Income Stream investment options

Thinking of retiring? We offer 10 flexible Income Stream investment options which can pay you a regular income before and during your retirement.


choose from one of our diversified investment options 

 

Whether you're a new or an experienced investor, we've made it easy to select an investment strategy to help fund the retirement lifestyle you deserve. 

If you don't make an investment choice when you join, you'll automatically be invested in the HESTA Income Stream Ready-Made Investment Strategy. It's made up of a mix of the Balance and Defensive investment options.

For more information please see
HESTA Income Stream Ready-Made Investment Strategy.

 

 

Balanced

Investment objective

Medium-term (5 years) CPI + 2.75%
Long-term (10 years) CPI + 4.0%

Balanced aims to produce a return of 4.0% above CPI over the long term. Returns may vary substantially from year-to-year and this option may occasionally produce a negative return.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

Assertive

 

Strategy

Balanced invests in a diversified mix of asset classes, with 63.0% invested in growth style assets, including listed shares and the remainder invested in defensive style assets, like cash, defensive property and global debt. Infrastructure assets provide a mix of both growth and defensive characteristics. The inclusion of infrastructure should give Balanced a lower risk profile than if the growth assets were all listed shares.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

3 to less than 4

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

5 to 7 years

 

 

 

Defensive

Investment objective

Medium-term (5 years) CPI + 1.0%
Long-term (10 years) CPI + 2.0%

Defensive aims to produce a return of 2.0% above CPI over the long term. Negative returns can occur, but generally occur very infrequently.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

Defensive

 

Strategy

Defensive invests in a diversified mix of asset classes, with 18.0% invested in growth style assets, like listed shares and 82.0% invested in defensive style assets, like cash, term deposits, defensive property and global debt. Infrastructure assets provide a mix of both growth and defensive characteristics. The diversification and defensive asset bias of this option means that it has a lower risk profile than Conservative, while its exposure to some growth assets should provide a small amount of protection against inflation.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

Less than 0.5

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

1 to 3 years

 

 

 

Conservative

Investment objective

Medium-term (5 years) CPI + 1.5%
Long-term (10 years) CPI + 2.5%

Conservative aims to produce a return of 2.5% above CPI over the long term. There may be some year-to-year variation in returns, with negative returns occurring infrequently.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

Moderate

 

Strategy

Conservative invests in a diversified mix of asset classes, with 33.0% invested in growth style assets like listed shares, and approximately 67.0% invested in defensive style assets including cash, term deposits, defensive property and global debt. Infrastructure assets provide a mix of both growth and defensive characteristics. The diversification and defensive asset bias of this option means that it has a lower risk profile than either the Balanced or Active options, while its exposure to some growth assets should provide some protection against inflation.  

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

1 to less than 2

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

3 to 5 years

 

 

 

Eco

Investment objective

Medium-term (5 years) CPI + 3.0%
Long-term (10 years) CPI + 4.0% 

Eco aims to optimise long-term returns while investing in companies that demonstrate best practice sustainability performance within their industry sector, relative to their peers. This option may produce negative returns quite frequently due to its high allocation of listed shares.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

Aggressive

 

Strategy

Eco invests in companies with the best combination of financial, environmental, social and governance performance as assessed by our managers. Companies which are specifically excluded from Eco are those with uranium mining operations. Those that manufacture tobacco products and certain companies with exposure to thermal coal are also excluded. The property investment is appropriately green rated. The Alternative Growth investments are in Cleantech. 

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

4 to less than 6

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

7 to 10 years

 

 

 

Active

Investment objective

Medium-term (5 years) CPI + 4.0%
Long-term (10 years) CPI + 4.5%

Active aims to produce a return of 4.5% above CPI over the long term. This option may vary substantially year-to-year and produce a negative return quite frequently.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

Aggressive

 

Strategy

Active offers a diversified asset portfolio, investing predominantly in growth style assets like listed shares, while maintaining a balance of defensive assets like defensive property and cash. In addition, infrastructure assets are included, which provide a mix of both growth and defensive characteristics. The diversification of asset classes means this option has a lower risk profile than an investment in shares alone.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

4 to less than 6

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

7 to 10 years

 

 

 

design your own portfolio

 

While sector-specific investment options don't offer the same level of asset class diversification as the diversified options, they've been designed to provide targeted exposure to specific asset classes.

