Platypus Australian Equities Fund

A high conviction growth fund with a small cap bias

About the Fund

The Platypus Australian Equities Fund invests in companies and trusts listed, or soon to be listed, on the Australian Stock Exchange that offer an opportunity for above-average returns through their growth potential.

Key differentiators for the Fund are:

  • True-to-label growth style
  • High conviction approach, generally holding 25-35 stocks
  • Exposure to small caps
  • Fundamental ESG analysis
  • Active engagement agenda to drive change across holdings
  • Enviable long-term track record.

The Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (before fees and expenses) over a rolling three-year rolling period.

Australian Unity Funds Management Limited is the Responsible Entity for the Fund.

Fund information

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Fund performance

Fund Snapshot

APIR Code AUS0030AU (Wholesale)
Minimum initial investment amount $5,000
Management fees 0.76% p.a.
Estimated Recoverable Expenses 0.12% of the gross asset value of the Fund for the financial year ending 30 June 2017*
Performance fee 15.375% of excess performance over the relevant performance hurdle.*
Buy/Sell spread 0.20% / 0.20%

* Effective 30 September 2017. Inclusive of the impact of RITC (Reduced Input Tax Credits). Refer to the PDS and Additional Information Document for more information about fees and costs for this Fund.


Total Return1 Benchmark* Active Return
1 mth % -7.24 -8.97 1.73
3 mth % -15.17 -12.22 -2.95
1 yr % pa -22.96 -6.78 -16.18
3 yrs % pa 2.77 3.44 -0.67
5 yrs % pa 7.15 6.90 0.25
Since Inception † % pa 7.06 5.72 1.34

As at 30 June 2022

1 Total Return is calculated after fees and expenses and assumes the reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

* Benchmark is S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index

† Inception date for performance calculations is 30 April 2006. Retail units are closed to new investors.

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Unit Prices

Effective date 11 Aug 2022
Entry price $1.3771
Exit price $1.3716
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Frequency Half Yearly
Period end 31 Dec 2021
Cents per unit 0.9360
Reinvestment price $1.7562
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Investment approach

Platypus is a growth style manager with a small cap bias.

Our high conviction, quality-focused approach means we invest in fewer stocks than most other Australian equity funds (generally 20-40).

Using a combination of top-down macroeconomic and bottom-up company analysis, we seek to add value by identifying investment opportunities with extended growth prospects at sensible prices. Shorter-term mispricing of stocks also offers valuable opportunities to add value to the Fund.

Why invest with Platypus?

Platypus provides investors with an Australian equity portfolio with demonstrably consistent growth style characteristics and an enviable track record.

We believe that when you invest in a relatively high-risk asset class like Australian equities, you should be seeking a risk-return outcome that’s significantly above the index.

Our fundamental belief is that companies should exhibit a track record of earnings and preferably dividend growth to be considered an investment proposition. We believe that share price performance over the medium to long-term is driven by consistent earnings growth; hence this is our primary focus.

How to Invest

If you would like to invest in this Fund, please contact your financial adviser.

Alternatively you can invest in this Fund directly.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the Product Disclosure Statement and Additional Information Document prior to completing the Fund Online Application Form  or

Download paper application form

For more information, speak to your financial adviser or contact us.

Important information

Units in this Fund are issued by Australian Unity Funds Management Limited ABN 60 071 497 115, AFS Licence No 234454. Information provided here is general information only and current at the time of publication and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. In deciding whether to acquire, hold or dispose of the product you should obtain a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement which is made available on this website and seek professional financial and taxation advice. This information is intended for recipients in Australia only. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.