Monthly returns

April 25 2024

Investment option name changes

The names of six of our nine investment options changed on 1 July 2023:

Investment option name until 30 June 2023 Investment option name from 1 July 2023
High Growth Growth
Basic Growth Balanced Growth
Growth (default option) Balanced (default option)
Balanced Conservative
Conservative Capital Stable
Ethically Minded Ethical Diversified

Additionally, all investment options have been reclassified. For more information, please refer to our Investment option name and classification changes news article, or the relevant Product Disclosure Statement.

 

Investment returns vary month-by-month and the investment return on your account(s) will depend on the investment mix of your chosen option(s) and the timing of cash flows into and out of your account(s).

Monthly returns are listed for our Accumulation Plan, Beneficiary Account, Working Income Stream, and Retirement Income Stream products.

ESSSuper publishes monthly returns (which can be positive or negative) based on the change in unit prices of each investment option at the end of each month. Investment returns are calculated after deducting any tax on investments, investment management fees, and other fees and costs. Returns are published by the close of business within five Victorian business days following end of the month.

The tables below show the declared monthly returns for the current financial year to date, past 12 months, and previous financial year.

Accumulation Plan

Financial Year to Date (FYTD) Performance

Shares Only 12.96
Growth (previously High Growth) 10.43
Balanced (previously Growth) 7.45
Conservative (previously Balanced) 5.54
Capital Stable (previously Conservative) 4.87
Defensive 3.94
Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) 10.58
Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) 8.57
Cash 3.18

Financial year to date (31 March 2024)

Balanced (previously Growth) option 7.45% (FYTD)


 

  Shares Only Growth (previously High Growth) Balanced (previously Growth) Conservative (previously Balanced) Capital Stable (previously Conservative) Defensive Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) Cash
Current financial year-to-date returns
FYTD 12.96% 10.43% 7.45% 5.54% 4.87% 3.94% 10.58% 8.57% 3.18%
Previous 12 months' returns
March 2024 3.23% 2.56% 1.80% 1.23%
0.97% 0.65% 2.39% 2.01% 0.33%
February 2024 3.29% 2.45% 1.62% 0.97% 0.73% 0.44% 1.92% 1.63% 0.32%
January 2024 1.86% 1.51% 0.98% 0.62% 0.57% 0.39% 1.52% 0.79% 0.36%
December 2023 3.35% 2.84% 1.96% 1.63% 1.24% 1.06% 2.76% 4.03% 0.34%
November 2023 3.91% 3.28% 2.41% 2.02% 1.53% 1.22% 3.46% 4.42% 0.34%
October 2023 -2.45% -2.02% -1.33% -0.83% -0.50% -0.17% -1.56% -2.59% 0.34%
September 2023 -2.69% -2.19% -1.40% -1.16% -0.69% -0.48% -1.97% -2.91% 0.33%
August 2023 -0.35% -0.30% -0.13% -0.04% 0.13% 0.17% 0.02% -0.52% 0.38%
July 2023 2.39% 2.03% 1.38% 1.00% 0.81% 0.62% 1.71% 1.67% 0.40%
June 2023 2.71% 2.17% 1.45% 0.90% 0.67% 0.34% 2.02% 0.37% 0.34%
May 2023 -0.26% -0.25% -0.11% -0.09% 0.06% 0.08% -0.30% 0.01% 0.35%
April 2023 2.89% 2.50% 1.69% 1.20% 0.91% 0.60% 2.13% 0.88% 0.36%
Prior financial year returns
2022-23 16.74% 14.47% 10.46% 7.87% 6.34% 4.20% 13.33% 7.06% 3.07%

Historical annual returns

Working Income Stream

Financial Year to Date (FYTD) Performance

Shares Only 12.96
Growth (previously High Growth) 10.43
Balanced (previously Growth) 7.45
Conservative (previously Balanced) 5.54
Capital Stable (previously Conservative) 4.87
Defensive 3.94
Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) 10.58
Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) 8.57
Cash 3.18