 

Cash

Investment objective

To earn a return before tax and after the Indirect Cost Ratio equivalent to or higher than the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate.

Cash aims to produce an annual return equivalent to or higher than the RBA Cash Rate. It is the most conservative of the HESTA Income Stream investment options.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

This option may suit an investor seeking to create their own diversified portfolio, who would like to include cash and cash products.

 

Strategy

Cash is primarily invested in at-call bank deposits, along with an allocation to short-term (less than 12 months) term deposits with highly rated banks. It may include a small allocation to other cash investments.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

Less than 0.5

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

<1 year

 

 

Term Deposits

Investment objective

To earn a return before tax and after the Indirect Cost Ratio equivalent to or higher than the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index.

Term Deposits aims to produce a return equivalent or higher than the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index, a benchmark tracking the performance of bank bills of equal face value, each with a maturity seven days apart. Term Deposits are more conservative than most other HESTA Income Stream investment options, with the exception of Cash.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

This option may suit an investor seeking to create their own diversified portfolio, who would like to include term deposits.

 

Strategy

Term Deposits has 90.0% invested in Australian bank term deposits and 10.0% invested in cash. It is likely to invest in term deposits with terms of greater than one year (unlike the Cash investment option). The Trustee will seek to invest in a diversified range of term deposits to enable flexibility to achieve the highest rates possible while managing reinvestment risk.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

0.5 to less than 1

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

<1 year

 

 

Property

Investment objective

To earn a return before tax and after the indirect cost ratio equivalent to or higher than CPI + 4.0%.

Property aims to produce a long-term return of 4% above CPI. It is less conservative than Cash or Term Deposits because it has a higher possibility of producing a negative return from time to time.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

This option may suit an investor seeking to create their own diversified portfolio, who would like to include property.

 

Strategy

Property is invested primarily in unlisted property and property debt with a 15.0% holding in cash products. The primary characteristic of the unlisted property will be that rental income is expected to generate the majority of the returns, not capital growth.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

3 to less than 4

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

3 to 5 years

 

 

Australian Shares

Investment objective

To earn a return, after adjusting for tax credits and after the Indirect Cost Ratio, which is higher than the return from the combination of:

  • 95% S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index
  • 5.0% RBA Cash Rate.

Australian Shares aims for a long-term return of above the Standard and Poor’s (S&P)/Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) 300 Accumulation Index. This benchmark includes up to 300 of Australia’s largest securities by float-adjusted market capitalisation. The index has large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap shares and covers more than 80% of Australian equities market capitalisation. Australian Shares aims to produce long-term returns primarily from capital gains, but carries the risk of negative returns quite frequently.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

This option may suit an investor seeking to create their own diversified portfolio, who would like to include Australian shares.

 

Strategy

Australian Shares option is invested primarily in listed Australian shares. It will have a strategic overweighting to smaller companies, compared to its benchmark. It may at times hold a small percentage of its assets in shares of companies not listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. It may include managers who also short sell shares.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

6 or greater

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

7 to 10 years

 

 

International Shares

Investment objective

To earn a return, before tax and after the Indirect Cost Ratio, which is higher than the return from the combination of:

  • 47.5% MSCI All Countries World ex Aust Index in $A Net Dividends Reinvested Unhedged
  • 47.5% MSCI All Countries World ex Aust Index in $A Net Dividends Reinvested Hedged
  • 5.0% RBA Cash Rate.

This investment objective reflects the strategic asset allocation of International Shares and strategic currency overlay program policy, outlining the management of currency exposure for international share investments. The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) All Countries World Index (excluding Australia) tracks large and mid-cap shares from developed and emerging market countries. International Shares aims to produce a long- term return primarily from capital gains but carries the risk of producing negative returns quite frequently.

