Q: Do you know if anyone publishes a list of the largest super funds in Australia, and also possibly by amount allocated to the property sector?
We have similar questions to your own on our website that we have published over the past few months, and the links for the most relevant articles are set out below:
- Investment performance: We’re the best super fund. No, we’re the best…
- Investment performance: Benchmarking super fund returns
- Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2017/2018 financial year (and previous years)
- SMSF investment: What assets do DIY super trustees prefer?
- Kingpins of super: 20 largest super funds
Within these articles are references to the major rating companies which are good starting points for finding out the allocation to property for each of the major super funds.
You can also conduct your own primary research by visiting APRA’s website, which reports quarterly on the performance and asset allocation of MySuper funds, where the superannuation benefits of most Australians is held. You can find data on the 100-plus MySuper funds by clicking on this link, and then clicking on the latest report.
Although I cannot provide you with the property allocation for each of these 100 funds, and the 200-plus large super funds that are available in the market, by using the list and articles referred to above, you can do your own research for these super funds by visiting each of the websites for the super funds that you’re interested in.
The rating company websites (listed in the article links above) can also provide you with information on asset allocations although you can expect to pay for information outlining the property allocations for the largest super funds.