Our Direct Investment option offers eligible members much more control and freedom over their super savings than ever before.
If you have ever wanted to pick which shares you’re invested in, been attracted by term deposits, or wanted to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the Direct Investment option may be just what you’re looking for.
The Direct Investment Guide outlines the product features and things to consider that will help you manage your super investment.
Changes to Direct Investment platform
In February 2019, the Direct Investment platform will be switched to a new provider. Please read the Significant Event Notice for details on the changes.
Please note, from Tuesday, 18 December 2018 you will no longer be able to invest in new term deposits. Existing term deposits are not affected.
You will still be able to invest in ASX200 shares and ETFs until 24 January 2019.
There will be a short hold on changes/investments via the Direct Investment platform after this date, and from early February 2019 you will be able to resume investing in ASX200 shares, ETFs and new term deposits.
Who can invest?
To be eligible to invest in the Direct Investment option, you must have a minimum of $10,000 in your Media Super account.
A maximum of 90% of your total Media Super account balance can be invested in the Direct Investment option, subject to a minimum balance of $2,000 remaining in one or more of Media Super’s other investment options.
As the Direct Investment option is administered wholly online, you must provide your email address when registering. Please also read the terms and conditions, which are published in your online Media Super account area.
About Direct Investment
You can choose from ASX300 listed shares, ETFs or term deposits. These types of assets are capable of supporting a range of return objectives, from conservative to aggressive, so that you can set a risk and return objective appropriate for your situation.
You can compare the risk and return objectives of each type of asset, or review all of Media Super’s investment options, by reading the Investment Guide, Direct Investment Guide and Pension Guide PDS.
Term deposits – currently unavailable
As noted above, from 18 December 2018 you will no longer be able to invest in new term deposits.
From early February 2019 you will again be able to invest in new term deposits.
Existing term deposits are not affected.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) available
The following ETFs are currently available within Direct Investment.
|BetaShares Australian High Interest||AAA|
|BetaShares Agriculture ETF||QAG|
|BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF (A$ Hedged)||QAU|
|ETFS Physical PM Basket (AU) ETC||ETPMPM|
|iShares FTSE China 25 (AU)||IZZ|
|iShares MSCI EAFE (AU)||IVE|
|iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (AU)||IEM|
|iShares S&P Asia 50 (AU)||IAA|
|iShares S&P Europe 350 (AU)||IEU|
|iShares S&P Global 100 (AU)||IOO|
|iShares UBS Composite Bond||IAF|
|iShares UBS Treasury Index||IGB|
|Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond||RCB|
|Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF||RSM|
|SPDR MSCI Australia Sel High Div Yld Fd||SYI|
|SPDRS&P World ex Australia (Hedged) ETF||WXHG|
|Vanguard All-World Ex US Shares (AU) ETF||VEU|
|Vanguard Australian Prop Secs Index ETF||VAP|
|Vanguard MSCI Aust Small Comp Index ETF||VSO|
|Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index||VGB|
Cash transaction account (CTA)
The CTA is a holding account used to transfer money between the Direct Investment option and your other Media Super investment options. Your CTA must have a minimum balance of $500.
The current interest rate on the CTA is 0.50%.
For more detailed information on the Direct Investment option, read the Direct Investment Guide.
Eligible members can access the Direct Investment option through their Media Super online account by making an investment switch to Direct Investment.