FY20 Performance drivers

4 August 2020

Chief Investment Officer Mark Delaney looks at the events during the 2020 financial year which have impacted both Australian and global investment markets.

It’s important to understand how recent events have impacted economies and investment markets around the world, and the effect that has on your super.

In the video below, Chief Investment Officer Mark Delaney provides insight into the market volatility over the past 12 months to 30 June 2020.


FY20 – a year of peaks and troughs


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Key takeaways

Investment markets in the 12 months to 30 June 2020 featured 3 very different phases:

Phase 1: July 2019 through to late February 2020

Over this time, members experienced strong returns in their super investments, with Australian and international share markets reaching all-time highs in late February. 

Phase 2: March 2020

During this time, the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, impacting the health of most populations, along with economies and investment markets.

Governments responded quickly with policies and programs to provide financial support to individuals, families and businesses impacted by COVID-19. These included the JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs in Australia and allowing people to access up to $10,000 of their super early.

Phase 3: April to June 2020

When government support and prospects of the economy re-opening combined to rally public confidence, it boosted share market returns. This resulted in markets rebounding dramatically from early April to the end of June.  


PERFORMANCE: 5, 10 and 15 years


Investment returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

This information may be general financial advice which doesn’t take into account your personal objectives, situation or needs. Before making a decision about AustralianSuper, you should think about your financial requirements and refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement available at australiansuper.com/pds. AustralianSuper Pty Ltd ABN 94 006 457 987, AFSL 233788, Trustee of AustralianSuper ABN 65 714 394 898.

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