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Significant event or material change notices

Investment menu changes and general product changes

Tue, 13 Oct 2020

Existing Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions members were notified of changes that have been made to the investment menu and product operation over the last year

Bendigo SmartOptions products have now closed

Sat, 26 Sep 2020

Bendigo SmartOptions members were notified of this product closure in a Significant Events Notice, via letter on 17 August 2020. This product has been closed to new members since 1 July 2019.

Changes to insurance cover provided through the Bendigo Superannuation Plan

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Existing Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions members were notified of changes to insurance cover effective 1 July 2020. New members who join the fund prior to 1 July 2020 but after the date of the initial letter being issued will also be notified via an insert with their Welcome letter.

Change to the Bendigo Superannuation Contribution Service provider

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Existing employers who currently utilise the Bendigo Superannuation Contribution Service (BSCS) were notified of the change to the Administrator of the Bendigo Superannuation Plan which was effective 31 December 2019.

Changes to insurance arrangements in the Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions Superannuation products

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

Existing Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions impacted members were notified of changes made by the Putting Members Interests First legislation that comes into effect on 1 April 2020.

Investment menu changes and general product changes

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

Existing Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions members were notified of changes that have been made to the investment menu and product operation over the last year

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

Existing Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members with investments in the Pendal Active Conservative Fund (APIR Code: BTA0805AU) investment option were advised of changes to the Fund's asset allocation ranges and neutral positions effective from 6 November 2019.

Closure of Bendigo SmartOptions to new members

Mon, 01 Jul 2019

Existing Bendigo SmartOptions members were notified of the product's closure to new members effective from 1 July 2019

Changes to insurance arrangements and premiums in the Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions Superannuation products

Sat, 01 Jun 2019

Existing Bendigo SmartStart Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Super members were notified of insurance premium increases effective 1 July 2019. The Protecting Your Super legislation lead to the cost of insurance increasing effective 1 July 2019.

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Wed, 01 May 2019

Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members with investments in the following investment option were advised of the change in company name, responsible entity and investment option:

Previous name
Grant Samuel Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield (Hedged) Fund

New name
Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield (Hedged) Fund

APIR Code
GSF0001AU

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions insurance commission

Mon, 01 Apr 2019

Bendigo SmartOptions Super members whose insurance cover commenced prior to 1 July 2014 and did not have an adviser linked to their account were informed that the insurance commission component of their insurance premium had been removed effective 1 April 2019.

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Fri, 01 Feb 2019

Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members with investments in the following investment option were advised of its termination and removal from the investment menu of both products, effective 29 January 2019.

Fund name
Janus Henderson Australian Equity Fund

APIR Code
IOF0048AU

Changes to Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions investment menus

Tue, 01 Jan 2019

Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions members with investments in the Adelaide Cash Management Account investment option were advised of its termination and removal from the investment menu of both products, effective 21 February 2019.

Investment menu and general product changes

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Existing Bendigo SmartStart and Bendigo SmartOptions members were notified of changes that have been made to the investment menu and product operation over the last year.

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members with investments in the following investment options were advised of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments which resulted in the change of company name and fund names to reflect the new Aberdeen brand.

Fund name APIR Code
Aberdeen Standard Australian Small Companies Fund CSA0131AU
Aberdeen Standard Actively Hedged International Equities Fund CRS0005AU
Aberdeen Standard Multi-Asset Real Return Fund CRS0002AU
Aberdeen Standard Multi-Asset Income Fund CRS0001AU

 

In addition, Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members with investments in the Aberdeen Standard Actively Hedged International Equities Fund were advised of the small change to its investment strategy and Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members invested in the Aberdeen Standard Multi-Asset Income Fund were advised of the change to its asset allocation.

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Sat, 01 Sep 2018

Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members with investments in the following investment option were advised of its termination and removal from the investment menu of both products, effective 8 October 2018.

Fund name
BlackRock Australian Equity Opportunities Fund 

APIR Code
MAL0072AU

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Wed, 01 Aug 2018

Bendigo SmartOptions members with investments in the Grant Samuel Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield (Hedged) Fund (APIR GSF0001AU) were notified of its removal from the investment menu of both Bendigo SmartOptions Super and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension, effective 13 August 2018. These members were informed the reason for the removal and were provided the options to either retain the investment or switch out of it.

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions investment menu

Sun, 01 Jul 2018

Bendigo SmartOptions members with investments in the following investment options were advised of the changes to the name of the responsible entity, the investment manager, and also the options themselves.

Previous name New name APIR Code
BT Wholesale Conservative Outlook Fund Pendal Active Conservative Fund BTA0805AU
BT Wholesale International Share Fund Pendal International Share Fund BTA0056AU
BT Wholesale Property Securities Fund Pendal Property Securities Fund BTA0061AU

Changes to Bendigo SmartOptions members’ investments

Fri, 01 Jun 2018

Bendigo SmartOptions Superannuation and Bendigo SmartOptions Pension members were advised of the change to their investment in which Australian Ethical Balanced Fund (APIR code: AUG0001AU) retail units were suspended on 29 March 2018 and replaced with wholesale units of the Australian Ethical Balanced Fund (new APIR code: AUG0017AU).

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