How to Invest
We’re pleased and excited that you are interested in investing in the Strategic Opportunities (Growth & Income) Fund (“the Fund”). What would you like more information on?
Make an initial (first time) investment
Make an additional (top up) investment
Join the Fund’s Automatic Investment Plan (“AIP”)
Participate in the Fund’s Distribution Reinvestment Plan (“DRP”)
Seek assistance as the option I want isn’t listed
NEW (FIRST TIME OR INITIAL) APPLICATIONS
Here is a sequential list of how to make or increase your investment.
Step 1. Download and read the Fund’s Target Market Determination
While the Fund is a retail fund and open to all investors, to assist you to determine whether the Fund may be suitable for you, please read the Fund’s Target Market Determination (“TMD”) in addition to its Product Disclosure Statement.
The TMD is not a complete summary of the features or terms of the Fund. It does not take into account any person’s individual objectives, financial situation or needs and hence is for information only and does not constitute general or specific financial advice.
Step 2. Read the Fund’s SPDS & PDS
Critical information about the Fund is contained in its Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (“SPDS”) and Product Disclosure Statement (“PDS”). Both can be accessed in a single document here:
It is essential that every investor read both documents to understand the Fund’s key risks, benefits, fees, structure, operations and procedures. If you have questions about the SPDS or PDS please contact the Responsible Entity or seek assistance from your financial adviser.
Step 3: Complete an Application Form
In order to make an initial investment you will need to complete an application form, which must be submitted with supporting identification and your investing monies.
The quickest and easiest way to complete an application is online via the New Application Portal where your application will be tailored to the investing entity type.
Alternatively, you can download the offline application form, then print and complete it in black pen. Once complete, mail the original application form and all supporting certified identification to:
PLANTATION CAPITAL LIMITED
PO BOX 532
CANTERBURY VIC 3126
Please note a once-off processing fee off $55 (incl. GST) applies to all offline applications, to cover the additional administration cost of reviewing and verifying the application (with the fee deducted from application monies). This fee may be waived under special circumstances at the Responsible Entity’s sole discretion.
FATCA & CRS Disclosures
If you need help understanding how to answer the FATCA or CRS disclosures, please click either link below to download a flow diagram that will assist. The instructions written for how to complete a manual application may also be helpful.
Step 4: Organise your Identification
Anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) requirements compel us to gather identification information to support your application.
- For individuals, your identification can be collected and verified online in real time.
- For non-individuals (i.e. SMFS, trusts, companies), or for individuals that do not want to use the online identification protocols, you can upload certified copies of your identification.
Information about the documentation you’ll need to provide, and the certification process that must be followed, can be downloaded here. The cross-references in the document to the sections in the offline application can be ignored for those applying online.
>> PLEASE MAKE SURE THE DATE ON YOUR CERTIFICATION IS LESS THAN TWO YEARS OLD <<
Some documents, such as the Annual Company Statement and a company’s Certificate of Incorporation only exist in electronic form. If you are doing an online application then provided you upload the original e-document provided by the government entity then it does not need to be certified. Offline applications will still need to get a print out of the document certified to include with their application
Uploading Documents (Online Application)
If you are uploading (as opposed to using online verification – see below) then your uploaded certified documents must be either in PDF, JPG, PNG or GIF file format. The maximum file size is 10mb.
Step 5: Remit Your Investment Money
While you are able to invest more, the minimum amount to open an investment account is $10,000.
You can remit your investment money using:
Electronic Funds Transfer
The details to transfer funds by electronic funds transfer are:
Account Name: Perpetual ACF Strategic Fund
Account Number: 20629806
Description: Your mobile (or daytime contact) phone number AND as much of your surname as will fit in the description field as allowed by your bank.
Make your cheque payable to “Perpetual Corporate Trust Limited” and cross it “Not Negotiable”.
In pencil (NOT pen), please write your full name and mobile number on the back of the cheque.
Please take a photocopy of the cheque for your records, especially if you are remitting via bank cheque.
US FUND INVESTORS
If you are an investor in the Passive Income (USA Commercial Property) Fund (“US Fund”) and want to automatically reinvest some or all of your future US Fund distributions then you will need to complete a Distribution Reinvestment Authority Form. Detailed instructions on how to do this online are outlined here.
ADDITIONAL (TOP UP) INVESTMENTS
The easiest way to make an additional investment is online. A video outlining how to make up a top up investment can be viewed here.
In order to make an additional investment you will need to already be an investor (i.e. have submitted a completed application form and remitted your investment monies (as applicable) and have been issued with a Fund investor number (which will begin with an F).
The minimum non-recurring additional investment amount is $1,000. Higher amounts can be invested.
AUTOMATIC INVESTMENT PLAN
The Fund offers an automatic investment plan option whereby you can elect to have an amount (minimum $250) per month deducted from your bank account and applied to additional units. More information about the AIP, including how to participate, can be found here
DISTRIBUTION REINVESTMENT PLAN (“DRP”)
A DRP is available that allows investors to reinvest all their distributions to acquire additional units in the Fund at a discount as determined by PCL at its sole discretion (of up to 5%) of the unit issue price applicable to the date of the relevant distribution.
To participate in the DRP you can:
1. Complete the relevant section of your application form;
2. Make (or change) an election to participate via the Fund’s Investor Portal
An investor’s participation in the DRP applies to their entire unitholding.
Full terms of the DRP are available here.
If you need any further assistance then please email us or call the office (10am to 4pm business days) on (03) 8592 0270.