Perpetual Ethical SRI

The Perpetual Ethical SRI Fund aims to provide long-term capital growth and regular income through investment in quality shares of ethical and socially responsible companies.

The Fund seeks to meet the needs of investors who seek attractive long-term returns by investing in companies that match their own personal social, environmental and ethical preferences.

The Fund will not invest in companies that derive a material proportion (5% or more) of their revenue from the manufacture or sale of generally ethically unacceptable products and services such as the following:

  • alcohol
  • gambling
  • tobacco*
  • uranium and nuclear
  • armaments (including weapons)*
  • fossil fuels (upstream)
  • genetic engineering
  • pornography
  • animal cruelty (cosmetic testing) 
*For involvement in highly controversial activities (production of tobacco, tobacco-based products and the development and production of controversial weapons) a 0% revenue threshold is applied

Companies are also subject to social responsible investment (SRI) screening to evaluate how their practices impact society and the environment.

At the same time, the Fund offers investors all the benefits of Perpetual’s proven investment philosophy and approach. We only invest in a company when we believe its share price is attractive to its return potential. Perpetual seeks to hold positions for the long term, provided that the quality of the business remains unchanged and the price remains attractive.

Perpetual is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Features and Benefits

  • A fund for ethical investors

    The Fund is designed to meet the needs of investors who want to invest in companies that satisfy a range of social, environmental and ethical considerations.

  • Screening Process

    An ethical and socially responsible investment screening process seeks to identify quality companies that have satisfied our range of ethical, environmental and socially responsible investment criteria.

  • Outstanding Track Record

    The Fund has delivered strong returns over the long-term and has outperformed the broader market – an indication that investing in ethical and sustainable companies may not necessarily compromise investment returns.

  • Flexibility to seek broader opportunities

    The Fund can invest in a broad range of companies, including companies not held in the S&P/ASX300 Index. The ability to invest in smaller companies provides the Fund with another potential source of returns.

OUR ETHICAL SRI SCREENING PROCESS

Perpetual’s Ethical SRI strategy uses the same investment process as the broad Australian equities strategies. However, there is an additional screening process undertaken to develop the investable universe for this strategy, and it requires specialist research.

Ethical SRI Fund

Portfolio manager Nathan Hughes looks at the opportunities he sees for the fund over the next year.

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:


> Investment | > Superannuation | > Retirement

Ways to Invest

So that we can provide you the most relevant information, please begin by selecting your investment type from the options below:

Perpetual Ethical SRI

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 31/08/2021

Returns as at 31/08/2021

  Growth % Distribution % Total %
1 month 3.58 -- 3.58
3 month 3.28 2.73 6.00
6 month 12.53 2.97 15.50
1 year 36.64 3.87 40.51
3 year 5.47 2.88 8.35
5 year 2.79 4.14 6.93
10 year 3.66 8.06 11.72

Unit Prices as at 24/09/2021

Entry
1.889
Exit
1.883
View price history

Distributions

Frequency Half Yearly
Cents per Unit 4.903
Reinvestment Price 1.855
View distributions history

Fund Commencement Date

November 2008

Details & Fees

About this fund

  • Fund Manager

    Perpetual Investment Management Limited

  • Asset Class

    Australian shares

  • Suggested Length

    5 years or longer

Investment Objective

Aims to: - provide long-term capital growth and regular income through investment predominantly in quality shares of Australian ethical and socially responsible companies - outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.

Investment Approach

Perpetual Investments researches companies of all sizes using consistent share selection criteria. Perpetual Investments' priority is to select those companies that represent the best investment quality and are appropriately priced. In determining investment quality, investments are carefully selected on the basis of four key investment criteria:
- conservative debt levels
- sound management
- quality business and
- recurring earnings.
In addition to the above investment approach, Perpetual Investments utilises a strategy for screening ethical and socially responsible investments (see Environmental, social, governance and ethical factors - Perpetual Ethical SRI investment option' in the Investment Book).
The fund may have up to 20% exposure to investments in international shares.
Derivatives may be used in managing the fund.

