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Perpetual Diversified Income Fund - Class A

Perpetual Diversified Income Fund - Class A

Designed for investors seeking predictable outcomes - including above cash rate returns, consistent income and capital stability.

The Perpetual Diversified Income Fund is an active, diversified portfolio of high quality, floating rate debt investments. The Fund is designed for investors seeking predictable outcomes - including above cash rate returns, consistent income and capital stability.

When investing in debt, avoiding loss or default is critical. Perpetual aims to invest in stable, income generating assets that have a low likelihood of default.

Perpetual's analysts screen out risks by applying quality filters to companies and selecting those with strong management, stable balance sheets, predictable earnings, industry leadership and low susceptibility to regulatory or event risk.

Delivered by a team of trusted experts - the true pioneers of Australian credit - Perpetual's Diversified Income Fund is always actively hunting for new opportunities to generate consistent income, but never losing focus on our central goals to protect investors capital.

A smoother ride for investors

Portfolio consists of offense and defense seeking to participate in up markets and protect in down markets.

Consistent and robust investment process

Valuation centric, bottom-up investment process dedicated to exploit market inefficiencies & manage risk.

Best ideas portfolio

Consisting of companies around the globe, diversified across securities, regions and sectors.

Deep investment experience

The team has an average of 20 years’ investment experience through multiple market cycles.

Pricing & Performance

Fund Commencement: October 2005

Unit Pricing

As at
Entry 1.000
Exit 0.997
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Cents per Unit
Reinvestment Price
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As at


As at
Growth (%) Distribution (%) Total (%)
1 month 0.77% -- 0.77%
3 month 0.33% 1.69% 2.02%
6 month 1.36% 3.00% 4.36%
1 year 2.94% 5.66% 8.60%
3 year 0.47% 3.37% 3.84%
5 year 0.54% 3.12% 3.66%
10 year 0.19% 3.43% 3.62%

Investment Approach

The fund's approach to delivering returns and managing risk is through an active and risk aware investment process which invests in a diversified core portfolio of liquid investment grade credit securities. Perpetual believes these assets provide investors with protection in times of market stress. When the environment is supportive Perpetual seeks to enhance returns by taking more risk whether that be in maturity, credit rating, subordination or gearing. The fund can also invest in alternative income generating securities such as mortgages, infrastructure debt and private debt. This approach to portfolio construction is Perpetual's preferred method to deliver investors the highest possible risk-adjusted returns. Derivatives may be used in managing the fund.

Details & Fees

Investment Objective Aims to provide regular income and consistent returns above the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods by investing in a diverse range of income generating assets.
Minimum Suggested Timeframe 3 years or longer
Fund Manager Perpetual Investment Management Limited
Asset Class Fixed Income and Credit
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Minimum Initial Investment (with saving plan) $25,000 Monthly Minimum Nil
Minimum Additional Investment $2,000
Cash and investment grade securities 75 - 100%
Gearing level (of the fund's net asset value) 0 - 25%
Gearing level (of the fund’s net asset value) 0 - 25%
Sub-investment grade and non rated securities 0 - 25%
Quarterly March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
Entry 0
Exit 0
Management Fee (p.a.) 0.59%. Refer to PDS for Management Costs
Buy / Sell Spread 0.15% / 0.15%

Meet The Team

Vivek Prabhu
Head of Fixed Income
BBus, FCA, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, MBA, GAICD
Vivek Prabhu

Vivek Prabhu

Head of Fixed Income BBus, FCA, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, MBA, GAICD

Years of experience: 31
Years at Perpetual: 19

Vivek is Head of Fixed Income and joined Perpetual in 2004. He has over 30 years of experience spanning accounting, finance, investments, governance and risk management. He has managed multi-billion dollar fixed income, credit and currency portfolios and his role involves credit analysis, trade execution and portfolio construction.

