Shares Only

September 30 2020

Strategic asset allocations

As at 1 April 2020
(asset allocation ranges are shown in brackets)

Australian shares 40% (25-75%)
International shares  60% (25-75%)

Suitability: This option may be suitable if you are prepared to accept the high volatility of investing in listed investments in the pursuit of high long term capital growth.
Objective* for Accumulation Plan, Beneficiary Account & Working Income Stream: To provide a return of 4.0% p.a. after fees and taxes above the rate of inflation over a 12 year period.
Objective* for Retirement Income Stream:
To provide a return of 4.5% p.a. after fees above the rate of inflation over a 12 year period.
Minimum suggested
investment timeframe:
12 years
Risk band#: 6 - HIGH
Estimated number
of negative
annual returns#:
4 to less than 6 over any 20 year period

Investment Option Performance

Shares Only
(period 1 July to 30 June)
Crediting rate % p.a. 
Accumulation Plan Beneficiary Account Retirement Income Stream
2018/19 8.12 8.12 9.43
2017/18 13.16  13.16  14.72 
2016/17 14.59 14.59 16.63
2015/16  -0.03 -0.03 0.10
2014/15 12.13 12.13 13.98
2013/14 17.35 17.35 19.67
2012/13 23.13 23.13 27.95
2011/12 1.24 1.24 0.95
2010/11 10.68 10.68 12.42
3 years - compound average p.a. 11.92 11.92 13.55
5 years - compound average p.a. 9.46 9.46 10.81

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance and should not be relied upon for making investment decisions.


* 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.