Reserves

Maritime Super maintains an insurance reserve, operational risk reserve and a fund operating reserve.

 

Insurance reserve

The insurance reserve is maintained for a number of purposes relating to the operation and management of the death and total and permanent disablement benefits of the Fund. During 2015/16, it was invested in the Balanced MVP and Cash investment options.

Operational risk reserve

The operational risk reserve is maintained for the purpose of managing the Fund’s operational risks, as prescribed by legislation. It was isolated from the Fund operating reserve on 1 July 2013 and invested in the Cash Enhanced investment option.

Fund operating reserve

The Fund operating reserve manages all the operating transactions of the Fund, including expenses and taxes.

This reserve is invested primarily through the Fund’s bank accounts. The Trustee may distribute part of this reserve to members if the reserve balance is above the targeted level. Amounts shown in the tables reflect any such distributions.