Global Shares

Global shares provide diversification in an investment portfolio, as well as exposure to the world's best companies and industries under represented in Australia.

At Perpetual we invest in quality companies that we believe are trading at a discount to their inherent value and have the greatest long-term return potential. We seek high quality companies with strong balance sheets, consistent earnings growth and strong free cash flow. In addition, 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 may influence the company's future performance.

The Case for Global Shares

Our people and our process set us apart from other global fund managers. We apply our experience, insight, and skill to identify global companies with the greatest long-term potential.

Why invest in global shares?

  • Increased investment opportunities

    The substantial size of the global share market provides investors with the potential to capture thousands of additional investment opportunities.

  • Invest in a wider range of industries

    An investment in global shares can provide access to future growth leaders in industries such as healthcare and information technology – industries that are comparatively small in Australia.

  • Diversification benefits

    Spreading your money across different regions and industries can improve your portfolio’s risk and return potential as companies operating in differing environments are exposed to different drivers of performance.

  • Benefit from growth in global brands

    Investors can share in the growth of global companies and access emerging companies that may become tomorrow’s global leaders.

Why Perpetual?

Access to company management

Our experienced global investment team has forged relationships with companies around the world. Perpetual’s success in managing Australian equities means that global companies visiting Australia actively seek us out. Similarly, we benefit from excellent access to companies during offshore visits.

Rigorous research

Our global equity analysts are part of one of Australia’s largest and most awarded equity investment teams. The team share investment insights, assess key investment themes, and travel extensively to meet with company management.

Proven investment process

We apply our experience, insight and skill to find companies with the greatest long-term return potential but always remain focused on limiting the possibility of loss. Rather than mimicking an index, we believe in building global share portfolios that are concentrated on a select number of quality businesses.

Investment philosophy and approach

At Perpetual our investment philosophy drives our investment decisions. Specific principles guide the way that we seek to identify opportunities and manage our global share portfolios:

  • Our belief is that equity markets are only semi-efficient.
  • As a result, we believe you can beat the returns available from the market (or a market benchmark) by identifying and investing in high quality companies trading at attractive prices.
  • We identify these companies through our own fundamental, in-depth research.
  • We are not biased to any particular sector or region but are instead focused on companies with a sustainable edge to their business models – it’s that edge, together with our attention on valuations that can deliver strong long-term returns.
  • We believe high conviction portfolios, which focus on a smaller number of investments, can deliver long-term returns.

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:

> Investments | > Superannuation | > Retirement

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