These new options are indexed options. This means they invest in line with
the index that measures the performance of a certain type of investment,
such as the S&P/ASX 300 which is made up of 300 companies listed on the
Australian Securities Exchange. This means that an investment in an indexed
option will perform in line with the market return.
It's a bit different from the active management approach we use with
some of our other investment options - like the Core Strategy. Active
management means that we're always looking for ways to add investment
value over the long term. We do this by investing in different types of assets,
like property and infrastructure, by using specialist investment managers,
and by adjusting how we allocate funds to different asset classes depending
on what markets are doing now, and where we think they're heading.