Investment options

We have a range of ten investment options for you to choose from. The range includes four Pre-Mixed investment options and six Sector options. The Pre-Mixed investment options are: Growth, Balanced, Stable, and Premium Income. The six Sector investment options are: Australian Shares, International Shares, Australian Property, Global Property, Bonds and Cash.

You can select one investment option or tailor your investment portfolio by combining a selection of options.

You can change your investment option or options at any time, online or over the phone. Before you make any changes to your investment options, call us to speak to one of our professional advisers so that you can be sure you have the right investment option for your needs. Advice on your investment choice is free to REI Super members. 

  • If you are looking for the highest potential for return, and you are comfortable with taking on a higher level of risk. This option invests only in growth assets and will likely be the most volatile option, with the potential for negative returns in some years.
    Members Comfortable With:

    5 negative years in a 20-year period

    Investment Timeframe:

    7 years plus

    Risk Profile

    High

    Performance objective
    To earn a rate of return that exceeds Consumer Price Index increases by at least 4% pa over rolling ten year periods.
    This option invests in
    Only in growth assets and has the potential for the highest return over its investment horizon. However, returns will vary and are expected in some years to be low or negative.
    1. Australian shares 30%
    2. International shares 45%
    3. Australian listed property 8%
    4. International listed property hedged 3%
    5. Unlisted property 3%
    6. Global Infrastructure 4%
    7. Australian bonds 0%
    8. International bonds 0%
    9. Global inflation linked bonds 0%
    10. Alternatives 6%
    11. Cash 1%
    Allocations shown may vary by up to +/- 15%
  • A diversified option that invests mostly in growth assets. This is REI Super's default (MySuper) option.
    Members Comfortable With:

    4 negative years in a 20-year period.

    Investment Timeframe:

    3 years plus

    Risk Profile

    Medium to high

    Performance objective
    To earn a rate of return that exceeds Consumer Price Index increases by at least 3% per annum over rolling ten year periods.
    This option invests in
    Mainly in growth assets with some interest bearing defensive assets. It has potential for high returns over time due to the significant proportion of growth assets. However, returns will vary and are expected in some years to be low or negative, although to a lesser degree than the Super Growth option.
    1. Australian shares 19%
    2. International shares 32%
    3. Australian listed property 8%
    4. International listed property (hedged) 2%
    5. Unlisted property 4%
    6. Global infrastructure 4%
    7. Australian bonds 10%
    8. International bonds 6%
    9. Global inflation linked securities 3%
    10. Alternatives 7%
    11. Cash 5%
    Allocations shown may vary by up to +/- 15%
  • If you are looking for a stable investment with a higher rate of return than cash. This option invests in cash and bonds making it more stable than a share investment. However, there is a possibility your investment could fall in value.
    Members Comfortable With:

    2 negative years in a 20-year period

    Investment Timeframe:

    3 years plus

    Risk Profile

    Low to medium

    Performance objective
    To earn a rate of return that exceeds Consumer Price Index increases by at least 1% pa over rolling three year periods.
    This option invests in
    Mainly in defensive assets (cash and bonds), with some growth assets also. Returns have the potential to be higher than just investing in cash investments. Returns will vary and there is a still a slight possibility of delivering a negative return in any one year, but are likely to be more stable than options with a higher proportion to growth assets.
    1. Australian shares 10%
    2. International shares 13%
    3. Australian listed property 4%
    4. Australian bonds 22%
    5. International bonds 10%
    6. Global inflation linked securities 6%
    7. Cash 26%
    8. Global Infrastructure 3%
    9. Alternative investments 6%
    Allocations shown may vary by up to +/- 15%
  • If you are looking for regular income and a higher rate of return than cash. This investment option invests in shares and property so the value of your investment may fall in value
    Members Comfortable With:

    2 negative years in a 20-year period

    Investment Timeframe:

    3 years plus

    Risk Profile

    Low to medium

    Performance objective
    To earn a rate of return that exceeds CPI increases by at least 1.0% p.a. over rolling 3 year periods.
    This option invests in
    Income-producing assets – with the remainder of the portfolio comprised of growth assets.
    1. Australian shares 6%
    2. International shares 4%
    3. Australian listed property 8%
    4. International listed property 3%
    5. Australian bonds 25%
    6. International bonds 12%
    7. Global inflation linked securities 6%
    8. Cash 30%
    9. Global Infrastructure 6%
    Allocations shown may vary by up to +/- 15%.
  • If you are looking for a low risk investment and are therefore happy with a lower rate of return. There is almost no risk that this investment could fall in value.
    Members Comfortable With:

    No likelihood of a negative return in a 20-year period

    Investment Timeframe:

    No minimum

    Risk Profile

    Very low

    Performance objective
    To match and, where possible, enhance performance relative to the benchmark (Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index) over rolling three year periods by investing predominately in Australian short-term cash deposits and cash equivalent securities.
    This option invests in
    Predominantly in Australian short term money market investments.

    Australian short-term cash deposits and cash equivalent securities 100%

  • A highly quality, professionally managed Australian shares portfolio.
    Members Comfortable With:

    6.5 negative years in every 20-year period

    Investment Timeframe:

    5 years plus

    Risk Profile

    Very High

    Performance objective
    To grow the value of your super savings above the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index over rolling five-year periods.
    This option invests in
    Australian Shares 100%
    Australian Shares 100% 
  • A high-quality, professionally managed diversified International shares portfolio.
    Members Comfortable With:

    5 negative years in every 20

    Investment Timeframe:

    5 years plus

    Risk Profile

    High

    Performance objective
    To grow the value of your super savings above the benchmark over rolling 5-year periods. The weighted average benchmark comprises: 50% MSCI All Country World Ex-Australia with Net Dividends Reinvested (Unhedged) Index and 50% MSCI All Country World Ex-Australia with Net Dividends Reinvested ($A hedged) Index.
    This option invests in
    50% International Shares (Hedged) 50% International Shares (Unhedged)
    • International Shares (Hedged) 50%
    • International Shares (Unhedged) 50%
  • A high quality, professionally managed, diversified domestic property securities portfolio.
    Members Comfortable With:

    6 negative years in every 20

    Investment Timeframe:

    5 years plus

    Risk Profile

    High

    Performance objective
    To grow the value of your super savings above the S&P/ASX 300 Property Accumulation Index over rolling five-year periods.
    This option invests in
    Australian Property Securities 100%
    • Australian Property Securities 100%
  • A high-quality, professionally managed, diversified global property securities portfolio.
    Members Comfortable With:

    6.5 negative years in every 20

    Investment Timeframe:

    5 years plus

    Risk Profile

    Very high

    Performance objective
    To grow the value of your super savings above the UBS Global Real Estate Investors Index ($A Hedged) over rolling five-year periods.
    This option invests in
    100% International Property Securities (Hedged)
    • International Property Securities (Hedged) 100%
  • A high-quality, professionally managed, diversified bonds and fixed interest portfolio.
    Members Comfortable With:

    3 negative years in every 20

    Investment Timeframe:

    3 years plus

    Risk Profile

    Medium

    Performance objective
    To earn a rate of return above the benchmark over rolling 3 year periods. The benchmark is 50% Bloomberg AusBond Composite Bond Index and 50% Barclays Global Aggregate (Hedged in $A) Index.
    This option invests in
    50% Australian Bonds 50% International Bonds (Hedged)
    • Australian Bonds 50%
    • International Bonds (Hedged) 50%

For more information, see our Investment Guide.