Market overview

Global equity markets have in aggregate continued to push higher over the past month, adding to the strong gains recorded in the first half of 2023. US equities have been a key source of strength, though performance has been more mixed across other developed markets. Europe and the UK have lagged, extending a trend seen over the June quarter.

Investment performance

Asset allocation

The Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) provides guidance for the portfolio allocation over the medium to long term (10+ years) and is reviewed annually. The SAA for all investment options can be found on the following pages:

The actual asset allocations at any point in time may differ from their respective targets due to market movements, cash flows and other activities.

Actual asset allocations are regularly monitored by the investment team and rebalanced back towards target, or in line with our views on opportunities and risks.

See below for the Growth (MySuper) option actual allocation.


Actual allocation 30/06/2023 Growth (MySuper)
Australian shares 22.36%
Global shares 24.92%
Emerging market shares 3.01%
Private equity 2.06%
Alternative growth 1.63%
Infrastructure 13.57%
Property 11.97%
Global credit 6.67%
Australian fixed interest 3.92%
Global fixed interest 2.90%
Cash 6.98%
Growth / defensive allocation split  70.09% / 29.91%

Note: Growth assets include Australian shares, global shares, emerging market shares, private equity, alternative growth, 50% of infrastructure, 50% of property and 50% of global credit. Defensive assets include cash, fixed interest, 50% of property, 50% of infrastructure and 50% of global credit.

Figures are subject to rounding. Actual asset allocation is current as at 30 June 2023. Asset classes are the building blocks of our investment options. We allocate different proportions to each asset class with the aim of meeting each option’s investment risk and return objective. By investing across a range of asset types, the risk of loss is reduced through diversification. For more information see asset classes.

We periodically review our investment strategy and believe that the Growth (MySuper) option is well positioned for growth over the medium to long term, while maintaining some defensive exposure. Cbus’ Pre-mixed investment options are broadly diversified across asset classes.


The information is about Cbus. It doesn’t take into account your specific needs, so you should look to your own financial position, objectives and requirements before making any financial decisions. Read the Cbus Product Disclosure Statement and the Target Market Determination to decide whether Cbus is right for you, or contact us for a copy.

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