Perpetual Wholesale Diversified Real Return Fund

The Perpetual Diversified Real Return Fund invests across a range of strategies, regions and sectors. The Fund targets a pre-tax return of 5% per annum above inflation, before fees, over rolling five-year periods.

The Fund aims to achieve this return with lower levels of volatility than a traditional balanced fund. Diversifying the sources of risk to form a more efficient multi-asset portfolio and seeking to reduce the uncertainty of investment outcomes over the investment horizon and protect returns against inflation.

We apply a dynamic asset allocation approach to managing the Fund, which means that we are not constrained by fixed asset allocation ranges. Instead, we have the flexibility to actively shift the investment exposures to capture the best opportunities – wherever they are found.

Features and Benefits


  • Investments are focused on opportunities

  • Lower volatility

  • Wide variety of investment opportunities


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.

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Perpetual Diversified Real Return

Through our dynamic asset allocation approach, we are constantly adjusting the Fund’s asset exposure to be in the right assets at the right time.



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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Perpetual Wholesale Diversified Real Return Fund

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 31/01/2018

Returns as at 31/01/2018

  Growth % Distribution % Total %
1 month 0.47 -- 0.47
3 month 1.85 0.05 1.90
6 month 4.26 0.22 4.47
1 year 4.37 3.45 7.82
3 year 0.20 4.52 4.72
5 year 0.38 6.15 6.53
10 year -- -- --

Unit Prices as at 22/02/2018

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Frequency Quarterly
Cents per Unit 0.059
Reinvestment Price 1.103
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Fund Commencement Date

October 2010

Fund Profile

Details & Fees

About this fund

  • Fund Manager

    Perpetual Investment Management Limited

  • Asset Class


  • Suggested Length

    5 years or longer

Investment Objective

The Fund targets a pre-tax return of 5% per annum above inflation (before fees and taxes) over rolling five-year periods. The Fund aims to provide investors with exposure to a balanced portfolio that is constructed with reference to risk premiums (risk contribution to the overall portfolio) rather than capital allocations.

Investment Approach

Perpetual aims to achieve the above objective by:
- actively managing the Fund's asset allocation
- primarily gaining exposure to asset classes via direct securities, managed funds, exchange traded funds (ETF) and derivatives
- investing with Perpetual Investments and where appropriate, external managers

The Fund will invest in a diversified range of asset classes which are weighted according to the level of risk they contribute to the portfolio. Assets will be managed to effectively diversify these risk exposures. 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. We may quickly 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 and private market assets.

Investment Details

Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Minimum Additional Investment $2,000


Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Fee (p.a.) 0.85%. Refer to PDS for Management Costs. *
Buy / Sell Spread 0.12% / 0.12%
Effective 1 May 2017 we have updated fees and costs information, and issued a new Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Due to changes in ASIC Class Order [CO 14/1252], we have updated our disclosure in respect of the estimated management cost of the Wholesale Funds. This amount includes estimated indirect costs which are paid by the Fund, and are not a direct cost to you. The management fee you pay to Perpetual has not changed. A full explanation of fees and costs is set out in the PDS. For a copy of the replacement PDS please download the document from the How to Invest tab.

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 0 - 50%
Global shares 0 - 50%
Property 0 - 15%
Commodities 0 - 15%
Cash and enhanced cash 0 - 100%
Other investments 0 - 30%
Private market investments 0 - 20%
Global fixed income 0 - 70%


March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

How to Invest

  1. 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.

    Review the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and related documents to ensure you understand how the fund works and the risks involved.

    Continuous disclosure and updates

    Find out more about Perpetual Wholesale Funds

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

  3. New and existing investors - Invest through printed application form


    Send the completed application & documents to the address below.

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

  4. Mailing and application details

    Send your completed application & identification documents to:

    Perpetual Wholesale Funds

    GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001

    Customer Identification Requirements

  5. If you are an institutional investor


    Please contact one of our institutional relationship managers or phone 1800 110 941. 

Perpetual Investment Management Limited ABN 18 000 866 535 AFSL 234426 and 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.

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.

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