2 Feb 2018 By Media Super Team

Media Super ended 2017 with a strong performance for our members, with both our super and pension returns in the top 10 of Australian super funds.*

2017 was an eventful year on the global political stage. It was Donald Trump’s first year as President of the USA; the UK triggered Article 50 to officially declare its intention to leave the European Union and tough negotiations are underway; general elections were held in France, the UK and Germany (Europe’s three biggest economies); and we saw continued instability in the Middle East and North Korea.

Despite these political events, financial markets were relatively unaffected and we saw solid economic growth in most regions. Leading economic indicators suggest this strong growth momentum will continue into 2018.

your investment returns

Our Balanced (MySuper) options – in which most members are invested – returned 6.45%^ for the financial year to 31 December 2017, well ahead of the median return of 5.86%.*

The pension Balanced option also performed strongly, returning 7.06%^ for the financial year to 30 December 2017, ahead of the median return of 6.32%.**

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 R&D and Fulcrum film and television financing funds.

By investing in our Balanced (MySuper) investment option you also have added peace-of-mind knowing we have portfolio insurance in place, a mechanism designed 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.

Performance information is also available for our other super and pension investment options.


Everybody’s investment needs are different, depending on your life circumstances and financial goals.

If you have questions about your investment options or would like help developing an investment strategy that’s right for you, call our team on 1800 640 886.


^ 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, December 2017.


** SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SRP50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, December 2017.