BT FUNDS MANAGEMENT

The Australia Institute and Quit Nukes have assessed the policy and practice of BT Funds Management. 

Information is valid as of October 2021. 

ABOUT BT FUNDS MANAGEMENT

BT Funds Management is a wealth management company that offers superannuation, insurance and investment products. It is part of the Westpac Group. Membership numbers and funds under management for the superannuation business are not readily available.

KEY FINDINGS

BT Funds Management should update the definition of controversial weapons to include nuclear weapons, regardless of where they are produced, ensure all companies that derive revenue from nuclear weapons are excluded with 0% revenue threshold.


BT Funds Management should adopt an investment mandate for external trusts, passive investments and exchange-traded funds to select options that exclude nuclear weapons, and divest from all current nuclear weapons holdings.

Policy 

BT Funds Management has a very limited exclusion of nuclear weapons companies for internally managed investments. This
exclusion does not apply to the majority of nuclear weapons producing companies, and does not apply to their external trust investments.

BT Funds Management does not have an adequate policy to exclude nuclear weapons companies.

Holdings

Examination of shareholder voting records show that BT Funds Management held shares in fifteen nuclear weapons-related companies in the 2020/21 financial year

Read our detailed assessment of BT Funds Managment’s policy and practice in our 2021 report