do better than the market) and investment mixes (e.g. shares, bonds, etc).

BT Invest gives you access to a range of managed funds including:

  • Diversified funds (e.g. growth, balanced)

  • Sector funds (e.g. Australian and international shares)

  • Specialist funds (e.g. alternative)

Below is a summary of the managed fund investments.

Diversified funds

  • Advance Defensive Multi-Blend Fund

  • Advance Moderate Multi-Blend Fund

  • Advance Balanced Multi-Blend Fund

  • Advance Growth Multi-Blend Fund

  • Advance High Growth Multi-Blend Fund

Sector/specialist funds


  • Advance Cash Multi-Blend Fund

Fixed Interest

  • Advance Australian Fixed Interest Multi-Blend Fund

  • Advance International Fixed Interest Multi-Blend Fund

  • AMP Capital Wholesale Plus Corporate Bond Fund

  • BT Australian Fixed Interest Index Fund

  • BT International Fixed Interest Index Fund

  • BT Wholesale Plus Fixed Interest Fund

  • Franklin Templeton Wholesale Plus MultiSector Bond Fund

  • Goldman Sachs Wholesale Plus Growth & Emerging Markets Debt Local Fund

  • Kapstream Wholesale Plus Absolute Return Income Fund

  • Macquarie Wholesale Plus Income Opportunities Fund

  • Perpetual Wholesale Plus Diversified Income Fund

  • PIMCO Wholesale Plus Diversified Fixed Interest Fund

  • PIMCO Wholesale Plus Global Bond Fund

  • Schroder Wholesale Plus Fixed Income Fund

  • UBS Wholesale Plus Australian Bond Fund

Australian Shares

  • Advance Australian Shares Multi-Blend Fund

  • Advance Australian Smaller Companies Multi-Blend Fund

  • Bennelong Wholesale Plus ex-20 Australian Equities Fund

  • Blackrock Wholesale Plus Australian Equity Opportunities Fund

  • BT Australian Shares Index Fund

  • BT Wholesale Plus Core Australian Share Fund

  • BT Wholesale Plus Property Securities Fund

  • Fidelity Wholesale Plus Australian Equities Fund

  • Ironbark Karara Wholesale Plus Australian Shares Fund

  • Ironbark Karara Wholesale Plus Australian Small Companies Fund

  • NAM-Tyndall Wholesale Plus Australian Share Portfolio

  • Perpetual Wholesale Plus Australian Fund

  • Schroder Wholesale Plus Australian Equity Fund

  • UBS Wholesale Plus Halo Australian Share Fund

International Shares

  • Aberdeen Wholesale Plus Actively Hedged International Equity Fund

  • Advance International Shares Multi-Blend Fund

  • BT International Shares Index Fund

  • BT Wholesale Plus Core Global Share Fund

  • BT Wholesale Plus Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund

  • Fidelity Wholesale Plus Global Equities Fund

  • Lazard Wholesale Plus Emerging Markets Equity Fund

  • Magellan Wholesale Plus Global Fund

  • T.Rowe Price Wholesale Plus Global Equity Fund

  • Walter Scott Wholesale Plus Global Equity Fund

  • Wingate Wholesale Plus Global Equity Fund


  • Advance Property Securities Multi-Blend Fund

  • APN Wholesale Plus AREIT Fund

  • BT Property Securities Index Fund

  • BT Wholesale Plus Global Property Securities Fund

  • RARE Infrastructure Wholesale Plus Value Fund - Hedged

  • RARE Infrastructure Wholesale Plus Value Fund - Unhedged


  • Advance Alternative Strategies Multi-Blend Fund

  • K2 Wholesale Plus Australian Absolute Return Fund

  • Man AHL Wholesale Plus Alpha (AUD) Fund

More information on the asset allocation and risk exposures of each fund can be found in the respective Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), available when you open your BT Invest account.

If you want to know a particular funds performance, more information is in the respective Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), which is freely available online after opening a BT Invest account (you can open a BT Invest account without needing to make a deposit).


0.5% + $60 + Varies^ + NIL
BT Invest administration cost (p.a.) Management cost BT Invest Transaction costs

For example, if you made a managed fund investment of $10,000 during the year into the Advance Balanced Multi-Blend Fund (which has a management cost of 0.87% p.a.), you'd pay:

$110 + $87 = $197 p.a.
BT Invest administration cost Management costs Total cost


^Management costs vary, depending on which managed fund you choose. They are the indirect costs of investing in a fund and:

  • are not deducted directly from your account, rather included in the unit price of the respective fund (but are still an additional cost to you)
  • can include performance fees, accounting, auditing and other operational and compliance costs
  • are not commissions or conflicted payments, and
  • are commonly measured and reported as a percentage figure called the Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR).

In addition, a buy/sell spread is charged by the product issuer on a buy or sell of units in those funds.

It is applied before the unit price is provided to us (but is still an additional cost to you). The amount of the buy/sell spread varies but a typical buy/sell spread is estimated to be between 0% and 1% but may fall outside this range.


If you want to know a particular fund’s fee and costs, they are quoted in the respective Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), which is freely available online after opening a BT Invest account (you can open a BT Invest account without needing to make a deposit). For further information see the ‘Fees & Costs’ section of the BT Invest Investor Guide and the ‘What are the fees and other costs?’ section of the BT Managed Portfolios PDS.

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Listed securities, typically referred to as shares, can be part-investments in an individual business traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Listed securities also include financial products which track the performance of an index, such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Managed portfolio options are a portfolio of assets made up from managed funds, shares (which may include exchange traded funds) or cash. They are monitored by an appointed investment adviser to ensure the right investments in the right proportions are in place.

A term deposit is a cash investment held at a financial institution (e.g. a bank) for an agreed interest rate over a fixed term, so the interest rate does not generally change for the nominated term.

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Things you should know

*Retail Funds Under Administration as at June 2015 for the BT Financial Group (BT), (Source: Plan for Life). 

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