Comparing super funds

Which superannuation fund is the most suitable for you? The best-performing super fund over the longer term is generally what everyone wants, but sometimes such information can be hard to find.

You can find out how to compare super funds, where to find the latest information on fund performance, and how to discover other important features of super funds.


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Super funds deliver 7.2% over 7 months, and 2% for January 2015

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The median superannuation growth fund gained 2% for the month of January 2015, and 7.2% for the seven months to January 2015. For the 12 months to January 2015, growth super funds are sitting on a 11.5% return, according to rating company, Chant West. Performance tables to 31 January 2015, for … [Read more...]

SMSF confidential:
the inside story on DIY super funds

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Note: The ATO publishes an annual report about SMSFs for each financial year. This article covers the ATO’s 2012-2013 statistical review of SMSFs (released in December 2014). This report also contains data for the 2013-2014 year. The annual report for the 2013-2014 year will be available in December … [Read more...]

SMSF investment: Stricter rules in place for artwork and other collectibles

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If you hold artwork, antiques, coins, or other collectibles within your self-managed super fund, then you need to be aware of new rules that originally came into effect from July 2011, and will reach their full effect in 2016. Since 1 July 2011, new collectibles and ‘personal-use’ assets owned by … [Read more...]

SMSFs outperform large funds over 7 years

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Note: The ATO publishes an annual report about SMSFs for each financial year. This article covers the latest SMSF performance data available from the ATO, as at February 2015. The ATO will provide updated performance data (for year ending 30 June 2014) in late 2015. A common argument put forward … [Read more...]

SuperGuide checklist: 10 more ways to boost your super

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Note: This article is the second in a special two-part series that SuperGuide updates regularly, designed to help SuperGuide readers more easily access the hundreds of questions and articles that we have published on the SuperGuide website. This article, ’Super checklist: 10 more ways to boost your … [Read more...]

SuperGuide checklist: 10 ways to save your super

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SuperGuide receives hundreds of questions every week from Australians wanting to create a better life for themselves in retirement. The types of questions we receive include: how much super should my employer contribute each year, how much money is enough, how can I work out if I am in a good super … [Read more...]

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2014 calendar year

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International shares and international property delivered the biggest returns for the 2014 calendar year (1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014), according to rating company, Chant West. In the table appearing later in the article, Chant West lists the investment performance of 11 asset classes, and … [Read more...]

Top 10 performing super funds for 2014 calendar year, and for past 10 years

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The investment performance result for the 2014 calendar year (1 January to 31 December 2014) for the median growth superannuation fund, has exceeded the long-term average annualised return, according to rating company Chant West. The median return for a growth investment option within a … [Read more...]

Super funds gain 8.5% for 2014 calendar year

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The median superannuation growth fund gained 8.5% in value for the 12 months to December 2014, with international shares and international property being the strongest asset classes, according to rating company Chant West. Performance tables are set out later in this article. Warren Chant, … [Read more...]

Super for beginners, part 20: Comparing your super fund’s performance

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Q: The investment return on my super fund account doesn’t seem to compare with the investment returns that I read about in the newspapers. Are the newspapers wrong, or am I in a rubbish super fund? A: Every month or two (or more recently, every week it seems) the media reports the latest returns … [Read more...]