Pension performance and returns

As at 28 Feb 2021 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year p.a. 3 year p.a. 5 year p.a. 10 year p.a. Since inception p.a.
Defensive 0.00% -0.10% 0.00% 0.10% 0.70% 1.00% 1.90% 3.50%
Conservative -2.10% -2.40% 0.40% 0.00% 4.40% 4.30% 4.20% 4.10%
Balanced -0.90% -0.60% 5.30% 5.60% 7.40% 7.70% 7.20% 6.70%
Growth 0.10% 0.50% 8.80% 6.90% 8.80% 9.70% 8.60% 7.50%
Australian Shares -0.30% 2.40% 21.20% 25.80% 14.90% 15.10% 12.90% 11.20%
International Shares 2.00% 1.50% 8.70% 4.90% 9.30% 10.40% 7.70% 2.40%

If you are a Transition To Retirement (TTR) member, please see the Super returns page for the returns applicable to your account*

*For investment performance of TTR accounts before 1 July 2017, refer to the Pension returns page.  For performance after 1 July 2017, refer to the Super returns page.

Figures showing a period of less than one year have not been adjusted to show an annual total return. Figures for periods of greater than one year are on a per annum compound basis.

Return of capital and the performance of your investment in the fund are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Total returns are calculated:

  • Using the exit price.
  • Net of administration and investment management fees, taxes and other costs.
  • The standard calculations are based on a member with an account balance of $50,000, which will not be relevant to all members.
  • The standard calculations do not allow, for example, for the effect of contributions to your account, insurance fees or various other matters.
  • Performance figures relating to unit prices between 1 July 2011 and 31 December 2016 have been restated following the remediation of a unit pricing error.

Unit prices - Pensions

Fund Buy Net asset value Sell Date Past prices
Balanced Pension $4.1588 $4.1567 $4.1546 03 Mar 2021 Download price history
Conservative Pension $1.5762 $1.5754 $1.5746 03 Mar 2021 Download price history
Australian Shares Pension $10.0166 $9.9966 $9.9766 03 Mar 2021 Download price history
International Shares Pension $1.3936 $1.3929 $1.3922 03 Mar 2021 Download price history
Growth Pension $4.8457 $4.8433 $4.8408 03 Mar 2021 Download price history
Defensive Pension $2.1337 $2.1337 $2.1337 03 Mar 2021 Download price history
If you are a Transition To Retirement (TTR) member, please see the Super unit price page for the unit prices applicable to your account.

When you invest in an Australian Ethical Super investment option, your money buys a number of units. The unit price is the dollar value of each unit in the investment option on the specified date. Unit prices are calculated by dividing the net value of the investment option’s assets by the number of units issued.

On 12 December 2017, we moved from weekly to daily unit pricing which means unit prices go up and down each day based on movements in the market value. As the unit price changes, so does the value of your investment which means your super balance will be different each day.

You can change or switch your investment options at any time by logging into your account or giving us a call. We apply the unit price for the day your request is received, as long as it’s before 4pm (AEST/AEDT) on a business day.

It takes up to two business days to calculate the unit price. During these two days, we calculate the value of all the assets we invest in and the number of units on issue, which is affected by contributions and withdrawals. We need these valuations to accurately calculate the unit price for any of our investment options.

To find out more on how unit prices are calculated and used, see our legal disclaimer.

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