What the Researchers Say:

A "best value for money" superannuation fund. Well balanced across all key assessment criteria in a robust, secure and proven risk framework. The fund provides features that should assist most individuals to meet their retirement savings goals.

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

  • MySuper Platinum
Fund data valid as of February 29, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $141 $155 -$14
50k $474 $629 -$155
100k $844 $1,160 -$316

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 15.0%
Aus shares 15.0%
Property 9.0%
Alternative 20.0%
Fixed interest 36.0%
Cash 5.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $104
Administration Fee (%) 0.16%
Investment Fee 0.58%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $0
Account Size Discount No
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 71,234
Total Assets $9,180,069,880
Year Started 2013
Target Market Coal Mining Industry
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Industry-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by AUSCOAL Super - MySuper

The industry fund for Australia's coal community since 1941.
A fundamental commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of coal miners and their families. Dedicated, responsive and personalised customer service.
Above median long term investment returns, with fees well below the industry and not for profit average.
Scaleable, competitively priced advice and education which allows members to choose the level of guidance they need via their preferred delivery method.

Fund Rating Snapshot

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  • Excellent
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  • Below Average
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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
High Growth -2.15%
Conservative Balance -0.44%
Growth -1.14%
Capital Stable 0.15%
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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

Formed in 2005 Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Super today continues to provide superannuation services and financial advice to employees in the coal mining industry and their families.

The fund offers a MySuper compliant default LifeCycle Strategy, which attempts to de-risk investments by progressively moving members through the Aggressive, Growth, Balanced and Stable options as they get older. Otherwise, choice members can select between 10 investment options, consisting of 4 Diversified and 6 Single Sector options including a Term Deposit option. The Balanced option has outperformed the SuperRatings Index over the shorter term.

Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Super provides a competitive, low cost fee structure across medium and large account balances assessed, and members are charged nil fees on account establishment, contributions, withdrawals or switches.

The fund offers members default Death and Terminal Illness (DTI) and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance cover, as well as default Income Protection (IP) cover for most members. Premiums for Death and TPD cover are relatively high, particularly for blue collar members, but reflect the nature of the industry in which members are employed. Additional voluntary death only cover is available to eligible members.

Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Super provides a free superannuation information service to all members and holds regular information seminars in major mining areas throughout NSW and Queensland. Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Super now also offers the provision of both lending products and credit cards to members.

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