What the Researchers Say:

A "good value for money" superannuation fund that is strong in nearly all assessment areas but with average features and/or performance in one or more of our assessment criteria.
You should contact your financial adviser or this fund before making an investment decision.

  • Gold
Fund data valid as of February 29, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
50k $886 $709 $177
250k $4,295 $3,052 $1,243
500k $7,325 $5,781 $1,544

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 15.0%
Aus shares 30.0%
Property 5.0%
Alternative 10.0%
Fixed interest 30.0%
Cash 10.0%

Fees & Charges

Membership Fee $0
Asset Admin Fee 0.87%
Investment Fee 0.90%
Switching Fee $30.50
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

Membership 181,240
Total Assets $37,096,069,784
Year Started 1999
Target Market
Offered to Public?
Fund Type Master Trust-Allocated Pension

Fund Highlights - provided by BT SuperWrap - Allocated Pension Plan

Tax optimisation at both member and fund level.
Online capabilities including trading and reporting, as well as preferred reporting features.
Data feeds available to both financial planning and accounting software.
Award winning customer service recognised by industry awards with regular adviser feedback conducted to ensure service is of a high standard. Fee flexibility.

Fund Rating Snapshot

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Rating Categories Clockwise from top

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.
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 -0.69%
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  • 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

Established in 1999, BT SuperWrap was the first pension wrap platform offered in Australia and is designed for investors with at least $50,000 to invest, who want more control, flexibility and choice in their investment selection than that offered by the majority of other pension products.

BT SuperWrap offers members a single point of access to a very extensive investment menu. Members are able to select from over 700 managed options and have access to Direct Equities and Term Deposits. Historical performance has been below the SuperRatings Index for the representative Balanced option over the shorter and longer term, however the extensive investment menu means returns vary depending on the option and manager selected.

Fees are higher than average across all account balances assessed. Members are able to link accounts with family members, taking advantage of additional discounts. No fees are charged for withdrawals, however fees do apply for all investment switches.

BT SuperWrap offers good product flexibility. Members are able to select from 4 pension payment frequencies with payments made directly to the member's bank account. All pension payments are made from the member's Cash Account and can be increased automatically in line with CPI annually.

Members are required to have a financial adviser in order to access BT SuperWrap. The website provides extensive reporting and transaction capabilities, as well as a range of education materials.

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