Ratings and Awards

Our Ratings

Our ratings are designed to reflect the value for money each superannuation fund offers to end investors. The best funds in our view provide the greatest potential to maximise retirement savings in a well serviced, secure environment.

SuperRatings undertakes a comprehensive analysis of 113 MySuper offerings covering in excess of $475 billion in superannuation savings on behalf of 12 million member accounts.

SuperRatings undertakes a comprehensive analysis of 327 superannuation choice products covering in excess of $920 billion in superannuation savings on behalf of 19 million member accounts.

SuperRatings undertakes a comprehensive analysis of 182 pension fund products covering in excess of $248 billion in retirement savings on behalf of 940,000 members.

SuperRatings has applied its unique value-for-money assessment currently used in Australia to the New Zealand KiwiSaver market by assessing a range of factors beyond investment performance and fees, providing a far broader assessment of schemes than is evident in the market currently.

Our Infinity Awards recognise Australian superannuation funds leading the industry in sustainable behaviour, as well as those with a genuine commitment to responsible investment principles.

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Our Awards

SuperRatings’ awards recognise the very best of the best within Australia’s superannuation industry. We examine each fund’s value proposition, from investment performance to fees to member servicing, to determine which funds are truly delivering for their members.

Along with the coveted Fund of the Year Award, SuperRatings also recognises those funds that are contributing to the success of the superannuation system through innovationsocial responsibility, and a focus on the needs of particular sectors.

Recognising Excellence

Since the inception of superannuation in Australia, the industry has continued to innovate, unlock new sources of value, and work to improve retirement outcomes for members. We believe it is important to recognise those funds that are taking a leading role in creating a better superannuation system for everyone.

Each year, SuperRatings recognises the achievements of individual super funds across a range of categories, with the overall Fund of the Year Award presented to the fund that offers the best value proposition to its members.

Previous Winners

Fund of the Year

Awarded to the fund with the best value end-to-end product offering

Winner 2019

UniSuper

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2018 Sunsuper
2017 QSuper
2016 QSuper
2015 Telstra Super
2014 REST
2013 Sunsuper
2012 Sunsuper
2011 AustralianSuper

Pension of the Year

Awarded to the fund with the best value for money pension offering

Winner 2019

QSuper

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2018 Sunsuper
2017 UniSuper Flexi Pension
2016 AustralianSuper Income Account
2015 REST Pension
2014 REST Pension
2013 HOSTPLUS Pension
2012 Catholic Super Pension
2011 Sunsuper Pensionr

Career Fund of the Year

Awarded to the fund with the offering that is best tailored to its industry sector

Winner 2019

Hostplus

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2018 HESTA

Rising Star

Awarded to the fund that has most improved its value proposition to members

Winner 2019

Tasplan Super

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2018 Statewide Super
2017 Mercy Super
2016 Local Government Super
2015 Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme
2014 Retirement Benefits Fund
2013 Australian Ethical Super
2012 OnePath OneAnswer
2011 Officers’ Superannuation Fund

MySuper of the Year

Awarded to the fund that has provided the best value for money default offering

Winner 2019

UniSuper

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2018 CareSuper
2017 QSuper
2016 QSuper

MyChoice Super of the Year

Awarded to the fund who offers the best value for money to engaged members during the accumulation phase

Winner 2019

SunSuper

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2018 QSuper
2017 CareSuper
2016 CareSuper
2015 Telstra Super
2014 Telstra Super
2013 AustralianSuper
2012 Telstra Super
2011 CareSuper

Best New Innovation

Awarded to the fund that adds the most value to members through innovative new products and services

Winner 2019

SunSuper BEAM

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2018 VicSuper Beeline
2017 Sunsuper Pre-Allocated Retirement Income Account
2016 QSuper Money Map
2015 ANZ Smart Choice Super’s Paperless Rollover Tool
2014 Suncorp Everyday Super
2013 ING DIRECT Living Super
2012 Intrust Super
2011 ING MoneyForLife

Infinity Award

Awarded to the fund most committed to addressing its environmental and ethical responsibilities

Winner 2019

Australian Ethical Super

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2018 Local Government Super
2017 Local Government Super
2015 Local Government Super
2014 Local Government Super
2013 Christian Super
2012 Local Government Super
2011 Local Government Super
2010 Christian Super

Investment Options Ratings

More and more funds are choosing to be transparent and give financial advisers the information they need to confidently recommend their product.

By ensuring your investment option is covered by Lonsec’s research, you enable advisers to fully understand your investment process, match your product to their clients’ needs, and fulfil their best interest duty.

Partner with Australia’s leading research house

Lonsec is one of Australia’s top research houses rating over 1,250 investment products. Our rigorous qualitative process is why we have been voted Research House of the Year by financial advisers for three years running.

Work with people who truly understand your product

Lonsec’s seasoned research professionals are able to have deeper conversations with funds and go beyond the numbers to ensure your investment process is properly understood by advisers and their clients.

Access Lonsec’s financial adviser channel

Lonsec’s ratings and research are distributed to over 4,000 financial advisers via our research platform iRate®, helping you increase your product’s penetration and retain members by giving advisers the tools they need to make informed investment decisions.

Important information: Any express or implied rating or advice is limited to general advice, it doesn’t consider any personal needs, goals or objectives.  Before making any decision about financial products, consider whether it is personally appropriate for you in light of your personal circumstances. Obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement for each financial product and seek professional personal advice before making any decisions regarding a financial product.