How does the US election result impact your super?

10 Nov 2016

It’s fair to say that the US election outcome has been a surprise to many onlookers, Australian investors included.

With President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed foreign trade changes sending jitters through global markets, it is natural that members will have concerns about what this means for UniSuper’s investments—and their super balance.

Similar market movements occurred after the shock Brexit announcement in June this year, but corrected reasonably soon after initial panic subsided.

No one can predict the outcomes of the new US presidency on the global economy, but we can and do encourage members to think of their longer-term investment strategy and financial goals—and to seek advice if they are unsure of their position and considering making an investment switch.

Over the next day, we will be posting a brief video interview with Chief Investment Officer John Pearce, who will be tackling many of the questions we’ve been fielding since yesterday afternoon’s surprising news.

In the meantime, if you have concerns about your investment with us, we encourage you to:


Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. This information is of a general nature only and may include general advice. It has been prepared without taking into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. UniSuper’s investment strategies will not necessarily be appropriate for other investors. Before making any decision in relation to your UniSuper membership, you should consider your personal circumstances, the relevant product disclosure statement for your membership category and whether to consult a licensed financial adviser. This information is current as at 10 November 2016.