The financial year 2022 saw investment returns across the superannuation industry impacted by a range of global factors. Rising inflation has seen the Reserve Bank of Australia and central banks overseas raise interest rates, the Russia/Ukraine crisis has impacted energy, gas and commodity markets, and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has put further pressure on global supply chains. Combined, these events have increased market volatility and affected short-term investment returns across a wide range of investments and asset classes.
Media Super performance
Media Super is the industry super fund for print, media, entertainment and arts, and broader creative industries. For more than 30 years we’ve been supporting our members, employers and our community of industries.
Our robust investment approach and highly diversified portfolios have enabled Media Super to deliver strong long-term outcomes for our members. This equates to an average annual return of 8.88% p.a.* for the Growth (MySuper) option since its inception 38 years ago.
Our Growth (MySuper) investment option has approximately half its assets invested in listed share markets including Australian shares, global shares and emerging market shares. Movements of share markets tend to be the largest driver of short-term investment performance. Although share markets can have short-term price volatility, they are expected to deliver strong positive returns over longer time periods which is why they make up a larger allocation of the portfolio.
Despite lower short-term returns, our options have delivered strong long-term outcomes for members, which is what super is designed to deliver.
*Media Super merged with Cbus on 9 April 2022. The historical performance prior to this relates to Cbus’ investment options and does not incorporate the performance of Media Super investment options before April 2022. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investment performance is based on the crediting rate, which is the return minus investment fees, taxes, and until 31 January 2020, the percentage-based administration fee. Excludes fees and costs that are deducted directly from members’ accounts. The inception date is 1 July 1984.
United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 as Trustee for Cbus Super Fund ABN 75 493 363 262 offering Media Super products. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. This information is about Media Super and does not take into account your specific needs, so you should look at your own financial position, objectives and requirements before making any financial decisions. Read the relevant Media Super Product Disclosure Statement to decide whether Media Super is right for you. Also read the relevant Target Market Determination.