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Global Natural Resources investment option now closed

The Global Natural Resources single asset class investment option is now closed to members.

Members are no longer be able to switch current funds or future contributions to this investment option.

Members with funds currently invested in the Global Natural Resources option will be contacted regarding changing their investment choice.

The 1 October 2018 Investment Guide, Pension PDS and other relevant documents reflect this change.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please call the Helpline on 1800 640 886.

STRONG PERFORMANCE CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH FLUCTUATIONS

March was a negative month for global equity markets, impacted by escalating trade tensions and selldowns in US tech companies (namely Facebook and Tesla). The Australian equity market was also negative, but to a much lesser extent. Australian super funds were not immune to the impact of these falls.

Media Super’s top 10 performance

After finishing in the top 10 super funds for 2016#, we’re continuing to deliver solid investment returns for our super and pension members this financial year. 

Media Super’s Balanced (MySuper) option – in which most members are invested – returned 9.60%^ for the financial year to 31 March 2017. This places the Balanced option’s returns ahead of the median return of 8.31%* and in the top five Balanced investment options of Australian super funds. 

Media Super finishes top 10

In a period of political surprises and volatile investment markets, Media Super has delivered members a solid investment return for 2016. We plan to stay the course with our investment strategy through 2017.

Media Super’s Balanced (MySuper) option, in which most members are invested, returned 6.72%^ for the financial year to 31 December 2016, ahead of the median return of 5.51%,# placing us in the top quartile of Australian super funds for the period.

Media super pension finishes top 10

In a period of political surprises and volatile investment markets, Media Super has delivered members a solid investment return for 2016. We plan to stay the course with our investment strategy through 2017.

Media Super’s Balanced option, in which most pension members are invested, returned 7.37%^ for the financial year to 31 December 2016, ahead of the median return of 5.87%.#

Our Balanced option returns place us in the top 10 Australian super funds for the financial year to date, and for the past 12 months.#

$100M MILESTONE FOR AUSTRALIAN FILM & TV PRODUCTIONS

Last night, Media Super announced a major investment milestone for Australian film and television production. At an exclusive preview screening of soon-to-be released feature film, Lion*, we announced that our investment in Australian productions has now passed $100 million.

Media Super CEO Graeme Russell said that the fund was extremely proud to have supported more than 70 Australian film and television projects, producing stable investment returns as well as work opportunities for members.

A SOUND START TO THE FINANCIAL YEAR

Media Super’s Balanced investment options – both MySuper and pension – are invested across equities (Australian and overseas), property and infrastructure, and fixed interest investments – and we’re confident we’ve got the right strategy to maximise your returns over the long term. 

In the first quarter of 2016-17 the Balanced (MySuper) investment option, in which most members are invested, returned 3.41%.^ This is a sound performance in what is a challenging investment environment. 

WE’RE STICKING TO THE SCRIPT

At Media Super we’re confident we’ve got a good, solid script for investing your super to maximise your returns over the long-term – and we’re sticking to it!

Investment markets go through cycles, as the past financial year has shown.

We saw a Chinese stock market crash which led to falls in other global markets early in 2016, commodity prices (including oil and iron ore) fell, and in late June further stock market falls in response to the British referendum.  

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