Targeting fully-franked dividends. Paid Quarterly.

Pengana International Equities Limited (trading on the ASX as ‘PIA’) is a Listed Investment Company (“LIC”) that exists to provide shareholders with continued capital growth as well as regular, reliable, and fully franked dividends.

The strategy aims to generate superior risk-adjusted returns, through investing in an actively managed portfolio of global companies that meet the team’s high quality and durable growth criteria at reasonable prices. A robust responsible investment framework provides an added layer of risk mitigation.

These companies are identified through the conduct of fundamental research, with a long-term, global perspective, and must exhibit the following four key investment criteria: competitive advantages, quality management, financial strength, and sustainable growth potential.

Harding Loevner was appointed the investment manager on 10th May 2021.  Harding Loevner is a New Jersey-based global equity fund manager formed in 1989 with over US$84billion in Assets under Management.

Benefits of investing in PIA’s LIC structure

  • Shares can be bought and sold on the ASX
  • Quarterly-annual fully franked dividends
  • Investment activities are not affected by redemptions or unexpected cash inflows or outflows
  • Regular reporting to shareholders e.g. semi-annual financial reports and weekly NTA
  • Shareholders can interact with directors and management
  • The company is subject to ASX and ASIC supervision

The portfolio utilises a negative screening process which seeks to avoid investment in companies that derive operating revenues from direct and material business involvement in the following:


Investing in high-quality, ethically screened, growing businesses at reasonable prices leads to superior risk-adjusted returns over the long term.

This “quality-growth” investment philosophy has been the foundation of Harding Loevner’s strategies since the firm was founded in 1989. Read more >>

The philosophy is expressed in the four key criteria that a company must meet before we will consider it for investment:

Competitive Advantage

Sustainable return on capital above cost of capital within a supportive industry structure enabling it to earn better financial returns than rivals.

Sustainable Growth

An industry structure supporting long-term growth in revenues, earnings, and cash-flow.

Growth underpinned by long-term fundamental trends, not ephemeral factors.

Financial Strength

Balance sheet strength and free cash flow generation to fund long-term growth in all environments.

Quality Management

Skilful management with a good record, a clear strategy, and a consistent regard for shareholders.

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July 2017 represented the first full month of Pengana International Equities Limited being mandated to Pengana for management of the investment portfolio. The performance in the table above refers to the movement in net assets per share.

Performance figures refer to the movement in net assets per share, reversing out the impact of option exercises and payments of dividends, before tax paid or accrued on realised and unrealised gains. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance, the value of investments can go up and down.

None of Pengana International Equities Limited (‘PIA’), Pengana Investment Management Limited nor any of their related entities guarantees the repayment of capital or any particular rate of return from PIA. This information has been prepared by PIA and does not take into account a reader’s investment objectives, particular needs or financial situation. It is general information only and should not be considered investment advice and should not be relied on as an investment recommendation. The figures are unaudited.

Source: PCG and Bloomberg.

Pengana International Equities Limited

1M 1Y 3Y Pengana SI
July 20171
(ASX: PIA) -6.5% -8.4% 6.1% 7.6%
Index2 -3.1% 4.9% 10.1% 11.7%

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* Performance for periods greater than 12 months are annualised. Performance figures refer to the movement in net assets per share, reversing out the impact of option exercises and payments of dividends, before tax paid or accrued on realised and unrealised gains. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance, the value of investments can go up and down.

1. Pengana inception as the Investment Manager July 2017
2. MSCI World Total Return Index in AUD.


  • TOP HOLDINGS (alphabetically)
  • Portfolio breakdown
Alphabet Inc
United States
Communication Services
United States
Consumer Discretionary
United States
Deere & Co
United States
First Republic Bank
United States
United States
Information Technology
Schneider Electric SE
SVB Financial Group
United States
UnitedHealth Group Inc
United States
Health Care
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
United States
Health Care


Peter Baughan

Peter Baughan

Portfolio Manager

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Jingyi Li

Jingyi Li

Portfolio Manager

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Ferrill D. Roll

Ferrill D. Roll

CIO, Analyst (Financials)

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Hannah Chase

Hannah Chase

Portfolio Specialist

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Ray Vars

Ray Vars

Portfolio Specialist

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Key Facts




5 years or more




1 July 2017
PIA Inception: 19 March 2004
Current Strategy Inception: 30 November 1989





MSCI World Total Return Index (net) in $A


1.23% p.a.


