Investment performance

Investment performance (or investment returns) is the term often used to describe how much a super fund made during a period, typically over 12 months, or 3 years, or 5 years or 10 years. The investment performance is often expressed as a percentage, for example, ABC super fund delivered a return of 10% for the 12 months ending 30 June.

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Investment performance.

Top 10 performing super funds for 2014/2015 year, and for past 10 years

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The investment performance result for the 2014/2015 financial year (1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015), for the median growth superannuation fund, has delivered the sixth straight positive annual return, according to rating company, Chant West. The strong investment performance for the financial year … [Read more...]

Super funds gain 9.8% for 2014/2015 financial year

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The median superannuation growth fund gained 9.8% in value for the 12 months to June 2015, according to rating company, Chant West. In terms of long-term performance this means the median growth super fund has delivered six consecutive years of positive investment returns. Performance tables are set … [Read more...]

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2014/2015 financial year

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International shares (unhedged) and Australian listed property delivered the biggest returns for the 2014/2015 financial year (1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015), according to rating company, Chant West. In the table appearing later in the article, Chant West lists the investment performance of 12 … [Read more...]

THE SOAPBOX: Ban unhedged international shares in default investment options

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Long-term readers of this SuperGuide website may recall my strong support for hedging international investments within default investment options. Alternatively, you can see my position as strong opposition to super funds punting on currency movements when their authority is to invest in … [Read more...]

Super for beginners, part 24: Do I have to withdraw my super when I turn 65?

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Q: I retired, sold my large house, downgraded, invested spare money and one month after I invested, I lost $50,000 just like that. I would like to know whether I can keep my super going beyond age 65, maybe to age 67 to help recoup my losses on my outside investment? A: I’m very sorry to read … [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...]

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...]

Guest contributor: Franked dividends are not a tax concession

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Note: The 2015 Tax Discussion Paper, released in March 2015, has questioned the merits of franking credits for Australian dividends. Further, although not referenced with reviewing the tax treatment of investments, the Financial System Inquiry final report also questioned the imputation system, … [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...]