Choosing a super fund

Most Australians have the right to choose a super fund, rather than rely on the choice made by their employer. Choosing a super fund is an important decision. You can learn more about assessing your current fund, how to compare super funds, and what to do if you want to change super funds.

Fund choice is different from investment choice, which means a person has a say over where a fund invests his super money.

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Choosing a super fund.

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

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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...]

MySuper: 117 super funds and counting…

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]

SMSFs outperform large funds 4 years out of 6

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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 January 2014. The ATO will provide updated performance data (for year ending 30 June 2013) in early 2015. A common argument put forward … [Read more...]

Ten handy uses for the APRA200 performance list

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Note: This article is updated each year to reflect the latest APRA performance data for Australia’s largest 200 super funds. The latest data was released by APRA in January 2014. The next APRA report is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2015. The Australian Prudential Regulation … [Read more...]

Exposing the performance history of Australia’s largest 200 super funds (updated)

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Note: Every year we update this article with the latest data released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) on the performance of Australia’s largest 200 super funds. This article contains information about the fund performance data for the year ended 30 June 2013 (the latest data … [Read more...]

Kingpins of super: 20 largest super funds

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Note: Each year, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority releases performance data on the largest 200 super funds in Australia. The latest report was released on 8 January 2014, providing detailed performance data for the 2012/2013 financial year. This article provides some of the highlights … [Read more...]