We don’t believe in one size fits all. Your super is your money, but we also know figuring out where to invest it can be hard for some. That’s why we offer options to suit you. Take a look at our super investment options to help you decide which is best for you.

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LifeStage Tracker®

Not overly confident about managing your investments? No problem! The LifeStage Tracker option has a whole of life approach to investing your super and does all the hard work for you. 

For more information about our LifeStage Tracker® Investment option, please refer to our Product Disclosure StatementProduct Guide and Product Dashboard.

  • How does it work?

    When you join LifeStage Tracker, you’re allocated a ‘path’, based on the year of your birth. Each year, your path is automatically adjusted to help ensure your asset mix is in line with your life stage. The investments slowly shift from growth, or ‘higher-risk’ assets, to defensive or ‘lower-risk’ assets.

    When you’re younger, your path starts with a higher allocation of growth assets (growth 85% and defensive 15%). As you get older, your path will gradually be adjusted to reduce volatility in the years leading up to your retirement. This adjustment continues until you have an asset allocation of 45% growth and 55% defensive.

    Exposure in growth assets by age

    The graph shows the shift between growth and defensive assets as you get older.

  • How will your super will be invested based on your 'path'?

    To see more details on how your super will be invested, click on the year of birth that applies to you.

    Investment profile for anyone up to age 45*

    *Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019. The percentage of each asset class will change in line with the investment objectives based on your age.

    Target growth exposure range
    85%
    Investment objectives
    CPI + 3.50% p.a. over 7 years
    Risk level
    High
    It is estimated that there will be between 4 and 6 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.
    ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES (%)
    Australian shares 25-55
    International shares 25-55
    Real assets
    0-15
    Alternative assets 0-10
    Growth fixed interest
    0-10
    Defensive fixed interest & cash assets 0-30

     

    Investment profile for a 50 year old individual*

    *Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019. The percentage of each asset class will change in line with the investment objectives based on your age.

    Target growth exposure range
    85%
    Investment objectives
    CPI + 3.25% p.a. over a period of 7 years
    Risk level
    High
    It is estimated that there will be between 4 and 6 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.
    ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES (%)
    Australian shares 25-55
    International shares 25-55
    Real assets
    0-15
    Alternative assets 0-10
    Growth fixed interest
    0-10
    Defensive fixed interest & cash assets 5-35
    Investment profile for a 55 year old individual*

    *Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019. The percentage of each asset class will change in line with the investment objectives based on your age.

    Target growth exposure range
    75%
    Investment objectives
    CPI + 2.75% p.a. over a period of 6 years
    Risk level
    High
    It is estimated that there will be between 4 and 6 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.
    ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES (%)
    Australian shares 20-50
    International shares 20-50
    Real assets
    0-15
    Alternative assets 0-10
    Growth fixed interest
    0-10
    Defensive fixed interest & cash assets 10-40
    Investment profile for a 60 year old individual*

    *Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019. The percentage of each asset class will change in line with the investment objectives based on your age.

    Target growth exposure range
    65%
    Investment objectives
    CPI + 2.25% p.a. over a period of 5 years
    Risk level
    High
    It is estimated that there will be between 4 and 6 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.
    ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES (%)
    Australian shares 15-45
    International shares 15-45
    Real assets
    0-15
    Alternative assets 0-10
    Growth fixed interest
    0-10
    Defensive fixed interest & cash assets 20-50
    Investment profile for a 65 year old individual*

    *Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019. The percentage of each asset class will change in line with the investment objectives based on your age.

    Target growth exposure range
    55%
    Investment objectives
    CPI + 1.75% p.a over a period of 4 years
    Risk level
    High
    It is estimated that there will be between 4 and 6 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.
    ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES (%)
    Australian shares 10-40
    International shares 10-40
    Real assets
    0-15
    Alternative assets 0-10
    Growth fixed interest
    0-10
    Defensive fixed interest & cash assets 30-60
    Investment profile for a 70 year old individual*

    *Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019. The percentage of each asset class will change in line with the investment objectives based on your age.

    Target growth exposure range
    45%
    Investment objectives
    CPI + 1.5% p.a. over 4 years
    Risk level
    Medium to High
    It is estimated that there will be between 3 and 4 negative annual returns over any 20 year period.
    ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES (%)
    Australian shares 5-35
    International shares 5-35
    Real assets
    0-15
    Alternative assets 0-10
    Growth fixed interest
    0-10
    Defensive fixed interest & cash assets 40-70
  • Important Information: Updates coming to our Lifestage Tracker Investment Option

    The LifeStage Tracker investment option is an age path option based on the year of your birth. Each LifeStage Tracker age path aims to outperform the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by a certain percentage each year, for a certain time period.

    Looking ahead we believe economic growth will continue to remain slow with investment returns expected to be lower than recent years. For this reason, to ensure you are getting the best returns from 1 January 2020, to improve the probability of each LifeStage Tracker investment option meeting their investment objectives, we will be:

    • Increasing growth allocation by 5% for all LifeStage Tracker age paths.
    • Amending the investment objectives for a number of the LifeStage Tracker age paths.

