Investment options

One of the benefits of Mine Super is that you can choose which investment options your pension's invested in or make no choice and we'll do the work for you.

Make no choice and your pension will be invested in the: 

Or

Choose your own investment options. 
You can choose any mix of the diversified and single asset class investment options.

Before making an investment choice, you should read our PDS

 

Investment options

Term Deposits

The Term Deposit investment option invests in the fixed term deposit products of Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) chosen by Mine Super, such as banks, building societies and credit unions.

We recommend you read the PDS and seek financial advice before investing in the Term Deposit investment option.
 

Latest Term Deposit interest rate

No interest rate at this time.

There is no interest rate available at this time. If you apply now you'll be invested at the next Term Deposit interest rate, which will be published on Monday afternoon, 26 July 2021.

 

About your Term Deposit investment

Valid applications received by us by 5pm on a Thursday when rates have been published for that week will be invested that week. If you don't make this cut off you'll be invested the next week we have a Term Deposit available.

See our PDS and Term Deposit fact sheet for more information.

 

Invest in the Term Deposit investment option

You can invest in the Term Deposit option at any time by completing the Invest in a Term Deposit option form and returning to us.

Standard Risk Measure (SRM)

The SRM allows you to compare investment options by considering the expected number of negative annual returns over any 20 year period.

The SRM isn’t a complete assessment of all forms of investment risk. For example, it doesn’t detail what size a negative return could be, nor the potential for a positive return to be less than your objective. Further, it doesn’t consider the impact of administration fees and tax on the likelihood of a negative return.

 

How does the SRM show risk?

The SRM places this risk into one of seven risk labels, ranging from very low to very high. If the risk is ‘low’, we’d expect one or less years of negative returns over 20 years. If the risk is ‘high’ we’d expect between four and six years of negative returns over any 20 year period, as shown in the diagram below.

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These negative returns can be experienced several years apart or several years in a row within a 20 year period.

 

How is the risk for each option worked out?

We develop a set of capital market assumptions (return, volatility, correlation, etc.) for the asset classes which make up the investments of our investment options.

Using the portfolio weights and these assumptions, we apply portfolio simulation techniques to determine the probability of a negative return occurring over a one-year period. 

This probability is then multiplied by 20 to give an estimate of how many years in 20 we expect an investment option to deliver a negative return. This then feeds into our risk assessment which calculates the expected risk bands / labels for each of our investment options.  

 

What kind of information do we consider?

We consider how returns and volatility are affected by different economic conditions, such as inflation, economic growth and asset prices. 

 

Investment costs

Consistent with regulatory guidelines, we don’t consider the impact of administration fees or tax and we only take into account investment management fees.  

 

What else should I consider when thinking about the risks of my super investments?

The real world is complex and not always rational. This means mathematical theories may not always play out in practice. So, while the SRM can help you understand your investment risk, it shouldn’t be the only consideration.

For example, the SRM doesn’t show you:

  • how big a negative return will be;
  • whether you’ll get the returns you’re after; and
  • how fees and taxes will impact your return.