In what was a great year for members, AustralianSuper’s Balanced option was the best performing fund for the year, also ranking in the top three for the 3, 5 and 7 years to 31 December 2017.*

This was the best calendar year result in five years, with returns adding more than $13 billion to member’s retirement savings over the course of the year.

The Balanced option returned 13.59% against the median option’s return of 10.72% for the year, and 11.11% against the median option’s return of 9.66% for the five years to 31 December 2017.

All other investment options delivered positive returns with those with higher weightings to shares the strongest performers.

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*Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. The investment details are from the