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?.

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...]

Super rich tax? Looting SMSF accounts to fix the budget

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Note: This article is in response to recent claims that superannuation tax concessions are directed towards the ‘super rich’. If you are concerned about being unfairly targeted by the current tax reform process, ensure you make a submission before Monday 1 June 2015. The relevant links to the tax … [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...]

Super funds deliver 7.2% over 7 months, and 2% for January 2015

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The median superannuation growth fund gained 2% for the month of January 2015, and 7.2% for the seven months to January 2015. For the 12 months to January 2015, growth super funds are sitting on a 11.5% return, according to rating company, Chant West. Performance tables to 31 January 2015, for … [Read more...]

SMSF confidential:
the inside story on DIY super funds

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Note: The ATO publishes an annual report about SMSFs for each financial year. This article covers the ATO’s 2012-2013 statistical review of SMSFs (released in December 2014). This report also contains data for the 2013-2014 year. The annual report for the 2013-2014 year will be available in December … [Read more...]

SMSFs outperform large funds over 7 years

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

SuperGuide checklist: 10 more ways to boost your super

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Note: This article is the second in a special two-part series that SuperGuide updates regularly, designed to help SuperGuide readers more easily access the hundreds of questions and articles that we have published on the SuperGuide website. This article, ’Super checklist: 10 more ways to boost your … [Read more...]

SuperGuide checklist: 10 ways to save your super

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SuperGuide receives hundreds of questions every week from Australians wanting to create a better life for themselves in retirement. The types of questions we receive include: how much super should my employer contribute each year, how much money is enough, how can I work out if I am in a good super … [Read more...]

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2014 calendar year

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International shares and international property delivered the biggest returns for the 2014 calendar year (1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014), according to rating company, Chant West. In the table appearing later in the article, Chant West lists the investment performance of 11 asset classes, and … [Read more...]

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

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The investment performance result for the 2014 calendar year (1 January to 31 December 2014) for the median growth superannuation fund, has exceeded the long-term average annualised return, according to rating company Chant West. The median return for a growth investment option within a … [Read more...]