This option is suitable for short to medium-term investors looking for steady returns. You’ll need to accept some small to moderate fluctuations in the value of your investment in the short term.


To match the return of a 40% Australian and 60% International Diversified Bond Index (hedged in $AUD) after fees and tax.


3 years

Suited to investors with an investment timeframe of more than 3 years.

Investment fee1

0.26% p.a.

Investment base 0.15% p.a. and an investment performance 0.11% p.a. Total investment fee 0.26% p.a. More details on fees

Investors should be aware that a negative return is expected between 0.5 and once in every 20 years.

Low 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 1.18% 2.39% 4.09% 5.04% 5.39% 6.30%
Income 1.38% 2.76% 4.72% 5.85% 6.29% 6.72%
Asset allocation Ranges
0% 0 - 10%
Fixed interest4 100% 90 - 100%

Fund managers

The fund's investments are managed by QIC and invested in the QIC Diversified Fixed Interest Fund.

Geographic breakdown
The geographic breakdown of the QIC Diversified Fixed Interest Fund was:

Region %
Australia 62.1%
US 14.7%
Europe 13.8%
Asia 5.9%
Other 3.5%

The composition of the QIC Diversified Fixed Interest Fund was:

Asset type %
Securitised 7.2%
Semi-Government 18.5%
Sovereign 20.4%
Cash (Liquidity) 7.9%
Corporate 29.1%
Other 16.8%

1. This is the estimated investment fee for the 2016/2017 financial year as at 1 July 2016, and this may differ from the future fee. Both the investment fee and an administration fee of 0.20% are deducted daily from the unit price before the unit price is declared. You may be charged additional fees for insurance and other services, but you’ll find all the information in the Product Disclosure Statement for the Accumulation Account and Income Account.
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. The option is generally fully invested in a single asset class, however, it may be appropriate to hold up to 10% in cash to accommodate market changes and timing of transactions.
4. Fixed interest is defined as any interest bearing security or equivalent derivative instrument. The fixed interest asset class is managed by QIC and invested in the QIC Diversified Fixed Interest Fund. The asset allocation within the QIC Diversified Fixed Interest Fund includes an allocation to cash that is at the discretion of QIC and as such may vary from time to time. QIC's allocation to cash is captured in the fixed interest asset allocation range of 90%-100%.