International Shares option

Important information

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

Who should invest?

Those who want to achieve potentially higher returns in the long term through exposure to International Shares, while being willing to accept a higher level of volatility in returns.

Investment strategy

The International Shares option has 100% exposure to an International Shares, and is invested through several investment managers. It aims to achieve exposure to industries and companies that are not part of the Australian market.

Return objective

Outperform CPI + 4% p.a.

Investment timeframe

8 - 10 years

Risk objective

A high level of risk generating 4 to less than 6 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.

International Long-term investment mix

100% growth assets

International Shares investment mix and asset ranges


 Shares option returns

Accumulation returns

Telstra Super RetireAccess® returns

2015/2016 -4.12%
2014/2015  16.65%  17.81%
2013/2014 19.93% 21.96%
2012/2013   25.23%  30.54%
2011/2012 -5.29% -5.98%
5 year returns 9.73% 11.01%

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..