Financial year to date (31 March 2024)

Balanced (previously Growth) option 7.45% (FYTD)


 

  Shares Only Growth (previously High Growth) Balanced (previously Growth) Conservative (previously Balanced) Capital Stable (previously Conservative) Defensive Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) Cash
Current financial year-to-date returns
FYTD 12.96% 10.43% 7.45% 5.54% 4.87% 3.94% 10.58% 8.57% 3.18%
Previous 12 months' returns
March 2024 3.23% 2.56% 1.80% 1.23% 0.97% 0.65% 2.39% 2.01% 0.33%
February 2024 3.29% 2.45% 1.62% 0.97% 0.73% 0.44% 1.92% 1.63% 0.32%
January 2024 1.86% 1.51% 0.98% 0.62% 0.57% 0.39% 1.52% 0.79% 0.36%
December 2023 3.35% 2.84% 1.96% 1.63% 1.24% 1.06% 2.76% 4.03% 0.34%
November 2023 3.91% 3.28% 2.41% 2.02% 1.53% 1.22% 3.46% 4.42% 0.34%
October 2023 -2.45% -2.02% -1.33% -0.83% -0.50% -0.17% -1.56% -2.59% 0.34%
September 2023 -2.69% -2.19% -1.40% -1.16% -0.69% -0.48% -1.97% -2.91% 0.33%
August 2023 -0.35% -0.30% -0.13% -0.04% 0.13% 0.17% 0.02% -0.52% 0.38%
July 2023 2.39% 2.03% 1.38% 1.00% 0.81% 0.62% 1.71% 1.67% 0.40%
June 2023 2.71% 2.17% 1.45% 0.90% 0.67% 0.34% 2.02% 0.37% 0.34%
May 2023 -0.26% -0.25% -0.11% -0.09% 0.06% 0.08% -0.30% 0.01% 0.35%
April 2023 2.89% 2.50% 1.69% 1.20% 0.91% 0.60% 2.13% 0.88% 0.36%
Prior financial year returns
2022-23 16.74% 14.47% 10.46% 7.87% 6.34% 4.20% 13.33% 7.06% 3.07%

Historical annual returns

Retirement Income Stream

Financial Year to Date (FYTD) Performance

Shares Only 14.49
Growth (previously High Growth) 11.67
Balanced (previously Growth) 8.40
Conservative (previously Balanced) 6.29
Capital Stable (previously Conservative) 5.56
Defensive 4.56
Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) 11.83
Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) 9.64
Cash 3.74

Financial year to date (31 March 2024)

Balanced (previously Growth) option 8.40% (FYTD)


 

  Shares Only Growth (previously High Growth) Balanced (previously Growth) Conservative (previously Balanced) Capital Stable (previously Conservative) Defensive Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) Cash
Current financial year-to-date returns
FYTD 14.49% 11.67% 8.40% 6.29% 5.56% 4.56% 11.83% 9.64% 3.74%
Previous 12 months' returns
March 2024 3.31% 2.63% 1.88% 1.31% 1.02% 0.71% 2.41% 2.11% 0.38%
February 2024 3.76% 2.80% 1.85% 1.11% 0.84% 0.50% 2.20% 1.86% 0.38%
January 2024 2.12% 1.72% 1.13% 0.72% 0.66% 0.46% 1.75% 0.90% 0.42%
December 2023 3.84% 3.25% 2.25% 1.88% 1.44% 1.23% 3.17% 4.62% 0.40%
November 2023 4.48% 3.76% 2.76% 2.33% 1.76% 1.41% 3.96% 5.06% 0.40%
October 2023 -2.80% -2.31% -1.52% -0.94% -0.56% -0.19% -1.78% -2.96% 0.40%
September 2023 -3.07% -2.50% -1.59% -1.33% -0.79% -0.55% -2.25% -3.32% 0.39%
August 2023 -0.41% -0.34% -0.15% -0.04% 0.15% 0.20% 0.02% -0.59% 0.45%
July 2023 2.73% 2.33% 1.59% 1.16% 0.93% 0.72% 1.96% 1.91% 0.47%
June 2023 2.99% 2.40% 1.61% 0.98% 0.75% 0.39% 2.25% 0.39% 0.40%
May 2023 -0.30% -0.29% -0.12% -0.10% 0.07% 0.09% -0.34% 0.01% 0.41%
April 2023 2.99% 2.59% 1.77% 1.25% 0.96% 0.61% 2.11% 1.07% 0.37%
Prior financial year returns
2022-23 18.78% 16.25% 11.81% 8.88% 7.21% 4.79% 14.92% 8.11% 3.56%

