super performance

Want to see how our investment options have performed? The graph below shows our super performance based on net return for the investment option selected and an initial investment of $1,000.

 

 

Investment choices

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† Previously named Core Pool. Commenced 1 August 1987 | * Previously named Conservative Pool. Commenced 1 July 1995 | ^ Commenced 1 October 2020 | § Previously named Eco Pool. Commenced 1 February 2000 | ‡ Previously named Shares Plus. Commenced 1 July 1995 | + Previously named Cash; changed to include Term Deposits on 1 Oct 2020. Performance history before 1 October 2020 based on Cash. Commenced 1 July 2001 | Ø Previously named Property; changed to include Infrastructure on 1 Oct 2020. Performance history before 1 October 2020 based on Property. Commenced 1 July 2001 | ± Previously named Global bonds. Commenced 1 July 2001 | # Commenced 1 July 2001

Returns are net of investment fees, Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) and taxes. Rounding has been applied to the graph to the nearest dollar

sustainable growth top performing balanced investment option

Our Sustainable Growth option is Australia’s top performing balanced option, over the past year and the long term.

Financial year-to-date performance 

Subject to investment market movements, returns for the full financial year may be higher or lower than the returns for the financial year-to-date period.


Weekly performance 

The change in unit prices reflects changes in the value of the assets held by each investment option and is used to determine the weekly percentage investment return for each option. In times of poor investment performance, unit prices may fall and rates may therefore be negative.

Where a financial year end (i.e. 30 June) does not occur on a Tuesday (when we normally value assets), investment performance for part weeks will be displayed for both the last week of the financial year and the first week of the new financial year. 

HESTA applies returns on a weekly basis, and the rounding of formulae means that the investment performance figures over a longer period of time may not equal the sum of the weekly investment performance figures over the same period.


Historical performance results

In the long term, one of the most significant factors affecting your retirement benefit will be the investment performance after costs, fees and taxes are deducted. When you're looking at a super fund you should check what sort of performance the fund has achieved and whether you have a choice of investment options.

You should also examine the investment objectives of the fund or investment option you will be investing in, both to assess the level of risk involved and to establish whether they have been meeting their goals. However, remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.


Unit prices

From 4pm 21 October 2021, unit prices will be calculated at the close of business (COB) every business day* and applied to accounts two business days later on a continuous daily cycle. For example, the unit price calculated at COB on Monday will be applied to investment options (and your account) on Wednesday.

Please note, unit prices calculated Thursday will apply from the immediate Saturday and will continue to apply Sunday and Monday until Friday’s valuation is applied Tuesday.

*Weekends and weekdays that fall on a National public holiday and the Queen’s birthday (VIC/NSW) when the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is closed are non-business days.

Find out more about unit pricing
 

Initial change to unit pricing

HESTA changed from crediting rates to unit pricing in December 2016.

Investment performance figures for the week 30 November – 6 December 2016 is a combination of a crediting rate and unit prices that applied over that period.

Prior to the week 30 November – 6 December 2016, investment performance figures are the historical crediting rates. There are no unit prices for these prior periods. 

As of 21st October 2021, returns are presented daily

Financial year-to-date performance 

Subject to investment market movements, returns for the full financial year may be higher or lower than the returns for the financial year-to-date period.


Weekly performance 

The change in unit prices reflects changes in the value of the assets held by each investment option and is used to determine the weekly percentage investment return for each option. In times of poor investment performance, unit prices may fall and rates may therefore be negative.

Where a financial year end (i.e. 30 June) does not occur on a Tuesday (when we normally value assets), investment performance for part weeks will be displayed for both the last week of the financial year and the first week of the new financial year. 

HESTA applies returns on a weekly basis, and the rounding of formulae means that the investment performance figures over a longer period of time may not equal the sum of the weekly investment performance figures over the same period.


Historical performance results

In the long term, one of the most significant factors affecting your retirement benefit will be the investment performance after costs, fees and taxes are deducted. When you're looking at a super fund you should check what sort of performance the fund has achieved and whether you have a choice of investment options.

You should also examine the investment objectives of the fund or investment option you will be investing in, both to assess the level of risk involved and to establish whether they have been meeting their goals. However, remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.


Unit prices

From 4pm 21 October 2021, unit prices will be calculated at the close of business (COB) every business day* and applied to accounts two business days later on a continuous daily cycle. For example, the unit price calculated at COB on Monday will be applied to investment options (and your account) on Wednesday.

Please note, unit prices calculated Thursday will apply from the immediate Saturday and will continue to apply Sunday and Monday until Friday’s valuation is applied Tuesday.

*Weekends and weekdays that fall on a National public holiday and the Queen’s birthday (VIC/NSW) when the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is closed are non-business days.

Find out more about unit pricing
 

Initial change to unit pricing

HESTA changed from crediting rates to unit pricing in December 2016.

Investment performance figures for the week 30 November – 6 December 2016 is a combination of a crediting rate and unit prices that applied over that period.

Prior to the week 30 November – 6 December 2016, investment performance figures are the historical crediting rates. There are no unit prices for these prior periods. 

 

 

daily unit pricing

We’ve moved to daily unit pricing and daily investment switching, giving you a more up-to-date view of your investment option’s value.

 

 

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