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About Platinum

About Platinum

It is common for investors to choose to invest their savings across different types of assets: cash, shares, government bonds, and real estate; and many choose to entrust their savings to fund managers to benefit from different strategies and styles of investing.

Platinum is an Australia-based investment manager that focuses on one asset class – international shares, or, more simply put, we provide portfolios of listed companies from around the world. Platinum offers only one core investment style – we seek out companies whose true worth and prospects are yet to be fully recognised by the market. Past performance shows that our approach is one that has worked in different economic climates and withstood the test of business cycles. Choosing among our products will depend on whether you want general global exposure or would prefer a more tailored exposure to a geographic area or particular industry group.


1994 – 30 years of investing across varying economic cycles

A$15 billion^

in total funds under management

Our Staff

remain co-investors in our funds and co-owners of the firm

The Platinum Way

Platinum’s approach to managing our clients’ wealth is shaped by six pillars:

  1. A contrarian, long-term investing philosophy
    With a focus on achieving strong long-term absolute returns (rather than simply by comparison to a benchmark index), we look beyond short-term market turbulence caused by events of a transient nature to seek out ‘unfashionable’ companies whose actual worth is greater than the value implied in their present share price.
  2. A bottom-up, index-agnostic approach to stock selection
    As a true active manager, we build up our portfolios by selecting one company holding at a time through quantitative analysis and detailed fundamental research. The proportion that each investment represents in a portfolio of, say, 80 companies is based on the conviction we hold in that particular investment case. The composition of a portfolio is not influenced by what stocks make up the index that is used as a comparative reference to evaluate the portfolio’s performance (such as the MSCI All Country World Index) or the weightings of the stocks within that index. As a result, Platinum’s portfolios tend to give investors a very different exposure to that offered by commonly used market indices or index-tracking funds, whether by region, sector or in terms of opportunities in specific companies.
  3. Uncompromising business ethics
    Our business is centred on providing dependable service to our clients. That ethos has underpinned Platinum’s approach to investing, product distribution, investor communications and every other aspect of our operations since the beginning. We do not engage in active selling (such as cold calling) to market our products or services. Refer to our Complaints Handling & Dispute Resolution Guide if you have any concerns with our service.
  4. A dedicated and experienced team
    Making all of this possible is our dedicated staff of around 120 employees, including 32 analysts and 12 portfolio managers in the investment team and around 90 employees in operational roles (as at 30 June 2023), many of whom have been with the firm for over seven years
  5. Alignment of interests
    Many Platinum employees, including key members of the investment team, have co-invested their personal money in our funds alongside our clients. Platinum is ultimately owned by Platinum Asset Management Limited (ABN 13 050 064 287), a company listed on the ASX (ASX ticker PTM). Further, Platinum’s incentive structure emphasises performance-based remuneration, with one of the key components being a deferred bonus plan that awards high-performing employees with deferred rights in PTM shares.
  6. Corporate Values

Our History


Platinum Founded
Soros mandate (94-07)
Optima (Global)
MLC-Platinum Global Fund
Platinum Capital Limited


Platinum International Fund


Platinum European Fund
Platinum Japan Fund


Optima (Japan)


Platinum International Brands Fund
Platinum International Technology Fund


Platinum Asia Fund
Platinum International Health Sciences Fund


Platinum Global Fund (Long Only)


Platinum Asset Management Limited ASX Listing


mFund Platinum Global Fund


Platinum Asia Investments
Platinum World Portfolios – International, Asia and Japan (UCITS)


Platinum International Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund)
Platinum Asia Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund)


Opened London Office


Platinum Opportunity Cayman (×4)


Platinum Investment Bond


Platinum Global Transition Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund)
Platinum World Portfolios – International Health Sciences Fund (UCITS)

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