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Performance & unit prices

Super performance & returns

as at 31 Dec 2021
1 month
3 month
6 month
1 year
3 year
5 year
10 year
Since inception
Defensive 0.0% -0.2% -0.2% -0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 1.2% 2.8%
Conservative 0.4% -0.1% 0.9% 2.4% 4.9% 4.3% 4.3% 4.1%
Balanced 1.3% 2.1% 5.2% 12.7% 12.4% 9.3% 9.0% 6.8%
Growth 1.5% 3.2% 6.6% 16.6% 13.7% 10.2% 10.4% 8.0%
Australian Shares 3.0% -0.6% 5.3% 13.9% 19.7% 13.4% 14.6% 10.7%
International Shares 1.5% 5.5% 9.7% 27.0% 17.8% 12.1% 13.0% 4.4%
High Growth 1.9% 3.5% 7.8% 20.8% 16.4% 11.7% 12.1% 10.0%

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.

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.

Super unit price

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.

Unit prices go up and down each day based on movements in the market value and as the unit prices change, so does the value of your investment. This means your super balance will be different each day.

Unit prices

Fund Buy Net asset value Sell Date Past prices
Balanced (accumulation) $4.4000 $4.3978 $4.3956 24 Jan 2022 Download price history
Conservative $1.5895 $1.5887 $1.5880 24 Jan 2022 Download price history
Australian Shares $9.8255 $9.8108 $9.7961 24 Jan 2022 Download price history
International Shares $1.8199 $1.8190 $1.8181 24 Jan 2022 Download price history
High Growth $2.8841 $2.8827 $2.8812 24 Jan 2022 Download price history
Defensive $1.8952 $1.8952 $1.8952 24 Jan 2022 Download price history
Growth $5.6941 $5.6912 $5.6884 24 Jan 2022 Download price history

How do I change my investment option?

You can change or switch your investment options at any time by logging into your account or giving us a call.

Generally, investment switch requests submitted online before 4.00pm (Sydney time) on a Business Day will be processed using that day’s unit price.  If the online investment switch is submitted after 4pm (or on a day other than a Business Day) the following Business Day’s unit price will be used. An exception to this process is if a pending transaction (such as a contribution) has been received but is yet to be processed. In this case, the pending transaction will be processed first and the investment switch will be processed within 2 business days after it was submitted online and will receive the unit price for the day it was processed, not the day it was submitted. 

What to consider before you change your investment options:

  1. Check our investment fees page before you make any changes as the investment options have different fee amounts
  2. Consider if you're comfortable with the amount of risk associated with your investment options.


How long does it take to calculate a unit price?

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 about how unit prices are calculated and used, please see our legal disclaimer.