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 2015 calendar year, and for past 10 years

The investment performance result for the 2015 calendar year (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015), for the median growth superannuation fund, has delivered the fourth straight positive calendar year return, according to rating company, Chant West.The modest investment performance for the 2015 … [Read more...]

Super funds gain 5.8% for 2015 calendar year

The median superannuation growth fund gained 5.8% in value for the 12 months to December 2015, according to rating company, Chant West. In terms of long-term performance this means the median growth super fund has delivered four calendar years of consecutive positive investment returns. Performance … [Read more...]

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2015 calendar year

Australian property (both listed and unlisted), private equity and unlisted infrastructure were the stand-out performers for the 2015 calendar year (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015), according to rating company, Chant West.In the table appearing later in the article, SuperGuide presents the … [Read more...]

SMSFs outperform large funds over 8 years, just

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 January 2016. The ATO will provide updated performance data (for year ending 30 June 2015) in late 2016.A common argument put forward … [Read more...]

SMSF confidential: the inside story on DIY super funds

Note: The ATO publishes an annual report about SMSFs for each financial year. This article covers the ATO’s 2013-2014 statistical review of SMSFs (released in December 2015). This report also contains data for the 2014-2015 year. The annual report for the 2014-2015 year will be available in late … [Read more...]

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

Note: Article updated in January 2016, and includes an extra table outlining fees for small and large SMSF account balances. This article includes the latest SMSF cost data released in December 2015 by the ATO, and selected cost data released by ASIC in September 2013. The next SMSF cost update is … [Read more...]

Super funds lose 0.3% for November 2015, but expect positive calendar year

The median superannuation growth fund lost 0.3% in value for the month of November 2015, after gaining 3.2% in value for October 2015, and following a loss of 1.1% in September, and a dramatic 2.9% loss in value in August, according to superannuation ratings company, Chant West.Although the 2.3% … [Read more...]

SMSF basics: Can I run two super funds? (2 questions)

1. Running two DIY super funds Q: My wife is 58 and retired and she has her own self-managed super fund, where she has rolled over her super funds from various employers. She plans to start her SMSF pension soon. After starting her pension, could she also start another SMSF fund?A person can … [Read more...]

SMSFs: Enough super to justify SMSF running costs?

Note: This article analyses the cost-effectiveness of SMSFs for small, medium or large fund balances, examining both set-up costs and running costs. For further information on the latest SMSF costs see SuperGuide article links at the end of this article. The Australian Securities and … [Read more...]

Investment performance: Super funds gain 3.2% for October 2015

The median superannuation growth fund gained 3.2% in value for the month of October 2015, following a loss of 1.1% in September, and a dramatic 2.9% loss in value in August, according to superannuation ratings company, Chant West.Although the 2.3% median return delivered in July 2015 and the … [Read more...]