Cash option

Important information

From 1 February 2017, we are making some modest changes to our asset allocations. Visit for more information about the changes.  You may want to consider the changes if you’re thinking of changing investment options. 


To build an investment portfolio to achieve the stated return within the stated risk parameters over the specified timeframe.

Who should invest?

Those who require access to Cash in the short term or who are seeking a secure, very low risk investment.

Investment strategy

100% invested in cash and short term money market securities.

Return objective

Outperform CPI.

Investment timeframe

0 - 2 years.

Risk Objective

A very low level of risk generating less than 0.5 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.

Long-term investment mix

100% defensive assets

Cash option investment mix and asset ranges

Cash option asset allocation

Cash option returns

Accumulation returns

Telstra Super RetireAccess® returns

2015/2016 2.10%
2014/2015   2.49%  2.79%
2013/2014 2.61% 3.01%
2012/2013   3.18%  3.70%
2011/2012 4.14% 4.84%
5 year returns 2.90% 3.34%

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Further information

The aim of this information is to provide members with investment objective and strategy details (including investment mix) that we consider members reasonably need to understand the fund's investments and reflect the manner in which objectives and strategies have been formulated by the Trustee pursuant to superannuation law and discretionary powers under the Trust Deed..