The Manager has a large and experienced investment team of ten Portfolio Managers and 15 Equities Analysts.
The Company's Portfolio will be managed by the portfolio manager, Vince Pezzullo. Vince is Deputy Head of Equities and part of the collaborative portfolio management approach at the Manager. Vince has over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, and has prior global experience as both an analyst and a portfolio manager. Vince's biography is detailed below, alongside the Manager's Head of Equities and other portfolio managers.
In managing the Company's Portfolio, the portfolio manager will be supported by the Manager's broader equity team.
The amount of time that the portfolio manager will dedicate to the Company's Portfolio will vary over time, depending upon applicable market conditions and the Portfolio's composition. While the Management Agreement does not specify an amount of time to be devoted to the management of the Portfolio, the portfolio manager will be available for the time necessarily required for the Manager to perform its functions and obligations for the management of the Company's Portfolio under the terms of the Management Agreement and to provide appropriate reporting to security holders.
Australian Equity Portfolios
Years of experience: 25
Years at Perpetual: 12
Vince is the Deputy Head of Equities and the Portfolio Manager for Australian Share, Geared Australian Share, Direct Equity Alpha and the Perpetual Equity Investment Company (ASX:PIC).
Vince joined Perpetual Investments in July 2007 as an Analyst and since that time has covered the chemicals, diversified financials, banking, telecommunications, building materials and REITS sectors.
Prior to joining Perpetual, Vince was a senior portfolio manager/analyst in the large cap Australian equities team at Deutsche Asset Management and led the top 100 equities team. In addition, he had stock research responsibilities across a large number of sectors.
Vince was also a portfolio manager for a number of client portfolios and researched international stocks as part of the international equity division State Super (subsequently Deutsche). Prior to this, Vince worked in corporate finance and foreign currency for Monte Paschi Australia Limited.
Vince has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Economics and Finance.
Years of experience: 23
Years at Perpetual: 16 (split in 2 periods)
Paul is the Head of Equities and the Portfolio Manager for the Concentrated Equity and Pure Equity Alpha strategies.
Paul rejoined Perpetual Investments in February 2010 as a Portfolio Manager, having previously spent seven years with Perpetual. He began his career with Perpetual in 1994 in a back office role, moving into a dealing role after three years, working his way up to the Head Dealer role.
Between stints at Perpetual, Paul spent seven years working at CPH/Ellerston Capital, where he had portfolio management responsibilities for an Australian long/short strategy for the first four years and a global long/short strategy for the last three years. Paul also recruited and managed two analysts within his team.
Paul gained international experience, spending 18 months in London, as well as expertise in investing and trading various asset classes ranging from equities, commodities, currencies and fixed interest.
Paul has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Years of experience: 19
Years at Perpetual: 17
Jack is the Portfolio Manager - Ethical Shares, Pure Microcap, Pure Value, Smaller Companies (50%) and an Analyst.
Jack joined Perpetual in November 2001 as an Investment Administrator and Equity Dealer. After four years he moved into an Analyst role, focusing on small cap industrial companies. Jack took on portfolio management responsibilities in June 2010.
Prior to joining Perpetual, Jack gained two years industry experience working in London as an Equities Dealer and Investment Administrator at both Salomon Smith Barney and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Jack has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.
Years of experience: 20
Years at Perpetual: 7
Anthony is the Portfolio Manager - Industrial Shares (50%), SHARE-PLUS Long-Short and an Analyst.
Anthony has been with Perpetual for 6 years. Prior to joining Perpetual, he worked at Ellerston Capital for two years, where he was the Portfolio Manager for the Ellerston Capital Global Equity Management Fund. Before that, he spent 3 years as an analyst working on a long/short strategy. Prior to joining Ellerston Capital, Anthony worked as an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank for 8 years.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Years of experience: 14
Years at Perpetual: 8
Nathan is the Portfolio Manager for the Ethical SRI Fund and an analyst.
Nathan joined Perpetual in September 2010 as a Research Analyst, before spending almost two years on the dealing desk at Perpetual working on all Australian Equity strategies as an Equities Dealer. Nathan was then appointed to the role of Equities Analyst covering small cap stocks in 2013. He was promoted to Deputy Portfolio Manager in May 2016, and took on responsibility for managing 50% of the Smaller Companies strategy in 2017.
Prior to joining Perpetual, Nathan spent 6 years in a Chartered Accountancy firm where he was responsible for the affairs of a diverse range of clients, including regular taxation compliance, financial reporting, Self-Managed Superannuation Fund audits and business advisory services.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Years of experience: 35
Years at Perpetual: 16
Maryanne is the Head of Proprietary Research and an Analyst, covering mainly large and small cap companies in the industrials, consumer staples, and consumer discretionary sectors.
Maryanne joined Perpetual Investments in February 2003 as an Analyst, bringing a wealth of experience from almost 20 years in a variety of corporate roles. This background has provided Maryanne with unique insight when analysing companies in her current role.
Maryanne’s corporate experience in mainly small to medium businesses included positions such as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, involving functions across auditing, accounting, strategy, management and general consulting. Among the companies that she worked at were Daniel Chen Group, Young Barnsdall & Joye which spanned retail fashion, manufacturing and accounting services industries.
Maryanne has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Years of experience: 14
Years at Perpetual: 2
James Rutledge is the Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Pure Value strategy and an analyst covering building materials, steel and paper and packaging.
James joined Perpetual Investments in May 2017, having previously been at Morgan Stanley for over 7 years. Prior to leaving Morgan Stanley, he was an Executive Director covering Building Materials and Steel sectors. Prior to lead coverage, James was part of the Healthcare team for around 3 years at Morgan Stanley.
James holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Economics from the Macquarie University. James is a CFA® charterholder.
Global Equity Portfolio
Years of experience: 17
Years at Perpetual: 5
Thomas joined Perpetual Investments in June 2014 and is the Portfolio Manager for the Perpetual Global Innovation Share Fund. In addition to portfolio management, Thomas also has a focus on global technology and digital entertainment.
Prior to joining Perpetual, Thomas spent 11 1/2 years at PM Capital, where he was most recently Portfolio Manager of the PM Capital Australian Opportunities Fund. Prior to this role he was an analyst covering the internet, retail, and healthcare sectors both domestically and globally.
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.