We adopt a multi-manager approach when investing. We utilise both local and international market experts to invest our portfolio of assets across a range of pooled unit trusts.

It’s designed to minimise risk and exposure to any one fund manager, provides greater diversification, and access to investment opportunities often only available to large investors.

So, whether you choose your own asset allocation or decide to choose one of our pre-mixed options, you’ll be investing with multiple managers within each asset class (excluding our cash option).

Selecting the best fit

This process is supported by the global manager research process of the Fund's asset consultant, Towers Watson. The Fund's Investment Committee relies on the advice of Towers Watson, as well as its Chief Investment Officer, to select investment managers that best fit the Fund's specific requirements.

Investment managers as at 1 January 2017
Asset Class Investment Managers Investment Product
Australian Equities Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd Vanguard Australian Shares Index Fund*
  Cooper Investors Pty Ltd Cooper Investors Australian Equities Fund*
  Merlon Capital Partners Pty Ltd Merlon Wholesale Australian Share Fund*
International Equities Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd Vanguard International Shares Index Fund*
  Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd Vanguard International Shares Index Fund (AUD) h*
  Vontobel Asset Management Inc Vontobel Global Equity Fund
  Genesis Investment Management LLP Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company
Property AMP Capital Funds Management Ltd AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund
  AMP Capital Investors Ltd AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund
  Charter Hall Funds Management Ltd Charter Hall Core Plus Office Fund
  SG Hiscock & Company Ltd &
LaSalle Investment Management 
SGH LaSalle Global Listed Property Securities Fund
Private Capital Hastings Funds Management Ltd Hastings Utilities Trust of Australia
  Palisade Investment Partners Ltd Palisade's Diversified Infrastructure Fund
  Members Equity Bank Pty Ltd Members Equity Bank Pty Limited
  Westbourne Credit Management Ltd Westbourne Yield Fund No 1
  Westbourne Credit Management Ltd Westbourne Infrastructure Debt Fund 2
Bonds Schroder Investment Management Australia Ltd Schroders Fixed Income Fund Standard Class*
  Members Equity Portfolio Management Ltd The Super Loans Trust
  BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd BlackRock Global Bond Index Fund**1
  BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd BlackRock Australian Govt Inflation-Linked Bond Fund**1
Cash BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd BlackRock Cash Fund**1

*These investments have a value in excess of 5% of the total assets of Kinetic Super.
**In combination, these investments have a value in excess of 5% of the total assets of Kinetic Super BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited1.

Sustainable investing

Kinetic Super acknowledges that incorporating a sustainable approach to investing is important to the long-term performance of the fund and remains committed to delivering positive retirement outcomes for our members. We believe this is a part of our responsibility to members. When appointing external investment managers, Kinetic Super takes into account their Environmental, Social and Governance/Sustainability framework.