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If you have money in Self Invest, you can use it to invest in a wide range of Australian and international companies
Self Invest is closed to new investors. This information is for existing Self Invest users.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer access to a wide range of Australian and international companies through a selection of pre-mixed portfolios. They are structured like a managed fund and can be traded like shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Self Invest offers a variety of ETFs for you to choose from. A maximum of 85% of your total QSuper Accumulation or Retirement Income account balance can be held in ETFs, and maximum exposure limits apply to each (represented as a percentage of your total balance, at the time of transacting).1
Please check the provider's Target Market Determination before choosing their product in Self Invest.
Fees and costs apply for investing your super in Self Invest, and are also charged when you buy and sell an ETF. Most of the fees and costs will be deducted from your Self Invest transaction account. An ETF management fee also applies, which will be deducted from the ETF by the ETF manager before the return is declared.
As an asset class, ETFs are considered to be a high risk investment, however individual ETFs can carry a lower risk, such as one that invests in a diverse range of bonds. When you invest in ETFs, you need to be prepared to accept a level of volatility and the possibility of negative returns.
Find out more about the risks of Self Invest.
You should also check the provider's website for their ETF product's Target Market Determination before choosing the ETF in Self Invest.
The ETFs listed in the tables above have been selected based on the following criteria. Each ETF must have:
ETFs that no longer meet the ETF criteria at the time of review will be placed on the watch list below at our discretion.
To help you keep your super investments diversified, we set a maximum exposure limit on how much of your Self Invest balance you can invest in each particular ETF. There are currently a range of ETFs with a maximum exposure limit of 25% or 50%.
This approach benefits you as an investor because it identifies high quality ETF providers, with ETFs of significant scale, liquidity, and affordability.
1. The ETFs available through Self Invest could change from time to time.