Investment options

We offer ten investment options to help you meet your financial goals. You can choose to invest in any of the pre-mixed options as well as in the asset class options.

Four pre-mixed investment options

Diversified across asset classes to match different investor risk profiles

Six single asset class investment options

Allow you to determine your own asset allocation

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 our Product Disclosure Statement and seek financial advice before investing in the Term Deposit.

 

Latest Term Deposit interest rate

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, 27 May 2019.

 

About your Term Deposit investment

Valid applications received by us by 5pm on a Wednesday 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 week we next have a Term Deposit available.

See our Product Disclosure Statement and Term Deposit fact sheet for more information.
 

Invest in the Term Deposit investment option

You can invest in the Term Deposit at any time by completing the Invest in a Term deposit option form and posting, emailing or faxing it 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 instance, it doesn’t detail what the size of 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 the 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 use 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 to see a negative return.

This then feeds into our risk assessment where we can then calculate 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 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
  • how fees and taxes will impact your return
  • other risks faced by investors, such as market risks, liquidity risk and credit risk.