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Use your super to invest in a wide range of Australian and international companies
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 more than 80 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
You can invest in ETFs with themes such as Global Cybersecurity, Global Robotics and Automation, and FANG+, as well as ETFs in other asset classes and ETFs that are more broadly diversified across markets.
Fees apply for investing your super in Self Invest, and are also charged when you buy and sell an ETF. The fees 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.
You can find out more in the Investment Choice Guide (pdf).
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.
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1. The ETFs available through Self Invest could change from time to time.
2. At the time of the last ETF review in July 2021, this ETF no longer met the ETF criteria detailed on this page, but will remain on the ETF list and also be included on our watch list from 1 July 2021.