Perpetual Share-Plus Long-Short Fund

Please Note: The Perpetual SHARE-PLUS Long-Short Fund is now open to new investors.


The Perpetual SHARE-PLUS Long-Short Fund invests in companies we believe will rise in value and takes short positions in companies we believe will fall in value.

The Fund offers investors a broader set of investment opportunities: it can take long (to hold) and short (to sell) positions in companies and may hold up to 35% of the portfolio in cash.

We employ our tried and proven bottom-up stock selection process for both long and short positions. Through fundamental company research, we aim to identify opportunities to buy quality, undervalued companies. On the short side of the portfolio we opportunistically target stocks that we expect will underperform. We rarely short the index, we short companies.




Perpetual Wholesale SHARE-PLUS Long-Short Fund

Pricing & Performance

Performance as at 31/12/2020

Returns as at 31/12/2020

  Growth % Distribution % Total %
1 month 1.82 0.10 1.92
3 month 18.45 0.11 18.56
6 month 14.59 0.11 14.70
1 year 0.59 2.28 2.87
3 year -2.61 5.96 3.34
5 year 0.33 5.86 6.19
10 year 3.19 6.53 9.72

Unit Prices as at 18/01/2021

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Frequency Half Yearly
Cents per Unit 0.257
Reinvestment Price 2.679
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Fund Commencement Date

March 2003

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 income through investment in quality shares and taking short positions predominantly in selected Australian shares; 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
- recurring earnings.
In addition, Perpetual aims to take short positions predominantly in Australian shares that it believes will fall in value. The short positions are determined based on each stock's expected returns and the investment constraints (designed to reduce the risks associated with taking short positions).
The Fund may have up to 20% exposure to investments in international shares.
The Fund may have up to 10% exposure to short positions 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.
Performance Fee (p.a.) 13.98% of outperformance*
Buy / Sell Spread 0.2% / 0.2%
*The performance fee is equal to 13.98% of the difference between the Fund's daily return and its performance hurdle. The performance hurdle for this fund is the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index plus 2% per annum. Further information is available within the PDS.

Investment Guidelines

Australian shares 90 - 125%
Cash 0 - 35%
Australian shares (net) 65 - 100%
Short Positions 0 - 25%


Half Yearly
June 30, December 31

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.

The Fund's investment universe allows it to invest from time to time directly or indirectly in stocks listed on sharemarket exchanges outside of Australia. To help manage the risk profile of the Fund relative to the Australian sharemarket, exposure to stocks listed outside of Australia is limited to 20% and any non-Australian dollar assets may be hedged to the Australian dollar.


The net market exposure is the value of the Fund's long positions minus the value of its short positions. The Fund primarily holds short positions in Australian Shares but may have up to 10% exposure to short positions in global shares.

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