Investment returns 2017

The chart says it all!

Last year’s investment returns were strong with positive returns for all NGS Super options. NGS Super’s Diversified (MySuper) investment option (the default option for Accumulation accounts) achieved a return of 11.76% for the year to 31 December 2017 net of all indirect fees – outperforming the median growth super option by almost 1%. The internal investment team, along with the Fund’s external consultant, have been working hard to achieve high risk-adjusted returns for members after taking into account the different long term return objectives of each individual investment option.

The ultimate responsibility for investment decisions lies with the Fund Directors who are guided by the recommendations of the Investment Committee which takes advice from both professional investment advisers and our own internal investment team.

The top performing Accumulation account investment option last year was International Shares which returned 18.82%* sparked by strong growth in the USA, China, Europe, as well as emerging markets around the world. All pre-mixed options had some benefit from this excellent return depending on their individual exposure to International Shares. Given the current environment of low interest rates, the Cash and Term Deposit return was 1.96%.

No doubt 2018 will present new challenges and opportunities and it is prudent to consider your current investment option choices in the light of your risk tolerance.

If you would like more information about investments including returns achieved for Income account investment options for pension members, check out the NGS Super website under Investments at*Past returns are not a reliable indicator of future returns.

(Important information: The information in this article is general information only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making a financial decision, please assess the appropriateness of the information to your individual circumstances, read the Produce Disclosure Statement for any product you may be thinking of acquiring and consider seeking personal advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Any opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of NGS Super.)
Bernard O’Connor
NGS Super