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About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/101209-2024-06-30-02:22.pdf
FUND MANAGER Platinum Asset Management
ASX Code
INVESTMENT STYLE The Option primarily invests in global listed securities.
INVESTMENT PROFILE The Option aims to provide capital growth over the long term and to outperform the Benchmark over rolling five-year periods before fees and taxes.
BENCHMARK MSCI All Country World Index
FUND SIZE MSCI All Country World Index
FEES 1.37% p.a.



Benefits of investing with FirstChoice Employer Super

FirstChoice Employer Super provides a super account that helps you reach your retirement goals.

We are committed to providing you with:

  • a competitively priced product - that gives you value for money
  • flexible insurance options - above and beyond the minimum legal requirements, with generous automatic acceptance limits and competitive premiums
  • a diverse investment menu - you can choose from a wide range of investment options.

Benefits of investing in a multi-manager portfolio

Ready-made portfolios

We construct the multi-manager portfolios for investors so they can have access to a range of ready-made portfolios of professionally selected investment managers.


As each of the multi-manager portfolios combines a number of professionally selected investment managers in one investment portfolio, they provide you with a convenient way of diversifying across investment managers to manage your investment risk.

Risk level

Very High




Key Features

How your super account works

FirstChoice Employer Super is an accumulation super fund. This means that each member has an account balance with money flowing in and out of the account.

When a contribution is made to your account, the contribution is used to purchase units in your chosen option. For example, if you make a contribution of $100 and the entry unit price for your chosen option is $1.00, then you will receive 100 units.

The value of your units may fluctuate due to the receipt of investment income and/or changes in the value of the underlying assets held in each option. The unit price you receive may also be affected by other factors, such as the payment of tax and other fund costs from the assets of the fund. Other costs that relate specifically to you, such as the payment of insurance premiums or an adviser service fee, may also be deducted from your account via the withdrawal of units. This means that your account balance can fluctuate on a daily basis depending on market movements, the costs of running the fund and any expenses that relate specifically to your account.

How is FirstChoice Employer Super structured?

When your contributions are invested in FirstChoice Employer Super, your money is combined with other investors' money in FirstChoice. Each FirstChoice investment option is a separate option within this superannuation fund. Each option invests in an underlying pool' which is managed according to the investment option's objectives. In most cases, we are the responsible entity for the underlying pools, which are managed by each investment manager through a mandate arrangement or, for FirstRate Saver, deposited with Commonwealth Bank of Australia.


How we invest your money

Investment strategy

The option primarily invests in listed securities. The portfolio will ideally consist of 70-140 securities that the manager believes to be undervalued by the market. Cash may be held when undervalued securities cannot be found. The manager may short sell securities that are considered to be overvalued. The portfolio will typically have 50% or more net equity exposure. The manager may also invest in unlisted securities, but in aggregate such investments will not exceed 20% of the net asset value of the option. Derivatives (options, swaps and futures) may be used for risk management and for opportunities to increase returns; however, the effective exposure of derivative positions (excluding forward foreign exchange contracts and stock borrowing covering short equity positions) stocks and participatory notes will not exceed 150% of the portfolio's net asset value. The manager may also use foreign exchange contracts and derivatives on foreign exchange contracts to take currency positions.

Investment ranges

(Asset class: Range / Benchmark)

  • Global shares: 0%-100% / N/A
  • Cash: 0%-100% / N/A

Please note: The principal investments in the option are global shares. Cash and cash equivalents typically represents less than 40% of the portfolio's net asset value.

This option has been identified as a complex' option which requires further disclosure and reporting prescribed by ASIC, as outlined on page 5 of the PDS. This information is provided in the Reference Guide - Complex Funds, available online at colonialfirststate.com.au/complex or by calling 1300 654 666.