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Unit prices & earning rates

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Daily unit prices

Unit prices as at 16 August 2018

Investment option Buy ($) Sell ($)
ADF Super Cash 1.033654 1.033654
ADF Super MySuper Balanced 1.212050 1.208420
ADF Super Aggressive 1.254143 1.250387
ADF Super Income Focused 1.134801 1.131515

Historical unit prices

For an accessible version of the data presented, please visit the historical data tables

What are unit prices?

Unit prices are a way of calculating how much your investment in ADF Super is worth, and how it grows over time. Similar to shares, each unit represents a piece of the total pool of investments for the option you've chosen. When the total value of investment grows, so too does each unit.

When it comes time to withdraw your super, the amount you receive is calculated according to how many units you bought.

Using a simple example, if you have $1,000 when you go into ADF Super, and the unit price is $1.00, that will buy1,000 units. Let's say that over the next year there has been a 10% growth. A year from now, someone wanting to purchase an equivalent share of the fund would need to pay $1.10 per unit.

What does unit pricing mean for you?

Units are valued on a daily basis. Depending on how the investment market performs, a unit value can go up, and sometimes go down. These investment earnings are included in the daily unit price.

By using a unit value, you can calculate how much money you have at any given time. This makes it easy for you to track how your benefit is growing.

Unit prices are used for daily member transactions, as well as determine the actual performance a member achieves, which is based on the timing of their individual transactions. Unit prices also matter when it comes time to receive the benefit payment. 

How it works

Unit prices are determined based on the best available information at the time they are declared. Valuations are fed into the unit price calculations, as soon as practical after they are received.

We calculate Investment performance for each investment option after fees and taxes. Investment performance is calculated at the end of the quoted period, and is based on the actual value of the investment option assets at the end of the quoted performance period. However, it’s important to remember that past performance doesn’t indicate future performance results.

Unit prices and performance

Unit prices are needed for daily member transactions and will determine the actual performance a member achieves based on the timing of their individual transactions. The unit prices are determined based on the best available information at the time they are declared. Valuations are fed into the unit price calculations as soon as practical after they are received.

Investment performance for each investment option is calculated after fees and taxes. Past performance is no indication of future performance. Investment performance is calculated based on the actual value of investment option assets as at the end of the quoted performance period and is indicative only of the performance that a member achieves on their investment. Performance figures are based on final valuations as at period end. Using unit prices to calculate an investment performance figure for published performance periods will provide similar but not identical rates to the published investment performance figures.

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