SuperGuide is Australia's leading website for consumers on superannuation and retirement planning, founded by Trish Power, author of Superannuation for Dummies and DIY Super for Dummies.
SuperGuide was founded by Trish Power, author of Superannuation for Dummies, Super Freedom (a woman’s guide to super), and DIY Super for Dummies.
Each year, more than 2 million Australians read our hundreds of articles about superannuation, retirement planning and the Age Pension.
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The investment performance result for the 2015/2016 financial year (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016), for the median growth superannuation fund, has delivered the seventh straight positive calendar year return, according to figures from rating company, Chant West.
Australian property (both listed and unlisted), global listed property and infrastructure investments were the stand-out performers for the 2015/2016 financial year (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016), according to rating company, Chant West.
The median superannuation growth fund gained 3% in value for the 12 months to 30 June 2016, although the median fund lost 1% for the month of June, according to superannuation ratings agency, Chant West.
Although the newly elected Coalition government has announced significant amendments to Australia’s superannuation rules, many of the big-ticket super policies are not changing, and many of the proposed changes will not apply for the 2016/2017 year.
Subject to legislation, Australians now have a lifetime non-concessional contributions cap of $500,000, rather than the annual cap of $180,000 (and the bring-forward rule allowing up to $540,000 over a 3-year period for under-65s is no longer available).
Which super fund is most suitable for you? Find out how to compare funds, where to find the latest information on fund performance, and discover the important features of super funds.
July 21, 2016
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