Investment Details

Minimum Initial Investment $2,000
With Savings Plan  
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Monthly Minimum Nil
Minimum Additional Investment $1,000

Fees

Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Cost (p.a.) 1.55%
Buy / Sell Spread 0.3% / Nil

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 90 - 100%
Cash 0 - 10%

Distribution

Half Yearly
June 30, December 31

How to Invest

  1. If you are interested in making an investment in Perpetual WealthFocus Investment Advantage


    Review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for WealthFocus Investment Advantage and related documents to ensure you understand how the Fund works and the risks involved.

    Send the completed application & documents to the address below.


    > Important information and continuous disclosure

    > Find out more about Perpetual WealthFocus

  2. New and existing investors - Invest using Perpetual’s online application form

  3. Make an additional investment to WealthFocus Investment Advantage


    1. Review the current PDS and related documents. They may have changed since you first invested.
    2. Download and complete an Additional Investments form. Send the form to the address below.
    3. If you have online account access, you can complete the additional investment form online.

    All forms, offer documents and PDS’s can be found on Forms, PDS's and Offer Documents page in our Resources section.

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 31/08/2021

Returns as at 31/08/2021

  Growth % Total %
1 month 3.34 3.34
3 month 5.95 5.95
6 month 14.71 14.71
1 year 36.83 36.83
3 year 8.63 8.63
5 year 7.28 7.28
10 year 11.71 11.71

Unit Prices as at 24/09/2021

Entry
6.080
Exit
6.062
View price history

Fund Commencement Date

October 2003

Details & Fees

About this fund

  • Fund Manager

    Perpetual Investment Management Limited

  • Asset Class

    Australian shares

  • Suggested Length

    5 years or longer

Investment Objective

Aims to: - provide long-term capital growth and regular income through investment predominantly in quality shares of Australian ethical and socially responsible companies - outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.

Investment Approach

Perpetual Investments researches companies of all sizes using consistent share selection criteria. Perpetual Investments' priority is to select those companies that represent the best investment quality and are appropriately priced. In determining investment quality, investments are carefully selected on the basis of four key investment criteria:
- conservative debt levels
- sound management
- quality business and
- recurring earnings.
In addition to the above investment approach, Perpetual Investments utilises a strategy for screening ethical and socially responsible investments (see Environmental, social, governance and ethical factors - Perpetual Ethical SRI investment option' in the Investment Book).
The fund may have up to 20% exposure to investments in international shares.
Derivatives may be used in managing the fund.

Investment Details

Minimum Initial Investment $3,000
With Savings Plan  
Minimum Initial Investment $1,500
Monthly Minimum Nil
Minimum Additional Investment $1,000

Fees

Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Cost (p.a.) 1.56%
Buy / Sell Spread 0.3% / Nil

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 90 - 100%
Cash 0 - 10%

Distribution

N/A

Product Disclosure Statement

How to Invest

  1. If you are interested in making an investment in Perpetual WealthFocus Super Plan


    Review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for WealthFocus Wholesale Super Plan and other offer documents and consider your investment option carefully.

    Send the completed application & documents to the address below.


    > Important information and continuous disclosure

    > Find out more about Perpetual WealthFocus

  2. New and existing investors - Invest using Perpetual’s online application form

  3. If you are an existing investor in WealthFocus Super Plan


    All forms, offer documents and PDS’s can be found on Forms, PDS's and Offer Documents page in our Resources section.

  4. Mailing and application details


    Send the completed application & documents to:

    Reply Paid 4171
    Perpetual WealthFocus Super Plan
    GPO Box 4171
    Sydney NSW 2001


    Customer Identification Requirements

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 31/08/2021

Returns as at 31/08/2021

  Growth % Total %
1 month 3.56 3.56
3 month 6.52 6.52
6 month 16.03 16.03
1 year 41.40 41.40
3 year 9.94 9.94
5 year 8.34 8.34
10 year 13.13 13.13

Unit Prices as at 24/09/2021

Entry
7.556
Exit
7.534
View price history

Fund Commencement Date

October 2003

Details & Fees

About this fund

  • Fund Manager

    Perpetual Investment Management Limited

  • Asset Class

    Australian shares

  • Suggested Length

    5 years or longer

Investment Objective

Aims to: - provide long-term capital growth and regular income through investment predominantly in quality shares of Australian ethical and socially responsible companies - outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.

