Plato Global Shares Income Fund

About the Fund

The Plato Global Shares Income Fund (the ‘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 (after fees) to the MSCI World ex Australia Net Returns Unhedged Index (to 31 May 2024).

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE The Fund aims to provide an annual yield that exceeds the yield of the Benchmark after fees. The Fund also aims to outperform the Benchmark.
BENCHMARK MSCI World ex Australia, Net Returns Unhedged Index.
  • 90 – 100% Global Equities (including derivatives)
  • 0 – 10% Cash and cash equivalents2
SUITABLE INVESTOR PROFILE This product is intended for use as a core allocation for a consumer who is seeking regular income and has a high risk and return profile for that portion of their investment portfolio. It is likely to be consistent with the financial situation and needs of a consumer with a 3-5 year investment timeframe and who is unlikely to need to withdraw their money on less than one week’s notice.
  • 100 – 600 stocks
  • Holding of each stock will not typically be greater than +/-2% relative to the Benchmark weighting
BUY/ SELL SPREAD +0.30%/ -0.30%
  • 0.85% p.a. of the NAV of the Fund (inclusive of the net effect of GST and taking into account any expected Reduced Input Tax Credits (‘RITCs’))
DISTRIBUTIONS Monthly, subject to the Fund having distributable income

1The above portfolio allocation ranges are indicative only. The Fund will be rebalanced within a reasonable period of time should the exposure move outside of the above ranges.
2The Fund is expected to be fully invested with cash and futures held for liquidity purposes and to manage cashflow and investment exposure.


• 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.

Note: all investments carry risk:
• Market Risk – The Fund may be materially affected by market, economic, social and/or political conditions globally and in the jurisdictions and sectors in which it invests or operates. This includes conditions affecting interest rates, the availability of credit, currency exchange and trade barriers.
• Regulatory Risk – Changes to regulations can affect the Fund’s operation, disclosure, or investment activities.
• Income Risk – These may fluctuate significantly in their value with the ups and downs in the economic cycle and the fortunes of the issuing firm.


Approved - Zenith Investment Partners1

Recommended - Lonsec Research2


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.


1 Inception date 1 March 2016.
2 Distributed income, net of withholding tax.
3 MSCI World ex Australia, Net Returns Unhedged Index. Fund returns are after applicable fees, costs and taxes. All p.a. returns are annualised. 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.



Unit prices are net of fees & do not include distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.




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Disclaimer and disclosure

This webpage is prepared by Plato Investment Management Limited (‘Plato’) (ABN 77‌ 120‌ 730‌ 136,‌ AFSL 504‌616) as the investment manager of the Plato Global Shares Income Fund (ARSN 608‌ 130‌ 838‌) (the ‘Fund’). Pinnacle Fund Services Limited (‘PFSL’) (ABN 29‌ 082‌ 494‌ 362,‌ AFSL 238‌371)‌ is the product issuer of the Fund. PFSL is not licensed to provide financial product advice. PFSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited (‘Pinnacle’) (ABN 22‌ 100‌ 325‌ 184)‌. 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) and Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) 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. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. The value of your units at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund distributions. Returns are not guaranteed, and you may lose some or all of your money. The specific risks associated with investing in the Fund, and the risks associated with the Fund’s investments, are discussed in Section 4 of the Product Disclosure Statement. 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 (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned November 2023) referred to in this piece is limited to “General Advice” (s766B 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, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. 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. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

2The Lonsec Rating (Plato Global Shares Income Fund (Class A) assigned May 2024) 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:


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