Mr Aboud has more than 23 years of experience and has been with Perpetual since 2012.
According to a statement issued by the fund manager on Wednesday, Mr Aboud will continue to work closely with Vince Pezzullo, who in November was appointed head of equities, and the broader Perpetual Asset Management Australia (PAMA) team.
PAMA group executive Amanda Gillespie said: “Anthony is a highly regarded investor and has extensive experience in the Australian market, including particular expertise in managing long/short portfolios.
“Anthony’s appointment comes at a time when the team has never been stronger, with depth and breadth across both the portfolio manager and analyst teams, and positive momentum across investment performance and fund flows.
“Vince, Anthony and the team will continue to work toward delivering for our clients across our Australian Equities funds and mandates.”
Perpetual also announced the appointment of Louise Sandberg as a senior equities analyst.
Ms Sandberg, who has more than 13 years of experience in investment research roles, commenced her role in October and will primarily cover large and small-cap companies across property, discretionary consumer, and consumer staples.