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MLC Global Private
Equity Fund

About the Fund

Single allocation exposure to a carefully selected mature and diversified portfolio of private equity opportunities.

The MLC Global Private Equity Fund offers access to a well-diversified portfolio of carefully selected private equity opportunities. The Fund has a mature portfolio from inception and is continually seeking and participating in additional investment opportunities.

The Fund invests in a portfolio of private equity funds and co-investments that we believe have the potential for transformation and growth.

To select and access these opportunities, we use our proven approach and our deep and long-term partnerships with specialist private equity managers globally. These relationships, developed over decades, provide access to businesses with the potential for transformation and the opportunity to unlock value – for the businesses we invest in and for investors like you.

Fund facts


To provide capital growth over the long term by investing in a diverse range of global private equity assets.

Investment horizon

7 to 10 years

Inception date

30 September 2022

Minimum investment


Research house ratings

Lonsec Research: Investment Grade*
SQM Research: Superior**
Zenith Investment Partners: Recommended***

Investment Platform availability

BT Panorama, Expand Extra,HUB24*,Macquarie Wrap, MLC Wrap, Navigator, Netwealth, North, Powerwrap, Praemium and Rhythm.

*IPDS only


Management fee: 1.25%

The performance fee is calculated as 15% of the Fund’s annual return (after deducting the management fee and the performance hurdle of 8%).

Please refer to the PDS for further details on how the performance fee is calculated.


The Fund offers some limited liquidity. However, the Fund is not appropriate for investors who may require immediate access to capital.

MLC will generally make withdrawal offers monthly. A total of up to 5% of the prior quarter net asset value of the Fund may be available for withdrawal each quarter. The minimum withdrawal request is $5,000.

Please refer to the PDS for details on how redemptions are treated.

*The rating issued May, 2023 MLC5609AU MLC Global Private Equity Fund, are published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2023 Lonsec. All rights reserved.

**If you are a financial adviser and would like a copy of the rating and report, please contact us. The rating referenced on this website is issued by SQM Research Pty Ltd ABN 93 122 592 036 AFSL 421913. SQM Research is an investment research firm that undertakes research on investment products exclusively for its wholesale clients, utilising a proprietary review and star rating system. The SQM Research star rating system is of a general nature and does not take into account the particular circumstances or needs of any specific person. The rating may be subject to change at any time. Only licensed financial advisers may use the SQM Research star rating system in determining whether an investment is appropriate to a person’s particular circumstances or needs. You should read the product disclosure statement and consult a licensed financial adviser before making an investment decision in relation to this investment product. SQM Research receives a fee from the Fund Manager for the research and rating of the managed investment scheme.

***If you are a financial adviser and would like a copy of the Zenith report, please contact us. The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned February 2023) referred to in this piece is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

Where the Fund invests

The Fund is well diversified across different types of investments, strategies, vintages and geographies.


Types of investments

Our private equity team carefully constructs a portfolio of investments via:

  • Private equity funds: investing in private equity funds which invest in a portfolio of private companies.
  • Private equity co-investments: investing directly into private companies alongside private equity managers.
  • Listed private equity-related ETFs: investing into ETFs that have exposure to private equity to assist in managing liquidity within the fund.
  • Cash and cash equivalents: investing into cash and cash equivalents to assist in managing liquidity within the fund.

The Fund will generally invest within the following ranges:

Asset class Minimum Maximum
Private equity funds 40% 70%
Private equity co-investments 20% 50%
Listed private equity-related ETFs 0% 20%
Cash and cash equivalents 5% 20%

Private equity strategies

The Fund is diversified across various types of private equity strategies, which include:

  • Growth: investment in established growing companies to boost growth and achieve their full potential.
  • Buy-out: investment in mature companies which typically involves a change in management, strategic direction or capital structure to drive improved operational performance.
  • Turnaround situations: investment in companies undergoing operational or financial challenges, which typically aim to implement significant changes to help the business become profitable.


Geographical exposure

Geographical exposures will generally move within the following ranges:

Geography Minimum Maximum
North America 25% 85%
Europe 20% 80%
Emerging markets 10% 40%
Developed Asia 0% 30%

See the PDS for further information on the allocation ranges for types of private equity.

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1300 738 355

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