Terms starting with: A
The period during which a super fund member's account balance is increasing with accumulated contributions and earnings. The opposite of the pension or drawdown phase.
All Ordinaries Price Index
A share price index that measures the market price of publicly listed companies in Australia.
The apportionment of an investment portfolio among different asset classes (shares, bonds, property, cash and overseas investments) from time to time in accordance with the investment outlook of the investor or investment manager.
Item of value, such as cash, investments or property.
A broadly defined category of financial assets (e.g. domestic shares, overseas bonds, cash, etc).
The value of the assets underpinning a security. These may not be fully reflected in the price of a security.
ASX Limited, which is the primary Australian exchange for equities, derivatives and fixed-interest securities.
The Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) number issued to all financial planners and financial services industry corporations by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
The Australian Government regulating body that enforces and regulates company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors.
An examination and verification of a company's financial and accounting records and supporting documents by a professional.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ATO is the Government’s principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer’s portfolio. Our role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.