Perpetual Ltd. operates as an independent and diversified financial services group, which provides specialized investment management, wealth advice and corporate fiduciary services to individuals, families, financial advisers and institutions. It operates through the following segments: Perpetual Investments, Perpetual Private and Perpetual Corporate Trust. The Perpetual Investments segment manufactures financial products, management and investment of monies on behalf of private, corporate, superannuation and institutional clients. The Perpetual Private segment provides a range of investment and non-investment products and services, including a comprehensive advisory service, portfolio management, philanthropic, executorial and trustee services to high net worth and emerging high net worth Australians. This segment also provides many of these services to charities, not for profit and other philanthropic organizations. The Perpetual Corporate Trust segment provides fiduciary services incorporating safe-keeping and recording of assets and transactions as custodian, responsible entity services, trustee services for securitization, unit trusts, REITS and debt securities, data warehouse and investor reporting and registrar, or agent for corporate and financial services clients. Perpetual was founded on September 28, 1886 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.