15.38% of any return greater than the Benchmark

*Fees are stated inclusive of GST and net of RITC. For more information, refer to the Fund’s product disclosure statement available under the Reports & Resources section.




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Pengana International Equities Limited has been certified by RIAA according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See for details.

RIAA’s RI Certification Symbol signifies that a product or service offers an investment style that takes into account environmental, social, governance, or ethical considerations. The Symbol also signifies that Pengana International Equities Limited adheres to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program for the category of Product. The Certification Symbol is a Registered Trademark of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Detailed information about RIAA, the Symbol and Pengana International Equities Limited’s methodology, performance, and stock holdings can be found at, together with details about other responsible investment products certified by RIAA.1

1. The Responsible Investment Certification Program does not constitute financial product advice. Neither the Certification Symbol nor RIAA recommends to any person that any financial product is a suitable investment or that returns are guaranteed. Appropriate professional advice should be sought prior to making an investment decision. RIAA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.


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Portfolio holdings as at 31/12/2021

  • Abcam PLC
  • Accenture PLC
  • Adobe Inc
  • Adyen NV
  • AIA Group Ltd
  • Alcon Inc
  • Align Technology Inc
  • Alphabet Inc
  • Amazon
  • AMETEK Inc
  • Apple
  • Applied Materials Inc
  • ASML Holding NV
  • Atlas Copco AB
  • B3 SA - Brasil Bolsa Balcao
  • Baidu Inc
  • Bank Central Asia Tbk PT
  • CD Projekt SA
  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
  • CME Group
  • CoStar Group Inc
  • Country Garden Services Holdings
  • Danaher
  • Deere & Co
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corp
  • ENN Energy Holdings Ltd
  • EPAM Systems Inc
  • Epiroc AB
  • Etsy Inc
  • Facebook Inc
  • First Republic Bank
  • Genmab
  • HDFC Bank Ltd
  • HelloFresh SE
  • Illumina
  • Intuitive Surgical Inc
  • IQVIA Holdings Inc
  • L'Oreal SA
  • Mastercard
  • MercadoLibre Inc
  • Microsoft
  • MISUMI Group Inc
  • NetEase Inc
  • Netflix Inc
  • Nike Inc
  • NVIDIA Corp
  • PayPal
  • Pinterest Inc
  • Roche Holdings
  • Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Sangfor Technologies Inc
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC
  • SVB Financial Group
  • Synopsys Inc
  • Sysmex Corp
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • TeamViewer AG
  • Tencent Holdings
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Trade Desk Inc
  • Tradeweb Markets Inc
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc
  • VAT Group AG
  • Verisk Analytics Inc
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Walt Disney Co
  • WuXi AppTec Co Ltd
  • Wuxi Biologics Cayman Inc
  • Xero Ltd


For more Pengana International Equities Limited ASX announcements visit the ASX website.

For all shareholder enquiries, please contact:

Paula Ferrao
Company Secretary
Pengana International Equities Limited
T: +61 2 8524 9900

Frank Gooch

Frank Gooch

B.Bus, CPA

Independent, Chairman (appointed 6 December 2017), Non-executive Director (appointed 5 June 2017)

Mr Francis Gooch was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company by the Board on 5 June 2017 and was elected by shareholders at the Company’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. On 6 December 2017 he was appointed Chairman of Directors. He is also a member of the Company’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and of the Independent Board Committee.

Mr Gooch has over 24 years’ experience in the LIC industry after having been an executive of Milton Corporation Limited since 1996. He became Chief Executive in 1999 and was made the Managing Director in 2004. Mr Gooch retired from Milton on 31 July 2018.

Mr Gooch has also served as chairman of the LIC industry body, Australian Listed Investment Companies Association. Prior to joining Milton Corporation Limited Mr Gooch worked at Macquarie Bank Limited for 11 years.

