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July 16 2024

Strategic asset allocations

As at 1 July 2023
(asset allocation ranges are shown in brackets)

Australian shares 3.0% (0–15%)
International shares  4.0% (0–15%)
Private Equity 0.0% (0–5%)
Property 3.0% (0–10%)
Infrastructure 2.5% (0–10%)
Alternative growth1 2.0% (0–10%)
Credit 7.0% (0–15%)
Defensive fixed income 25.0% (0–40%)
Cash 53.5% (30–80%)


Target growth assets: 14%

Target defensive assets: 86%

Suitability: Members with a minimum investment time frame of 2 years that are prepared to accept a low amount of volatility in pursuit of preservation of capital.
Objective* for Accumulation Plan, Beneficiary Account & Working Income Stream: To provide a return after fees and taxes equivalent to the rate of inflation over a 2 year period.
Objective* for Retirement Income Stream: To provide a return after fees equivalent to the rate of inflation over a 2 year period.
Minimum suggested investment timeframe: 2 years
Risk band#: 3 - LOW to MEDIUM
Estimated number of negative annual returns#: 1 to less than 2 over any 20 year period

Investment option performance

Our annual returns page shows the annual and long-term average returns for this option listed by product.


* The investment objectives are not a promise or guarantee of any particular benefit. They represent a benchmark against which the Board monitors the performance of the investments of the Fund.

# The standard risk measure is based on industry guidance to allow members to compare investment options that are expected to deliver a similar number of negative annual returns over any 20 year period. The standard risk measure is not a complete assessment of all forms of investment risk, for instance it does not detail what the size of a negative return could be or the potential for a positive return to be less than a member may require to meet their objectives. Further, it does not take into account the impact of administration fees and tax on the likelihood of a negative return. Members should still ensure they are comfortable with the risks and potential losses associated with their chosen investment option(s).

1 Investments in the Alternative growth asset class are designed to diversify returns from the portfolio's other (traditional) asset classes. Investments may be held in the form of shares, debt securities, foreign currencies, commodities, hedge funds, and cash.