High Growth

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Member suitability Suitable for members with a high risk tolerance who are seeking a high level of expected returns.
Performance objectives*
To achieve returns (after Fund taxes and investment fees but before deducting account-based fees) that are at least 5.0% p.a. more than inflation (CPI) over the suggested investment time frame.
Investment strategy
To invest in a diversified portfolio, comprising mainly growth assets, such as Australian and international shares, property and infrastructure and private equity.
Minimum suggested investment time frame
Seven years
Expected frequency of negative annual return
Five in 20 years
Summary risk level
Option size
$2,635.80 million (as at 31 July 2016)#

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

Option Performance (%)1

As of 31 Jul 2016

1 Month 3 Months FYTD 1 Year 3 Years (p.a) 5 Years (p.a) 7 Years (p.a)
High Growth Option 4.54 6.63 4.54 3.84 10.92 11.60 10.11
SuperRatings Median 3.66 4.86 3.66 1.31 9.25 10.18 9.11
Outperformance 0.88 1.77 0.88 2.53 1.67 1.42 1.00

Option Performance ($)2

Strategic asset allocation (%)3

Last updated on 1 September 2014

Regional allocation

Major Holdings4

By value (descending order) as at 31 July 20165

Australian Shares

Sydney Airport
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Westpac Banking Corp
Telstra Corp Ltd
Transurban Group
National Australia Bank Ltd
BHP Billiton Ltd
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
APA Group
Wesfarmers Ltd
Macquarie Group Ltd
Woolworths Ltd
Rio Tinto Ltd
Brambles Ltd
Suncorp Group Ltd
QBE Insurance Group Ltd
DUET Group
Woodside Petroleum Ltd

International Shares

NXP Semiconductors NV
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Visa Inc
salesforce.com inc
Workday Inc
Pfizer Inc
Wells Fargo & Co
Tencent Holdings Ltd
Nestle SA
Bank of America Corp
MasterCard Inc
Henderson Group PLC
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Citigroup Inc
ASML Holding NV
Splunk Inc
ResMed Inc
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
Colgate-Palmolive Co
Sabre Corp


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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. Three, five, and seven-year returns are per annum. Due to rounding, excess return (measured to one-decimal place) 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. At the time of preparation, UniSuper was not aware of any revisions or corrections which would be materially adverse to members.

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 throughout your UniSuper membership. In particular, the trustee may alter the strategic asset allocation 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.

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.