Perpetual’s US asset manager purchase approved

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Perpetual has received the green light for its acquisition of a 75 per cent stake in US investment manager Barrow Hanley.

All conditions have been met for the Australian company’s $465 million purchase of the majority interest in Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Straus LLC (Barrow Hanley) from BrightSphere Investment Group. 

It is now anticipated the transaction will close on or close to 18 November, earlier than its previous 30 November deadline. 


Upon completion, Perpetual has promised to host an investor briefing, before it reveals more its global distribution strategy at its investor day on 9 December.

Perpetual has previously said the purchase will more than triple its funds under management (FUM) from $28.4 billion to $92.3 billion

After the acquisition, Perpetual’s FUM will be comprised of 14 per cent Australian equities, 48 per cent US equities (inclusive of 6 per cent from its other recent purchase, Trillium), 11 per cent global equities and 27 per cent cash and fixed income.


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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth. 

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. 

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