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What the Researchers Say:

A "reasonable value for money" superannuation fund that is performing well in a number of assessment areas but with average or below average features and/or performance in a number of other areas of our assessment.

You should contact your financial adviser or this fund before making an investment decision.

  • Silver
Awards
Fund data valid as of February 28, 2017

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
50k $975 $687 $288
250k $4,875 $2,937 $1,938
500k $9,750 $5,571 $4,179

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 25.0%
Aus shares 30.0%
Property 10.0%
Alternative 5.0%
Fixed interest 25.0%
Cash 5.0%

Fees & Charges

Membership Fee $0
Asset Admin Fee 1.40%
Investment Fee 0.55%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $0
Account Size Discount No
Employer Size Discount N/A

Fund Features

Financial Planning Service
Health Insurance
Home Loans
Credit Cards
Binding Nominations
Non-lapsing Binding Nominations
Insurance Life Event Increases
Anti-detriment Payments
Long Term Income Protection

About this Fund

Total Assets $23,851,959,000
Year Started 2006
Target Market
Offered to Public?
Fund Type Master Trust-Allocated Pension

Fund Highlights - provided by IOOF Pursuit - Core Allocated Pension

Only $10,000 minimum investment required
Access to term deposits and over 3.5 million investment options
Transparent fees - one administration fee regardless of how many times the member transacts on their account
Members can track their investment online through Portfolio Online
Comprehensive and consolidated reporting
Switchability between products

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 Comparison
Balanced 5.90%
2.86%
10.84%
14.18%
16.28%
-1.54%
Fund
Benchmark
Secure 5.80%
12.60%
4.90%
3.18%
Fund
Benchmark
Growth 6.55%
8.70%
3.93%
2.80%
12.79%
11.50%
16.40%
15.91%
21.52%
19.45%
-5.14%
-1.21%
Fund
Benchmark
Australian Shares 23.47%
18.31%
17.72%
23.30%
-10.90%
-6.67%
Fund
Benchmark
Overseas Shares 8.15%
10.19%
2.06%
-2.72%
22.39%
20.36%
19.43%
19.88%
32.22%
29.76%
-7.28%
-3.07%
Fund
Benchmark
Property 9.84%
10.68%
18.02%
12.91%
4.60%
7.92%
Fund
Benchmark
  • Legend:
  • Outperformed average
  • Underperformed average
  • Negative returns

Annualised figures are the average per year returns of the rated option based on the cumulative returns for the past 5 years to 30/06/2016, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Performance and fee data is based on the option which is rated by SuperRatings and stated on each product's landing page.

Benchmark investment information - how performance is measured

To ensure comparability for consumers, the RateCity superannuation comparison is based on the asset allocation of each of the MySuper/Pension products, irrespective of the name of the investment option. This methodology allows consumers to compare products on a like for like basis and removes any ambiguities associated with the name of the investment option. For example, an investment option may be classified as growth, however its asset allocation may in fact mean it should be classified as high growth. By using the asset allocation as the dominant identifier, we believe this provides the most robust framework for consumers to compare funds and recognise that this is a consistent approach to that of SuperRatings methodology.

Option Type Percentage of Growth Assets
min-max %
High Growth 91-100%
Growth 77-90%
Balanced 60-76%
Conservative Balanced 41-59%
Capital Stable 20-40%
Secure 0-19%

What the researchers say

IOOF Pursuit is a Division of the IOOF Portfolio Service Superannuation Fund and comprises a range of flexible superannuation products, including IOOF Pursuit Core, IOOF Pursuit Focus and IOOF Pursuit Select. IOOF Pursuit Core is closed to new business from the general public.

IOOF Pursuit allows quick and easy movement between the different Pursuit models and between superannuation and pension products under the Pursuit banner as members' investment needs change.

Members have access to a broad range of Diversified and Asset Specific investment options, as well as Term Deposits. The IOOF MultiSeries 70 underperformed the SuperRatings Index over the 5 years to 30 June 2016.

Fees are higher than the industry average across all account balances assessed. Administration fees include ongoing commissions of up to 0.60% pa paid to the financial adviser, however these can be negotiated and will depend on the individual.

IOOF Pursuit Core Allocated Pension provides good flexibility, with members having the ability to receive payments twice-monthly through to annually, on a date set by the fund. Pension payments can be indexed each year by a specific percentage or in-line with CPI. Beneficiary options are comprehensive, including both binding and non-binding nominations, as well as reversionary pensions.

A range of online tools and educational resources are available through the fund's website. Members also have access to comprehensive and consolidated reporting on all investments in their account via Portfolio Online.