Striving to deliver more income with less risk and greater investment returns

Suitable for investors looking for lower-risk equity market exposure or those drawing down on their savings, we invest the Vertium Equity Income Fund in quality Australian companies with attractive valuations that pay consistent and sustainable distributions with the aim of delivering you more income with less risk and greater returns than the Australian share market.

Manager Vertium Asset Management
Responsible entity Copia Investment Partners
Inception date April 2017
Benchmark S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index
Objective • Higher level of income than the Index
• Lower volatility and drawdown than the Index
• Potential for capital growth over the medium to long term (net of all fees)
Investment time frame  At least 5 years
Number of stocks 20 – 40
Distributions Quarterly
Investment amounts • Minimum initial investment: $20,000
• Minimum additional investment: $5,000
Fees Management fee: 0.97% p.a. (including GST net of RITC)
Suitable investors • Investors drawing down on their savings, such as retirees.
• Investors seeking lower-risk equity market exposure, such as pre-retirees.
• Investors seeking an active investment approach with an investment horizon of five years or more.

The Lonsec Rating (assigned July 2020) presented on this page 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 Vertium Asset Management 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:

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned June 2021) 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, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at

31 December 2021 1 month % 3 months % 6 months % 1 year % (p.a.) 2 years % (p.a.) 3 years % (p.a.) Since inception % (p.a.) (Apr 17)
Vertium Equity Income Fund
Distribution^ 1.2 1.2 2.3 5.4 5.3 6.7 5.9
Growth 0.6 -1.2 2.8 8.9 1.5 2.3 0.0
Total return 1.8 0.0 5.1 14.3 6.9 9.0 5.9
S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index
Total return 2.7 2.2 4.0 17.5 9.3 13.9 9.4

* Inception of the Vertium Equity Income Fund for performance calculation purposes is 30th April 2017.
^ Based on quarterly distributions

As of 31 August 2021 the calculation of Income and Growth return series has been updated in line with FSC standard No. 6. 

The total return performance figures quoted are historical, calculated using soft close, end-of-month mid-prices and do not allow for the effects of income tax or inflation. Total returns assume the reinvestment of all distributions. The performance is quoted net of all fees and expenses. The index does not incur these costs. This information is provided for general comparative purposes. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Positive returns, which the Vertium Equity Income Fund (the Fund) is designed to provide, are different regarding risk and investment profile to index returns. This page is for general information purposes only and does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific individual. As such, before acting on any information contained on this page, individuals should consider whether the information 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 the Vertium Equity Income Fund. A current PDS is available from Copia located at Level 25, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 or by calling 1800 442 129 (free call). A person should consider the PDS before deciding whether to acquire or continue to hold an interest in the Fund. Any opinions or recommendations contained on this page are subject to change without notice and Copia is under no obligation to update or keep any information contained on this page current.

Application price 1.0029
Net asset value 1.0004
Withdrawal price 0.9979
Effective date 17 January 2022

Distribution frequency Quarterly
30 September 2021 distribution CPU (cents) 1.0000
Reinvestment price 1.0100
Reinvestment date 01/10/2021
Ex-distribution price (red) 1.0075
Cum-distribution price (red) 1.0175

Fund Updates


Corporate profile About Vertium Asset Management
Fact sheet About the Vertium Equity Income Fund

PDS and forms

PDS and application Apply for units in the Vertium Equity Income Fund
Additional investment form Add to your investment in the Vertium Equity Income Fund
Income distribution election Change your income distribution payment preference
Change of contact details Update your details and communication preferences
Change of adviser Nominate a new or change your financial adviser
Change of bank account Update your bank account details
Withdrawal Form Make a withdrawal from the Vertium Equity Income Fund

Research reports and FSC

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