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Entries by Kirby Rappell

Media release: Superannuation is bigger than just returns

The assessment of performance of superannuation funds has gained traction over the past month, with the release of the government’s first superannuation performance test findings. When deciding to switch funds, it is easy to be swayed by investment returns, but there are other considerations that are as important. SuperRatings CEO Kirby Rappell says ‘Superannuation is […]

Media release: Super fund recovery steps up pace in March

The remarkable recovery in super fund’s performance continues with another strong month of returns despite a slower vaccine rollout than many had hoped for and some regulatory uncertainty around the use of some vaccines. According to SuperRatings data, the median balanced option rose an estimated 2.0% in March, while the median growth option rose an […]

Media release: The top returning super funds of 2020

In a year defined by the global pandemic and the locking down of economies, the superannuation system faced arguably one of its toughest test in its 29-year history. Now, as super funds finalise their reporting for December 2020, the strength of superannuation’s comeback is clear. Despite the market turmoil in the first half of the […]

Media release: Super funds supporting V-shaped recovery

November was the strongest month for superannuation in 2020 and the 8th consecutive month of positive returns for members. As COVID-19 restrictions ease nation-wide and investors look forward to the approval and distribution of a vaccine, share markets globally have pushed to record highs, delivering windfall gains for super members. According to estimates from leading […]

SuperRatings – Super Landscape

  Kirby Rappell (Executive Director, SuperRatings) reveals insights into the superannuation landscape, based on SuperRatings’ latest benchmark report. It incorporates comments on the current market conditions, as well as the initiative to permit the early release of superannuation and the fund merger environment. A consistent theme of this year’s report is the state of flux […]

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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