We’ve added more Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to Choiceplus

Published August 2023

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Updated 28 Aug 2023
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It’s just one of the ways we’ve improved our direct investment option for Choiceplus members.

We’re proud that Choiceplus is a low-cost option for members who want to take a more active role in the investment and management of their super or pension.1

Choiceplus gives you the ability to invest in shares in the S&P/ASX 300 Index. There’s also a range of ETFs, listed investment companies (LICs), and term deposits to choose from. 

Head to Member Online to choose the investment option that’s right for you. 

Why we’ve added more ETFs to Choiceplus

We’re pleased to give our members more investment choice. We regularly review the options available to you on our Choiceplus platform. This is part of our ongoing due diligence and member focus.  

The new ETF additions to Choiceplus provide you with greater options for diversification. They provide more exposure across property, infrastructure, technology and commodities. 

What are the new ETF additions to Choiceplus?

On 4 August 2023, we added the following options to the list of ETFs available to Choiceplus members. You’ll notice that the new options employ a passive investment strategy. This can be a low-cost way of investing in shares or bonds. A passive option typically invests in all available shares within a category, rather than spending time (and money) researching which companies might outperform.  

A200 - BetaShares Australia 200 ETF

BetaShares uses a passive investment strategy to manage this ETF. It's made up of the 200 largest ASX-listed stocks.  

ATEC: BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF 

BetaShares uses a passive investment strategy to manage this ETF. It provides exposure to market leading ASX-listed technology and technology-related companies.   

ACDC: Global X Battery Tech & Lithium ETF  

With a passive investment strategy, this ETF aims to provide exposure to the energy storage and production 'megatrend'. It includes companies involved in the supply chain and production for battery technology and lithium mining.   

MVA: VanEck Australian Property ETF  

VanEck uses a passive investment strategy in managing this property ETF. It provides exposure to ASX-listed stocks that are structured as Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (A-REITs).   

REIT: VanEck FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF  

Using a passive investment strategy, this ETF aims to provide investors with a diversified exposure to global listed property securities. 

VBLD: Vanguard Global Infrastructure Index ETF  

Vanguard uses a passive investment strategy in managing this ETF. It’s designed to provide exposure to listed global infrastructure securities across developed markets.  

ETPMAG: Global X Physical Silver 

Using a passive investment strategy, this ETF gives low-cost exposure to silver without having to hold, trade and store physical silver. 

ETF codes and investment limits

You can invest up to 80% of your overall Hostplus account balance in Choiceplus. Each ETF also has its own limit of either 20% or 50% of your account balance. The new ETFs are shown below, along with their codes and investment limits.

CodeName Investment limit 
A200 Betashares Australia 200 ETF 50% 
ATEC Betashares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF 20% 
ACDC Global X Battery Tech & Lithium ETF 20% 
MVA Vaneck Australian Property ETF 20% 
REIT Vaneck FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF 50% 
VBLD Vanguard Global Infrastructure Index ETF 50% 
ETPMAG Global X Physical Silver 20% 

We’ve removed some options from Choiceplus

We review Choiceplus regularly to ensure its diverse and high-quality investment options meet our members’ expectations. The latest review means we’re removing the following options, given considerations such as fees and performance in comparison to their peers. Existing investments can remain, but the options will no longer be available for new or additional investments. 

Code Closed options  Similar options available 

A200 - Betashares Australia 200 ETF  

IOZ – iShares Core S&P/ASX200 ETF 

YMAX Betashares Australia Top20 Equity Yield Maximiser Fund 

SYI - SPDR MSCI Australia Select High Dividend Yield ETF  

VHY - Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF 

Click here to view a full list of ETFs available in Choiceplus. For further information on particular ETFs and LICs please visit the website of the provider.  

If you’d like any further information on these changes, please contact us on 1300 246 423 or email choiceplus@hostplus.com.au

Why Choiceplus?

Already a member of Choiceplus? You're likely enjoying the freedom and control that comes with managing your own investments.  For those of you who are new to the concept, here is a brief outline of what Choiceplus can offer:    

Choiceplus is for members who want to take a more active role in investing and managing their superannuation or pension.  

As a Choiceplus member you can choose to invest directly in:   

  • Australian shares 
  • select ETFs 
  • listed investment companies (LICs)  
  • term deposits.  

Choiceplus provides many of the benefits of a self-managed super fund (SMSF). The bonus is it doesn't have the high cost and administrative burden of an SMSF.  ‍

Find out more about Choiceplus here.

1. Source: Hostplus research confirms that Hostplus Choiceplus pricing from 1 April 2023 will deliver the lowest cost direct investment option (DIO) among industry funds, based on a $50,000 balance with all but $2500 invested in shares, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and/or listed investment companies (LICs).  Please note other fees and costs apply. Not everyone has the skills and knowledge to directly manage their investments. Hostplus strongly  recommends individuals obtain advice from a licensed financial planner before investing in the Choiceplus investment option, to have peace of mind that their investment strategy matches their investment time frame and risk tolerance. 

This information is general advice only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider if this information is appropriate for you in light of your circumstances before acting  on it. Please read the relevant Hostplus Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making a decision about Hostplus. For a description of the target market, please read the Target Market Determination (TMD),  available at hostplus.com.au.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance and should never be the sole factor considered when selecting a superannuation fund.

For further information on ETFs and LICs please visit the website of the provider.