The International Shares option targets to invest 100% in growth assets.
Investment objective (after fees and taxes over rolling 10-year periods) - to outperform the annual rate of inflation (CPI) by around 3.5% pa and the MSCI World (ex Australia) benchmark (net of tax and fees).
Most suitable for members whose most important consideration is high returns and who are willing to accept a high risk of a negative return in any one year.
Risk versus return
This option has complete emphasis on growth assets with a view to achieving higher returns and therefore carries more investment risk. The value may vary significantly up or down over the short term. However, high investment returns are generally expected over longer periods. A negative annual return is anticipated on average 4-6 times every 20 years but negative returns may be more or less frequent.
Target asset allocation
|International Shares||Investment return to 30 June 2017|
|Option||3 years||5 years||10 years|
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