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Cash rates and investment returns

The current cash rate is 1.80% at 12 July 2019

Our Standard Investment Strategies provide capital growth, in addition to income. The following table shows our investment performance against standard industry benchmarks.

Cash Investment Strategy distributions are made monthly. Distributions for all other investment strategies are made bi-annually in July and January of each year.

Market Update March 2019

The March quarter has been very strong for financial markets. Global stock markets have rebounded after a particularly poor December quarter. Concerns about rising interest rates have given way to a more supportive stance from central banks. This includes Australia, where the market is now predicting interest rate cuts in the year ahead. Broadly speaking, this has been positive for asset valuations and is supportive of the general economy.

Overall, Public Trustee’s investment returns are sound and are outperforming industry benchmarks over the long term. Public Trustee takes an active role in managing customer’s funds. We regularly engage with our fund managers, consultants and industry professionals to ensure customer funds are managed prudently.

Summary of Investment Returns* as at 31 May 2019:

3 months
actual
12 months
actual
3 years
annualised
5 years
annualised
Cash
Benchmark
Variance
0.50%
0.23%
0.27%
1.91%
0.98%
0.93%
1.86%
0.87%
0.99%
2.11%
1.10%
1.01%
Capital Stable
Benchmark
Variance
1.20%
1.87%
-0.67%
2.73%
4.77%
-2.04%
3.60%
3.78%
-0.18%
3.87%
3.85%
0.02%
Balanced
Benchmark
Variance
1.68%
2.66%
-0.98%
3.55%
7.06%
-3.51%
5.35%
5.91%
-0.56%
5.56%
5.74%
-0.18%
Growth
Benchmark
Variance
1.82%
2.57%
-0.75%
3.50%
7.22%
-3.72%
6.58%
7.13%
-0.55%
6.59%
6.58%
0.01%
Equities
Benchmark
Variance
1.81%
2.53%
-0.72%
2.33%
7.03%
-4.70%
8.62%
9.43%
-0.81%
8.06%
7.94%
0.12%

* After fees The investment returns presented relate to past performance and must not be taken to imply that this predicts future returns of the funds. The information and opinions contained in this report have been compiled or are arrived at by Public Trustee from sources believed to be reliable and in good faith, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy, completeness or correctness.

Common Fund Annual Reports

2017-18 Common Funds Annual Report (PDF, 4mb)

2016-17 Common Funds Annual Report (PDF, 3mb)

2015-2016 Common Funds Annual Report (PDF, 4mb)

Quarterly Investment Reports

Quarterly Investment Report – Ending March 2019 (DOCX, 974kb)
Quarterly Investment Report – Ending March 2019 (PDF, 794kb)

Quarterly Investment Report – Ending December 2018 (DOCX, 976kb)
Quarterly Investment Report – Ending December 2018 (PDF, 570kb)

Quarterly Investment Report – Ending September 2018 (DOCX, 974kb)
Quarterly Investment Report – Ending September 2018 (PDF,807kb)

Quarterly Investment Report – Ending June 2018 (DOCX, 900kb)
Quarterly Investment Report – Ending June 2018 (PDF, 785kb)