Growth (MySuper) Option

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Inception date: 1 January 2003

Current assets as at 31 October 2017: $758.25m

AvSuper’s Growth (MySuper) option is a pre-mixed, well-diversified investment option – that means it is invested across multiple asset or investment types. The Growth (MySuper) Option is the default investment option for accumulation members – if you do not make an investment choice, your balance will automatically be invested in the AvSuper Growth (MySuper) option. You can also refer to our Growth (MySuper) dashboard for information.

Investment returns to 31 October 2017

Live Unit Prices

Accumulation Returns (net of fees and taxes)

Quarter Financial year to date
3.4% 3.5%


1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
12.7% 7.9% 10.1% 4.4%


Past performance may not be an indicator of future performance. The investment returns for the quarter and the financial year to date detailed above are real investment returns for the period shown, not annualised or ‘per annum’ returns which may differ from the numbers above.

Investment strategy

The Growth option is designed to cater for defaulted or choice members with a medium to long term investment horizon (five years or more) who are seeking high levels of returns and can tolerate moderate to high levels of volatility in the short term. This option is skewed to produce mostly capital returns rather than income, through exposure mostly to equities and other growth assets, with a lesser exposure to defensive assets.

  • Growth 80%
  • Defensive 20%
Asset Class Benchmark Range
Australian Shares  30% 20–45%
International Shares  30% 20–45%
Real Assets 18% 0–45%
Private Markets 5% 0–15%
Alternatives 5% 0–30%
Diversified Fixed Income 10% 0–30%
Cash 2% 0–15%

View a brief outline of the major asset classes AvSuper uses to diversify investments.

Investment objectives

To achieve a return, after tax and fees,which exceeds Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases by at least 3.5% pa over rolling ten-year periods.


Investment profile

Returns are generally less volatile than the High Growth portfolio but can still be volatile over the short to medium term.

Investment management fee

0.77% p.a.

Deducted as part of the weekly unit price calculations, and gross of tax deduction.

Standard Risk Measure
Risk band 5
Risk label of Medium to high
Expected frequency of negative return in 20 years 3 to less than 4

Investment managers

AvSuper’s investment portfolio is managed by a carefully selected group of Investment managers and overseen by our Investment Committee. AvSuper uses a range of professional investment managers who specialise in different investment areas to invest members’ money according to specific objectives and strategies (including strategies to guard against excessive risk) set out by the AvSuper Trustee. The Trustee monitors and regularly reviews all investment managers involved with our investments.

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