Historical annual returns

Beneficiary Account

Financial Year to Date (FYTD) Performance

Shares Only 12.96
Growth (previously High Growth) 10.43
Balanced (previously Growth) 7.45
Conservative (previously Balanced) 5.54
Capital Stable (previously Conservative) 4.87
Defensive 3.94
Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) 10.58
Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) 8.57
Cash 3.18

Financial year to date (31 March 2024)

Balanced (previously Growth) option 7.45% (FYTD)


 

  Shares Only Growth (previously High Growth) Balanced (previously Growth) Conservative (previously Balanced) Capital Stable (previously Conservative) Defensive Balanced Growth (previously Basic Growth) Ethical Diversified (previously Ethically Minded) Cash
Current financial year-to-date returns
FYTD 12.96% 10.43% 7.45% 5.54% 4.87% 3.94% 10.58% 8.57% 3.18%
Previous 12 months' returns
March 2024 3.23% 2.56% 1.80% 1.23% 0.97% 0.65% 2.39% 2.01% 0.33%
February 2024 3.29% 2.45% 1.62% 0.97% 0.73% 0.44% 1.92% 1.63% 0.32%
January 2024 1.86% 1.51% 0.98% 0.62% 0.57% 0.39% 1.52% 0.79% 0.36%
December 2023 3.35% 2.84% 1.96% 1.63% 1.24% 1.06% 2.76% 4.03% 0.34%
November 2023 3.91% 3.28% 2.41% 2.02% 1.53% 1.22% 3.46% 4.42% 0.34%
October 2023 -2.45% -2.02% -1.33% -0.83% -0.50% -0.17% -1.56% -2.59% 0.34%
September 2023 -2.69% -2.19% -1.40% -1.16% -0.69% -0.48% -1.97% -2.91% 0.33%
August 2023 -0.35% -0.30% -0.13% -0.04% 0.13% 0.17% 0.02% -0.52% 0.38%
July 2023 2.39% 2.03% 1.38% 1.00% 0.81% 0.62% 1.71% 1.67% 0.40%
June 2023 2.71% 2.17% 1.45% 0.90% 0.67% 0.34% 2.02% 0.37% 0.34%
May 2023 -0.26% -0.25% -0.11% -0.09% 0.06% 0.08% -0.30% 0.01% 0.35%
April 2023 2.89% 2.50% 1.69% 1.20% 0.91% 0.60% 2.13% 0.88% 0.36%
Prior financial year returns
2022-23 16.74% 14.47% 10.46% 7.87% 6.34% 4.20% 13.33% 7.06% 3.07%

Historical annual returns

Important Information

This investment commentary does not constitute advice. All investment figures quoted relate to before-tax performance of the relevant industry benchmark. Investment returns cannot be guaranteed as investment markets can be volatile. As a consequence, returns can be positive or negative. Past investment performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Benefits in ESSSuper's Accumulation Plan, Income Streams and Beneficiary Account products are not guaranteed or underwritten by the Victorian Government or ESSSuper, and ESSSuper does not come under the jurisdiction of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

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