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Entries by Kirby Rappell


Media release: Negative April returns halt super streak

Higher than expected inflation data has shifted the discussion around the outlook for interest rates in April, resulting in falling equity and fixed interest markets both in Australian and globally. This was reflected in superannuation returns as funds reported their first negative monthly return since October 2023. Leading superannuation research house SuperRatings estimates that the […]


Media release: Super returns continue their advance in February

Super returns maintained their momentum over the month as confidence that inflation is coming under control continued to build. Leading superannuation research house SuperRatings estimates that the median balanced option generated a return of 1.8% for February. This brings the return to an estimated 6.7% for the median balanced option after the first 8 months […]


Media release: Super fund returns bounce back in November

Expectations of peak inflation drove positive returns across most sectors of the market in November, leading to a bounce in returns following the subdued earnings reported between August and October. Leading research house SuperRatings estimates the median balanced option will deliver a return of 3.1% for the month of November. “Despite the uncertainties around inflation, […]


Media release: October sees further super return volatility

Leading research house SuperRatings estimates October will see super funds post negative investment performance for the third consecutive month, with the median balanced option expected to post a return of -1.6% for the month of October. “We have observed continued uncertainty around global markets and inflation, which has weighed on returns from shares,” commented Kirby […]


Media release: Super returns continue bumpy ride in September

Funds are estimated to post negative returns for the second month in a row in September, with leading research house SuperRatings estimating the median balanced option will return -1.8% for the month, as investors adjust to the increased likelihood of interest rates remaining higher for longer. Despite these challenges, the median balanced option return for […]


Super Fund of the Year Finalists Announcement

SuperRatings is pleased to announce the Super Fund of the Year Awards finalists. This year’s event reflects our commitment to evolve with the industry as we have joined with Super Review and Momentum Media as the exclusive Research Partner to deliver an awards night dedicated to the superannuation industry. Join us in celebrating those funds […]


Media release: Super funds feel modest headwinds during August

After a positive start to the new financial year, super fund returns faced modest headwinds in August with the median balanced option delivering an estimated return of -0.1% according to leading superannuation research house SuperRatings. The trajectory for inflation remains a key driver for markets with uncertainty around central bank’s rates pathway remaining front of […]


Super Fund Update

We recently held our annual updates for Super Funds where we discussed the super landscape over the past year and the focus for SuperRatings this financial year. Watch a summary from Kirby Rappell, Executive Director of SuperRatings. Disclaimer: Presentation issued by SuperRatings Pty Limited ABN 95 100 192 283 AFSL No. 311880 (SuperRatings). The information […]

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