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Plato Investment Management

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services and funds you offer

Select the services and funds you offer
% of asset under management (AUM) in ranges
Fund management
Fund of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products
Total 100%

Further options (may be selected in addition to the above)

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Plato invests in Australian and Global equities. We offer a number of strategies to clients which all now incorporate our proprietary red flags factor which incorporates 43 ESG factors as well as other factors to avoid high risk firms and/or increase weighting to high quality low risk firms. 
Plato has the capability to include ESG tilts as well as Carbon/Green House Gas reduction in all of our strategies.
We have developed a capability of introducing either Carbon reduction or ESG exposure management effectively and pragmatically such that the investment objectives remain unchanged.

Plato currently run multiple mandates that have specific ESG and/or Carbon reduction targets.

The main startegy types we offer can be categorised as follows. 

Enhanced Index - Benchmark aware active product with low tracking error and low fee characteristics. The realised IR of this strategy is around 1.6.

Equity Income (Australia) - Benchmark aware equity income fund delivering around 9pct income including franking credits as well as full market exposure.

Equity Income (Global) - Global equity income fund delivering around 6pct income as well as full market exposure.

Low volatility equity - A lower volatility strategy that combines both low volatility approaches with equity valuation and alpha aware characteristics. The target risk reduction is at least 15% lower than the benchmark, and return target is benchmark plus 3% p.a.

Global market neutral funds which will incorporate amongst other elements, ESG alpha model factors. 

OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.


02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

11 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Plato is a boutique equity manager under the umbrella of Pinnacle Investments. Pinnacle provides marketing, middle and back office functions to Plato, as well as IT, HR, legal and all other non-investment functions. 

This leaves Plato staff free to focus on investment-related activities alone.

Total FTE including the Pinnacle team would increase to >50.

OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.


04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Indicate the assets which are subject to an execution and/or advisory approach. Provide this figure based on the end of your reporting year

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity >50% 100 0 0
Fixed income 0 0 0 0
Private equity 0 0 0 0
Property 0 0 0 0
Infrastructure 0 0 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash 0 0 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify 0 0 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

06.2. Publish asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

06.6. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]

OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Not Applicable)

OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Not Applicable)

OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

100 Developed Markets
0 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]