Is my super fund performing?

If you're serious about saving for retirement then it is important to understand and monitor your super fund's investment returns (after fees and taxes).

Your super fund's long-term returns are the key ingredient to a healthy retirement balance, along with your super contributions. Your super fund's investment returns can change over time depending on what is happening in the investment markets.


This section gives you the opportunity to compare your super fund's returns with what other super funds are delivering. You can read about the investment returns of the 400-plus large super funds in Australia, as reported by three major rating agencies, and as reported by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Is my super fund performing?.

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).

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).

SMSF investment: Three most popular asset classes, and the rest (updated)   Super Guide

Each quarter the ATO releases self-managed super fund statistics derived from annual return data. Some of the more interesting data outlines the investments that SMSF trustees choose, and how much SMSF money is invested in the different asset types.

Super funds gain 11.4% for 10 months to April 2014   Super Guide

The median superannuation growth fund gained 11.4% in value for the 10 months to 30 April 2014 (with super funds delivering 0.8% for the month of April).