International Shares

Investment objective

To achieve a return (gross of tax and investment expenses) that exceeds the change in the MSCI World ex-Australia Total Return Index (net dividends reinvested), 75% unhedged and 25% hedged into Australian dollars, over rolling 3-years periods.

Investment strategy

To invest in international shares on an actively managed basis.

Strategic asset allocation

Active international shares100%   
Suggested minimum investment time frame7 years
Expected frequency of neg. annual returns in any 20-year periodBelow 6
Risk band*6
Risk label*High
Investment fee# 0.39% p.a.
 (0.46% p.a. gross of tax)
Indirect cost ratio^0.04% p.a.
*From time to time the investment managers may hold cash.
*The risk label and band is based upon each investment option’s assumed number of negative returns over a 20-year period and grades these investment options across seven risk labels, from ‘very low risk’ (risk band 1) to ‘very high risk’ (risk band 7).
#The investment fee is a measure of the fees deducted from investments. These fees include the cost of the fund’s investment managers, custodian and investment advisor and certain other costs of the fund. The investment fee is the total of these costs, divided by the net asset value of the fund. These fees are deducted directly from the investment earnings before they are allocated to member accounts. They are therefore not deducted from your super account directly.
^The indirect cost ratio (ICR) represents estimated costs incurred by the fund’s investment managers before investment earnings are received. These costs take into account the fund’s experience in the last financial year and are not deducted from your account or from the fund’s assets. They include estimated transactional and operational costs (as detailed in our Fees and Costs booklet) and performance-related fees.