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What the Researchers Say:

A "reasonable value for money" 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.

  • MySuper Silver
Awards
Fund data valid as of March 31, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $115 $155 -$40
50k $560 $628 -$68
100k $1,055 $1,158 -$103

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 25.0%
Aus shares 35.0%
Property 10.0%
Fixed interest 25.0%
Cash 5.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $65
Administration Fee (%) 0.00%
Investment Fee 0.99%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $50
Account Size Discount Yes
Employer Size Discount No

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 7,313
Total Assets $418,629,573
Year Started 2013
Target Market All industries
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Master Trust-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by AMG Super - MySuper

Lifestage, 5 pre-mixed investment portfolios and an extensive range of underlying managed investments available.
Access to shares listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Discounted financial planning and banking services offered.
Lower fees available for larger member account balances and employer groups.
Regular consolidated transaction and valuation reporting.
Spouse and family accounts offered for Asgard Employee Super.

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 -0.02%
-0.06%
7.94%
9.60%
10.34%
12.66%
14.71%
14.73%
3.12%
0.45%
6.83%
8.71%
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

AMG Super is a boutique, public offer superannuation fund that was established in 2000 from a joint venture between DDH Graham and Pension Investment Limited.

The fund's default MySuper option aims to achieve a net investment return of 3% above the CPI index. The default MySuper option has underperformed the SuperRatings Index over the shorter term. An extensive investment menu is also offered to Choice members, with a further 11 core options available, plus access to over 50 Single Manager options and Direct Equities.

Fees are higher than the industry average across medium and large account balances assessed. No fees are charged for switching investments, contributions, or establishing an account, however a $50 withdrawal fee is applicable.

Members are provided with a full insurance suite offering. Voluntary TPD insurance is offered up to $3 million and Death only cover is unlimited. Income Protection (IP) insurance provides cover up to a maximum of 85% of salary (subject to a maximum benefit of $25,000 per month) with 3 waiting periods and a 2 year or to age 65 benefit period. An eligible employer sponsored member can automatically receive either 'Basic Cover' (Death and TPD cover) or 'Employer Plan Cover' (Death only, TPD, and IP cover) up to an Automatic Acceptance Limit, and may also apply for voluntary or additional insurance cover in excess of the automatic insurance cover.

Members have access to account details online and financial planning services are available.


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