30 June 2024

Listed: January 2008

WAM Active provides investors with exposure to an active trading style with the aim of achieving a sound return with a low correlation to traditional markets. WAM Active’s investment objectives are to deliver a regular income stream via fully franked dividends, provide a positive return with low volatility, after fees, over most periods of time, and to preserve capital.

NTA before tax


Annualised fully franked interim dividend


Annualised fully franked dividend yield


Annualised grossed-up dividend yield


Dividend coverage

2.0 years

Dividends paid since inception




Investment portfolio performance (% p.a. since January 2008)


Investment portfolio performance is before expenses, fees and taxes to compare to the relevant indexes which are also before expenses, fees and taxes.

Our proven market driven investment process

Takes advantage of short-term mispricing opportunities in the Australian equity market.

Our proven market driven investment process

Board of Directors

Geoff Wilson AO

Geoff Wilson has more than 44 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, which today, comprises of 19 investment professionals who offer a combined investment experience of more than 200 years. Wilson Asset Management manages over $5 billion on behalf of more than 130,000 investors as the investment manager for eight listed investment companies and the Wilson Asset Management Leaders Trust. Geoff 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. He is the founder and Director of Future Generation Australia Limited and Future Generation Global Limited, and Director of WAM Alternative Assets Limited. In 2014 Geoff created Australia’s first listed philanthropic wealth creation vehicles, Future Generation Australia, and subsequently Future Generation Global in 2015. To date, the Future Generation companies have donated more than $75 million to Australian not-for-profits. 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). In addition to Geoff’s Directorships with the Wilson Asset Management Group and the Future Generation companies, he also holds Directorships with Global Value Fund Limited (since 2014), Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (since 2018), Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation (since 1997) and the Australian Rugby Foundation (2024).

Kate Thorley

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.

Karina Kwan

Karina Kwan is a non-executive director of several boards. Her board contribution includes strategic, financial and risk-governance expertise, leveraging over 35 years’ experience in financial services. Karina has led an accomplished executive career, including the roles of Chief Financial Officer of Citi Australia & New Zealand, and General Manager/CFO of the corporate center divisions of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Karina holds a Bachelor of Economics (University of Sydney), is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant of CPA Australia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Karina formerly served on the Board of Advice of the University of Sydney Business School. She currently serves on the advisory board of a number of fintech startups.

Simon Poidevin

Simon Poidevin has worked in global financial markets for over 39 years, spending 14 years with Citigroup, culminating in heading the firm’s Corporate Equity Broking division in Australia. Simon was previously Managing Director, Corporate Broking at Bell Potter Securities Limited from 2013 to 2020. He is currently a non-executive Director of Stealth Global Holdings Limited (ASX: SGI), an Advisory Board Member of leading Safe Harbour insolvency firm Wexted Advisors and a board member of the UNSW Foundation. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and represented Australia in Rugby Union from 1980 to 1992, captaining the Wallabies in 1986 and 1987 and becoming the first Wallaby to play 50 tests. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Australian Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014.

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 Active Limited in February 2016.

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 Active Limited in November 2020.

Fully franked dividends

Our LICs have a proven track record of providing shareholders with a stream of fully franked dividends.


Our LICs offer investors exposure to different market sectors and asset classes through their various underlying investments.

Experienced team

The investment team is comprised of 19 professionals who offer a combined experience of more than 200 years in Australian and international equity markets as well as in alternative assets.

Superior structures

The LIC structure allows us to invest for the long term, without being subject to the impact of applications and redemptions. LICs also adhere to strict corporate governance requirements and act in the best interest of shareholders.

Strong performance

We offer a strong track record of performance based on our rigorous investment process.

Risk-adjusted returns

Our flexible investment mandate allows above-average cash holdings and strong, risk-adjusted returns.

Full market access

We hold over 4,000 company meetings each year, and our knowledge of the market and extensive network continually provides valuable intelligence and investment opportunities.

Transparency & engagement

We provide email updates from our Lead Portfolio Managers and investment team, Chairman and CIO, timely market insights in the form of podcasts, articles and videos, in-person presentations, investor education materials and financial reporting.


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