Managed Fund Services

Perpetual Corporate Trust is Australia’s leading provider of corporate trustee services to fund managers and institutional investors both local and global.

With a deep understanding of the market across Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Perpetual has the trustee, fiduciary, legal, accounting, transactional, investment structuring and funds management expertise to offer a range of responsible entity, trustee and custodial services to clients large and small.

We work with sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and fund managers ranging from large, global players to domestic boutique managers. Our services simplify administration and minimise the compliance and regulatory burden for our clients.

Our clients invest across a broad range of asset classes from property, infrastructure, equities, fixed income and alternatives.

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    Deep Understanding

  • Experience and Expertise

  • Cross Border Specialists

  • Scale and Strength

Our Fund Services ensure independent oversight and risk mitigation

Responsible Entity

Whether you’re working with listed or unlisted assets, wholesale or retail investors, Perpetual’s Responsible Entity team can help you meet all your compliance and governance needs as you launch and/or run your registered managed investment scheme.


Our experience, relationships and deep knowledge of the local market and its regulation means we can help you launch your scheme on time and operate the fund with a view to ensuring compliance and governance responsibilities are met.


Our independent Responsible Entity services provide cost effective solutions for specialised risk management and independent oversight.


We have experience in dealing with complex transactions and are the leading independent provider of Responsible Entity services for listed vehicles including specialist listed financing vehicles or funds. 


Perpetual is an approved issuer on the mFunds platform allowing clients to access additional distribution channel of their products.  For a list of available funds for investment, please click here.


As the Responsible Entity we offer independent oversight and work with the investment manager and appointed intermediaries to ensure the smooth set-up and running of the fund.


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Wholesale trustee and custody

Wholesale Trustee Services

As your wholesale trustee, we’ll be responsible for the compliance and governance of your unregistered wholesale trust – ensuring it operates within the terms of the trust constitution, other governing documents and the law.

We provide wholesale trustee services to a diverse client base , ranging from some of the largest global investors to boutique domestic fund managers. Asset wise, our specialties include property, infrastructure, agricultural assets, private equity and alternatives.

As trustee, Perpetual has also worked with domestic general insurers and global reinsurers in the Australian market to set up one or multiple trusts to hold the collateral required to meet APRA’s capital adequacy requirements.

Custody services

As custodian, we act as agent for our clients. Our role is to legally hold, safeguard and administer a range of assets including property, mortgages, private equity, infrastructure and debt. Assets are held and managed in accordance with the custody agreement and any regulatory obligations.

As custodian, we’re also obliged to act on all properly authorised instructions, helping you to manage and safeguard your investment portfolio to the highest standards.

Managed investment trust services

The Managed Investment Trust (MIT) withholding tax regime gives foreign investors significant withholding tax benefits if they are a resident of a country with an effective exchange of tax information agreement with Australia.

As at 30 June 2017, Perpetual Corporate Trust administered over $11 billion in MIT structures and built a strong track record in the growth areas of property, infrastructure and agriculture. We provide global investors with what they need most- speed to market, flexibility, experience and compliance oversight.

Our MIT service model

  • Facilitates a MIT compliant structure
  • Provides independent fiduciary oversight
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and trust document requirements
  • Oversees operations and administration of the Trust
MIT Custodian services
  • Holding assets in safe custody
  • Manages corporate actions and the required document execution
  • Operate trust bank accounts.
Research and Reports

The Australian Infrastructure Investment Report 2017

In the 2017 version of this report, Perpetual and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) note that Australian infrastructure assets are still in demand – but that government policy plays an increasingly important part in investor decisions. Find out more…