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Perpetual Smaller Companies Fund

Perpetual Smaller Companies Fund

Long-term capital growth and income by investing in companies outside the S&P/ASX 50 Index (when first acquired).

The Perpetual Smaller Companies Fund aims to provide long-term capital growth and income by investing in companies outside the S&P/ASX 50 Index (when first acquired).

The portfolio leverages the growth potential of smaller and emerging companies through a proprietary stock selection process. Perpetual only invests in a company when we believe its share price is attractive relative to its return potential. We seek to hold positions for the long term.

Pricing & Performance

Fund Commencement: October 1996

Unit Pricing

As at
Entry 1.171
Exit 1.169
View Price History

Distributions

Frequency
Half Yearly
Cents per Unit
1.366
Reinvestment Price
1.138
View Distribution History

Performance

As at

Returns

As at
Growth (%) Distribution (%) Total (%)
1 month -1.80% -- -1.80%
3 month 1.20% -- 1.20%
6 month 7.37% 1.29% 8.66%
1 year -0.86% 8.12% 7.27%
3 year -7.59% 12.97% 5.38%
5 year 0.45% 10.00% 10.45%
10 year -2.13% 11.41% 9.28%

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 Derivatives may be used in managing the fund.

Details & Fees

Investment Objective Aims to provide long-term capital growth and income through investment in quality Australian industrial and resource shares which, when first acquired, do not rank in the S&P/ASX 50 Index.
Minimum Suggested Timeframe 5 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 smaller companies shares 80 - 100%
Cash 0 - 20%
Half Yearly June 30, December 31
Entry 0
Exit 0
Management Fee (p.a.) 1.25%. Refer to PDS for Management Costs.
Buy / Sell Spread 0.12% / 0.12%

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:

Meet the team

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James Rutledge
Portfolio Manager, Pure Value Share Fund, Co-Portfolio Manager Smaller Companies, Pure Microcap.
BAppFin, BEcon, CFA
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Alex Patten
Co-Portfolio Manager Smaller Companies, Pure Microcap.
Analyst, BAcc, CA
James Rutledge
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James Rutledge

Portfolio Manager, Pure Value Share Fund, Co-Portfolio Manager Smaller Companies, Pure Microcap. BAppFin, BEcon, CFA
Bio

Years of experience: 18
Years at Perpetual: 6

James Rutledge is the Portfolio Manager for the Perpetual Pure Value Share Fund, and Co-Portfolio Manager for the Perpetual Smaller Companies Fund and the Perpetual Pure Microcap Fund.

James joined Perpetual Asset Management Australia in May 2017, having previously been at Morgan Stanley for over 7 years. Prior to leaving Morgan Stanley, he was an Executive Director covering Building Materials and Steel sectors. Prior to lead coverage, James was part of the Healthcare team for around 3 years at Morgan Stanley.

James holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Economics from the Macquarie University. James is a CFA® charterholder.

Alex Patten
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Alex Patten

Co-Portfolio Manager Smaller Companies, Pure Microcap. Analyst, BAcc, CA
Bio

Years of experience: 9
Years at Perpetual: 11

Alex Patten is a Co-Portfolio Manager for the Perpetual Smaller Companies Fund and the Perpetual Pure Microcap Fund.

Before that, he was an Equity Analyst at Perpetual covering a range of sectors including Telecommunications, Media and Retail.

Alex joined Perpetual Asset Management in August 2015, after completing the Graduate program within the Perpetual Finance team and working in several management and financial accounting roles.

Alex has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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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Continuous disclosure and updates for Perpetual Investment Funds

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.

 

Information on Customer Identification Requirements

Find out more about Perpetual Investment Funds

Continuous disclosure and updates for Perpetual Investment Funds

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

Find out more about Perpetual Investment Funds

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.