We offer a range of products with different characteristics to suit different investor needs and provide multiple ways of accessing our popular global and regional equity strategies, including unlisted Australian-registered managed funds, ASX-listed investment companies (LICs), ASX-quoted actively managed funds as well as an mFund.
Annual distribution of income
Minimum initial investment A$10,000 (or A$5,000 under a regular investment plan)
Our products under the Platinum Trust brand comprise eight unlisted Australian-registered managed funds, as well as the Platinum Global Transition Fund, offering a suite of different global, regional and sector strategies, and providing investors with exposure to diversified portfolios of companies worldwide.
Investors buy and sell units at the per-unit net asset value (NAV) of the fund (subject to the applicable buy/sell spread), not at a market price driven by supply and demand.
Listed Investment Companies (LICs)
Buy and sell shares on ASX
No set minimum amount to invest
A LIC is an investment vehicle that is established in the form of a company. LICs are closed-ended (i.e. they do not regularly issue new shares or cancel existing shares, and so their cash flows and hence investment decisions are not impacted by daily fund inflows and outflows, as is the case for managed funds). Shares in a LIC are traded on a stock market such as the ASX. The share price of a LIC can (and often does) differ from the underlying value of the LIC’s portfolio of investments.
Investors can access our popular global strategy and Asia ex-Japan strategy through our ASX-listed investment companies (respective ASX codes: PMC and PAI).
ASX Quoted Managed Funds
Buy and sell units on ASX with knowledge of the indicative NAV per unit
No set minimum amount to invest
Investors preferring the open-ended structure of managed funds but favouring the convenience of placing trades through licensed brokers may consider the Platinum International Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund) (ASX code: PIXX) and the Platinum Asia Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund) (ASX code: PAXX), which are actively managed funds quoted on the ASX.
Quoted managed funds offer investors the advantage of knowing the fund’s indicative net asset value (NAV) per unit before placing a trade. Units in ASX-quoted managed funds trade, clear and settle in the same way as do shares in ASX-listed companies.
Buy and sell units via ASX mFund platform
Annual distribution of income
Operated by the ASX, the mFund Settlement Service allows access to unlisted managed funds through a more streamlined transaction settlement process via the ASX.
The Platinum Global Fund (mFund code: PLM01) offers investors the convenient choice of buying and selling units directly via Platinum or through any mFund-participating broker. In either case, investors buy and sell units at the fund’s per-unit net asset value (subject to a 0.15% buy/sell spread), not at a market price driven by supply and demand.
Platinum Investment Bond™
Unique tax treatment
Low minimum investment
The Platinum Investment Bond (Bond) is an investment vehicle that offers unique tax treatment not available through many other savings and investment products.
The Bond is about establishing a long-term plan for investing. With regular contributions, you could benefit from compounding interest to create powerful opportunities for your future, in a tax effective way.
The Bond is a collaboration between Platinum Investment Management Limited, trading as Platinum Asset Management (Platinum), the manager responsible for the investments of the Bond and Australian Unity, who is responsible for the administration and client servicing of the Bond.
The Bond provides access to two investment options, the Platinum International Fund established in 1995 and/or the Platinum Asia Fund established in 2003.
Irish-domiciled UCITS for global, Asia ex-Japan and Japan strategies
Cayman Island master funds for global and Japan strategies
Platinum is the investment manager or adviser for a number of offshore investment vehicles that are established or incorporated in countries outside of Australia. These investment vehicles cater to certain qualified investors, have not been registered for sale in Australia or New Zealand, and are not available to any person in Australia who is a retail client within the meaning of section 761G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Information contained in this section of the website is not intended for investors in Australia or New Zealand, or for investors in any other jurisdiction in which distribution or purchase is not authorised. This information is provided solely for the purposes of demonstrating Platinum’s global investment management capabilities. Nothing contained in this section of the website constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement or offer to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments associated with these investment vehicles.
Actively managed, diversified currency exposure
Available in both long/short and long-only strategies
Platinum’s global strategy gives investors exposure to a truly diversified portfolio of companies from around the world and across industry sectors. Investors will gain exposure to developed markets and emerging markets, to large multinationals as well as regional leaders and industry disruptors.
The positioning of our global portfolios follows wherever we believe the best individual stock opportunities lie. We do not apply pre-determined allocation, whether by geography, industry or by reference to index weighting.
Asia ex-Japan Strategy
Diversified portfolio of Asian companies
Multiple channels of access (unlisted managed fund, LIC and quoted managed fund)
Led by the two most populous nations on earth, China and India, Asia has been an engine of dynamism and growth for the world economy in recent years and has provided an abundance of opportunities for the savvy investor.
Investing in some of Asia’s emerging markets requires specialised skills and a nuanced understanding of the cultural backdrop against which companies in the region operate. This is where our experienced team of dedicated Asia specialists comes in.
Strong absolute and relative returns since 1998*
Diversified portfolio of companies based in Japan
Popular media has made Japan the poster child of developed markets plagued by an ageing population and prolonged economic stagnation. The Platinum Japan Fund, however, has delivered strong returns since inception in 1998, both in absolute terms and relative to the MSCI Japan Net Index (A$), testifying to the robustness of our stock selection method and the depth of our team’s understanding of Japanese companies.
Strong absolute and relative returns since 1998^
Diversified portfolio of companies across Western and Eastern Europe
Contrary to the perception that Europe is a dull, mature market with slow growth, we see Europe as offering the best of both worlds as Western Europe’s industrialised economies meet Eastern Europe’s emerging markets. The long-term performance of the Platinum European Fund bears witness to the opportunities on offer. From French consumer brands to Eastern European banks, from German industrials to Swiss pharmaceuticals, we believe there are plenty of gems to be found.
Gain sector-specific exposure unconstrained by geography
More than 10 years' track record of strong absolute returns#
Platinum offers three industry-specific strategies focusing on capturing the respective opportunities in the consumer, health care and technology sectors worldwide.
The Platinum International Health Sciences Fund and the Platinum International Technology Fund seek to take advantage of the investment opportunities presented by the waves of innovation and disruption respectively in the fast-evolving health care industry and the IT and telecommunications industries. The Platinum International Brands Fund is focused on companies with well-recognised, as well as up-and-coming consumer brand names. The Platinum Global Transition Fund focuses on companies that are enabling or contributing to the transition away from fossil fuel-derived energy and goods production and consumption.
Key Dates & Events*
29 Feb 2024Half-year results and interim dividend announcement
07 Mar 2024Ex-dividend Date for Interim Dividend
08 Mar 2024Record Date for Interim Dividend
22 Mar 2024Payment Date for Interim Dividend
28 Aug 2024Full-year results and final dividend announcement
05 Sep 2024Ex–dividend Date for Final Dividend
06 Sep 2024Record Date for Final Dividend
20 Sep 2024Payment Date for Final Dividend
02 Oct 2024Last day to receive director nominations
20 Nov 2024Annual General Meeting