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Conservative Balanced Indexed is a low-cost diversified option. It has a target split of 57% growth assets and 43% defensive assets. Apart from cash, the asset classes within this option are passively managed.   

This option is only available to members with a Retirement Income account.

Why you’d invest

This might be a suitable option if you:

  • are seeking a balance between capital stability and capital growth via a low-cost investment option
  • can accept some short-term fluctuations, including years when returns are negative
  • are prepared to stay invested in the option for 5 years or longer.

Understanding passive management

Passive managers choose investments to form a portfolio that closely tracks a benchmark. A benchmark is a hypothetical portfolio of investment holdings. It represents a segment of a particular financial market. A benchmark (also known as an index) tracks the performance of a selected group of investments such as shares or bonds.  Passive managers are sometimes known as index managers. They usually charge lower fees.

Note: Returns at market extremes will generally be greater (positive and negative) for the Indexed options compared to the equivalent Core and Socially Conscious options. This is because the Indexed style is less diversified (by asset class, investment style and managers).

Account type

Investment Objective

CPI + 2.75% p.a.

(after fees, costs and tax) over rolling 10-year periods.


5 years

Suited to investors who are prepared to invest in this option for 5 or more years. 

Risk Level

6 - High

The estimated number of negative annual returns over any 20-year period is 4-6 times.

This is based on the Standard Risk Measure.

Cost of product for $50,000 account balance1


Calculation of the fees and costs that can affect your super investment over a 1-year period.

Learn more about our fees and costs

1The cost of product assumes a balance of $50,000. It includes administration fees. It also includes an estimate of ‘Investment fees and costs’ and ‘Transaction costs’. This investment option commenced on 3 November 2022. As a result, the amount shown is based on the ‘Investment fees and costs’ and ‘Transaction costs’ for the period 3 November 2022 to 30 June 2023, adjusted to reflect a 12-month period. Fees and costs can vary from year to year. The amount you’ll pay in future years will depend on the fees and costs incurred by the trustee in managing the investment option. Other fees and costs may apply. If you have insurance, premiums will apply. Refer to the relevant PDS or Handbook for more information.

Note: Conservative Balanced Indexed is a new investment option with no historical data available.

Growth asset and defensive asset split

This is the target percentage that will be invested in growth assets and defensive assets.

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  Target Range
Growth assets 57% 37% - 77%
Defensive assets 43% 23% - 63%

Strategic Asset Allocation

These are the target and asset allocation ranges for the option, effective 30 September 2023.

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  Target  Range 
Australian shares 24.5% 14% - 35%
International shares 32.5% 22% - 43%
Private equity - -
Infrastructure - -
Listed property 0% 0% - 10%
Liquid alternatives (Growth) - -
Liquid alternatives (Defensive) - -
Credit income - -
Fixed income 20% 0% - 38%
Cash 23% 0% - 60%
Currency exposure 22% 0% - 43%

You can choose to invest in one option or a combination of options. And you can switch your investment options at any time for free.

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Frequently asked questions

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