Investment Approach

Perpetual Investments researches companies of all sizes using consistent share selection criteria. Perpetual Investments' priority is to select those companies that represent the best investment quality and are appropriately priced. In determining investment quality, investments are carefully selected on the basis of four key investment criteria:
- conservative debt levels
- sound management
- quality business and
- recurring earnings.
In addition to the above investment approach, Perpetual Investments utilises a strategy for screening ethical and socially responsible investments (see Environmental, social, governance and ethical factors - Perpetual Ethical SRI investment option' in the Investment Book).
The fund may have up to 20% exposure to investments in international shares.
Derivatives may be used in managing the fund.

Investment Details

Minimum Initial Investment $20,000

Fees

Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Cost (p.a.) 1.56%
Buy / Sell Spread 0.3% / Nil

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 90 - 100%
Cash 0 - 10%

Distribution

N/A

Product Disclosure Statement

How to Invest

  1. If you are interested in making an investment in the Perpetual WealthFocus Account Based Pension Plan


    Review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for Perpetual WealthFocus Account Based Pension Plan (which includes the Account Based Pension Plan) and other offer documents and consider your investment option carefully.

    It is likely that the WealthFocus Pension Plan will be most suitable for new investors

    > Important information and continuous disclosure

    > Find out more about Perpetual WealthFocus

  2. If you are an existing investor in WealthFocus Account Based Pension Plan


    All forms, offer documents and PDS’s can be found in Forms, PDS's and Offer Documents page in our Resources section.

  3. Mailing and Application Details


    Send your completed application & identification documents to:


    Reply Paid 4171

    Perpetual WealthFocus Pension Plan

    GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001


    Customer Identification Requirements

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 31/08/2021

Returns as at 31/08/2021

  Growth % Total %
1 month 3.56 3.56
3 month 6.52 6.52
6 month 16.03 16.03
1 year 41.40 41.40
3 year 9.94 9.94
5 year 8.34 8.34
10 year 13.13 13.13

Unit Prices as at 24/09/2021

Entry
7.556
Exit
7.534
View price history

Fund Commencement Date

October 2003

Details & Fees

About this fund

  • Fund Manager

    Perpetual Investment Management Limited

  • Asset Class

    Australian shares

  • Suggested Length

    5 years or longer

Investment Objective

Aims to: - provide long-term capital growth and regular income through investment predominantly in quality shares of Australian ethical and socially responsible companies - outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.

Investment Approach

Perpetual Investments researches companies of all sizes using consistent share selection criteria. Perpetual Investments' priority is to select those companies that represent the best investment quality and are appropriately priced. In determining investment quality, investments are carefully selected on the basis of four key investment criteria:
- conservative debt levels
- sound management
- quality business and
- recurring earnings.
In addition to the above investment approach, Perpetual Investments utilises a strategy for screening ethical and socially responsible investments (see Environmental, social, governance and ethical factors - Perpetual Ethical SRI investment option' in the Investment book).
The fund may have up to 20% exposure to investments in international shares.
Derivatives may be used in managing the fund.

Investment Details

Minimum Initial Investment $20,000

Fees

Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Cost (p.a.) 1.56%
Buy / Sell Spread 0.3% / Nil

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 90 - 100%
Cash 0 - 10%

Distribution

N/A

Product Disclosure Statement

How to Invest

  1. The Perpetual WealthFocus Term Allocated Pension Plan is closed to new investors

  2. If you are an existing investor in WealthFocus Term Allocated Pension Plan


    All forms, offer documents and PDS’s can be found on Forms, PDS's and Offer Documents page in our Resources section.

  3. Mailing and application details


    Send the completed application & documents to:

    Reply Paid 4171
    Perpetual WealthFocus Pension Plan
    GPO Box 4171
    Sydney NSW 2001


    Customer Identification Requirements

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.

The Perpetual Wholesale Industrial Share Fund, Australian Equities strategy received a Morningstar Analyst RatingTM of ‘Bronze’ as of 15-09-2021.

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