Australian Companies Fund


Fund overview

The Australian Companies Fund aims to create long term wealth through a handpicked portfolio of 15-25 companies, most based in Australia, we believe are trading at prices different to their intrinsic values.

Investment objective

investment objective


The Fund’s objective is to provide long term capital growth and outperform the greater of the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index or the RBA cash rate over rolling seven year periods. The Fund is not intended to replicate the index, investing in a concentrated portfolio of predominantly undervalued Australian equities, with the added attraction of some exposure to PM Capital’s global best ideas.

The Fund uncovers and profits from market anomalies in Australia, but also applies global market anomalies to the Australian market.

Fund facts

Fund Category
Australian Equities
Investment style

Fundamental, bottom-up, research-intensive approach

Minimum investment
Number of Stocks

As a guide, 15-25 listed businesses.

Inception date
Suggested investment time

7 years plus

Investor Profile

The Fund may be appropriate for investors seeking capital appreciation over a seven plus year investment horizon.

Portfolio Manager
Co-Portfolio Managers

Kevin Bertoli

John Whelan


Unlisted Australian equity fund, $A, unhedged



ARSN 092 434 467

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The Fund may be suitable if you want:

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Capital growth


Provided by a demonstrated, focused, patient and considered process honed over 35 years - with some short term volatility

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To a unique portfolio of Australian equities with additional global exposure, powered by domestic and international market insights

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A long term approach


The Fund concentrates on building long term wealth through patience and conviction




The Fund provides opportunities in the Australian market significantly different to those provided by the index and more traditional Australian equity funds.


Meet the Managers

Kevin Bertoli

Kevin Bertoli

John Whelan

John Whelan

Why invest?  


The Fund’s process has been shown to be effective, based on a philosophy developed by Paul Moore, over 35 years. This has produced attractive long term capital growth. 


The concentration of the Australian equities market means many managers cannot add significant value. We have an authentic investment process where our exposure to industry sectors or market capitalisation is determined solely by our conviction in the risk/ reward opportunities that we identify within portfolio guidelines. No conviction = no investment.

Opportunistic, concentrated and contrarian

The Fund aims to create long term wealth for our co-investors by finding and exploiting investment anomalies, in the Australian market, informed by our international market insights. We find opportunities where others may only see risks so we will produce different outcomes to both the benchmark and traditional Australian equity funds. 

The portfolio is concentrated, typically 15-25 stock-specific ideas in which we have the strongest conviction.

Global expertise and value add

The Fund can invest up to 20% of its value in PM Capital’s international stock ideas. In the highly concentrated Australian market this can give you mostly Australian market exposure but with a greater opportunity to invest in companies globally which, determined by PM Capital’s demonstrated investment process, may be more attractive. 

Through this portfolio construction method the Fund directly benefits from PM Capital’s global investment research that underlies the award winning PM Capital Global Companies Fund. This works in two ways – the Fund can invest in international opportunities identified by the investment team. The Portfolio Manager can also take the market anomalies found globally and use the insights to identify opportunities in the Australian market.

This information does not constitute advice or recommendations, and is subject to change without notice. It does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any investor which should be considered before investing. Investors should consider a copy of the current Product Disclosure Statement, and seek their own financial advice prior to investing. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance and the capital and income of any investment may go down as well as up due to various market forces. The investment objective is not a forecast, and is only an indication of what the investment strategy aims to achieve over the medium to long term.

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