Our Direct Investment option offers eligible members much more control and freedom over their super savings than ever before.
If you have ever wanted to pick which shares you’re invested in, been attracted by term deposits, or wanted to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the Direct Investment option may be just what you’re looking for.
The Direct Investment Guide outlines the product features and things to consider that will help you manage your super investment.
Who can invest?
To be eligible to invest in the Direct Investment option, you must have a minimum of $10,000 in your Media Super account.
A maximum of 90% of your total Media Super account balance can be invested in the Direct Investment option, subject to a minimum balance of $2,000 remaining in one or more of Media Super’s other investment options. The minimum amount you can transfer into the Direct Investment option is $500.
As the Direct Investment option is administered wholly online, you must provide your email address when registering. Please also read the terms and conditions, which are published in your Media Super online account.
About Direct Investment
You can choose from ASX300 listed shares, ETFs or term deposits. These types of assets are capable of supporting a range of return objectives, from conservative to aggressive, so that you can set a risk and return objective appropriate for your situation.
You can compare the risk and return objectives of each type of asset, or review all of Media Super’s investment options, by reading the Investment Guide, Direct Investment Guide and Pension Guide PDS.
The following Term Deposit providers are currently available within Direct Investment: AMP, ANZ, Adelaide Bank, BCU, Bank of Queensland, Goldfields Money, Macquarie Bank, Members Equity Bank, MyState, NAB, St George, Suncorp and Westpac.
Term deposit rates and terms are updated on Friday each week. You can also find current rates and terms by logging into the Direct Investment section of your online account or contacting the Helpline on 1800 640 886.
Current as at 17 January 2020.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
The following ETFs are currently available within Direct Investment.
|BetaShares Australian High Interest||AAA|
|BetaShares Agriculture ETF||QAG|
|BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF (A$ Hedged)||QAU|
|ETFS Physical PM Basket (AU) ETC||ETPMPM|
|iShares FTSE China 25 (AU)||IZZ|
|iShares MSCI EAFE (AU)||IVE|
|iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (AU)||IEM|
|iShares S&P Asia 50 (AU)||IAA|
|iShares S&P Europe 350 (AU)||IEU|
|iShares S&P Global 100 (AU)||IOO|
|iShares UBS Composite Bond||IAF|
|iShares UBS Treasury Index||IGB|
|Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond||RCB|
|Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF||RSM|
|SPDR MSCI Australia Sel High Div Yld Fd||SYI|
|SPDRS&P World ex Australia (Hedged) ETF||WXHG|
|Vanguard All-World Ex US Shares (AU) ETF||VEU|
|Vanguard Australian Prop Secs Index ETF||VAP|
|Vanguard MSCI Aust Small Comp Index ETF||VSO|
|Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index||VGB|
The Cash Hub is a holding account used to transfer money between the Direct Investment option and your other Media Super investment options. Your Cash Hub must have a minimum balance of $500.
For more detailed information on the Direct Investment option, read the Direct Investment Guide.
Eligible members can access the Direct Investment option through their Media Super online account by making an investment switch to Direct Investment.