Global Shares Income Fund

About the Fund

The Plato Global Shares Income Fund is a long-only equity income fund that aims to maximise retirement income for pension phase investors and SMSFs.

  • Since March 2016 inception, the Plato Global Shares Income Fund has delivered 4.2% excess net dividend income to the MSCI World ex Australia Net Returns Unhedged Index (to 30 September, 2020)
  • The latest adviser webinar video presentation on dividend income (held on 26th May, 2020) can be viewed here.

The Fund aims to provide an annual yield that exceeds the yield of the MSCI World ex Australia, Net Returns Unhedged Index after fees. The Fund also aims to outperform the benchmark.
MSCI World ex Australia, Net Returns Unhedged Index.



• Greater access to different markets within different economic cycles

• More global stocks going ex-dividend in every month of the year

• The top 6 yielding stocks in Australia provide approximately 50% of ASX 200 income (Plato Research)


• Diversification across industries such as energy, electronics, software and telecommunications

• In comparison to Australian stocks, where the top dividend payers are dominated by banks and telcos (Plato Research)

• More opportunity for capital appreciated leading into ex-dividend dates (also called dividend run-up)


• Investment expertise – access to Plato’s investment expertise and quantitative portfolio optimisation techniques;

• Regular distributions – investors in the Fund have the right to receive distributions which are usually paid monthly; and

• Income and capital growth – the potential to earn dividends from global shares and participate in any capital growth of those shares.


Approved - Zenith Investment Partners1

Investment Grade - Lonsec Research2

Superior - SQM Research3


The Fund invests in a diverse global investment universe to actively capture an increased level of dividend income and capital appreciation via dividend run-up.

The Fund is also managed to minimise the typical risks of naïve yield strategies and avoid dividend traps.


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Minimum Initial investment:

  • Direct investors – $30,000 (or less at the discretion of the Responsible Entity. Does not apply to IDPS investments)
  • Indirect investors – refer to the operator of your service

Management costs: 0.99% p.a. (inclusive of the net effect of GST and take into account any expected Reduced Input Tax Credits (‘RITCs’))
Buy/sell spread: +0.30%/-0.30%


1 Inception date 1 March 2016.
2 Distributed income, net of withholding tax.
3 MSCI World ex Australia, Net Returns Unhedged Index. All data is at 30 September 2020 unless indicated otherwise. Fund returns are after applicable fees, costs and taxes. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Fund's Income Earned Relative To the Benchmark

Source: Factset, Plato Investment Management

Income Generated - Since Inception1 (PER ANNUM)

Source: Factset, Plato Investment Management. 1Inception date 1 March 2016.



The Fund invests a minimum of 90% in global listed entities and maximum of 10% in cash, although the Fund is intended to be fully invested with cash and futures held for liquidity purposes and to manage cashflow and investment exposure. The Fund will typically hold a minimum of 100 stocks and the holding of each stock will not be more than 3% of the Fund.



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  1. Click and select the fund you wish to invest in
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  4. Submit an application
  5. Separately make a secure payment from your bank account to the Trustee

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Available to Australian SMSF and self-directed investors and advisors.


Disclaimer and disclosure

All website content in respect of the Plato Global Shares Income Fund (ARSN 608 130 838) (the Fund) is issued by Pinnacle Fund Services Limited ABN 45 003 278 831 AFSL 235 150 (“PFSL”) as responsible entity of the Fund and is prepared by Plato Investment Management Limited (ABN 77 120 730 136) (AFSL 504616) (“ Plato”) as the investment manager of the Trust.

The information provided in this website is of a general nature only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making an investment decision in respect of the Fund, you should consider the current product disclosure statement (PDS) of the Fund and the Fund’s other periodic and continuous disclosure announcements lodged with the ASX, which are available at, and assess whether the Fund is appropriate given your objectives, financial situation or needs. If you require advice that takes into account your personal circumstances, you should consult a licensed or authorised financial adviser.

Neither PFSL nor Plato guarantees repayment of capital or any particular rate of return from the Fund. Neither PFSL nor Plato gives any representation or warranty as to the currency, reliability, completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this website. All opinions and estimates included in this website constitute judgments of Plato as at the date of website creation and are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Ratings Disclaimer

1The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) ABN 60 322 047 314 rating for the Plato Global Shares Income Fund (Class A) assigned November 2019 referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and the Zenith website.

2The Lonsec Rating (Plato Global Shares Income Fund (Class A) assigned March 2020) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to “General Advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold Plato product(s), and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product(s). The Rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant document(s) following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the product(s) using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec’s Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at:

3The rating contained on this website is issued by SQM Research Pty Ltd ABN 93 122 592 036 AFSL 421913. SQM Research is an investment research firm that undertakes research on investment products exclusively for its wholesale clients, utilising a proprietary review and star rating system. The SQM Research star rating system is of a general nature and does not take into account the particular circumstances or needs of any specific person. The rating may be subject to change at any time. Only licensed financial advisers may use the SQM Research star rating system in determining whether an investment is appropriate to a person’s particular circumstances or needs. You should read the product disclosure statement and consult a licensed financial adviser before making an investment decision in relation to this investment product. SQM Research receives a fee from the Fund Manager for the research and rating of the managed investment scheme.


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