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Hostplus Liquidity Update – 1 April 2020

Hostplus’ highest duty is to always act in the best interests of all our members.

Like many major and well-diversified superannuation funds, the Fund invests in a wide range of assets; both listed assets, such as those in public markets (e.g. stock exchanges) and unlisted assets, such as property, infrastructure (e.g. airports, utilities and toll roads), and in private equity and venture capital (e.g. start-ups or developing private companies). 

Hostplus is at all times responsible for the Fund’s investments, including establishing, reviewing and giving effect to an investment strategy for each investment option that has regard to the liquidity of the investments covered in the strategy and the expected future cash flow requirements. 

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global investment markets is particularly our focus presently. We understand that in these current challenging times it’s important that we keep our members informed about where their assets are invested, especially where they are invested in liquid assets (e.g. Cash, Bonds and Shares). 

The following table provides details of the asset allocation structure of the total Fund. The data is based on the most recently available market valuations and is inclusive of known future commitments:

 Asset class Hostplus fund weighting  Funds ($B)
Cash 13.4%  6.0
 Bonds/Diversified Fixed Interest
4.2%  1.9
 Australian Shares
19.3%  8.6
International Shares – Developed Markets
20.5%
 9.1
International Shares – Emerging Markets
5.8%  2.6
Property
12.1%  5.4
 Infrastructure 9.9%  4.4
Alternatives
0.7% 0.3
Credit  7.1% 3.2
 Private Equity
 7.0%  3.1
 Total 100.0%  44.6

Simply put

Hostplus is the industry fund for those that live and love Australian hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport - we’re proud to support the industries that make Australia great. Because we’re an industry fund, we put our members first, that’s why we keep our fees low, our insurance flexible and offer a competitive suite of investment options. Simply put, we’re dedicated to ensuring our members retire with more.

Why choose Hostplus for: