How to Invest

Wholesale Investors

Investment Trusts

Kaplan offers investment for wholesale investors through the Kaplan Master Trust.

Investors have the choice of three funds in the Kaplan Master Trust:

  1. Equities Fund
  2. Charitable Equities Fund
  3. Income Fund

The Master Trust suite of funds pay distributions semi-annual for the six months to December and June each year.

Investment is offered through the Kaplan Master Trust Information Memorandum. This is available by downloading the PDF document

For initial applications:

  • Read the Information Memorandum
  • Complete the application form attached to the Information Memorandum
  • Provide the necessary AML identification documentation attached to the Information Memorandum. Australia’s anti-money laundering legislation requires Kaplan to obtain identification documentation.
  • Make payment in accordance with the details on the application form

For additional applications:

  • Write to us quoting your name, investor number and the fund in which you wish to invest, or
  • Complete the application form in the Information Memorandum quoting investor number.

Pooled Superannuation Trust

Kaplan also offers a Pooled Superannuation Trust (PST) to approved superannuation funds through the Kaplan Pooled Superannuation Trust.   A PST accumulates all income within the trust (no distribution is paid). The PST is liable to pay tax on the net income and taxable capital gains earned by the trust based on concessional rates of tax.

Investment is offered through the Kaplan Pooled Superannuation Trust Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

For initial applications:

  • Read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)
  • Complete the application form attached to the PDS
  • Make payment in accordance with the details on the application form

For additional applications:

  • Write to us quoting your name and investor number, or
  • Complete the application form in the PDS quoting investor number.

Discrete Mandates

Kaplan offers institutional and corporate clients’ portfolio management services through Discrete Mandates tailored to meet the client’s individual requirements. Mandates encompass both equities and interest rate benchmarked portfolios.

Retail Investors

Retail investors can access Kaplan’s professional management capabilities through investment in:

  1. Ironbark Capital Limited (ASX code IBC)
  2. KFM Income Fund (formerly Ventura KFM Income Fund)

Investment is offered through the KFM Income Fund Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

Kaplan provides exclusive portfolio management services to the above products.

Investment Trusts for Retail Investors

KFM Income Fund (formerly Ventura KFM Income Fund)
Consistent income from high yielding securities for retail investors

Investment Trusts for Wholesale Investors

Equities Fund
Absolute return focus over the medium to long term

Kaplan Charitable Equities Fund
Consistent income with modest growth

Kaplan Master Income Fund
Consistent income from high yielding securities

Pooled Super Trust (PST)
Absolute return focus over the medium to long term

Discrete Mandates

Portfolios designed to meet individual client requirements.

Read more about Discrete Mandates

Listed Investment Companies (LIC's)

Investment Manager for Ironbark Capital Limited (ASX code IBC)

Read more about LIC's

Latest Bulletins

  • Master Trust 2021 annual tax statements will be available by the 17th September 2021
  • The Ventura KFM Income Fund (retail fund) has been renamed the KFM Income Fund. Retail investors can access Kaplan’s income capabilities through this fund. Note: the Kaplan Master Income Fund is for wholesale investors.
  • Master Trust Distribution rates (cents per unit) for the six month period to 30 June 2021 are:
    2.0000 cents Equities Fund
    1.0000 cents Charitable Equities Fund
    1.1000 cents Master Income Fund
  • An amendment to the Trust Deed for the Kaplan Master Trust is being made to allow for eligible funds to apply the tax law applying to attribution managed investment trusts (AMIT). This law is currently applicable to the Equities Fund.
  • 2020 Financial Reports for the Kaplan Master Trust funds and Kaplan Pooled Superannuation Trust are available under Investment Reports.
  • The Kaplan Pooled Super Trust (PST) now offers investors a tax exempt “Pension Unit”. A letter introducing this new unit will be mailed to unitholders shortly together with an updated PDS and application form. The new PST PDS and application form is also available on our website.
  • The unit registry requires investors to register first before they can "login" for online investor information. If you have not previously registered, simply click "register here" at the bottom of the Investor Login web page and follow the prompts for registration.