Understanding some of the basics about how investments work can be helpful for you when considering the options available to you for your super or pension account.

 

Investment option descriptions

Understanding the information that we use to describe each of our investment options is important to help you decide how suitable a particular option is to your needs.

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Asset classes

Groups of similar assets are known as asset classes. Different types of assets are generally associated with different levels of investment risk and the potential level of returns.

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Risk/return relationship

There is generally a close relationship between the level of investment risk for an investment option and the potential level of growth or investment returns for that option over the long term.

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Managing investment risk

Like all investment products, there are some risks associated with super. Read some of the ways in which you can manage investment risk and some of the ways we manage this risk.

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