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Perpetual Geared Australian Share Fund

Perpetual Geared Australian Share Fund

Actively managed portfolio offering higher potential returns through gearing.

The Perpetual Geared Australian Share Fund is an actively managed portfolio offering higher potential returns through gearing (borrowing within the fund). With broad market exposure, it aims to provide long-term capital growth and regular income.

At Perpetual, we seek quality companies with sound management, conservative debt levels, recurring earnings and a quality business model. We only invest in a company when we believe its share price is attractive relative to its return potential.

While all geared investments increase the impact of volatility, the geared fund’s benefits include: no margin calls, no credit checks and no need for collateral or assets as security.

Proven value-investing approach

We invest in quality companies that are undervalued, believing this approach can generate good long-term returns.

Borrowing to boost potential returns

The return potential of investment in Australian shares is boosted by gearing (borrowing) with the Fund.

Depth of research

The equity team conducts more than 1,000 company meetings or calls per year. This bottom-up research is a key component of stock selection.

Experienced team

The Fund is managed by one of Australia’s largest and most experienced equity teams.

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:

Pricing & Performance

Fund Commencement: March 2003

Unit Pricing

As at
Entry 1.793
Exit 1.783
View Price History

Distributions

Frequency
Half Yearly
Cents per Unit
2.541
Reinvestment Price
1.627
View Distribution History

Performance

As at

Returns

As at
Growth (%) Distribution (%) Total (%)
1 month 0.28% -- 0.28%
3 month -0.26% -- -0.26%
6 month 20.54% 1.89% 22.43%
1 year 3.69% 1.62% 5.31%
3 year -7.27% 14.79% 7.52%
5 year -4.67% 13.24% 8.56%
10 year -7.41% 14.58% 7.17%

Investment Approach

Perpetual research companies of all sizes using consistent share selection criteria. Perpetual's 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 - recurring earnings The gearing level of the fund must be kept within pre-determined guidelines. Within these, Perpetual aims to ensure that the gearing level is maximised, subject to the cost of borrowing being adequately covered by net income. The fund may have up to 20% exposure to investments in international shares. Derivatives may be used in managing the fund, including for gearing purposes.

Details & Fees

Investment Objective Aims to enhance long-term capital growth through borrowing (gearing) to invest predominantly in quality Australian industrial and resource shares.
Minimum Suggested Timeframe 7 years or longer
Fund Manager Perpetual Investment Management Limited
Asset Class Australian Shares
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Minimum Initial Investment (with saving plan) $25,000 Monthly Minimum Nil
Minimum Additional Investment $2,000
Australian shares 90 - 100%
Cash 0 - 10%
Gearing level 0 - 60%
Half Yearly June 30, December 31
Entry 0
Exit 0
Management Fee (p.a.) 1.17%. Refer to PDS for Management Costs.*
Buy / Sell Spread 0.3% / 0.3%
Management Notes Management fee is based on gross asset value. If the average gearing level is 50%, the ongoing fee will be 2.34% of net asset value. If the average gearing level over the year is higher than 50%, the ongoing fee will be higher than 2.34%. Management Fee: - 1.17 GAV - 2.34 NAV

Portfolio Managers

Vince Pezzullo
Vince Pezzullo
Head of Equities, Portfolio Manager - Australian Share, Geared Australian Share, Concentrated Equity, Perpetual Equity Investment Company
BCom
Vince Pezzullo
Vince Pezzullo

Vince Pezzullo

Head of Equities, Portfolio Manager - Australian Share, Geared Australian Share, Concentrated Equity, Perpetual Equity Investment Company BCom
Bio

Years of experience: 28
Years at Perpetual: 15

Vince is the Head of Equities and the Portfolio Manager for Australian Share, Geared Australian Share, Concentrated Equity and the Perpetual Equity Investment Company (ASX:PIC).

Vince joined Perpetual Asset Management Australia in July 2007 as an Analyst and since that time has covered the chemicals, diversified financials, banking, telecommunications, building materials and REITS sectors.

Prior to joining Perpetual, Vince was a senior portfolio manager/analyst in the large cap Australian equities team at Deutsche Asset Management and led the top 100 equities team. In addition, he had stock research responsibilities across a large number of sectors.

Vince was also a portfolio manager for a number of client portfolios and researched international stocks as part of the international equity division State Super (subsequently Deutsche). Prior to this, Vince worked in corporate finance and foreign currency for Monte Paschi Australia Limited.

Vince has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Economics and Finance.

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

 

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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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Continuous disclosure and updates for Perpetual Investment Funds

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.

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.