 

Type of investor this option may suit

This option may suit an investor seeking to create their own diversified portfolio, who would like to include international shares.

 

Strategy

International Shares is invested primarily in listed international shares. It will have a strategic overweighting to emerging market companies. The currency exposures in International Shares are managed under HESTA’s active currency overlay program policy. It may include managers who also short sell shares.

 

Probable number of negative annual returns over 20 years

4 to less than 6

 

Suggested minimum investment timeframe

7 to 10 years

 

 

Information as at 12 December 2016.

 

 

HESTA Income Stream investment managers

 as at 1 May 2017

 

We engage a range of professional fund managers to invest members’ money according to specific objectives and strategies. See our full list below.

We have the discretion to change managers at any time in accordance with its investment strategies.

 

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
AMP Bank Limited 15 081 596 009
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited    11 068 049 178
Bank of Queensland Limited     32 009 656 740
Commonwealth Bank of Australia   48 123 123 124
IMB Ltd     92 087 651 974
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.     43 074 112 011
Members Equity Bank Pty Limited     56 070 887 679
National Australia Bank Limited     12 004 044 937
Rabobank Australia Limited     50 001 621 129
Rural Bank Limited     74 083 938 416
State Street Global Advisors, Australia, Limited     42 003 914 225
St George Bank - A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation
33 007 457 141
Westpac Banking Corporation     33 007 457 141

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
AMP Bank Limited 15 081 596 009
Australian and New Zealand Banking Group 11 005 357 522
Bank of Queensland Limited 32 009 656 740
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited 11 068 049 178
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 48 123 123 124
IMB Ltd 92 087 651 974
Members Equity Bank Pty Limited 56 070 887 679
National Australia Bank Limited 12 004 044 937
Rabobank Australia Limited 50 001 621 129
St George Bank - A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation
33 007 457 141

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
Barings n/a
BlackRock Asset Management (Australia) Limited 13 006 165 975
BT Investment Management (Institutional) Limited  17 126 390 627
Challenger Management Services Limited 29 092 382 842
Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd 67 107 247 727
PIMCO Australia Pty Limited 54 084 280 508
Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. n/a
Westbourne Credit Management Limited 27 131 843 144

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited 16 149 681 390
ISPT Pty Ltd 28 064 041 283

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership n/a
Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited n/a
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 13 006 165 975
Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Limited 64 003 114 832
Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC n/a
Generation Investment Management LLP n/a
Hexavest Inc n/a
Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd 67 107 247 727
Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co 13 064 523 619
Martin Currie Investment Management Limited 83 131 134 613
Robeco Hong Kong Limited 50 436 122 863
Russell Investment Management Limited 53 068 338 974
RWC Asset Management LLP n/a
Sanders Capital LLC n/a
Somerset Capital Management n/a
Stewart Investors 89 114 194 311

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
BT Investment Management (Institutional) Limited 17 126 390 627
Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Limited 64 003 114 832
Cooper Investors Pty Limited 26 100 409 890
Ellerston Capital Limited 34 110 397 674
Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd 67 107 247 727
Invesco Australia Limited 48 001 693 232
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited 73 001 208 564
Northcape Capital Pty Ltd 53 106 390 247
Plato Investment Management 77 120 730 136
Renaissance Smaller Companies Pty Ltd 88 103 874 102
Yarra Funds Management Limited 63 005 885 567

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd 67 107 247 727

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
Generation Investment Management Limited n/a
Stafford Fund Nominees Pty Ltd 21 113 939 325
Stafford Private Equity Pty Ltd 31 094 669 940 
Stafford Private Equity Inc  n/a 

 

Investment Manager Investment Manager ABN
(if available)
Lee Overlay Partners Limited n/a
ME Portfolio Management Limited 79 005 964 134
Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc n/a
Pareto Investment Management Limited n/a

 

 

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