    These changes are designed to improve investment outcomes for customers. Full details of the both of these changes are included in the Notice. You’ll find details of changes to your asset allocation under the ‘Asset Allocation Table’ in Schedule B.

    If you are a customer with Virgin Money Super and have questions regarding how these changes might affect your super please call the Customer Care Team on 1300 652 770

Choose your own investment mix

Choose your own investment mix

If you want to take more control of where your super is invested our selection of investment options gives you the ability to invest your money where you’re most comfortable. That way you can take more control of your future.

  • How does it work?

    There is no limit on the number of options you can select to be invested in. You can choose a single option, or a mix of options from any of our investment options listed below:

    • Indexed Australian Shares
    • Indexed International Shares
    • Australian Listed Property
    • Cash Option
    • Indexed Diversified Shares
    • Enhanced Indexed Growth
    • Enhanced Indexed Conservative Growth
  • What is the breakdown of each investment option?

    Investment objective

    This option invests mainly in Australian shares. The option takes an indexed investment approach. It is designed for customers who want exposure to growth assets and can tolerate a high level of risk cover over ten years.

    Benchmark growth allocation Risk level Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    100% High At least 10 years

    Investment objective

    This option invests mainly in global shares. International currency exposure is unhedged. The option takes an indexed investment approach. It is designed for customers who want exposure to growth assets and can tolerate a high level of risk over 10 years.

    Benchmark growth allocation Risk level Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    100% High At least 10 years

    Investment objective

    This option invests mainly in Australian listed property. It is designed for customers who want exposure to growth assets and can tolerate a high level of risk over 10 years.

    Benchmark growth allocation Risk level Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    100% Very High At least 10 years

    Investment objective

    To maintain the invested capital and to achieve a return above that available on bank bills as measured by the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index on an annual basis. It is designed for customers who want no exposure to growth assets and can tolerate a very low level of risk over one year or less.

    Benchmark growth allocation Risk level Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    0% Very low 1 year or less

    Investment objective

    This option invests mainly in Australian and international shares. International currency exposure may be hedged. The option takes an indexed investment approach. It is designed of customers who want exposure to growth assets and can tolerate a high level of risk over ten years.

    Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019.

    Benchmark growth allocation
    100%
    Risk level
    High
    Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    At least 10 years

    Investment objective

    This option invests across most asset classes but mainly in growth assets. The option predominantly takes an indexed investment approach, but with a small amount of active management. It is designed for customers who want exposure to mainly growth assets an can tolerate a high level of risk over 5 years. The option aims to achieve a return of CPI + 3% (after tax and investment fees) per annum over a rolling 5 year period.

    Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019.

    Benchmark growth allocation
    70%
    Risk level
    High
    Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    At least 5 years

    Investment objective

    This option invests across most asset classes but mainly in defensive assets. The option predominantly takes an index investment approach, but with a small amount of active management. It is designed for customer who want exposure to mainly defensive assets and can tolerate a low to medium level of risk over 3 years. The option aims to achieve a return of CPI + 1.5% (after tax and investment fees) per annum over a rolling 3 year period.

    Investment Mix shown is as at 30 June 2019.

    Benchmark growth allocation
    30%
    Risk level
    Medium
    Minimum suggested investment timeframe
    At least 3 years
  • Important Information: Updates coming to our Choice Investment Options

    Looking ahead, we believe economic growth will continue to be slow with investment returns generally expected to be lower than in recent years, particularly with respect to defensive investments such as fixed interest investments, which are sensitive to the low interest rate environment.

    For this reason, to enhance the probability of the Enhanced Index Growth and Enhanced Index Conservative Growth investment options meeting their investment objectives, effective from 1 January 2020 we will be Increasing the growth allocation by 5%.

    These changes are designed to improve investment outcomes for customers. Full details of the both of these changes are included in the Notice. You’ll find details of changes to your asset allocation under the ‘Asset Allocation Table’ in Schedule B.

    If you are a customer with Virgin Money Super and have questions regarding how these changes might affect your super please call the Customer Care Team on 1300 652 770

Changing investment options

Switching your investment options is easy

Your investment options are all managed via your online account, so you can truly manage your money for your future. Change your investment mix as often as you like, at any time, for no extra cost.

Want help investing your money?

Get simple super advice from qualified financial advisers via our specialist helpline advice service at no additional cost to you. Our helpline advice team can help you make key decisions about your superannuation, including:

  • Rollovers and consolidation
  • Investment choice selections
  • Nominating an appropriate regular super contribution versus paying down debt
  • Co-contributions
  • Spouse contribution splitting
  • Selection of insured benefit levels
  • Salary sacrifice and additional voluntary contributions

Our advisers will prepare you a written statement of advice and send it to you as part of our service. We can even help you put that advice into action on the spot.

Are you an existing customer? Call us on 1300 652 770 for your free advice.