RateMySuper tool to help members understand and compare fund performance

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Leading superannuation research house SuperRatings has launched a new super fund comparison tool to help members understand and compare investment performance across different super funds. The RateMySuper tool is made available to super funds to help current and prospective members understand how their fund stacks up on a net benefit basis. The Lonsec-owned SuperRatings said

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Steady returns put super funds back in the black

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The recovery in superannuation continued through August as funds posted their fifth consecutive month of gains amid signs of economic recovery in the September quarter. Market stability and continued momentum in shares helped to bolster account balances in August. However, while consumers and investors are looking ahead to a ‘COVID normal’ world, the recovery is

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Super funds regain ground but face tough financial year end

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Super funds have proven resilient to the turmoil that hit markets in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, extending their recovery through May and early June, and are on track to finish the 2019-20 financial year down but far from out. According to estimates from leading research house SuperRatings, the median balanced option rose 2.1%

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Super fund returns stabilise in April

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As markets saw less volatility in April, super funds saw some of March’s losses reversed, although the memories of the March falls remain fresh. Members enjoyed a positive result in April, recovering some of the value that was lost in March, but account balances remain down since the start of 2020. According to estimates from

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Super members must take long-term view

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In the wake of the most challenging quarter for financial markets in living memory, super members are scrambling to check their account balances to see what effect the sell-off is having on their retirement savings. While members are undoubtedly nervous and wondering what the market has in store for them next, leading research house SuperRatings

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Super funds immunised against short-term volatility

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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

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Super funds face a high bar in 2020

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Super members have every reason to be optimistic about 2020, but when it comes to a repeat of 2019’s double-digit returns, it would be wise to temper expectations. According to estimates from leading research house SuperRatings, 2019 was the best year for superannuation funds since 2013, with the median balanced option returning 13.8%. Despite a

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Super funds rebuild momentum in December quarter

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Super funds are off to a positive start in the December quarter, regaining momentum following a rocky September and paving the way for double-digit returns for the 2019 calendar year. While markets have come under pressure in recent months, super funds have once again proved they are up to the task of navigating the significant

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Don’t be fazed by short-term super drawdowns

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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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Super’s trillion dollar decade, but members must be wary of risks

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Super funds have had a convincing finish to what was a bumpy 2019 financial year, with an improvement in sentiment and a rallying share market in June helping funds over the line with solid returns. A promising 2.0% gain in the September 2018 quarter seemed to vanish before members’ eyes as funds suffered a 4.7%

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