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 16/02/20181 Year3 Years5 Years7 Years10 Years
MySuper Balanced5.7%10.9%8.2%10.8%8.8%5.0%
Cash0.8%1.6%2.0%2.6%3.1%0.0%
Enhanced cash1.0%2.0%2.1%3.0%3.5%4.1%
Conservative3.1%5.9%5.0%6.7%6.1%4.6%
Conservative balanced4.4%8.3%6.5%8.9%7.6%0.0%
Balanced index4.2%7.4%7.3%10.3%0.0%0.0%
Balanced5.7%11.0%8.1%10.8%8.8%4.9%
Growth6.8%13.1%8.9%12.1%9.5%4.6%
High growth7.7%14.8%9.5%13.3%10.2%4.4%
Australian shares6.4%13.9%8.5%12.9%9.7%4.0%
Overseas shares10.8%17.7%10.1%14.5%10.8%4.3%
Balanced socially responsible5.0%7.6%5.6%10.4%6.9%2.1%

Pension Investment Performance

Current PerformanceHistorical performance to 30/06/2017
OptionFYTD as at 16/02/20181 Year3 Years5 Years7 Years10 Years
MySuper Balanced0.0%-----
Cash1.0%1.9%2.3%3.1%3.6%0.0%
Enhanced cash1.2%2.4%2.5%3.5%4.1%4.9%
Conservative3.5%6.8%5.6%7.5%6.9%5.3%
Conservative balanced4.8%9.4%7.2%9.8%8.5%0.0%
Balanced index4.6%8.3%7.6%11.4%0.0%0.0%
Balanced6.2%12.3%8.8%11.7%9.6%5.5%
Growth7.1%14.6%9.7%13.1%10.5%5.0%
High growth8.4%16.7%10.3%14.5%11.7%5.3%
Australian shares7.2%14.8%9.0%13.7%10.5%4.8%
Overseas shares11.2%19.9%11.3%16.5%12.7%5.3%
Balanced socially responsible5.4%8.6%6.1%11.6%8.2%3.0%

Super Unit Price History

DateBuy PriceSell Price
16/02/20181.78481.7820
09/02/20181.76641.7635
02/02/20181.80621.8033
26/01/20181.80931.8064
19/01/20181.80151.7986
12/01/20181.80411.8013
05/01/20181.80391.8010
29/12/20171.78751.7846
15/12/20171.77991.7771
08/12/20171.78221.7794

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Pension Unit Price History

DateBuy PriceSell Price
16/02/20181.87821.8752
09/02/20181.85601.8530
02/02/20181.90301.8999
26/01/20181.90691.9038
19/01/20181.89771.8947
12/01/20181.90071.8977
05/01/20181.90031.8973
29/12/20171.88111.8781
15/12/20171.87211.8691
08/12/20171.87481.8718

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