Rest's investments in Australian Shares

The Rest Australian Shares investment option invests in shares of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Shares represent ownership in companies with investment returns in the form of growth in share prices and dividends.

Investing in the Australian share market can provide exposure to a wide range of Australian companies operating across a number of different industries.
Rest members can gain exposure to Australian shares either via the Australian Shares option and/or via a structured option such as the Core Strategy that includes an allocation to Australian shares.

Australian Shares

The table below lists the top 50 Australian listed companies held by Rest:

Security Name % of Australian Shares asset class
1 BHP Group Ltd 6.5
2 Commonwealth Bank of Australia 5.9
3 National Australia Bank Limited 4.9
4 CSL Limited 4.5
5 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 3.9
6 Westpac Banking Corporation 3.5
7 Woolworths Group Ltd 2.9
8 Telstra Corporation Limited 2.6
9 Macquarie Group Limited 2.2
10 Wesfarmers Limited 2.1
11 Aristocrat Leisure Limited 1.6
12 QBE Insurance Group Limited 1.6
13 Brambles Limited 1.4
14 Santos Limited 1.4
15 James Hardie Industries PLC 1.2
16 Incitec Pivot Limited 1.2
17 Oil Search Limited 1.1
18 OZ Minerals Limited 1.1
19 South32 Ltd 1.1
20 Qantas Airways Limited 1.0
21 Woodside Petroleum Ltd 1.0
22 Lendlease Group 1.0
23 Sims Ltd 1.0
24 Amcor 1.0
25 Rio Tinto Limited 1.0
26 Bluescope Steel Limited 0.9
27 Orica Limited 0.9
28 Seek Limited 0.8
29 Newcrest Mining Limited 0.8
30 Qube Holdings Ltd 0.8
31 Northern Star Resources Ltd 0.8
32 Ramsay Health Care Limited 0.8
33 Virgin Money 0.8
34 Computershare Limited 0.8
35 Alumina Limited 0.7
36 Transurban Group Ltd 0.7
37 Goodman Group 0.7
38 Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd 0.7
39 Metcash Limited 0.7
40 IGO Limited 0.6
41 Downer EDI Limited 0.6
42 Reece Limited 0.6
43 Coles Group Ltd 0.6
44 Insurance Australia Group Limited 0.6
45 Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 0.6
46 Medibank Private Ltd 0.6
47 Ampol Limited 0.6
48 Mineral Resources Limited 0.5
49 EML Payments Ltd 0.5
50 Afterpay Limited 0.5

As at 31 March 2021

Our investment managers for each asset class are listed in the How We Invest section of our website.

Across industries

Investing in Australian shares provides access to a wide range of industries to diversify sources of return and reduce risk to a single industry.

As at 31 March 2021