Perpetual Ethical SRI Fund

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 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)

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 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.

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

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Features and Benefits

  • A fund for ethical investors

  • Screening Process

  • Outstanding Track Record

  • Flexibility to seek broader opportunities

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.

Perpetual Ethical SRI - Our Ethical Screen Process

The Perpetual Ethical SRI Fund is a specialist Australian Equity strategy that invests in a diversified selection of ethical and socially responsible companies.

Richard Morris - Manager Responsible Investments, Perpetual Investments

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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Perpetual Wholesale Ethical SRI Fund

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 30/11/2018

Returns as at 30/11/2018

  Growth % Distribution % Total %
1 month -3.98 -- -3.98
3 month -12.06 -- -12.06
6 month -11.25 3.54 -7.71
1 year -13.16 4.75 -8.42
3 year -4.14 7.02 2.88
5 year -3.13 8.38 5.24
10 year 7.40 6.98 14.38

Unit Prices as at 07/12/2018

Entry
1.787
Exit
1.782
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Distributions

Frequency Half Yearly
Cents per Unit 7.877
Reinvestment Price 1.976
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Fund Commencement Date

April 2002

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 in quality shares of ethical and socially responsible companies; and outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and taxes) over rolling three-year periods.

Investment Approach

Perpetual researches 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 and
- in the case of industrial shares, recurring earnings.
In addition to the above investment approach, Perpetual utilises a strategy for screening ethical and socially responsible investments (see 'Environmental, social and ethical factors and labour standards - Perpetual Wholesale Ethical SRI Fund' in the Perpetual Wholesale PDS).
Derivatives may be used in managing the Fund.

Investment Details

Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
With Savings Plan  
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Monthly Minimum $100
Minimum Additional Investment $2,000

Fees

Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Fee (p.a.) 1.175%. Refer to PDS for Management Costs.
Buy / Sell Spread 0.15% / 0.15%

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 90 - 100%
Cash 0 - 10%

Distribution

Half Yearly
June 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.

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  2. Making an investment

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

    Online Application



    Paper Application Form

     

    Send your completed application & identification documents to:

    Perpetual Wholesale Funds

    GPO Box 4171, Sydney NSW 2001


    Customer Identification Requirements

     

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

  3. 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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