When sharemarkets fall and people start panicking, it’s easy to think the best solution is to sell your investments or swap out of your super fund investment option. But it’s a decision that could cost you dearly.
Another strong performance from global sharemarkets in November has set up younger members of lifecycle funds for bumper returns in the 2019 calendar year.
In our reckoner below you can view the median monthly investment returns for 5 superannuation investment options. We’re grateful to Chant West for providing the statistics that power the reckoner.
Widespread sell-offs in the share and property markets meant super funds dropped significantly in February. According to super research house Chant West the median growth fund (61-80% in growth assets) fell 3.1% in February and has dropped a further 10.5% in March to date.
We look at whether you can rid your super of fossil fuels, and how a renewable energy portfolio might affect your nest egg.
When it comes to investing your super, working out what mix of assets to use is tricky. But new research shows there are important issues to remember when selecting your mix of investment assets.
In this video interview Mano Mohankumar, Senior investment research manager at Chant West, shares some insights on how super funds performed in 2019, the outlook for 2020, and what to consider when choosing a super investment option.
Low fees went even lower in 2019, as revealed in the top 10 super and pension funds with the lowest fees.
If you’re a member of a big super fund, chances are you are a part-owner in an airport, a pipeline or a major shipping port. So why have super funds embraced infrastructure and what’s in it for you as a super fund member?
Is your super fund a star performer or a lemon? Follow our 6-step guide to assess if your super fund is right for you.
The investment assets of many super funds are far from transparent – both publicly and for fund members. It’s a situation the government has tried to remedy over a number of years, but from 31 December 2020 all that’s changing.
If you believe your super fund is not performing as well as you had hoped, or as well as other super funds, what can you do? Here’s our 5-step guide to help you assess whether your super fund’s investment performance is staying with the pack – or lagging the field.
Although you might want your super fund to produce a good investment return every year, many fund members also want their money invested responsibly and in line with their personal values. To help you ensure your super account is being invested the way you want, we have prepared a simple guide to what responsible investment means when it comes to your super fund.
Buy/sell spread fees are something we’re all likely to see a lot more of thanks to ASIC’s new disclosure rules for annual fund member statements. So just what are these mysterious charges and how do they work?
If you’re unhappy with how your super savings have grown, it’s worth considering whether you’re in the right investment option in your super fund. To help you work through the process of making an investment option switch, check out our simple explainer.