The SHOCKING Truth Behind Your Super Investments!

The Dark Side of Super investments

Hey there, fellow super savers! Today, I stumbled upon some mind-boggling information that I couldn’t wait to share with you. It’s about our beloved superannuation funds and the not-so-transparent world of their underlying investments. Intrigued? Well, you should be!

As I was conducting some in-depth research, I discovered a fascinating study conducted by Professor Mark Brimble, an expert in capital markets. He delved into the top eight industry funds, you know, the ones with those funny hand signals, that supposedly exist solely for the benefit of their members. But what he found left him astounded.

Professor Brimble wanted to uncover the truth about the actual investments in the My Super option and the balanced option. And boy, did he find a massive discrepancy! Brace yourselves, folks.

In a typical balanced portfolio, there was a staggering range of sixty to eighty-five percent growth assets. Wait, what? That’s quite a difference! Now, you might be wondering, what exactly are growth assets and defensive assets? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Growth assets are those that have the potential to increase in value over time, like stocks and property. On the other hand, defensive assets are considered more stable and include bonds and cash. So, why is this important? Let me explain.

When Professor Brimble dug deeper, he tried to figure out what constituted alternative assets. You know, the ones like listed assets, infrastructure, and private equity. But guess what? He hit a roadblock. There was a serious lack of information available. Talk about being kept in the dark!

Now, my fellow super warriors, this brings us to a crucial point. When it comes to your super, it’s essential to compare apples to apples. But how can we do that when accurate data is hard to come by? It’s like trying to solve a puzzle without all the pieces.

Here’s the thing: if you have specific goals for your super and you want to invest with intentionality, you need to know exactly what you’re getting into. Otherwise, it’s like flying blindfolded. And trust me, that’s not a good feeling.

So, my friends, let’s take a moment to reflect on our super investments. Are we truly aware of what lies beneath the surface? It’s time to dig deeper, ask tough questions, and demand transparency. After all, it’s our hard-earned money we’re talking about here.

Stay tuned for more eye-opening insights, as we uncover the truth behind the world of super investments. Until next time, keep questioning, keep learning, and keep taking control of your financial future.

Wishing you a super day ahead!

Peter Childe-Freeman
www.freemanfinancial.com.au

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