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Six questions every super member should ask

With 2019 upon us, SuperRatings shares some tips that will help get your superannuation off to a flying start in the new year. Here are the six questions we think every member should ask themselves if they want to get the most value out of their retirement savings. If you’re looking for a new year’s […]

Super funds at risk of first annual loss in 7 years

Super members are at risk of their first annual loss since 2011, after recording a third consecutive month of negative returns in November, as market volatility continues to test global markets. The latest data from superannuation research house SuperRatings reveals a negative return of -0.6 percent in the month of November for members invested in […]

Voluntary super contributions ease

Voluntary superannuation contributions have eased slightly after approaching record highs as super members appeared to take a breather after riding the bull market of recent years. The latest data from superannuation research house SuperRatings reveals the average voluntary contribution over the course of the 2017 financial year was $1,054. This was a 10 percent decline […]

Super funds face test of discipline

Australia’s superannuation funds have faced their first test of the financial year, with a major market selloff in October likely to put a dent in account balances. According to preliminary estimates from SuperRatings, over the period 28 September to 11 October, a typical balanced option account with a $100,000 balance will have lost $2,700. For […]

Super funds boosted by global share streak

Australia’s superannuation funds are participating in the global share market rally, with big gains from US and European markets showing up in members’ accounts and providing a promising start to the 2018-19 financial year. According to SuperRatings’ data, the median balanced option grew at an estimated 1.1% in July, while the median growth option delivered […]

Small funds most exposed to low balance accounts

Smaller super funds have nearly 45 percent more low balance accounts as a proportion of total membership than the average fund leaving them most exposed to the Federal Government’s cap on fees for low balance accounts. This is the latest data from superannuation research house SuperRatings who have assessed the impact to super funds from […]

Super members can expect a better second half to 2018

Australia’s superannuation fund members have reason to expect a pickup in performance in the second half of 2018, following a volatile first half that saw super funds scrambling to recover from a global selloff earlier in the year. SuperRatings’ data shows the median balanced option grew at an estimated 1.3% in June, bringing the June […]

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