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Important Changes at Rest

Rest takes our responsibility to keep our members informed about any important changes or significant events to the Fund seriously.  This page provides further detail on our recent changes, for your information

Important changes:


Changes in asset allocation for Rest’s Investment options effective 30 September 2017

The benchmark asset allocations for Rest’s investment options are reviewed annually.  This means that we review the mix of asset classes for each investment option with the aim of better achieving the investment return objectives.

New benchmark asset allocations for Capital Stable, Balanced, Diversified, High Growth and Core Strategy investment options will be effective 30 September 2017 and are shown in the table below.

These asset allocation changes included:

  • decreased allocation to Australian and Overseas shares
  • decreased allocation to Property
  • increased allocation to Cash (Diversified and Core Strategy)
  • increased allocation to Growth Alternatives.

Changes to benchmark asset allocations (figures in %)


 
Asset Classes Capital Stable Balanced Diversified High Growth Core Strategy
Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New
Australian Shares 8 8 14 13 21 19 26 24 19 17
Overseas Shares 12 11 21 18 30 25 38 32 29 23
Property 5 5 7 6 9 8 10 9 11 9
Infrastructure 4 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 6 8
Growth Alternatives 9 10 10 14 11 17 12 20 13 19
Total Growth Assets 38 38 57 57 78 77 93 93 78 76
Defensive Alternatives 14 14 13 13 9 9 7 7 10 10
Bonds 16 16 10 10 7 7 - - 6 6
Cash Securities 32 32 20 20 6 7 - - 6 8
Total Defensive Assets 62 62 43 43 22 23 7 7 22 24

For the above investment options other than Core Strategy:

  • the allocation to individual asset classes may vary by +/-5% from the benchmark allocation shown, but not below 0% or more than 100% for an individual asset class;
  • where an option does not have a benchmark allocation to Cash Securities, an allocation of up to 5% may be introduced; and
  • the overall allocation to growth assets and defensive assets may vary by +/- 10% from the allocation shown.
 

Return objective for Cash Plus option amended

The return objective for the Cash Plus option will be amended from 30 September 2017 to be measured on a pre-tax basis. The change will bring the return objective in line with those for all the other options which are currently being measured on a pre-tax basis.  From 30 September 2017, the return objective of the Cash Plus option will be:

 

  •  Outperform the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index (before tax and after fees) over the short-term (rolling 2-year period).


 

 

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