Investment options

The investment options, which are covered more fully within the Member Investment Guide allow you to choose either of the following options:

“Do It For Me” which is the default option

Do it for me is designed for those who:

  • Do not feel comfortable making regular investment decisions.

  • Do not want to review their investment selection regularly as they approach retirement.

  • Would prefer to select an automated approach that switches their funds for them into less risky funds (like bonds and cash) as they approach retirement as follows:>

Phase Period Strategy Factsheets
Growth Phase more than 20 years from retirement High Risk/Return Growth Strategy
Transition Phase between 6 and 20 years before retirement Medium Risk/Return Growth Strategy
Consolidation Phase last 6 years before retirement

EMPOWER Cash Fund

EMPOWER Pension For Life Fund

Low Risk/Return Growth Strategy

OR

“Do It Myself” which allows you to take control of your investment choices

Do it myself is designed for those who:

  • Want greater control over their pension investments.

  • Understand investment decision making and are comfortable with the idea of selecting investment funds.

  • Are happy to review their investment approach regularly, taking particular care as they approach retirement.

  • Want access to specific investments.

  • Know how they would like to take their benefits at retirement (cash, pension, ARF).

Links to the factsheets for the different funds are provided below:

High Risk/Return Growth Strategy

Medium Risk/Return Growth Strategy

EMPOWER Cash Fund

Indexed Eurozone Over 5 Year Bond Fund

Indexed Corporate Bond Fund

Indexed World Equity Fund (partially hedged)