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Wilson Asset Management

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Listed

August 1999

ASX Code

WAM

31 May 2024

Assets
$1.7
Equity exposure
84.1%
Share price
$1.455
Pre-tax net tangible assets
$1.46
Interim dividend, 60% franked
7.75
Investment Portfolio Performance
(% p.a. since August 1999)
15.2%
Investment Portfolio Outperformance
(% p.a. since August 1999)
6.8%

Investment Portfolio Performance

Performance at 31 May 2024 Fin
YTD
1
yr
3 yrs
%pa
5 yrs
%pa
10 yrs
%pa
Since inception
%pa (Aug-99)
WAM Capital investment portfolio 22.3% 24.6% 5.9% 9.6% 11.1% 15.2%
S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index 11.7% 13.9% 6.8% 8.2% 8.1% 8.4%
Investment Portfolio Outperformance 10.6% 10.7% -0.9% 1.4% 3.0% 6.8%
S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index 10.9% 10.9% -0.1% 4.2% 6.5% 5.3%
Investment Portfolio Outperformance 11.4% 13.7% 6.0% 5.4% 4.6% 9.9%

Investment portfolio performance is before expenses, fees, taxes and the impact of capital management initiatives to compare to the relevant indexes which are before expenses, fees and taxes.

WAM Capital Limited

WAM Capital provides investors with exposure to an actively managed diversified portfolio of undervalued growth companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, with a focus on small-to-medium sized businesses. WAM Capital also provides exposure to relative value arbitrage and market mispricing opportunities. WAM Capital’s investment objectives are to deliver investors a stream of fully franked dividends, provide capital growth and preserve capital.

Growth of a $10,000 investment since inception

Growth of a $10,000 investment since inception

Board of directors

Geoff Wilson AO

Chairman

Geoff Wilson has over 43 years’ direct experience in investment markets having held a variety of senior investment roles in Australia, the UK and the US. Geoff founded Wilson Asset Management in 1997 and created Australia’s first listed philanthropic wealth creation vehicles, Future Generation Australia Limited and Future Generation Global Limited. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Management Qualification and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Geoff Wilson is currently Chairman of WAM Capital Limited, WAM Leaders Limited, WAM Global Limited, WAM Microcap Limited, WAM Research Limited, WAM Active Limited and WAM Strategic Value Limited.

Kate Thorley

Director

Kate Thorley has over 20 years’ experience in the funds management industry and more than 25 years of financial accounting and corporate governance experience. Kate is the Chief Executive Officer of Wilson Asset Management, Director of WAM Capital, WAM Leaders, WAM Global, WAM Research, WAM Active, WAM Microcap and WAM Strategic Value. Kate is a Director of Future Generation Australia and Future Generation Global. Kate is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chartered Accountant.

James Chirnside

Director

James has been involved in financial markets for over 32 years, primarily as a fund manager across a broad range of sectors. James is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Dart Mining NL. Prior to this, James worked as a fund manager and proprietary metals trader in Sydney, Hong Kong, London, and Melbourne.

Dr Philippa Ryan

Director

Dr Philippa Ryan is an experienced legal academic with experience in commercial law, corporate governance, finance and technology. Dr Ryan is an honorary associate professor in the Australian National University’s (ANU) College of Law and program director of the ANU Master of Laws. She has authored books and articles on blockchain technology, digital economies, and crypto currencies. She is a member of the Standards Australia blockchain technical committee and a member of ASIC’s Fintech Advisory Committee. She was lead author of the ISO technical specification for smart contracts, and a non-executive director on the Board of Lander and Rogers until February 2023. Dr Ryan holds a number of legal and academic qualifications including BA, LLB (Hons), Master of Education, and PhD (Law). Dr Ryan has been a director of the Company since April 2018.

Lindsay Mann

Director

Lindsay has more than 50 years’ financial services experience. He was formerly Chairman of Premium Investors Pty Limited (formerly Premium Investors Limited). Prior to that Lindsay was CEO (Singapore) and Regional Head Asia for First State Investments, the Asian business of Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Prior to this, Lindsay was CEO of AXA Investment Managers in Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Lindsay has been a Director of the Company since December 2012. Lindsay Mann is currently an independent non-executive director and chair of the board of Uniting Ethical Investors Limited, an independent Director of WAM Leaders Limited (appointed March 2016), Wealth Defender Equities Pty Limited (appointed October 2018) and Century Australia Investments Pty Limited (appointed March 2019).

Matthew Pancino

Director

Matthew is a noted technology, operations and transformation expert with 32 years’ experience gained in leading organisations within the communications, banking and funds management sectors. Matthew is currently a Director, Industry Solutions Practice Lead, Asia Pacific at Google LLC. Matthew has previously served as Chief Technology Officer for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group, Chief Executive Officer for Suncorp Business Services, Group Executive – Operations and Chief Information Officer for Perpetual Limited and Head of Transformation at Telstra Corporation Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed executive education at INSEAD and Stanford University School of Business.

Angus Barker

Director

Angus has been a trusted adviser to corporations and governments for decades. Angus is an investment banker by training, with over 20 years’ experience as a mergers and acquisitions and capital markets adviser in Hong Kong, Australia and the United Kingdom. Most recently, Angus has served eight years as Chief of Staff or Senior Adviser to Australian Government Ministers in two of the key economic portfolios, in relation to policy matters including superannuation, financial services, the digital economy, and foreign investment. Angus has a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne. Angus is Chairman of Australian Rare Earths.

Jesse Hamilton

Joint Company Secretary

Jesse is a Chartered Accountant with more than 16 years’ experience working in advisory and assurance services, specialising in funds management. As the Chief Financial Officer, Jesse oversees all finance and accounting of Wilson Asset Management (International) Pty limited. Jesse is Company Secretary for WAM Alternative Assets Limited and WAM Strategic Value Limited and Joint Company Secretary for WAM Capital Limited, WAM Leaders Limited, WAM Global Limited, WAM Microcap Limited, WAM Research Limited and WAM Active Limited, in addition to Future Generation Australia Limited and Future Generation Global Limited. Prior to joining Wilson Asset Management, Jesse worked as Chief Financial Officer of an ASX listed company, and also as an advisor specialising in assurance services, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence and capital raising activities for listed investment companies. Jesse was appointed Joint Company Secretary of WAM Capital Limited in November 2020.

Linda Kiriczenko

Joint Company Secretary

Linda has over 19 years’ experience in financial accounting including more than 15 years in the funds management industry. As the Finance Manager of Wilson Asset Management (International) Pty Limited, Linda oversees finance and accounting and is also the Joint Company Secretary for six listed investment companies, WAM Capital Limited, WAM Leaders Limited, WAM Global Limited, WAM Microcap Limited, WAM Research Limited and WAM Active Limited. Linda holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a fully qualified CPA. She is a certified member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Linda was appointed Company Secretary of WAM Capital Limited in October 2017.

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