Perpetual Industrial Share Fund

The Perpetual Industrial Share Fund is an actively managed portfolio of quality industrial shares. The Fund 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. 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 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.

As an ‘industrials only’ fund, we invest in sectors such as banking, telecommunications, tourism, building and engineering. Typically, industrial shares have historically provided lower volatility than resource shares – helping to provide a smoother ride and protect capital.

Features and Benefits

  • A true to label industrial share fund

    The Fund invests only in quality industrial shares. We believe industrial shares are generally more reliable and less volatile than resource shares as they are less influenced by commodity prices.

  • Enviable long-term performance across market cycles

    The Fund has been investing in industrial shares for nearly five decades - making it one of the most enduring managed funds in Australia.

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    Expert investment management

    The Fund is managed by one of Australia’s largest and most experienced equity teams. The team conducts more than 1,000 company meetings or calls each year to help identify quality companies.

  • Quality Investments

    Our rigorous screening process has helped to create a high quality portfolio, which has delivered strong capital growth and franked dividends over decades.

The Case for Industrial Shares

Take a deep dive into investing in industrial shares in Australia with the below flyer.


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 Industrial Share Fund

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 28/02/2021

Returns as at 28/02/2021

  Growth % Distribution % Total %
1 month 2.37 -- 2.37
3 month 2.62 0.43 3.05
6 month 16.16 0.49 16.65
1 year 4.88 2.17 7.04
3 year 0.07 3.95 4.02
5 year 1.65 5.21 6.87
10 year -1.19 9.54 8.35

Unit Prices as at 08/03/2021

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Frequency Quarterly
Cents per Unit 0.549
Reinvestment Price 1.307
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Fund Commencement Date

December 1996

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 predominantly in quality Australian industrial shares; and outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Industrials 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
- recurring earnings.
The Fund may have up to 10% exposure to investments in international shares.
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


Entry Nil
Exit Nil
Management Fee (p.a.) 0.99%. Refer to PDS for Management Costs.
Buy / Sell Spread 0.3% / Nil

Investment Guidelines

Cash 0 - 10%
Industrial Shares 90 - 100%


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.

    Continuous disclosure and updates

    Find out more about Perpetual Wholesale Funds

  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


    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/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.

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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