If you are a medium to long-term investor and want exposure to assets that will potentially give you higher returns, Balanced may be suitable for you. Just remember that you need to be prepared to accept that this option could experience negative returns over the short term.


CPI + 3.5% p.a.

To achieve a return of CPI + 3.5% p.a. after fees and tax, measured over rolling 10-year periods.


5 years

Suited to investors with an investment timeframe of more than five years.

Total fee1

1.09% p.a.

Total fee includes administration fees (0.18%), investment fees and indirect cost ratio.
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Investors should be aware that a negative annual return is expected between two and three times in every 20 years.

Medium risk

Read more about the standard risk measure.

Account 3 months2 1 year2 3 years p.a.2 5 years p.a.2 7 years p.a.2 10 years p.a.2
Accumulation 3.12% 10.67% 8.30% 9.73% 8.99% 6.14%


11.92% 9.07% 10.66% 9.99% 6.91%
Asset allocation3 Ranges4
13.8% 0 - 25%
Fixed interest5 23.5% 5 - 35%
Real estate 7.8% 0 - 20%
Equities* 34.7% 25 - 55%
Infrastructure 13.5% 0 - 20%
Commodities 1.0% 0 - 15%
Alternative assets 6.0% 0 - 25%

* Equities includes Australian Shares (7.9%), International Shares (22.6%) and Private Equity (4.2%).

Australian shareholdings

Top ten Australian shares by value.

# Stock
1 Commonwealth Bank of Australia
2 BHP Billiton Limited
3 Westpac Banking Corporation
4 ANZ Banking Group Limited
5 National Australia Bank Limited
6 CSL Limited
7 Wesfarmers Limited
8 Telstra Corporation Limited
9 Woodside Petroleum Limited
10 Transurban Group

The Australian shares portfolio is managed by the following investment managers:

International shareholdings

Top ten international shares by value.

# Stock
1 Samsung Electronics
2 Taiwan Semiconductor MFG
3 Dominion Energy
4 McDonalds Corporate
5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
6 McCormick & Company
7 America Movil
8 Kellogg Company
9 Fresenius Medical Care
10 Novo Nordisk

The International shares portfolio is managed by the following investment managers:

1.The investment fee figure and indirect cost ratio are based on the actual fees and costs for the year ended 30 June 2017 and may differ from future fees and costs. In addition, the administration fee of 0.18% p.a. (from 30 Sept 2017) and other applicable fees are deducted daily from the unit price before the unit price is declared.
2. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For periods of one year or less, the return is net of fees and tax. For periods greater than one year, the return is a compound annualised return, net of fees and tax.
3. These figures have been rounded for member reporting.
4. QSuper has the flexibility to invest within these predetermined ranges.
5. In the Lifetime option and Diversified options these assets provide diversification, a hedge against inflation and target yield enhancement. This asset class is also referred to as bonds.
6. Balanced is the default option for the Income account.