In this video, Perpetual’s Head of Equities, Paul Skamvougeras, discusses investment themes that include:
- our active investment philosophy and how this is differentiated from a passive, index-based approach
- the thirst for yield and why the important question to ask is about sustainability, not the gross yield on offer
- what a housing market downturn could mean for banks and retailers
- the energy sector and how the major players compare.
Years of experience: 26
Years at Perpetual: 18 (split in 2 periods)
Paul is the Head of Equities and the Portfolio manager for the Concentrated Equity, Pure Equity Alpha and Pure Value strategies.
Paul rejoined Perpetual Asset Management Australia in February 2010 as a Portfolio Manager, having previously spent seven years with Perpetual. He began his career with Perpetual in 1994 in a back office role, moving into a dealing role after three years, working his way up to the Head Dealer role.
Between stints at Perpetual, Paul spent seven years working at CPH/Ellerston Capital, where he had portfolio management responsibilities for an Australian long/short strategy for the first four years and a global long/short strategy for the last three years. Paul also recruited and managed two analysts within his team.
Paul gained international experience, spending 18 months in London, as well as expertise in investing and trading various asset classes ranging from equities, commodities, currencies and fixed interest.
Paul has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.