International Shares

Objective

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

Who should invest?

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

Investment strategy

The International Shares option has 100% exposure to 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 sharemarket.

Return objective

Outperform CPI + 4% p.a.

Investment timeframe

8 to 10 year periods.

Risk objective

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

Long-term strategic investment mix

100% growth assets

International Shares investment mix and asset ranges

International shares pie chart

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.

International Shares option returns

  Accumulation returns TelstraSuper RetireAccess returns
 2016/2017 17.14%  18.78%
2015/2016 -4.12% -4.40%
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. The accumulation investment returns are net of investment fees and investment taxes, but before deducting any administration fee or indirect administration cost. The TelstraSuper RetireAccess investment returns are net of investment fees but before deducting any administration fee or indirect administration cost.

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.