Superannuation Funds in Australia

Are superannuation funds in Australia seeking greater diversity?

  • 24-Jan-2019

A strategy of lesser diversification has served superannuation funds in Australia well until now, but the economic climate is changing. Our data and first-hand conversations with industry experts suggest that Australian superannuation funds are already starting out on a path of greater diversification, one that may include increased investment overseas.

We found:

  • Superannuation funds make up 40% of Australia-based investors
  • Since the GFC, they have followed a strategy of lesser diversification
  • Our data shows a heavy bias towards domestic investing and an overreliance on China
  • Consultants forecast that superannuation funds will shift their focus overseas: “going global is a necessity”

Continue browsing industry reports, publications, conferences, blogs and more on Preqin Insights