How BT invests super

Investment returns are historical. Investment returns can move up or down and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Invest in experience

When it comes to investing, experience matters. Since 1969 BT has been helping Australians manage and grow their super.

Super is a valuable investment, and the choices you make for your super today can have a huge impact on your future retirement lifestyle.

We offer a range of super options to suit most needs – no matter if you are just starting out in the workforce or ready to hang up your work boots for good.

Hear from Corrin Collocott, our Chief Investment Officer, for insight into the experience and investment approach of BT Investment Solutions.

Our approach to sustainable investing

Sustainable investing (also referred to as responsible investing) is about taking a long-term view of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts of our investment decisions.

This means that when we’re making investment decisions on your behalf, we look at the long-term impact of those investments, and identify companies that are well positioned for the future. Investing sustainably also means we can choose to avoid those which may underperform or fail based on activities that could signal a risk or influence these companies to become more sustainable.

At BT we have been investing sustainably for many years, and we apply this approach to the BT MySuper Lifestage investment options. We have a public Responsible Investment Position Statement which tells you when and how we incorporate sustainability across our range of products and investment options. More information on our commitment to sustainability and community can be found here.

Learn more about sustainable investing

 

The BT Super and BT Super for Life Lifestage funds for members born in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s have returned between 25.10% and 25.63% over the 12 months to 30 June 2021*. While members born in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s saw strong but moderate returns with their funds protected from market volatility. 

Learn more about how your super has performed

Performance

25.1%

Returns for members 2000s
over the 12 months to 30 June 2021

Lifestage investment options

Our default Lifestage investment approach is designed to ensure your super can adapt as you move through different stages of your life – to help target higher returns when you’re younger, and reduce investment volatility as you get closer to retirement.

You simply leave the investing to us. We automatically adjust the mix of your super invested across growth and defensive investment assets throughout your working life so you can focus on saving for retirement – rather than how to invest.

How lifestage investing works

Lifestage investment option

Growth
Defensive
Choose your age:

This sliding tool depicts the allocations to growth and defensive assets of each of BT’s lifestage investment options. The allocations are accurate as at September 2021.

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Simple investment menu 

Our Simple investment menu features three investment options.

It is designed so that you can take a little more control of your super, while keeping it simple.


 

Full investment menu 

Our Full investment menu features a selection of investment options, offering access to a range of asset classes and risk profiles.

It is designed to give you even more control of your super, and the flexibility to choose investment options that are in line with your investment goals.

You can let us manage your super investment strategy with the ‘Lifestage’ investment option, or you choose how your super investment mix.
Our Lifestage super investing adapts as you move through stages of your life, with higher returns when you’re younger and reduced risk closer to retirement.
BT has a range of superannuation investment options, offering you flexibility and choice when personalising your super investment mix.


Things you should know

Information and investment figures accurate as at July 2021.

*Investment returns are historical. Investment returns can move up or down and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Lifestage investment option performance figures are calculated in accordance with the APRA reporting standards. All other investment option performance figures are calculated in accordance with the Financial Services Council (FSC) reporting standards. Total returns are calculated using withdrawal prices appropriate for the month end and take into account all fees and costs, including the $9.00 per month administration fee, and earnings tax up to a maximum of 15%. Additional costs apply and vary by investment option, such as Buy-sell spreads, which are incurred when you add, withdraw or change your investment options. For a list of all fees and costs please refer to the Fees and Costs section of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for details. Returns for TTR accounts may differ from those shown. 

Certain other fees such as Contribution fees or Withdrawal fees (if any) are not taken into account. Investment returns are historical. Investment returns can move up or down and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. Future performance is not guaranteed. Performance differences between the investment options and respective underlying funds exist due to factors such as valuation timing differences, differences in fees and charges, distributions (as cash may be retained for liquidity purposes) and higher cash holdings.   

This information has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on this information, consider its appropriateness, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.  

BT Funds Management Limited ABN 63 002 916 458, AFSL 233724, RSE L0001090 (BTFM) is the trustee and issuer of interests in BT Super and BT Super for Life which are part of Retirement Wrap ABN 39 827 542 991 RSE R1001327. A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) (and related disclosure documents) is available for BT Super and BT Super for Life and can be obtained by calling 132 135 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm (Sydney time), or visiting www.bt.com.au. You should obtain and consider the PDS before deciding whether to acquire, continue to hold or dispose of interests in BT.