Through the ups and downs we deliver strong returns

22 Jun 2018 By Media Super Team

After several months of fluctuations, markets rebounded in April. Now as we near the end of the financial year, Media Super is continuing to deliver strong investment returns for our members, with both super and pension returns well above the median returns* for Australian super funds in May.

Your investment returns

Our Balanced (MySuper) option – in which most members are invested – returned 8.39%^ for the financial year to 31 May 2018, ahead of the median return of 7.90%.*

The pension Balanced option also performed strongly, returning 9.07%^ for the financial year to 31 May 2018, ahead of the median return of 8.50%.**

Our Balanced investment option (MySuper and pension) is diversified across investments in property, infrastructure, bonds and cash, as well as shares. In addition, we have portfolio protection in place within the Balanced investment option to reduce the impact of losses when share markets fall heavily, as they did earlier this year. We continue to be one of the few funds that has this type of protection in place. 

We are confident that the Media Super Balanced investment option is well positioned to meet our long-term investment objectives for your super and pension. 

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


Everybody’s investment needs are different and 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 Helpline# 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, May 2018.

** SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SRP50 Balanced options (60-76) Index, May 2018.

# Helpline Advisers providing general or limited advice are representatives of Mercer Outsourcing Australia Pty Ltd (MOAPL) 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.