David Groves

David Groves

BCom., MCom., CA, FAICD

Non-independent, Non-executive Director (appointed 13 January 2017)

Mr Groves is a Non-executive Director of the Company. He is also a member of the Company’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Mr Groves has over 25 years’ experience as a company director. He is Chairman of Tasman Sea Salt Pty Ltd and is a non- executive director of Pengana Capital Group Limited, Redcape Hotel Group Management Ltd as responsible entity of the Redcape Hotel Group and of Pipers Brook Vineyard Pty Ltd. He is a former director of Pyrolyx AG (ASX: PLX), EQT Holdings Ltd, Tassal Group Ltd and GrainCorp Ltd and a former executive with Macquarie Bank Limited and its antecedent, Hill Samuel Australia. Mr Groves is a member of the Council of Wollongong University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sandi Orleow

Sandi Orleow


Independent, Non-executive Director (appointed 1 September 2019)

Ms Orleow is a Non-executive Director of the Company. She is also Chairman of the Company’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and of the Independent Board Committee.

Ms Orleow brings to the PIA Board over two decades of experience in financial services across superannuation, funds management, consulting and research. Having started her career at Arthur Andersen as a Chartered Accountant, she became the Head of Consulting at Brockhouse Cooper in South Africa and then a Senior Investment Consultant and Head of Private Markets at Towers Watson Australia. She established her own consulting business in 2011.

Ms Orleow is also a Trustee Director of Local Government Super, is a member of the Investment Advisory Board of ACT Treasury and is a Director of the CFA Sydney Society.

Ms Orleow is a CFA Charterholder, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Banking + Finance Oath Signatory.

Russel Pillemer

Russel Pillemer

B.Com, CA

Non-independent, Managing Director (appointed Non-Executive Director 5 June 2017, Managing Director 21 February 2019)

Mr Pillemer is the Managing Director of the Company.

Mr Pillemer is also a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pengana Capital Group Limited.

Mr Pillemer co-founded Pengana in 2003 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since inception. Prior to founding Pengana, Mr Pillemer worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York where he specialised in providing advice to funds management businesses. Before moving to New York, he was responsible for leading Goldman Sachs’ Australian Financial Institutions Group. Mr Pillemer was previously Chairman of Centric Wealth Group and a Principal of Turnbull Pillemer Capital.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of New South Wales.

Pengana International Equities Limited

Registry details:

Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited

GPO Box 2975
Melbourne VIC 3001

Tel: 1300 850 505 (within Australia) or +61 3 9415 4000 (if outside Australia)


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Period Type Ex-dividend date Payment date Cents per share Franking Franking tax rate
31 March 2022 Final 31 May 2022 15 June 2022 1.35 100% 30.0%
31 December 2021 Final 28 February 2022 15 March 2022 1.35 100% 30.0%
30 September 2021 Final 30 November 2021 15 December 2021 1.35 100% 30.0%
30 June 2021 Final 7 September 2021 22 September 2021 1.35 100% 30.0%
31 March 2021 Quarterly 28 May 2021 15 June 2021 1.25 100% 30.0%
31 December 2020 Interim 7 April 2021 29 April 2021 1.25 100% 30.0%
30 September 2020 Quarterly 6 January 2021 22 January 2021 1.25 100% 30.0%
30 June 2020 Final 8 October 2020 23 October 2020 2.5 100% 30.0%
31 December 2019 Interim 8 April 2020 30 April 2020 2.5 100% 27.5%
30 June 2019 Final 4 November 2019 19 November 2019 3.5 67.1429% 27.5%
31 December 2018 Interim 11 April 2019 7 May 2019 3.5 100% 27.5%
30 June 2018 Final 20 September 2018 28 September 2018 3.5 100% 27.5%
31 December 2017 Interim 12 April 2018 30 April 2018 3.5 100% 30.0%
30 June 2017 Final 21 September 2017 6 October 2017 3.5 100% 30.0%
31 December 2016 Interim 3 April 2017 21 April 2017 3.5 100% 30.0%


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At Pengana, we believe corporate responsibility drives better outcomes for our investors.

Our Board is responsible for ensuring the Company is properly managed and to enhance shareholders’ interests.

The Board has adopted appropriate corporate governance policies and practices in line with ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (3rd edition) and industry best practice.

Our corporate governance policies can be viewed by clicking the links below: