Top first quarter results for our members

201711 investment update

We've had a fantastic first quarter for our members, with both our super and pension Balanced options, in which most members are invested, ranking as the top performers in Australia, according to SuperRatings.¹,²

Media Super's Growth³ and Stable⁴ options we're also ranked number one by SuperRatings.

Your investment returns

Our Balanced (MySuper) option returned a strong 3.27%⁵ for the financial year to 30 September 2018, well ahead of the median return of 2.05%.¹

The pension Balanced investment option also continues to perform strongly, returning 3.53%⁵ for the financial year to 30 September 2018, also well ahead of the median return of 2.15%.²

Media Super's Balanced options are well diversified across shares (Australian and international), property, infrastructure, fixed interest and cash investments, as well as various alternative investments, such as our Fulcrum film and television financing fund.

By investing in our Balanced investment option you also have added peace–of–mind knowing we have portfolio protection in place, a mechanism designed to reduce the impact of losses if share markets fall heavily, as they did in mid–October. We are one of the few funds that has this type of protection in place.

Performance information is also available for our full range of super and pension investment options.

The year ahead

While we've had a strong start to the financial year, we have a more cautious outlook for the rest of 2018–19. To navigate the potential risks ahead we've maintained our portfolio protection and increased the diversification and flexibility of our investment portfolio.

Looking ahead, we are confident our Balanced investment strategy is well positioned to continue meeting our long–term investment objectives for your super and pension.

We're here to help

Everybody's investment needs are different. If you have questions about your investment options or would like help developing an investment strategy that best meets your needs and circumstances, please call our Helpline⁶ on 1800 640 886.

1 SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey - SR50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, September 2018.

2 SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey - SRP50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, September 2018.

3 SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey - SR50 Growth options (77-90) Index, September 2018.

4 SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey - SR50 Stable options (20-40) Index, September 2018.

5 Investment returns are not guaranteed and past performance gives no indication of future returns.

6 Helpline Advisers providing general or limited advice are representatives of Mercer Outsourcing Australia Pty Ltd ABN 83 068 908 912, AFS Licence 411980. Media Super has engaged Industry Fund Services Limited (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.