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.

  • MySuper Gold
Fund data valid as of July 31, 2017

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $117 $154 -$37
50k $378 $612 -$234
100k $668 $1,127 -$459

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 25.0%
Aus shares 25.0%
Property 15.0%
Alternative 15.0%
Fixed interest 15.0%
Cash 5.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $88
Administration Fee (%) 0.07%
Investment Fee 0.51%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $50
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 66,654
Total Assets $1,758,016,000
Year Started 2013
Target Market Meat Industry
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Industry-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by AMIST MySuper

Diversified MySuper Balanced option
Scaled and comprehensive financial advice service
Education seminars nationwide member service visits
Member specific over the phone financial advice at no additional cost
Default Death and TPD and automatic Income Protection cover provided

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 Comparison
Balanced 0.08%
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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 30/06/2016, 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

Originally established for serving members in the meat industry, AMIST (Australian Meat Industry Superannuation Trust) Super is today a public offer industry fund with all profits generated by the fund distributed back to members.

The fund's MySuper product is a re-badged version of its Balanced option, which has outperformed the SuperRatings Index over the long term. Choice members can access 5 additional Diversified and Single-Sector investment options.

Fees for the MySuper option are below the industry average across all assessed account balances. No Switching fee is charged for changing investment options and the Asset Administration fee is capped at 0.1% p.a. However, Exit fees are applicable.

Eligible members under age 70 automatically receive Death only, TPD and Income Protection (IP) insurance. Members can also increase their existing Death & TPD cover upon the occurrence of certain Life Events, with no health questions required. IP cover is available with a benefit period of 2 years and a 30 day waiting period. Members can cover 75% of their salary, or up to a maximum monthly benefit of $50,000.

AMIST MySuper members benefit from discounted home loans, credit cards, savings accounts and health insurance. Members also have access to financial planning services via Link Advice, and request rollovers through the online MemberAccess portal.