Balanced

Aims:

  • To maximise long-term investment returns while containing fluctuations in returns over shorter periods.
  • To outperform an average annual return of CPI plus 3.0% pa (3.5% pa in pension) over rolling 10-year periods.

Risk profile:

Offers a greater emphasis on growth assets to achieve higher returns, but includes some lower-risk defensive assets to reduce short-term risks. This option is likely to produce a negative return in 3 to 4 years in every 20 years.

Risk Level:

High.

Investor profile:

Will suit investors looking for moderate to high returns over the medium to long-term, but who are prepared to accept some fluctuations in investment performance over shorter periods.

Investment strategy

The investment benchmark is 75% growth assets and 25% defensive assets, as shown in the table below:

Growth Assets

  Benchmark % Permitted range%
Australian shares 27 20-50
Overseas shares  27  10-40 
Property  12 0-25 
Alternative growth*  9 0-20 
Total  75%  60-80% 

Defensive Assets

  Benchmark % Permitted range %
Fixed interest 18 0-30
Alternative income 5 0-20
Enhanced cash 2 0-30 
Total  25%  15-45% 

*Alternative growth may include private equity, credit and infrastructure.

Minimum suggested time frame for holding the investment is 5 years. 

The Trustee may adjust the asset mix or vary the investment strategy from time to time. This could include varying the mix between growth assets and defensive assets.

The Growth option is the default option for personal members who do not provide an investment instruction for all or some of their contribution.

Super Investment Performance

Current PerformanceHistorical performance to 30/06/2017
OptionFYTD as at 15/06/20181 Year3 Years5 Years7 Years10 Years
MySuper Balanced8.9%10.9%8.2%10.8%8.8%5.0%
Cash1.2%1.6%2.0%2.6%3.1%0.0%
Enhanced cash1.5%2.0%2.1%3.0%3.5%4.1%
Conservative4.8%5.9%5.0%6.7%6.1%4.6%
Conservative balanced6.8%8.3%6.5%8.9%7.6%0.0%
Balanced index8.5%7.4%7.3%10.3%0.0%0.0%
Balanced8.9%11.0%8.1%10.8%8.8%4.9%
Growth10.6%13.1%8.9%12.1%9.5%4.6%
High growth12.0%14.8%9.5%13.3%10.2%4.4%
Australian shares12.1%13.9%8.5%12.9%9.7%4.0%
Overseas shares13.9%17.7%10.1%14.5%10.8%4.3%
Balanced socially responsible8.8%7.6%5.6%10.4%6.9%2.1%

Pension Investment Performance

Current PerformanceHistorical performance to 30/06/2017
OptionFYTD as at 15/06/20181 Year3 Years5 Years7 Years10 Years
MySuper Balanced0.0%-----
Cash1.5%1.9%2.3%3.1%3.6%0.0%
Enhanced cash1.8%2.4%2.5%3.5%4.1%4.9%
Conservative5.4%6.8%5.6%7.5%6.9%5.3%
Conservative balanced7.7%9.4%7.2%9.8%8.5%0.0%
Balanced index9.4%8.3%7.6%11.4%0.0%0.0%
Balanced9.7%12.3%8.8%11.7%9.6%5.5%
Growth11.4%14.6%9.7%13.1%10.5%5.0%
High growth13.2%16.7%10.3%14.5%11.7%5.3%
Australian shares13.8%14.8%9.0%13.7%10.5%4.8%
Overseas shares14.4%19.9%11.3%16.5%12.7%5.3%
Balanced socially responsible9.7%8.6%6.1%11.6%8.2%3.0%

Super Unit Price History

DateBuy PriceSell Price
15/06/20181.83951.8366
08/06/20181.82921.8263
01/06/20181.82421.8213
25/05/20181.82641.8235
18/05/20181.83061.8277
11/05/20181.83351.8305
04/05/20181.82091.8180
27/04/20181.81251.8096
20/04/20181.80051.7976
13/04/20181.79111.7883

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Pension Unit Price History

DateBuy PriceSell Price
15/06/20181.94171.9386
08/06/20181.92951.9264
01/06/20181.92371.9206
25/05/20181.92631.9232
18/05/20181.93121.9281
11/05/20181.93451.9314
04/05/20181.91961.9165
27/04/20181.90961.9066
20/04/20181.89551.8925
13/04/20181.88451.8815

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