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MARCH SEES STRONG RETURNS CONTINUE

As we head into the final quarter of the financial year, Media Super is continuing to perform strongly for our members.

The Balanced super and pension options – in which most of our members are invested – are ranked top five for the financial year and 12 months to 31 March 2019, according to SuperRatings.1 

Our other pre-mixed investment options – High Growth, Growth and Stable – are also performing well, with returns to 31 March predominantly in the top 25% of funds and well above the median returns.3

Federal Budget 2019: what it may mean for your super and retirement

The Morrison Government announced the 2019-20 Federal Budget on Tuesday 2 April, 2019.

The focus of this year’s Federal Budget was on personal tax cuts for low, middle and high income earners. The Government also announced several changes to superannuation aimed at helping older Australians who can afford to make additional contributions to superannuation.

Strong returns continue through February

Markets rebounded and stabilised in February and Media Super is continuing to perform strongly for our members. 

The Balanced super and pension options – in which most of our members are invested – are ranked second for the financial year and 12 months to 28 February 2019, according to SuperRatings.1 

YOUR INVESTMENT RETURNS

Our Balanced (MySuper) option returned 3.84%3 for the financial year to 28 February 2019, well ahead of the median return of 2.40%.1

Strong start to 2019

January saw markets recover somewhat from late 2018’s volatility.  Media Super’s portfolios benefited from this rebound and we are continuing to perform strongly for our members. 

The Balanced (MySuper) option – in which most of our members are invested – is ranked second for the financial year and third for the 12 months to 31 January 2019, according to SuperRatings.1 

Solid performance continues despite volatility

In a tough year for investing, where volatile share markets and global trade tensions impacted all superannuation funds’ returns, Media Super is continuing to perform comparatively well for our members. 

The Balanced (MySuper) option – in which most of our members are invested – is ranked second for the financial year and 12 months to 31 December 2018, according to SuperRatings.1 

Solid performance in uncertain times

Share market volatility and trade uncertainty continued through November, impacting the returns of all Australian superannuation funds. While Media Super was not immune to these falls, we are performing comparatively well for our members, primarily because of our downside portfolio protection strategies. 

Both the super and pension Balanced options ranked third for the financial year to date, with the super option ranking first – the best performing Balanced option in Australia - and pension option second over the last 12 months, according to SuperRatings.1&2  

Strong investment performance in a falling market

Despite increased volatility and significant share market falls in October, Media Super’s Balanced options – in which most members are invested – are still performing strongly.

Both the super and pension Balanced options have maintained positive returns for the financial year to 31 October 2018, and are ranked as the second top performers by SuperRatings.1&2

Top first quarter results for our members

We’ve had a fantastic first quarter for our members, with both our super and pension Balanced options, in which most members are invested, ranking as the top performers in Australia, according to SuperRatings.1,2

Media Super’s Growth3 and Stable4 options were also ranked number one by SuperRatings.

YOUR INVESTMENT RETURNS

Our Balanced (MySuper) option returned a strong 3.27%5 for the financial year to 30 September 2018, well ahead of the median return of 2.05%.1

Your home and super - First Homes & Downsizing

In 2017, the Federal Government announced several measures related to housing affordability and superannuation – the First Home Super Saver scheme and the downsizing contribution.

First Home Super Saver Scheme

The First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme was introduced to help first home buyers save for a deposit faster by taking advantage of the lower tax paid within super.

Good advice is easy to find

Decisions about money, especially making sure we have enough of it, can be stressful. Good financial advice can reduce your anxiety about your retirement income and give you confidence about your financial wellbeing.

How can we help?

It’s our job to help you make the most of your retirement income, which includes providing you with the right advice throughout your working life and now that you’re retired.

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