Previously, he spent nearly 8 years at Macquarie Bank in roles including Assistant Portfolio Manager (Credit, Global Fixed Interest and FX), Credit Analyst, Compliance Manager (Funds Management Group) and Operational Risk Analyst (Internal Audit). Prior to this, Vivek spent almost 4 years at Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) as an accountant / auditor.

He's aimed to give back to the communities, organisations and people with whom he's connected. Vivek joined the Board of The Deaf Society of NSW in 2011 and currently serves as Director and Treasurer. He joined Perpetual's Diversity Council in 2012, chaired by Perpetual's CEO. Since 2010, Vivek has regularly mentored university students, colleagues & finance industry professionals, leading the Fixed Income stream for Perpetual's Investment Analyst Program.

He was awarded the 2011 Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Hugh DT Williamson Performance Scholarship, an award recognising professional accomplishment, social responsibility and leadership. In 2011, he was also awarded a not for profit directors scholarship from the Australian Scholarship Foundation.

What Are The Risks?

All investments carry risk. While it is not possible to identify every risk relevant to your investment, we have provided details of the risks that may affect your investment in the relevant product disclosure statement (PDS) or offer document.

You can find PDSs and other documents in our resources section. The relevant PDS, offer documents and forms can also be found in the sections below:

How to Invest

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Perpetual Investment Funds feature Perpetual’s leading investment management capabilities. They are designed for individual and wholesale investors, and super fund trustees, with $25,000 or more to invest.You can also invest through investor directed portfolio services. Applications to invest in Perpetual Investment Funds can be made through the myPerpetual application portal online.


Before applying for a Perpetual Investment it's important to review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), and related documents to ensure you understand how the fund works and the risks involved.


Information on Customer Identification Requirements

Investment Forms, PDS's and Offer Documents

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Update or apply for additional investment in my Perpetual fund Access the myPerpetual Portal

Applications for additional investment to your Perpetual Fund can be done by accessing the online account portal myPerpetual, or via the post where completed additional investments form & documents should be sent to this address:


Perpetual Investment Funds

GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001


Review the current PDS and related documents. They may have changed since you first invested.


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Perpetual Investment Funds New Application

Applications for Perpetual Investment aFunds can be made via investor directed portfolio services. Financial advisers can make applications through the Perpetual application portal online, or via the post where completed application & documents should be sent to this address:


Before applying for a Perpetual Investment Fund, it's important to review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and related documents to ensure you understand how the plan works and the risks involved.


Perpetual Investment Funds

GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001


Information on Customer Identification Requirements

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Contact an institutional relationship manager or phone 1800 110 941. Contact

With one of Australia’s largest, most well-resourced and experienced investment teams, Perpetual offers institutional investors expertise across four major investment capabilities: Australian equities; global equities; cash, credit and fixed income; and multi asset strategies. These capabilities can be accessed via pooled investment funds or tailored mandates.

The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (Perpetual Diversified Income Fund assigned June 2023) referred to in this piece is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.


The Morningstar Medalist RatingTM for Perpetual Diversified Income Fund is ‘Silver’ as of 18/12/2023.

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The rating issued September 2023 (Perpetual Diversified Income Fund) is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit lonsec.com.au for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2023 Lonsec. All rights reserved.

Perpetual Investment Management Limited ABN 18 000 866 535 AFSL 234426 and/or Perpetual Superannuation Limited ABN 84 008 416 831 AFSL 225246 are the issuers of the Funds. you should consider the relevant Fund product disclosure statement or other offer document before deciding whether to invest. The product disclosure statements and target market determinations for the Funds are available on this website.

Returns have been calculated using exit prices after taking into account all ongoing fees, and assuming reinvestment of distributions. No allowance has been made for entry fees, exit fees or where applicable taxation. Future returns may bear no relationship to the historical information displayed. The returns shown represent past returns only and are not indicative of future returns of a Fund. Returns on a Fund can be particularly volatile in the short term and in some periods may be negative.