The Perpetual Australian Share Fund is a diverse portfolio of high quality Australian shares, managed by one of Australia’s most experienced equity management teams. The Fund aims to provide investors with 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. We assess the quality of a business by looking at a company’s products, positioning and brands; its sources of competitive advantage; the barriers to entry in its market and any issues that may influence the company’s future performance.
We only invest in a company when we believe its share price is attractive relative 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.
An investment approach that has stood the test of time
We seek to hold quality companies that are undervalued because of the potential for the share price to rise.
Consistent long-term performance
The Fund has generated above-market returns over the long-term. This reflects our focus on capturing sustainable, long-term investment returns. Perpetual has been managing Australian shares since 1966.
Depth of research
The team conducts more than 1,000 company meetings or calls per year. This is an important input to our research and assists in our deep understanding of a company.
Experienced investment team
Perpetual’s investment team has extensive experience in investing in Australian shares. The portfolio managers and analysts in the team have an average of more than 14 years investment experience.
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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Years of experience: 25Years at Perpetual: 12
Vince is the Deputy Head of Equities and the Portfolio Manager for Australian Share, Geared Australian Share, Direct Equity Alpha and the Perpetual Equity Investment Company (ASX:PIC).
Vince joined Perpetual Investments 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.