Alternative Growth

This option invests in a diversified mix of assets with an emphasis on alternatives as well as Australian and overseas shares. It’s designed to achieve long-term capital growth.
8.37%
9.15%
10-year average
annual super return
as at 30 June 2020
10-year average
annual pension return
as at 30 June 2020
For the returns over various time periods see the performance page.

Why you’d invest

Invest in this option if you have an investment timeframe of at least seven years and your financial situation allows for a higher level of risk. This option is also for those who seek to invest in growth assets such as shares, property and alternative investments (i.e. infrastructure, credit, private equity and absolute return).

The minimum investment timeframe is 7–10 years.

Return objective

To achieve returns after tax and fees that exceed the inflation rate by at least 3.5% per year (over rolling 10-year periods). This option aims to produce less volatile returns than the Growth option by investing more in alternatives investments.

Risk level

Medium to high
The likelihood of a negative annual return is 3.7 in every 20 years.
The risk level is based on the Standard Risk Measure.
Medium to high
The likelihood of a negative annual return is 3.6 in every 20 years.
The risk level is based on the Standard Risk Measure.

Asset class mix

Allocation table for Super & TTI

Asset class Benchmark Range
Australian shares 20% 10-40
Overseas shares 25% 10-40
Property 12% 0-25
Alternatives (total) 42% 10-80
- Credit 12%
- Infrastructure 15%
- Absolute return 15%
- Private equity 0%
Cash 1% 0-20

Allocation table for Pension

Asset class Benchmark Range
Australian shares 24% 10-40
Overseas shares 18% 10-40
Property 13% 0-25
Alternatives (total) 44% 10-80
- Credit 14%
- Infrastructure 15%
- Absolute return 15%
- Private equity 0%
Cash 1% 0-20

Fees

The following example shows the total investment fee you would pay if you had $50k invested in our Alternative Growth option. These fees aren’t paid directly from your account.

Investment fee
Investment fees

0.21%

This fee is deducted from the Fund’s assets and is reflected in the daily unit price for the Alternative Growth option.

Indirect cost ratio
Indirect cost ratios

0.42%

This fee is deducted from investment returns received from, or assets of, underlying investment vehicles and reflected in the daily unit price for the Alternative Growth option.

Total
investment fee

0.63%

$50k balance = $315* total of investment fees.

*Represents the investment fee only. An administration fee also applies to the total cost of the product.

Add the investment fee and the indirect cost ratio together, then multiply the percentage by your balance.
(0.21% + 0.42% = 0.63%) x $50,000 = $315

See fees and costs for further information.

Investment fee
Investment fees

0.21%

This fee is deducted from the Fund’s assets and is reflected in the daily unit price for the Alternative Growth option.

Indirect cost ratio
Indirect cost ratios

0.41%

This fee is deducted from investment returns received from, or assets of, underlying investment vehicles and reflected in the daily unit price for the Alternative Growth option.

Total
investment fee

0.62%

$50k balance = $310* total of investment fees.

*Represents the investment fee only. An administration fee also applies to the total cost of the product.

Add the investment fee and the indirect cost ratio together, then multiply the percentage by your balance.
(0.21% + 0.41% = 0.62%) x $50,000 = $310.

See fees and costs for further information.

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Fees and costs
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