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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SMSF: How much does a DIY super fund cost? (updated figures)

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Note: Article updated in June 2015, and enhanced with an extra table outlining fees for small and large SMSF account balances. This Q&A includes the latest SMSF cost data released in December 2014 by the ATO, and selected cost data released by ASIC in September 2013. The next SMSF cost update is … [Read more...]

Super funds deliver 11.9% for 11 months to May 2015

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The median superannuation growth fund gained an impressive 1.4% for the month of May 2015, and gained 11.9% for the 11 months to May 2015. For the 12 months to May 2015, growth super funds are sitting on a 12.1% return, according to rating company, Chant West. Performance tables to 31 May 2015, … [Read more...]

Super funds lose 0.4% for April 2015, but gain 10.9% in 10 months

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The median superannuation growth fund lost 0.4% for the month of April 2015, but has gained 10.9% for the ten months to April 2015. For the 12 months to April 2015, growth super funds are sitting on a 12.4% return, according to rating company, Chant West. Performance tables to 30 April 2015, for … [Read more...]

SMSF trustees: Is your fund ready for SuperStream?

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If your SMSF receives super contributions from an employer, or employers, on behalf of SMSF members, then you need to ensure that your self-managed super fund is SuperStream-ready. Effective from 1 July 2015, employers with 19 or fewer employees must use the SuperStream standard, although as the … [Read more...]

Super funds deliver 11.1% for 9 months to March 2015

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The median superannuation growth fund gained a moderate 0.7% for the month of March 2015, but an impressive 11.1% for the nine months to March 2015. For the 12 months to March 2015, growth super funds are sitting on a 13.5% return, according to rating company, Chant West. Performance tables to 31 … [Read more...]

Super rich tax? Looting SMSF accounts to fix the budget

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Note: This article is in response to recent claims that superannuation tax concessions are directed towards the ‘super rich’. If you are concerned about being unfairly targeted by the current tax reform process, ensure you make a submission before Monday 1 June 2015. The relevant links to the tax … [Read more...]

Super funds deliver 3.1% for February 2015

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The median superannuation growth fund gained a massive 3.1% for the month of February 2015, and 10.5% for the eight months to February 2015. For the 12 months to February 2015, growth super funds are sitting on a 12.5% return, according to rating company, Chant West. Performance tables to 28 … [Read more...]

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...]