Income from equities
with a focus on
capital preservation

The challenge for Australian income investors

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Increase in living costs p.a. for comfortable retirement1
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Decline in term deposit rates2
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Vertium income yield projected
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Are you an investor wanting exposure to the equity market, but concerned about the loss of significant capital if markets decline?

The Vertium Equity Income Fund may be for you. It is designed to provide an attractive income stream of 6-8% p.a. through the market cycle, with a focus of lowering the risk and magnitude of any drawdown of your capital.

Capital preservation focus

Vertium has low market risk sensitivity (beta)

Attractive income yield

Dividends, franking credits plus conservative option income sustains high level of income

Defensive portfolio allocation

May be blended with other equity strategies, to potentially lower overall portfolio risk

The case for Vertium

Why equities?

Equities can offer investors a blend of yield, liquidity, franking and total returns that no other asset class can provide. But equity markets can be volatile, creating a difficult choice if you need higher income.

Why low risk equities?

By reducing the sensitivity of the equity investment to the equity market (known as Beta), the risk of capital loss can be reduced. This may potentially limit downside loss and help extend the lifetime of a retirement portfolio by many years.

Who is the fund designed for?

> Retirees and conservative investors
> Self-managed super funds
> Institutions seeking lower-risk diversification

Why Vertium for equity income?

Focus on capital preservation

Vertium has the lowest market risk sensitivity (beta) compared to peers3

Our Experience

An experienced Sydney-based fund manager with a long term industry track record

Equity income is all we do

One of the few equity income specialists in Australia, with a 100% focus on low-risk equity income

Committed to service your needs

Supported by its distribution and business partner Copia

Vertium CIO Jason Teh provides a wrap-up for the most recent quarter

Reducing equity market sensitivity may help preserve capital!

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Meet the team

Jason Teh

Chief Investment Officer

MFin, BSc

Tomas Vasquez

Portfolio Manager / Equity Analyst

BEng, MAppFin, CFA

Daniel Mueller

Portfolio Manager / Equity Analyst

BCom, GDipAppFin, CA, CFA

Trent Crawley

Equity Analyst


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  1. Based on ASFA Retirement Standard benchmark for comfortable retirement now $61,061pa for couple – 4 years to March 2019
  2. Source: RBA, based on $10,000 deposit for 12 months over past 9 years
  3. Source: Morningstar Direct comparison of Australian Equity Income Funds from the period April 2017 to July 2019, after fees. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Vertium Asset Management Pty Ltd is a corporate authorised representative (CAR) of Copia Investment Partners Ltd.
This document is for general information purposes only and does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific reader.
As such, before acting on any information contained in this document, readers should consider whether the investment is suitable for their needs. This may involve seeking advice from a qualified financial adviser. Copia Investment Partners Ltd (AFSL 229316, ABN 22 092 872 056) (Copia) is the issuer of Vertium Asset Management’s (Vertium Asset Management Pty Ltd ABN 25 615 639 659) portfolios. It is important readers carefully consider the risks of investing in the Vertium Equity Income Fund and that they understand the value of investments will vary over time, the level of returns will vary and future returns may differ from past returns, returns are not guaranteed and investors may lose some, or all, of their capital, laws affecting registered managed investment schemes may change in the future, and the level of risk for each investor will vary depending on a range of factors including age, investment time frames, where other parts of an investor’s wealth is invested and an investor’s risk tolerance. To invest, contact Copia on 1800 442 129 or email or visit Any opinions or recommendations contained in this document are subject to change without notice and Copia is under no obligation to update or keep any information in this document current.
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