The Perpetual ESG Real Return Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of assets that are selected based on a range of sustainable, ethical and financial criteria. The Fund targets a pre-tax return of 5% per annum above inflation, before fees and taxes, over rolling five-year periods and aims to achieve this return objective while minimising risks.
Because it is focused on reducing uncertain investment outcomes, the Fund is designed for investors seeking a smoother, more regular profile of returns, protection against inflation and volatility without having to sacrifice growth. The Fund may also adjust its asset allocation to respond to changing market conditions and/or to take advantage of new opportunities.
The Fund could complement an investor’s existing diversified portfolio or help to diversify a portfolio of ethical or socially responsible investment assets which utilizes the expertise of Perpetual’s Multi Asset team alongside the building blocks of existing Perpetual and Trillium ESG strategies in its asset allocation to leverage the long-standing track record of both Perpetual and Trillium’s experience in ESG investing.
These strategies utilise screening processes which requires specialist research to avoid certain activities or industries and in the case of Trillium, a dedicated shareholder advocacy team is focused on engaging with companies to press for positive change on key ESG performance drivers. These screening processes are currently incorporated in the Australian and International Shares, Fixed Income and Credit assets managed directly by Perpetual and Trillium.
‘WHOLE OF PORTFOLIO' SOLUTION
There are a number of ways we take an integrated approach to managing our portfolios. This includes defining the clear role of each investment in achieving a portfolio’s investment objectives and centrally managing risks at the portfolio level rather than in isolation.
Investments are focused on opportunities
We focus on using the broadest set of investment opportunities. This means that our asset allocation is always changing, not only to capture the best returns but also seeking to minimise the risk of loss.
Because the Fund is focused on managing overall volatility, we aim to provide a smooth and consistent sequence of returns for investors. Our approach seeks to lower risk and provide a lower sensitivity to extreme market events.
A fund for ESG Investors
The fund is designed to meet the needs of investors who want a fund that invests in a diversified range of ethical and socially responsible assets.
THE CASE FOR REAL RETURN INVESTING
Real return funds are designed to provide investors with a higher certainty of achieving a real return objective with a lower level of risk and lower sensitivity to extreme market events.
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:
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Performance as at 30/06/2021
Returns as at 30/06/2021
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About this fund
Perpetual Investment Management Limited
5 years or longer
The Fund aims to target a pre-tax return of inflation plus 5% per annum (before fees and taxes) over rolling 5-year periods. Aims to achieve the return objective while minimising risks through investing in a diversified range of, ethical and socially responsible assets.
The Fund will be a diversified portfolio of assets that are selected based on a range of sustainable, ethical and financial criteria.
The combination of assets held by the Fund at any time are those which we believe provide the greatest probability of achieving the target return over rolling five-year periods. Perpetual may adjust the Fund's asset allocation to respond to changing market conditions and/or to take advantage of new opportunities.
In managing the Fund to meet its investment objective, the Fund may implement a considerable amount of its exposures via derivatives and may include alternative assets.
Currency is managed at the Fund level, taking into account currency exposure arising from underlying investments. Currency management is used to either hedge currency for an existing position or create an exposure to a foreign currency. Net foreign currency exposure will be limited to 50% of the gross asset value of the Fund.
|Minimum Initial Investment||$25,000|
|Minimum Additional Investment||$2,000|
|Management Fee (p.a.)||0.85% . Refer to PDS for Management Costs|
|Buy / Sell Spread||0.1% / 0.1%|
|Australian equities||0 - 50%|
|Cash||0 - 100%|
|International equities||0 - 50%|
|Property||0 - 15%|
|Commodities||0 - 15%|
|Other investments||0 - 15%|
|Fixed income and credit||0 - 100%|
|March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31|
Perpetual Wholesale 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.
Making an investmentReview the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and related documents to ensure you understand how the fund works and the risks involved.
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Mailing and application details address
Send your completed application & identification documents to:
Perpetual Wholesale Funds
GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001
If applying to Perpetual Pure Series Funds:
Perpetual Pure Series Funds
GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001
All forms, offer documents and PDS’s can be found in Forms, PDS's and Offer Documents page in our Resources section.
If you are an institutional investor
Please contact one of our institutional relationship managers or phone 1800 110 941.