Author Archive for: Kirby Rappell

Entries by Kirby Rappell

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Super funds immunised against short-term volatility

According to estimates from leading research house SuperRatings, super funds had a positive start to 2020, with the median balanced option returning 1.9% in January, driven predominately by gains from Australian and International shares. The start of February was a different story as markets were affected by the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which led to […]

UniSuper takes top spot in 2019

For consumers, 2019 was a year best forgotten as negative economic news created an almost perpetual drag on sentiment and global uncertainty resulted in repeated bouts of volatility. But for investors, including Australia’s 15 million super fund members, it was a year that saw a sizeable accumulation of wealth, driven by share market gains as […]

Super funds give consumers solace during tough 2019

Super funds are on track to finish 2019 with the strongest returns in years, defying fears of a market fade in the final quarter. While market conditions have been challenging, investors have not yet succumbed to the negative economic headlines, which has been good news for super funds. If momentum holds up through the rest […]

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Top Value for Money KiwiSaver Schemes

On the back of the 2019 KiwiSaver product ratings, SuperRatings is pleased to provide a list of the top 10 providers on a Net Benefit basis across Conservative, Balanced and Growth funds. The Net Benefit figures have been calculated using investment returns minus fees and taxes for the 7 years to 31 March 2019. This […]

SuperRatings 2020 Award Winners Confirmed!

Congratulations to all of the award winners and finalists for this year’s SuperRatings and Lonsec Fund of the Year Awards Dinner. A full list of the awards is available below. SuperRatings Fund of the Year Award   Winner Sunsuper SuperRatings MySuper of the Year Award Awarded to the fund that has provided the Best Value for […]

Super funds in search of income as rates fall

Super funds have managed to push through a challenging quarter for markets, posting gains in September and recovering from August’s falls. Despite the recent volatility and geopolitical risks that have shaken global markets in recent months, Australia’s super funds have proved up to the task of navigating the current uncertainty. The median balanced option returned […]

SuperRatings Award Nominees Confirmed!

  Congratulations to all of the finalists for this year’s SuperRatings and Lonsec Fund of the Year Awards Dinner. A full list of the awards is available below. SuperRatings MySuper of the Year Award Awarded to the fund that has provided the Best Value for Money Default Offering. Finalists AustralianSuper CareSuper Cbus Super First State Super […]

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Don’t be fazed by short-term super drawdowns

Recent market turmoil is a timely reminder to super members not to allow short-term market movements to impact their investment decisions, according to leading research house SuperRatings. As investors deal with a renewed bout of volatility and growing uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook, recent data show that members are often better off riding the wave […]

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