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 July 31, 2017

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $117 $154 -$37
50k $463 $612 -$149
100k $848 $1,127 -$279

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 20.0%
Aus shares 25.0%
Property 10.0%
Alternative 3.0%
Fixed interest 33.0%
Cash 5.0%
Other 4.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $78
Administration Fee (%) 0.20%
Investment Fee 0.57%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $120
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 45,919
Total Assets $7,883,369,284
Year Started 2013
Target Market All Industries
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Industry-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by Equip - MySuper

Comprehensive but simple full investment menu with strong, consistent investment performance over the long term.
Flexible insurance offering that meets member's changing needs over their lifetime.
A range of financial planning options.
Simple electronic interfacing for making contributions and updates.
Enhanced website promotes online engagement and provides thorough educational material, including a new online digital channel with up-to-date superannuation news and articles.

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 Comparison
Balanced -0.05%
  • 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 30/06/2016, 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

Equip was founded in 1931 as the Provident Fund of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, with membership now open to the general public.

The fund's MySuper offering comprises a single diversified investment option, Equip MySuper. While limited performance history is available, the Equip MySuper option outperformed the SuperRatings Index over the year to 30 June 2016. Choice members are provided a choice of 12 investment options, consisting of 6 Diversified and 6 Single Sector options.

Fees are lower than the industry average across all account balances assessed, and to assist members with higher account balances, the administration fee has been capped for account balances over $450,000. No fees are charged for switching investments; however, an exit fee applies to partial and full withdrawals.

Equip MyFuture provides members with access to a full suite of insurance cover, with eligible members receiving automatic Death and TPD Cover upon joining the fund. Income Protection (IP) is available with 85% salary coverage over 2 years with a choice of 30, 60 and 90 day waiting periods.

Equip offers an online automated investment service, Equip MyMoney to all accumulation members, assisting members in making the right investment choice from the fund's investment menu based on their risk profile.