Investment update March 2019 quarter
With Brendan Casey, Rest’s General Manager, Investments

Rest’s Core Strategy ended the first quarter of the year on a strong note, with gains of +5.34% and +5.07% for the respective three and twelve months ending 31 March 2019.

A sharp rebound in overseas and Australian shares were a key driver of these impressive returns, while steady returns from our bonds, unlisted property and infrastructure holdings, provided additional diversification benefits.

Over the long term, Core Strategy’s performance has also remained solid, returning +9.12% per annum over the 10 years to end March. This is well above its investment objective of CPI + 3% per year over the longer term, meaning members' retirement savings have been growing faster than the cost of living increases.

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Rest performance results to 31 March 2019*

Superannuation - Core Strategy option
3 month (%) 1 Year (%) 10 Year (%pa)
5.34 5.07 9.12
Balanced option (REST Pension)*
3 month (%) 1 Year (%) 10 Year (%pa)
4.99 4.32 8.63

Rest super performance results to 31 March 2019*

Rest pension performance results to 31 March 2019*

This material is current as at March 2019 but may be subject to change. This information doesn’t take into account your circumstances. So, before acting on it, you should consider whether it is appropriate for you. Before making a decision about your super, please read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement at or call 1300 300 778. Rest has no relationships that might influence our advice to you. Rest does not pay or receive commissions. This information is provided by the issuer, Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd ABN 39 001 987 739, AFSL 240003 as trustee of Rest (Retail Employees Superannuation Trust ABN 62 653 671 394).


* Returns are net of investment fees and tax, except Pension which is untaxed. Three month returns are not annualised returns. Returns for the ten year period are annualised returns. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. For more investment information including the latest investment returns visit