Top 10 Super Lists

SuperGuide regularly publishes Top 10 lists on important superannuation topics.

In this special section, you can find all of our Super Top 10 lists, including super checklists, super wish-lists, features on super contributions and investment performance, and special rules for over-65s and special rules for over-50s.

You can also find Top 10 lists on running a pension, DIY super rules, annuities and lots more.

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Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Top 10 Super Lists.

Financial advice: Only 31 (10 + 12 + 9) independent financial advisers in Australia


Note: This article is updated regularly when new financial advisers join the independence club (latest update February 2014). A financial adviser does not have to be a member of the IFAAA to join the SuperGuide list, provided they can declare that they satisfy the requirements of being an … [Read more...]

TRIPs: 10 interesting facts about transition-to-retirement pensions


Note: The general concessional contributions cap is increasing to $30,000 (from $25,000), effective from 1 July 2014. The special $35,000 cap for over-60s will also apply to over-50s from 1 July 2014 (or more specifically, to anyone who is aged 49 years or over on 30 June 2014). An increase in the … [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...]

Top 10 performing super funds for 2013 calendar year, and for past 10 years

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More good news for Australian fund members, and for Australian super funds! The investment performance results for the 2013 calendar year (1 January to 31 December 2013) are the best returns in 20 years, according to rating company Chant West. The median return for a growth investment option … [Read more...]

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2013 calendar year

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Australian and international shares delivered the biggest returns for the 2013 calendar year (1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013), according to Warren Chant of rating company, Chant West. In the table appearing later in the article, Chant West lists the investment performance of 13 asset classes, … [Read more...]

Ten handy uses for the APRA200 performance list


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...]

Kingpins of super: 20 largest super funds


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...]

Comparing super funds: Does bigger mean better returns?


Is bigger better when considering where to invest your super money? Do the larger super funds deliver higher longer-term returns than the smaller superannuation funds? The short, and safe, answer of course is: it depends on the super fund, including the asset allocation of the investment option and … [Read more...]