Global Companies in Asia (Super)

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Investment option type Sector
Member suitability Suits members who want to invest in a specific asset class and are comfortable with the value of their investments fluctuating.
Performance objective* To achieve returns (after Fund taxes and investment expenses, before deducting account-based fees) that are at least 4.5% p.a. more than inflation (CPI) over the suggested time frame.
Investment strategy To invest in a portfolio of securities (including but not limited to international shares) that seeks to take advantage of the expected growth in consumption of emerging Asian economies by investing in well-established global brands.
Suggested investment time frame Minimum of seven years
Expected frequency of negative annual return Four to less than six in 20 years
Summary risk level High
Option size# $535.2 million (as at 31 August 2019)
Total fees and costs (%) 0.48

* Performance objectives are not promises or predictions of any particular rate of return.
# Size of both accumulation and pension assets.


Option Performance (% p.a.)1

Vs Objective

As of 30 Jun 2019

Global Companies in Asia Option Yield CPI + 4.5% Outperformance
7 years 15.6 6.4 9.2

VS Peers

As of 31 Aug 2019

Global Companies in Asia Option SuperRatings Median Outperformance
1 Month -0.01 -- --
3 Months 8.29 -- --
FYTD 2.56 -- --
1 Year 10.57 -- --
3 Years 16.16 -- --
5 Years 14.28 -- --
7 Years 15.63 -- --
10 Years -- -- --

Periods less than a year are not annualised

Some performance data are not yet available for this option.

Option Performance ($)2

Strategic asset allocation (%)3

Last updated on 1 September 2014

Major Holdings4

By value (descending order) as at 31 August 20195


Microsoft Corp
Alphabet Inc
Mastercard Inc
McDonald's Corp
Visa Inc
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Facebook Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Bank of America Corp
Apple Inc
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
Amazon.com Inc
Boeing Co/The
Citigroup Inc
Nike Inc
Walt Disney Co/The
Sony Corp
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
Morgan Stanley
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

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1 Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Option returns are calculated net of investment expenses and Fund taxes but are gross of account-based fees. Due to rounding, excess return may not equate to the difference between option return and median return. The SuperRatings data is based on the SuperRatings survey for the relevant period and does not take into account any subsequent revisions or corrections made by SuperRatings.

2 Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. This graph shows the growth of $10,000 invested in this option over the period illustrated net of investment expenses and fund taxes but gross of account-based fees. No adjustments have been made to reflect the impact of inflation.
Note that the graph uses interim daily crediting rates and does not reflect the final crediting rates which are used to calculate option performance in the table above.

3 The strategic asset allocation may change and may be altered by the trustee from time to time to suit prevailing market circumstances. Actual allocation will deviate from their targets, but are monitored so they are kept within a range approved by the Trustee.

4 These holdings may change from time to time. The above holdings are the outcome of various strategies applied by UniSuper and by a range of investment managers taking into account a variety of considerations, many of which are specific to UniSuper and superannuation funds in general. The above lists are published for informational purposes only and are not a recommendation or endorsement of any of the companies listed, for inclusion in your personal portfolio. Before selecting companies to invest in personally, you should seek professional financial advice that takes into account your personal circumstances and investment objectives. Value includes direct holdings only and does not include exposures from indirect holdings.

5 Value includes direct holdings only and does not include exposures from indirect holdings.

This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should read the product disclosure statement and booklets relevant to your membership category, consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to your personal circumstances and consider consulting a licensed financial adviser before making an investment decision based on information contained in this document.