Media Super’s top 10 performance1 May 2017
After finishing in the top 10 super funds for 2016#, we’re continuing to deliver solid investment returns for our super and pension members this financial year.
Media Super’s Balanced (MySuper) option – in which most members are invested – returned 9.60%^ for the financial year to 31 March 2017. This places the Balanced option’s returns ahead of the median return of 8.31%* and in the top five Balanced investment options of Australian super funds.
Our Pension Balanced option is also continuing to perform strongly, returning 10.36%^ for the financial year to 31 March 2017, ahead of the median return of 9.16%** and in the top 10 Pension Balanced investment options of Australian super funds.
Media Super’s Balanced investment option is invested across shares (Australian and overseas), property and infrastructure, fixed interest investments and cash. Plus we have portfolio insurance in place to reduce the impact of losses if share markets fall heavily. We are one of the few funds that has this type of insurance in place.
In the 2016-17 financial year the investment community has certainly faced some challenges, including ‘Brexit’, the US presidential election, and the US slowly starting to increase interest rates.
Despite this uncertainty, Media Super has delivered sound investment returns over the past 12 months and we’re confident that we’ve got the right investment strategy to maximise your returns in the long term.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP
If you have questions about your investment options or would like help developing an investment strategy that best meets your needs and circumstances, speak to a Media Super Financial Planner.^^
You can arrange to speak to a financial planner by calling us on 1800 640 886.
# SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SR50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, December 2016.
^ Investment returns are not guaranteed and past performance gives no indication of future returns.
* SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SR50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, March 2017.
** SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SRP50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, March 2017.
^^ Media Super has engaged Industry Fund Services (IFS) ABN 54 007 016 195 AFSL No 232514 to facilitate the provision of financial advice to members of Media Super. Advice is provided by one of our Financial Planners who are Representatives of IFS. Fees may apply. Further information about the cost of advice is set out in the relevant Financial Services Guide, a copy of which can be obtained by calling IFS on 1300 138 848. IFS is responsible for any personal advice given to you by its Representatives.