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Investing with Colonial First State

With our investment options you can think big but start small. You can blend the traditional with a sprinkling of the exotic. You can leave the work to us, or you can channel your inner Wall Street whizz and run your own show. Either way, our low admin fees, competitive returns and online support will make your investment experience a rewarding one. 

Guide to market volatility

When the news is filled with headlines about market movements, it’s normal to feel a bit anxious. Here are three things to keep in mind the next time sharemarkets aren't behaving the way you'd like them to.

Staying the course to achieve your long term investment goals

Sticking with your investments when they are falling isn't easy. When investing for the long term, staying the course can be a strategy to reach your investment goals.

Why fixed interest falls in value when interest rates rise

It may seem odd that rising interest rates would cause negative returns for fixed interest investments such as bonds. We explain why these types of investments can fall in value and what other options are available for you.

How to track your investments

We know that reading an investment fund’s annual report or online updates can be confusing.

It’s important to understand what these reports mean, so you can monitor the performance of your investments and keep yourself on track to reach your investment goals. 

Why staying invested matters when markets fall

It’s natural to feel nervous when markets fall. But history tells us that markets trend upwards in the long run – and switching investment options at the wrong time can have a negative impact on your overall long-term investment return.

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Funds and performance

Explore our investment options and access performance, unit prices and key information.




Get to know your risk appetite

We all have a different appetite for risk, and it can change over time. Learn more about yours with our risk profiler tool so you can feel comfortable making investment decisions.


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Quickly and easily estimate how much super you may have in retirement and how much you may need.



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Avanteos Investments Limited ABN 20 096 259 979, AFSL 245531 (AIL) is the trustee of the Colonial First State FirstChoice Superannuation Trust ABN 26 458 298 557 and issuer of FirstChoice range of super and pension products. Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFSL 232468 (CFSIL) is the responsible entity and issuer of products made available under FirstChoice Investments and FirstChoice Wholesale Investments.


Information on this webpage is provided by AIL and CFSIL. It may include general advice but does not consider your individual objectives, financial situation, needs or tax circumstances. You can find the target market determinations (TMD) for our financial products at which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) carefully, assess whether the information is appropriate for you, and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. You can get the PDS and FSG at or by calling us on 13 13 36.