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Trillium Global Sustainable Opportunities Fund

Trillium Global Sustainable Opportunities Fund

The Fund is actively managed with a concentrated, high-conviction, sustainability-themed strategy that invests in companies driving the transition to a more sustainable economy.

The Trillium Global Sustainable Opportunities Fund employs holistic, fully integrated fundamental equity analysis that emphasises growth companies priced at reasonable valuations.

To be included in the Fund, companies must be able to demonstrate that they are contributing to one of the Fund's three sustainability themes through their business:

  • climate solutions – such as renewable energy, environmental education, and sustainable agriculture.
  • economic inclusion – such as enabling technology and financial inclusion.
  • healthy living – such as access to medicine, preventative healthcare, and healthier foods.

Innovators In ESG

Experienced Portfolio Management Team

Proprietary ESG Scoring

Active Ownership

Innovators In ESG

Trillium is at the forefront of ESG thought leadership and drawing from decades of experience focused exclusively on sustainable investing, Trillium uses a holistic, ESG- integrated fundamental investment process to uncover compelling long-term investment opportunities

Experienced Portfolio Management Team

Over 75 years combined experience in ESG, with a focus on solutions companies

Proprietary ESG Scoring

Over 20 years of proprietary ESG research and analysis on hundreds of global companies with dedicated in-house ESG analysts who archive and curate the data collected

Active Ownership

Trillium has a dedicated shareholder advocacy team focused on engaging companies to press for positive change on key ESG performance drivers

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.

Pricing & Performance

Fund Commencement: August 2020

Unit Pricing

As at
Entry 1.334
Exit 1.331
View Price History

Distributions

Frequency
Half Yearly
Cents per Unit
0.000
Reinvestment Price
1.000
View Distribution History

Performance

As at

Returns

As at
Growth (%) Distribution (%) Total (%)
1 month 1.57% -- 1.57%
3 month 7.87% -- 7.87%
6 month 12.55% -- 12.55%
1 year 6.69% 0.32% 7.01%
3 year 3.46% 0.22% 3.68%
5 year -- -- --
10 year -- -- --

Investment Approach

Trillium uses a thematic approach to identify global companies that are driving the transition to a more sustainable economy. ESG screening is an integral part of Trilliums company selection process. Trilliums process involves an exclusionary screen designed to prevent the inclusion of companies based on the business activities. Companies which pass the exclusionary screens are then subject to a positive screening process. The positive screening process is designed to identify companies which meet the sustainability criteria specific to the Trillium Global Sustainable Opportunities Fund.

Details & Fees

Investment Objective To provide investors with long-term capital growth through investment in global companies driving the transition to a more sustainable economy. To outperform the MSCI World Net Total Return Index ($A) (before fees and taxes) over rolling 3 year periods.
Minimum Suggested Timeframe 7 years or longer
Fund Manager Trillium Asset Management
Asset Class International shares
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Minimum Initial Investment (with saving plan) $25,000 Monthly Minimum Nil
Minimum Additional Investment $2,000
Cash 0 - 10%
Global shares 90 - 100%
Half Yearly June 30, December 31
Entry 0
Exit 0
Management Fee (p.a.) 0.99% Refer to PDS for Management costs.
Buy / Sell Spread 0.1% / 0.1%

Meet The Team

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Paul A. Hilton
CFA
Portfolio Manager
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Laura L. McGonagle
CFA
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
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Jeremy Cote
CFA
Portfolio Manager
Paul A. Hilton
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Paul A. Hilton

CFA Portfolio Manager
Bio

Paul is a Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst covering the Consumer Discretionary sector and a member of the portfolio management team for the Sustainable Opportunities strategy. He is also a member of the portfolio management team for the Green Century Balanced Fund, for which Trillium serves as a sub-advisor. Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President, Sustainable Investment Business Strategy at Calvert Investments.

Paul also previously held senior positions within Calvert’s Equities and Marketing Departments. He has also served as Portfolio Manager for Socially Responsible Investing at The Dreyfus Corporation, then a division of Mellon Bank, and as Research Analyst in the Social Awareness Investment (SAI) program at Smith Barney Asset Management, then a division of Citigroup.

Paul started his career in the field of SRI as an analyst with the Council on Economic Priorities, a non-profit known for an influential consumer guidebook called “Shopping for a Better World.”

Paul currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN), a network focused on promoting ESG investing uptake by universities and colleges. He is a former Board Chair of US SIF, the U.S. membership for organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing. He holds Master’s degrees in Anthropology from New York University and Education from Roberts Wesleyan.

Laura L. McGonagle
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Laura L. McGonagle

CFA Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Bio

Laura is a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst. She leads the Trillium Small/Mid Cap Core strategy and is on the portfolio management team of the ESG Global Equity strategy and the Sustainable Opportunities strategy. She joined Trillium Asset Management in 2001. Prior to joining Trillium she was an equity research analyst at Adams, Harkness and Hill, a Boston-based investment bank that focuses on emerging growth companies. Laura’s last position at Adams was as a sell-side equity analyst in the “Healthy Living” group. This group covered specialty consumer stocks which addressed the consumers’ growing awareness of the impact of nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices on their well-being.

Laura earned a B.A. in quantitative economics from Tufts University in 1992. Laura is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Jeremy Cote
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Jeremy Cote

CFA Portfolio Manager
Bio

Jeremy is a Portfolio Manager on the ESG Growth & Income and Sustainable Opportunities strategies. He is also a Research Analyst covering the Information Technology and Communications Services sectors. Prior to joining Trillium in 2014, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at FM Global, where he covered the Consumer Discretionary, Internet and Media sectors. Before joining FM Global, he was Assistant Vice President, Research Analyst on the US Strategic Investment Team at Baring Asset Management, where he analyzed equity securities for both domestic and global sector portfolios. Prior to this role, he worked in investment operations at Pell Rudman Trust Company and State Street Corporation.

Jeremy is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Boston, where he has held membership on several volunteer committees, including the Sustainable Investing Taskforce. He has also been an Industry Mentor for the CFA Institute Research Challenge and a Mentor as part of CFA Boston Society’s Mentor Match Program. He is a past member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Listed Equity Steering Committee, the PRI Listed Equity Integration Subcommittee, and the Steering Committee for the BizNGO Chemical Footprint Project. Jeremy has participated on several Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Industry Working Groups and is a past guest speaker for the PRI and CFA Society Boston.

He holds a B.S. in Applied Economics from Plymouth State University and received both his M.B.A and M.S. in Finance from Boston College.

This information has been prepared by Perpetual Investment Management Limited (PIML) ABN 18 000 866 535, AFSL 234426. It is general information only and is not intended to provide you with financial advice or take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider, with a financial adviser, whether the information is suitable for your circumstances. To the extent permitted by law, no liability is accepted for any loss or damage as a result of any reliance on this information.

The product disclosure statement (PDS) and the target market determination (TMD) for the Trillium Global Sustainable Opportunities Fund, issued by PIML, should be considered before deciding whether to acquire or hold units in the fund. These can be obtained by calling 1800 022 033 or visiting our website www.perpetual.com.au. View the Financial Services Guide (FSG) for Perpetual Investment Management Limited (PIML) and Perpetual Superannuation Limited (PSL) general financial product advice and financial services. You may also receive other FSG’s from other Perpetual Group companies from time to time depending on the kind of product or service that is relevant. No company in the Perpetual Group (Perpetual Group means Perpetual Limited ABN 86 000 431 827 and its subsidiaries) guarantees the performance of any fund or the return of an investor’s capital. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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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.