Investment performance update
Delivering good investment outcomes in challenging times
Most share markets moved higher over the September quarter despite continued volatility, rising bond yields, and growing uncertainty in the lead up to the US general election.
Despite the volatile market conditions, VicSuper Flexible Income delivered positive 1-year returns to 30 September 2020 across most of its investment options. For example, the VicSuper Flexible Income Capital Stable investment option delivered strong long-term returns of more than 7% per annum over the 7 and 10-year time periods. This is a great result for our members given the challenging environment.
Importantly, our diversified investment approach – spreading money across a range of quality investments – continued to help moderate the fluctuations in the investment returns of our diversified options.
Looking ahead, we believe that markets will remain volatile given rising COVID-19 infections in the US and Europe, ongoing geopolitical tensions with China, and the implications of the US election outcome and further fiscal stimulus.
Our overarching approach of investing with the aims of sustainable long-term returns, and only taking on investment risk that will be adequately rewarded, supports our goal of continuing to deliver strong long-term returns for members. Find out more about our investment performance.
* These results were produced when the VicSuper Flexible Income was offered by VicSuper Pty Ltd as the Trustee of the VicSuper Fund prior to the successor fund transfer to on 1 July 2020 when it became part of the VicSuper division of Aware Super. Note that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Chart can be found at vicsuper.com.au/investments
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