Choosing your investment options is an important decision and one you want to make wisely. It can have a big impact on your super balance and pension income.
How to choose an investment option
With a range of investment options to choose from, it’s important you:
- understand asset classes and risk
- review your investment options
- make your choice.
Step 1: Understand asset classes and risk
When considering investment options, it’s critical to understand the asset classes that make up each option and the relationship between risk and return for each asset class.
Step 2: Review your investment options
With a range of investment options to choose from, you should review each option carefully and consider its objectives, asset mix, strategic asset allocation and performance.
You can choose from our menu of Pre-Mixed and Sector investment options which we've designed to suit a range of our members’ risk profiles and financial needs and goals.
If you create your own investment mix, you’re responsible for monitoring the allocation to each of your chosen options because the allocations will change in line with the performance of each of those options and how you invest future contributions.
To find out more about our investment options download our How we invest your money booklet.
Step 3: Make your choice
There are two ways you can choose your investment options:
- Log in to your account and go the 'investments' section, or
- Complete and return the relevant Investment choice form
Manage your investment options
It’s important to keep track of and manage your investments. We provide a number of ways to monitor the progress of your investments and adjust your portfolio if your financial circumstances change.
Find out more about managing your investment strategy and investment switching.
Need help with choosing the right investment option? Contact UniSuper Advice on 1800 823 842 to speak to a financial adviser.