OnePath Australian Shares Index




APIR codeMMF1688AU
Minimum suggested Investment time frame5+ years
Growth/defensiveGrowth 100%
FE fundinfo sectorEquity - Australia
Income distribution frequencyQuarterly
Total fees and costs as at 9 February 20220.3% pa
Fund size$273.98m
Inception date15 November 2010

Investment minimums

Please refer to PDS 


Price date30/09/2022

Standard risk measure

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Standard Risk Measure

A Standard Risk Measure score of 5 equates to a Risk Label of 'Medium to High' and an estimated number of negative annual returns over any 20 year period of 3 to less than 4. This is a measure of expected frequency (not magnitude) of capital losses, calculated in accordance with ASFA/FSC guidelines.

Investment objective

The fund seeks to track the return (income and capital appreciation) of the S&P/ASX 300 Index before taking into account fees, expenses, and tax.

Investment strategy


Investor profile

The Fund is intended to be suitable for investors seeking to track the return (income and capital appreciation) of the S&P/ASX 300 Index.

Research house ratings



Meet the manager(s)

NameIOOF Investment Team
BiographyOur impressive investment capabilities are driven by our investment team and structure. Each asset class has a dedicated portfolio manager who enjoys strong support from a host of support staff including analysts and investment specialists. Furthermore, the team benefits from the strong support of our additional research capabilities, namely through our asset consultant.
PhotoIOOF Investment Team

Cumulative performance

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3 months6 monthsYear to date1 year3 years pa5 years pa
FE Sector0.92%-9.67%-8.16%-6.01%4.28%7.00%

Calendar Performance

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FE Sector18.71%2.59%22.72%-5.29%11.68%

Performance is net of management costs and expenses. Performance is based on exit price to exit price for the period and assumes that all distributions are reinvested. Management costs and other expenses are accounted for in the exit price. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

The performance data has been sourced by FE fundinfo.

Asset allocation as at 30/09/2022

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Australian shares99.98%
Cash and short-term securities0.02%

Actual versus target asset allocation as at 30/09/2022

Sector allocation as at 30/09/2022

Health Care10.33%
Consumer Discretionary6.44%
Real Estate5.94%
Consumer Staples4.95%
Communication Services3.87%

Manager diversification within each asset class as at 30/09/2022

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Market and portfolio review

The OnePath Australian Shares Index Pool portfolio returned -8.99% during the one-month period ending 30 September 2022. The portfolio slightly underperformed the underlying index, the S&P/ASX 300 Index, which returned -8.97% during the same period. The portfolio aims to provide broader exposure to the Australian equity market across large-, mid-, and small-cap equities. There was no positive contributor to absolute performance. Sectors that detracted from absolute performance over the period was Financials (-1.85%), Real Estate (-0.86%), Materials (-0.61%). Among individual securities, BHP Group Limited was the largest positive contributor to absolute performance (+0.11%) while Commonwealth Bank of Australia was the largest detractor on an absolute basis (-0.55%).

Future investment strategy

The month of September has historically been the worst month of the year for stocks, both on average and median over the past 100 years. The downturn was largely driven by central banks tightening in response to inflation, Fed hiked by 75bps, and in the FOMC press conference Fed Chair Jay Powell suggested greater willingness to keep hiking amidst a weakening economy if inflation remains high. On the other side, longer term inflation expectations remain well anchored and still tight labor markets continue to reflect resilience in the US economy. The mid-June rally is increasingly looking like a “dead-cat bounce”, with the S&P 500 back to late 2020 levels. MSCI World ended the month down -9.25%, with all sectors falling. Treasury yields moved higher with the 10-year briefly topping 4%.

From a regional perspective, in UK the loosening fiscal policy ran against the grain of the BoE’s efforts to bring inflation down via rate hikes. Sterling fell and Gilt yields rose drastically until the BoE stepped in, backtracking on quantitative tightening plans with a £65bn bond-buying program to stem a crisis in government debt markets. Euro Area growth continues to decelerate while inflation moves higher, reaching 9.1% y/y in August and looking to step into double digits. Putin’s escalation of the war has added to the already going energy crisis for Euro countries. Weaker global demand has been materially dragging exports growth in the Asian economies of China, South Korea and Taiwan, this was led by the decline of exports to developed markets.

The month of September was the worst month for stocks which was largely driven by central banks tightening in response to inflation, Fed hiked by 75bps, longer term inflation expectations remain well anchored and still tight labor markets continue to reflect resilience in the US economy. Euro Area growth continues to decelerate with inflation moving higher and the ongoing energy crisis. Weaker global demand has been dragging exports growth in the Asian economies of China, South Korea and Taiwan.


It’s possible risk-taking will not be rewarded over the next year (we think we are in the contraction phase of the cycle). REITS are favored as they offer income and inflation should moderate growth in rentals. EM assets look attractive from a valuation perspective. While USD is expensive, dollar strength could very well continue as risk aversion rises.

The good news is that economic outcomes now appear to be more in line with expectations. The rise in yields (though largely due to compensating for greater policy/recession risk) gives a better long-term starting point for most assets.

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