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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Top 10 performing super funds for 2013/2014 year, and for past 10 years   Super Guide

The latest investment returns are great news for Australian super fund members, and for Australian super funds!

Super for beginners, part 11: Is my super fund good enough?   Super Guide

Q: I have my super with a major financial organisation. I’m wondering, are they a good company to be dealing with? I feel that their fees are a bit high: based on an investment amount of $300,000 the MER amount is $6,600 (2.2%) plus a monthly admin fee of $8.44. What are your thoughts on this matter?

Investment performance: Were the best super fund. No, were the best…   Super Guide

A popular question from SuperGuide readers is: what is the best-performing super fund in Australia? Using the term ‘best’ is dangerous in any field because it involves some level of personal judgement…

Investment performance: 22 years of SG delivers 7% a year   Super Guide

Since Superannuation Guarantee was introduced 22 years ago, the long-term return generated on the typical ‘balanced’ super fund account has been 7.2% a year.

Mirror, mirror… what super fund is the best performing fund of all?   Super Guide

Asking experts and rating agencies for Australia’s best-performing fund can be compared to the vain stepmother in Snow White asking the magical mirror: “Mirror mirror on the wall, who in the land is the fairest of all?”.

Another great return! Super funds gain 12.8% for 2014 financial year   Super Guide

The median superannuation growth fund gained 12.8% in value for the 12 months to June 2014, according to rating company Chant West.

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2014 financial year   Super Guide

Australian and international shares delivered the biggest returns for the 2014 financial year (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014).

MySuper: 118 super funds now available   Super Guide

Since 1 July 2013, super funds have been able to offer a new superannuation product called MySuper. A MySuper product has a single diversified investment option, a minimum amount of life insurance cover, and standardised disclosure of fees.

Super funds gain 12.6% for 11 months to May 2014   Super Guide

The median superannuation growth fund gained 12.6% in value for the 11 months to 31 May 2014 (with super funds delivering 1.1% for the month of May).

Super for beginners, part 18: My employer hasn’t paid my SG. What can I do?   Super Guide

Q: What steps can I take to ensure my employer contributes all I’m owed to my super fund? I’m a non-resident who has just been refused a visa to stay longer in the country.