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What the Researchers Say:

An OTHER rated fund usually has average or below average features and/or performance across a number of assessment areas. These funds frequently have many competitors that offer superior performance and structures in a more efficient environment.

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

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Awards
Fund data valid as of February 29, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
50k $750 $709 $41
250k $2,825 $3,052 -$227
500k $5,450 $5,781 -$331

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 29.0%
Aus shares 31.0%
Property 4.0%
Fixed interest 29.0%
Other 7.0%

Fees & Charges

Membership Fee $375
Asset Admin Fee 0.05%
Investment Fee 0.70%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $0
Account Size Discount Yes
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 $16,764,213,000
Year Started 2014
Target Market
Offered to Public?
Fund Type Master Trust-Allocated Pension

Fund Highlights - provided by MLC Wrap Pension Series 2

No information was provided by the fund to SuperRatings. Hence an alert rating may be given in areas where a qualitative assessment cannot be made. For available information refer to the fund's PDS.

Fund Rating Snapshot

  • Legend:
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Below Average
  • N/A

Rating Categories Clockwise from top

Performance
Performance is based on the past 5 years for their core balanced option
Investment Choices
Points scored on additional benefits to members ie: Home loans, Credit Cards, Health Insurance, Reverse Mortgage, shopping discounts, anti detriment payments and many others
Investment Processes
Points scored on contribution collection, via cheque, cash, Eftpos, Bpay, direct debit and other features
Small Account Fees
Points scored on the fees and charges based on an account size of $5k
Medium Account Fees
Points scored on the fees and charges based on an account size of $50k
Large Account Fees
Points scored on the fees and charges based on an account size of $100k
Death Insurance
Points scored on premium costs and features for Death Insurance ie: Min/Max level of cover, cover available during unpaid, whilst overseas, max age and other features
Death and TPD Insurance
Points scored on premium costs features for Death and TPD Insurance ie: Min/Max level of cover, cover available during unpaid, whilst overseas, max age and other features
Income Protection Insurance
Points scored on premium costs features for Income Protection insurance ie: Min/Max level of cover, cover available during unpaid, whilst overseas, max% on monthly salary, waiting days available and other features
Member Services
Points scored on additional benefits offered to members ie Statement frequency and newsletter communications and other features
Administration Services
Points scored on the fund structure ie switching between investments, selecting regular contributions, nominated beneficiary changes, changing insurance options. For Service features like call centre, adviser services reports and many other features.
Financial Advice
Points scored on features in respect to financial advice facilities offered ie, by phone, internet, face to face, cost of scaled advice and others.
Goverance
Points scored on Trustee structure, number of independent directors , renumeration and proxy voting policy and risk

Score Explanation

Excellent: Score of 75%-100%
Premium performer in this area. Well above benchmark.
Good: Score of 51%-74%
Better than most funds. Above benchmark
Average: Score of 26%-50%
Placed close to benchmark
Below average: Score of below 25%
Not quite up to speed. Lower than benchmark.

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 Comparison
Balanced 13.94%
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 30/06/2015, 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

MLC Wrap Super Series 2 is part of the MLC Superannuation Fund and is a full-service wrap platform. MLC Wrap Super Series 2 is only available through a licensed financial adviser or authorised representative.

Members have access to and extensive investment choice, including over 300 managed investments, ASX listed investments, a variety of term deposits and a Separately Managed Account (SMA) providing access to a range of direct share portfolios. Past performance of the fund is not readily available and therefore cannot be accurately measured against the relevant SuperRatings indices.

Fees are lower than the industry average across medium and large account balances assessed, and a reduced administration fee applies to account balances over $200,000. There is no exit fee and members can switch investment options free of charge.

MLC Wrap Super Series 2 offers a reasonable level of flexibility with a choice of 4 pension payment frequencies. Beneficiary options are comprehensive, including non-lapsing binding and non-binding death benefit nominations, as well as reversionary pensions and child pensions.

Members and their adviser can track investments and access comprehensive reports online, while online trading is also available to advisers. Additionally, members have access to an automatic re-weighting facility which allows for eligible investment options to be re-weighted on a quarterly, half yearly or yearly basis.


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