Suitability and risk

Suits members who want to invest in a specific asset class and are comfortable with the value of their investments fluctuating.

7 years
Suggested minimum investment time frame
High
Summary risk level
Sector
Option type
$1.3 billion

Option size1

As at 31 August 2021

Expected frequency of negative annual return
4 to less than 6 in 20 years
Total investment fees and costs and transaction costs (%)
Super: 0.62% | Pension: 0.53%

Objective and performance

This option invests in a diversified portfolio of securities (including but not limited to) international shares. 

Objective

To achieve returns that exceeds CPI by 4.5% over 7 years.2

Performance against objective

2
% p.a. over 7 years
As at 30 Jun 2021
CPI + 4.5% International Shares performance Outperformance
6.2 14.3 8.1
Performance objectives are not promises or predictions of any particular rate of return.

Performance against peers

2
Compare performance against the median performance of the top funds as identified by SuperRatings.2
% p.a.
As at 31 Aug 2021
Timeframe International Shares performance SuperRatings median performance Outperformance
1 month 3.56 2.57 0.99
3 months 8.36 8.34 0.02
Financial year to date 4.60 4.74 -0.14
1 year 29.75 28.12 1.63
3 years 15.85 12.39 3.46
5 years 15.78 12.99 2.79
7 years 14.78 12.18 2.60
10 years 15.51 13.65 1.86
Periods less than a year are not annualised.

International Shares option performance ($)

2
As at 17 Oct 2021

Objective

To achieve returns that exceeds CPI by 4.5% over 7 years.2

Performance against objective

2
% p.a. over 7 years
As at 30 Jun 2021
CPI + 4.5% International Shares performance Outperformance
6.2 15.5 9.3
Performance objectives are not promises or predictions of any particular rate of return.

Performance against peers

2
Compare performance against the median performance of the top funds as identified by SuperRatings.2
% p.a.
As at 31 Aug 2021
Timeframe International Shares performance SuperRatings median performance Outperformance
1 month 3.84 2.79 1.05
3 months 8.79 8.83 -0.04
Financial year to date 4.98 5.04 -0.06
1 year 32.29 31.32 0.97
3 years 16.83 13.43 3.40
5 years 17.03 13.96 3.07
7 years 15.95 12.97 2.98
10 years 17.00 14.90 2.10
Periods less than a year are not annualised.

International Shares option performance ($)

2
As at 17 Oct 2021

Allocations

Strategic asset allocation

3
As at 01 October 2020
Asset class Allocation
International Shares
100.0%

Regional allocation

As at 31 August 2021
Region Allocation
USA
61.9%
Asia ex Japan
15.4%
Europe
12.4%
Japan
8.3%
Other Developed
1.2%
Other Emerging
0.5%
Australia
0.3%
  • Countries exposure
    • USA
    • Other
    • Japan
    • China
    • United Kingdom
    • India
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
    • Netherlands
    • France
    As at 31 Aug 2021

Sector allocation

As at 31 August 2021
Sector Allocation
Information Technology
26.3%
Financials
17.8%
Health Care
16.6%
Consumer Discretionary
11.2%
Communication Services
10.8%
Industrials
8.6%
Consumer Staples
3.4%
Real Estate
2.1%
Materials
1.6%

Major holdings

4

By value (descending order) as at 31 Aug 2021

5
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Alphabet Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Bank of America Corp
  • Facebook Inc
  • Apple Inc
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Amazon.com Inc
  • Unitedhealth Group Inc
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd
  • Sea Ltd
  • Wells Fargo & Co
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Charles Schwab Corp/The
  • ASML Holding NV
  • London Stock Exchange Group PLC
  • Mastercard Inc
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Eli Lilly and Co
  • Visa Inc
  • Recruit Holdings Co Ltd
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