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 $2,000 remaining in one or more of Media Super’s other investment options.
As the Direct Investment option is administered wholly online, you must provide your email address when registering. Please also read the terms and conditions, which are published in your online Media Super account area.
About Direct Investment
You can choose from ASX300 listed shares, ETFs or term deposits. These types of assets are capable of supporting a range of return objectives, from conservative to aggressive, so that you can set a risk and return objective appropriate for your situation.
Term deposits available
Term deposits are currently offered from four major banks. All four providers offer terms of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Current rates are provided below.
|Provider||1 month||3 months||6 months||12 months|
|ANZ||1.80 %||2.50 %||2.53 %|
|Macquarie Bank||1.80 %||2.30 %||2.35 %|
|ME Bank||2.00 %||2.60 %||2.70 %|
|National Australia Bank||1.85 %||2.47 %||2.50 %|
Current as at 18 August 2017
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) available
The following ETFs are currently available within Direct Investment.
|BetaShares Australian High Interest||AAA|
|BetaShares Agriculture ETF||QAG|
|BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF (A$ 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|
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.