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Growth

The Growth option in detail - for pension members

Return objective

  • To maximise long-term investment returns, accepting that there may be fluctuations in returns over shorter periods.
  • To outperform an average return of CPI plus 4.0% p.a. net of tax, investment and administration fees over rolling 10-year periods. 

Risk profile

Predominantly invests in to shares and property and therefore carries a higher level of investment risk. Short-term fluctuations will occur, but higher investment returns are expected over longer periods. This option is likely to produce a negative return in 4 to 6 years in every 20 years.

Risk level: 

High

Investor profile

Will suit investors looking for higher returns over the long-term, but who are prepared to accept large fluctuations in investment performance.

Minimum suggested time frame for holding the investment is 10 years. 

Investment strategy

Asset mixBenchmark %Permitted range %
Australian shares3410 – 50
Overseas shares3420 – 50
Property100 – 20
Alternative assets120 – 20
Fixed Interest70 – 20
Cash30 – 20

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

Performance