What is a distribution?
A distribution is profit earned by a managed fund and paid to investors. Throughout the financial year, a managed fund will earn income in the form of dividends and interest. It may also make profits on investments sold. Under current tax law, the fund must pay all of this income and realised capital gains to investors as a 'distribution'.
Distribution periods and end of year
Ever wondered how distributions affect unit prices or why there may be end of financial year delays to unit prices and transactions? To learn more about the impact of distributions on unit prices, please read our Distributions – your questions answered flyer.