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 gain 10.5% for 9 months to March 2014


The median superannuation growth fund gained 10.5% in value for the 9 months to 31 March 2014 (although returns stalled for the month of March, delivering a loss of 0.3%). Shares had a mixed performance, and unhedged international shares dragged down returns due to an appreciating Australian dollar, … [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...]

Super funds gain 10.8% for 8 months to February 2014


The median superannuation growth fund gained 10.8% in value for the 8 months to 28 February 2014 (and returned 2.1% for the month of February) with shares and listed property driving performance, according to rating company Chant West. Performance tables for the 5 main investment options offered by … [Read more...]

MySuper: 117 super funds and counting…


Note: This article provides a complete list of official, authorised MySuper products. This list will be updated regularly as new MySuper products are authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This article last updated on 19 March 2014. From 1 July 2013, super funds can … [Read more...]

One-way traffic! Moving super from NZ to Australia not happening


We have good news, and we also have some bad news, for New Zealanders who have settled permanently in Australia, and who want to transfer KiwiSaver accounts to Australian super funds. We also have very good news about the prospects of taking your Australian super with you, for those Australians who … [Read more...]

Super funds gain 8.4% for 7 months to January 2014 (but lose 1% for January)


The median superannuation growth fund lost 0.9% in value for the month of January, but gained 8.4% for the 7 months to January 2014, and gained 13.1% for the 12 months to January 2014, according to rating company Chant West. Performance tables for the 5 main investment options offered by super funds … [Read more...]

Do you fit the profile of a ‘typical’ SMSF trustee?


Note: We regularly update this article with the latest data on self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) issued by the Australian Taxation Office. This article contains the latest data available as at January 2014 (for data up to September 2013). The latest ATO statistics on SMSFs (representing … [Read more...]

APRA league tables: Top 25 performing super funds over 10 years, and 5 years


Each year, the superannuation regulator releases the latest performance data on the largest 200 superannuation funds in Australia. In January 2014, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published its fourth annual report into the investment performance of Australia’s super funds … [Read more...]